Christmas Eve: Treats to Leave for Santa Tonight

As Santa prepares to drop off Christmas presents tonight, you still have enough time to earn yourself bonus points (or maybe get an early start on next year’s list).

Whether it is milk and cookies or rice pudding and carrots, Santa usually has a set of traditional midnight snacks prepared for him. This is because it takes energy going around the world in one night!

Thus, with the young ones starting to lose patience from all the excitement, why don’t you get them involved in the kitchen for a quick and easy cooking session you can enjoy together? After all, memories are cherished longer than gifts.

Here are a few festive recipes that will have your family standing out from the population, and surely keep Santa a tad longer in your home.

  1. Christmas Light Cookies

Any basic cookie batter will do the trick for this decorative idea – just add M&M’s as colorful lightbulbs and tie them together with an icing of your choice.

  1. Festive Pancakes

Pancakes are a convenient choice on any day of the year, but with the added help of whipped cream and fruit, you can turn them into a work of art.

  1. Cornflake Wreaths

By using only five ingredients, these cornflake wreaths can also be frozen for up to three months, in case Santa isn’t feeling too hungry tonight!

  1. Santa Hat Meringues

Don’t worry if you don’t have a piping bag. You can make it yourself by using a baking paper or a sandwich bag. The effort will pay off with how cute these hats turned out!

  1. Snowflake Brownies

Feeling less festive with no snow around? Make the snowflakes yourself! You can even appreciate the beauty of these brownies longer because they won’t melt!

  1. Reindeer Crackles
This recipe can even be served as a makeshift cake – just remember to save Santa a slice!
  1. Candy Cane Dippers

A fancier (and easier) version of traditional milk and cookies. It even saves the washing of one plate because they can be hung right off the glass of milk!

  1. Christmas Rocky Road

Take the less-travelled road with this stand-out treat for Santa. Whether you stick to the listed ingredients or create your own combinations, a rocky road is a reliable and fun recipe.

  1. Snowman Cupcakes

Have a COVID-safe holiday by building your snowmen indoors this year. Just make sure to give him a whole snow family to ensure no one is lonely!

  1. Stacked Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree

A recipe that looks just as impressive as a real Christmas tree yet takes so much less time to put together. Disclaimer: it’s not to scale!

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