Jolly Christmas Gnome Mini Muffins: A Festive and Fun Holiday Treat for Kids!
The holiday season is upon us and I love getting my kids excited to help in the kitchen with fun and simple recipes. Christmas Gnome Mini Muffins are a fun Christmas treat for kids that are made with muffins, frosting, M&M’s, and mini marshmallows. These festive treats are not only kid-friendly but also a joy to make and share. So, gather your ingredients and let the holiday baking fun begin!
- Mini Muffins (store-bought or homemade)
- White Frosting
- Mini Marshmallows
How To Make this Christmas Treat for Kids
Step 1: Bake Mini Muffins If you’re short on time, grab a pack of mini muffins from the store. However, if you’re feeling extra festive, bake a batch of your favorite mini muffins. Choose flavors like chocolate chip, blueberry, or vanilla for a delightful variety.
Step 2: Frosting Fun Coat the tops of the muffins with frosting to create a beard.
Step 3: Prep the Gnome Hats with Strawberries Wash and hull the strawberries, leaving the pointed end intact to resemble gnome hats. Slice a small portion from the bottom of each strawberry to create a flat surface for them to stand on. Place a strawberry on top of each mini muffin, gently pressing it down to secure.
Step 4: Add the Gnome Noses Choose your favorite color of M&M’s to serve as the gnome noses. Place one M&M just below the frosting line to create a cute and colorful nose for each gnome.
Step 5: Mini Marshmallows Using the frosting as glue, stick a mini marshmallow on top of the strawberry to create a hat ball.
Step 6: Decorate with M&M’s Let your creativity shine as you use M&M’s to decorate the gnomes further. Create patterns or add colorful accents to make each gnome unique. This step is where your little ones can truly express themselves and make their gnome muffins stand out.
Step 7: Display and Enjoy! Once your Christmas gnome mini muffins are complete, arrange them on a festive platter or tray. These adorable treats make a delightful addition to holiday gatherings, school parties, or a special family dessert.
The Christmas gnome mini muffins are sure to bring smiles and joy to everyone who indulges in these tasty creations. So, gather your ingredients, get into the holiday spirit, and let the baking adventure begin! This is a Christmas treat for kids that won’t disappoint.