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Kids Festive Fun

Festive Fun with Kids

Keep the kids active over the holiday season with some festive fun in the kitchen. We have put together a variety of activities from cooking to crafting to help bring out that budding inner chef.

Kids Baking

  • Easy
    Spiced Sugar Cookies

    Get out your favourite cookie cutters, we have added some holiday spices to this popular cookie! This recipe makes a large batch of cookies so you can use some to make as tree ornaments or to give as gifts from the kitchen. Try with our Decorator Frosting.

  • Medium
    Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

    This decorative cookie is very similar to a sugar cookie. In our version, we added lemon juice and lemon peel to give it a fresh tangy flavour.

  • Easy
    Mini Frozen Cheesecakes

    These festive no-bake cheesecakes are the perfect dessert after a big holiday meal and are best served frozen.

  • Easy
    Candy Cane Popcorn Crunch

    Covered in white chocolate and candy cane crumbs, this is the perfect snack to munch on while watching Christmas movies by the fire.

Gifts & Crafts

  • Easy
    Applesauce Mug Cakes

    This mild spice mug cake is the perfect solution for a fast and easy weeknight fall or winter dessert. A great recipe for kids to make and even give as a gift.

  • Easy
    Salt Dough Ornaments

    With just 3 simple ingredients, this dough makes the best homemade hanging ornaments and can be a fun activity for the whole family. They can also make great gifts from the kitchen.

  • Easy
    Hot Chocolate Truffle Spoons

    Perfect as a gift from the kitchen, these impressive and decadent hot chocolate spoons are coated in a rich chocolate ganache and finished off with a light sprinkling of crushed candy canes.

  • How-To
    Crystalized Ornaments

    Making homemade ornaments is a great family activity. One of our favourites is making crystals.  With just a few simple ingredients, get the shine and sparkle of the season – no glitter required!

Appy Meals

With all the craziness around the holidays, make meals easy by making "Appy Meals" with your kids - bite-sized bits that are sure to entice them. 

  • Warm Appy Meals
    • Easy
      Basic Baked Meatballs

      This basic baked beef meatball recipe is a must for your repertoire. Throw these in with your favourite pasta sauce, stuff them in a sandwich, or serve them with a tangy dipping sauce for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

      Serve these with your kids’ favourite sauce or flatten before baking and serve in a dinner roll to make sliders.

    • Easy
      Buffalo Chicken Bites

      Get all the flavour of Buffalo chicken wings without the wing! Serve these chicken breast bites as a party appetizer with a side of blue cheese dressing for dipping.

    • Easy
      Nachos in a Packet

      These individual servings of nachos are a fun barbecued appetizer. Envelope tortilla chips and all of your favourite nacho toppings in foil and heat them on the grill for a gooey spicy treat.

      This recipe can be split into individual portions, so everyone can customize their own nachos. 

    • Easy
      Sausage Roll Bites

      With the help of a little bit of frozen puff pastry, you can turn our delicious Chorizo Sausage Patties into this tasty appetizer.

      Use your favourite sausage in place of the Chorizo Sausage in this recipe.

  • Grab-&-Go Appy Meals

    These recipes are a great place to start a kid’s charcuterie board. Add some crackers and deli meat and you’re sure to have a hit. They can also be kept in your fridge ready-to-go as an easy snack.

    • Medium
      Lunch Box Mini Bagelwiches

      These little bagel sandwiches fit perfectly in both kids’ and adults’ lunch boxes. We fill them with a fruit and vegetable-studded cream cheese spread.

    • Easy
      Cinnamon Raisin Cream Cheese Log

      This tasty spread is great to have on hand for quick breakfasts over the holiday season. Spread it on bagels or toast.

    • Easy
      Fiesta Roll Ups

      These tortilla roll-ups are filled with cream cheese, ranch dressing, olives and red pepper. Serve them as an appetizer or at teatime along with scones and finger sandwiches.

    • Easy
      Roasted Garlic Hummus

      Roasted garlic and sage lend a boost of flavour to this white kidney bean hummus. Serve it with pita wedges or raw vegetables.