It’s so much fun to make new and delicious foods for Christmas. If you’re someone who enjoys time in the kitchen your friends and family likely enjoy cakes, pies, candies and more when the holidays arrive. Of course, there are those who want to make fancy foods but simply don’t think they have the talent for it. Whether you’re an expert in the kitchen, or a person who is no kind of chef, you’ll have fun creating easy treats on a stick for Christmas. The sucker cookies and crackers are unique, colorful and really easy to make.
Make peanut butter crackers unlike any you’ve ever had when you start with an ordinary sucker stick. You’ll find them in various types and colors at any craft store. Make a peanut butter sandwich with two Ritz crackers and smooth peanut butter. Put the peanut butter on one cracker, position the end of the sucker stick on it, put peanut butter on the other cracker, then sandwich the stick between them.
Melt chocolate chips or white chocolate to make the coating for the sucker crackers. Rather than dip the crackers into the chocolate, hold the stick and spoon the chocolate over it. Hold the crackers so that you spoon the chocolate over the flat area of the cracker. Turn it over, do the same to the other side, then coat the sides. Dipping the sucker cracker can cause the peanut butter to melt and escape.
Instead of crackers you can use assorted cookies. Make the sandwich yourself, by adding peanut butter or other filling between two flat cookies, or using a sandwich cookie from the grocery store. Just slide the sucker stick into the frosting inside the sandwich cookie and cover them with the melted chocolate. If you want, you can embellish the treats with candy sprinkles, mini chocolate chips or small candies. This can be done to the cookie suckers as well as the cracker suckers.
Place the coated crackers or cookies on a piece of waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for a short period of time until the chocolate sets firm.
Stand the Christmas snacks in a clear juice glass – or other container – and set them on a table. Or, cover the snacks with cellophane and tie a ribbon around them. These can be used as embellishments on Christmas presents or as gifts themselves.