Just a few more weeks till Christmas! Shopping malls are displaying their festive decorations, F&B outlets are also rolling out their Christmas menus (Starbucks Toffee Nut Crunch Latte FTW), Christmas songs are belting over the speakers, and we’re getting more and more excited for the holiday season already!
You can also express the jolly Christmas spirit through your food. Here are some easy Christmas treats you can try for parties, gatherings or just for the fun of it:
1. Santa Crunch
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Or just popcorn, Christmas style. The average popcorn with a touch of season’s greetings. It’s amazing what simple red and green M&Ms can do to bring about some Christmas cheer.
All you need are: popcorns, marshmallows, M&Ms, and Christmas confetti sprinkles. Full recipe here.
2. Christmas Lasagna
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A dessert lasagna with Christmas colours and flavours! This delicious creation is a combination of red velvet cookie crust, peppermint cheese, white chocolate pudding, and some sweet treats on the top.
All you need are: flour, food colouring, peppermint extract, cocoa powder, cream cheese, and some candies. Full recipe here.
3. Gingerbread Cookies
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Christmas just doesn’t feel like Christmas if there’s no gingerbread. But forget about the gingerbread man, try something new by making some gingerbread cookies!
All you need are: grounded ginger, flour, baking soda, brown sugar, cinnamon, milk, and butter. Full recipe here.
4. Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies
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What is Christmas without peppermint candy canes? Well, if you don’t have candy canes, no one says you can’t make peppermint cookies that look like candy canes, right?
All you need are: Flour, food colouring, peppermint extract, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, and egg yolks. Full recipe here.
5. Eggnog Pie
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Not everyone’s a fan of eggnogs. The idea of mixing raw eggs with milk and alcohol seems a little bizarre for us in Asia, however, we may find the combination of eggs, milk, and alcohol in a pie quite yummy.
All you need are: Vanilla instant pudding, eggnog, graham crackers, and nutmeg. Full recipe here.
6. Christmas Punch
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So no eggnogs for Christmas, that’s alright. Have a fluffy and creamy Christmas punch instead! This sweet drink will bring back all the best Christmas memories.
All you need are: Sugar, evaporated milk, almond extract, vanilla ice cream, and 7 Up. Full recipe here.
7. Peppermint Bark
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What tastes better than peppermint candy canes? Peppermint-flavoured chocolates, of course! This creative Christmas candy combines the best of both worlds: peppermint candy and chocolate.
All you need are: Brown and white chocolates, peppermint extract, and crushed peppermint candy canes. Full recipe here.
8. Grinch Cake
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In Dr. Seuss’ story, the Grinch stole Christmas. In our case, the Grinch cake stole the limelight from the rest of the Christmas treats! This green holiday cake is sure to be the most popular treat you’ll ever have.
All you need are: Pound cake mix, food colouring, and frosting. Full recipe here.
9. Cornflake Wreaths
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Replicate an edible Christmas wreath with the help of everyone’s favourite cereal – cornflakes. As simple as this recipe is, it’ll put a smile on anyone’s face.
All you need are: Butter, marshmallows, cornflakes, food colouring, and cinnamon chips. Full recipe here.
10. Sugar Plum Shortbread Cookies
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For some reasons, Christmas also reminds us of the tune Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The name sounds delicious as well – sweet and sour – which you can create a treat from it too!
All you need are: Flour, nutmeg, sugar plum jam, orange zest, pecans, butter, and grounded cinnamon. Full recipe here.
If you’re too busy preparing sweet treats for your upcoming Christmas party, our caterers can help you with the preparation of the appetisers and main courses for the night. Just let us know the type of food and portion you need for the party here, and we’ll send you some quotations for free!
written by Esther Chung