December is a time where eating excessively is absolutely mandatory and encouraged. Everyone should embrace the abundant intake of scrummy morsels. With jingle bells on. There's a lot of festive fun to be had with food for the kids and for the big kids amongst us. Here are a few deliciously decadent delights to tantalise those taste buds.
1. Santa Brownies
Ding-a-ling-a-ling! That's the 'lip-smacker' bell ringing right there. So much goodness it should be a crime. A lovely dollop of chocolate brownie with a triumphant red strawberry on top, all finished off with a wee squirt of squirty cream. Mmmmmm. Warm up those tastebuds peeps. Things are about to get real tasty.
Full recipe on Daisy's World.
2. Snowmen Ice cream
"Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul.." and so will your kiddies be when they see these icy scoops of goodness. So simple to do but so impressive to look at and guzzle. All you need is ice cream, hot fudge sauce and a few snowmanesque facial features. Ta-da. Done. Frosty would be proud.
Full recipe on Babble.
3. Christmas tree spuds
I like the sound of these mash-trees so much I am dashing home to get out my piping funnel pronto. Such a sweet way to jazz up the Christmas potato offering. Mash some spuds, spoon them into a piping bag and then swirl out some Christmas tree shaped potatoes. Garnish with a yellow star made out of pepper and bingo. Jobs a'good un.
4. Reindeer marshmallows
I am not sure what Santa would think of these. I don't mind saying they look mighty fine and you'd have to hold me back from taking a bite out of Rudolphs head. They look pretty fiddly but actually they are super quick to make. I think we have a bit of a taste sensation on our hands here folks. Although I am still not convinced the choc/pretzel combo is a winner.
5. Christmas tree pizza
What we have here Christmas lovers is a funky little twist on a standard circular pizza. Perhaps this could be Christmas eve dinner? Just shape your pizza dough into a wee fir tree and go tinsel/olive crazy! The kids will love decorating their trees and will love eating them even more. Pizza-a-ho-ho.
Full recipe on Delia Creates.