There are so many sweets to eat over the holidays, sometimes it’s nice to mix it up with something savory. My kids love to get involved in the kitchen, which is a nice break for me.
I got some water crackers and let them go at it making their own edible ‘ornaments!’
round water crackers
dried mango sliced thin
mini chocolate chips
fruit roll up
It’s really up to you what you want to decorate your ornaments with – I just used what was in my pantry.
I found these adorable individual 1oz cream cheeses that are perfect because that way the kids don’t waste a lot. I had them spread that on the cracker first, so that all their ‘decor’ would have something to stick to.
Then they added fruits and snack pieces. I sliced some dried mango super thin, and I had the tiniest of cookie cutters and let them cut out shapes from cheese slices and fruit roll ups.
They came up with some elaborate (i.e. crazy) designs. I even made a more subdued one myself:
How you like me now?? Hard to believe I’m older than 7 years old, isn’t it?
The kids loved this project and it was a fairly healthy snack that was a whole lot of fun to make!