Everyone knows that Santa puts in a lot of miles trying to deliver all the gifts to the good boys and girls around the world. This is hungry work so we need to do what we can to make sure that Santa and his reindeer are well fed for the trip. Making treats is a great way to kill some time and to keep the kids occupied when they are so excited about Santa coming. You and your children can do just that with some of these easy treats for Santa and his reindeer.
• Sugar Cookies – Nothing is easier today than making sugar cookies in shapes of Santa and reindeer. All you need is a premixed package that is sold in the chilled foods section of your grocery store or you can make them from scratch if you have this talent. There are also great kits that come complete with everything that is needed to make wonderful holiday cookies. All you have to do is use the cookie cutters to cut out the shapes and let the children decorate them for Santa.
• Granola – Every reindeer loves nuts and grains and granola is an easy way to offer them a treat while waiting for Santa to put the presents under the tree. Use a red bowl and let the children put in their favorite nuts and treats for the reindeer. Mom and dad can eat this treat while the children are asleep and they are wrapping gifts for the morning.
• Rice Krispie Treats – Rice Krispie treats are an easy way to make great treats for Santa and his reindeer. They can be molded into any shape and decorated just like cookies using sprinkles and frosting. Cookie cutters can be used to cut out shapes for the smaller children who may not be able to create works of art by sculpting them. It is fun for the kids and a great way to keep them occupied during the long hours on Christmas Eve before bedtime.
Do not let Santa and his reindeer go hungry this Christmas. Get the kids involved and keep them occupied by making treats that can be left out and eaten by them. Not only does the children occupied, but it also offers some delicious deserts for after the Christmas dinner and it makes the children happy to see their hard work appreciated by the adults.