Winter Recipes

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

The weather outside might be frightful, but inside can be cozy and warm with this cute and fun hot chocolate on a stick recipe!


  • Chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk or white chocolate)
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Sprinkles
  • Wooden or plastic spoons, or wooden sticks
  • Clear treat bags
  • Mini muffin tray or ice cube tray
  • Ribbon
  1. Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute. Remove and stir. Continue to heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  2. Scoop melted chocolate into mini muffin tray or ice cube tray.
  3. Decorate the top with mini marshmallows, crushed candy canes and sprinkles.
  4. After decorating, place the wooden stick or spoon in the middle of the chocolate.
  5. Freeze for 20-30 minutes or until chocolate is hardened.
  6. After chocolate has hardened, remove from freezer and pop out of tray. You can do this by gently pulling on the stick.
  7. Place in clear treat bag and decorate with a ribbon.
  8. To make the hot chocolate, stir a cup of warm milk with the hot chocolate on a stick until it dissolves.

Santa Banana Pops

Christmas fruit kabobs made to look just like Santa!


  • 6 bananas
  • 6 lollipop sticks
  • 6 strawberries
  • 4 large marshmallows
  • 12 mini marshmallows
  • 24 mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons melted chocolate chips
  • 12 red M&M's
  1. Peel the bananas, cut them in half and place them on the sticks
  2. Cut the marshmallows into thirds and place one on top of each banana.
  3. Slice the tops off the strawberries, and place one on top of each marshmallow.
  4. Top each strawberry with a mini marshmallow.
  5. Stick two mini chocolate chips into each banana for the eyes.
  6. Add a dot of melted chocolate to the banana just under the eyes.  Place an M&M into the chocolate and allow the chocolate to dry.

Reindeer Crackers

Super easy to make, even for little hands!


  • Round crackers of any variety
  • Peanut butter (or your favorite seed butter)
  • Red candies (like M&M's)
  • Mini pretzel twists
  • Mini chocolate chips
  1. Spread each cracker with the peanut or seed butter.
  2. Press two pretzels into the peanut butter to make antlers.
  3. Add one red candy for the nose and push into place.
  4. Carefully add in two mini chocolate chips for the eyes and press those into place.