Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Crafty Christmas Breakfast

Many of us will be spending today cooking, spending time with family and maybe opening a few gifts.  Some of us will even be up until the wee hours of the morning waiting for Santa.  When it comes time to make breakfast Christmas morning, I’m sure you will want to keep it simple.  Today I shared some of my favorite DIY Crafty Christmas Breakfast tips with Page Crawford on WNCN Today.

     Dressing up Donuts.
o   Snowman Donuts.  Making a snowman donut is easier than you may think.  All you need are mini powdered donuts, mini chocolate chips and orange candy like Mike & Ike or Jelly Beans.  Simply arrange 2 mini chocolate chips, pointy side down, as eyes and 4 mini chocolate chips as a mouth.  Then add 1 orange candy as a nose and voila, you’ve got an adorable snowman donut!

o   Reindeer Donuts.  An adorable reindeer donut is almost as easy to make as snowman donuts and twice as cute.  Grab a bag of mini chocolate donuts, small pretzels, marshmallow bits and red candy (Skittles or M&Ms are perfect).  Now comes the hardest (or at least most frustrating part) – cut your pretzels in half so they look like antlers.  If you are having trouble cutting your pretzels without breaking them, simply warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds prior to cutting.  Insert your pretzel antlers in the top of the donut, add marshmallow bits eyes and a red candy nose smack dab in the middle and you’re done.

     Fruity Santa Hats. 
o   Strawberry Santa Hat.  With all of the Christmas treats loaded with sugar, it is nice to have a healthy alternative the whole family will love.  You will need fresh strawberries, washed with the stem removed, small banana slices, mini marshmallows, green grapes and a toothpick.  Place a strawberry on top of each banana slice, insert a toothpick through the center, and a single grape beneath the banana and place a mini marshmallow to the top of the toothpick.

     Festive French Toast.
o   French Toast Trees..  Who doesn’t love homemade French Toast for breakfast?!?  One of the easiest ways to turn any breakfast treat into a delicious Christmas treat is with a cookie cutter.  Simply make your favorite French Toast recipe and use your favorite Christmas cookie cutter to turn them into festive shapes.  TIP:  Don’t waste the scraps!  Instead, cut them into bite size pieces, drop them into a small baking dish, add a little butter pour over your favorite syrup and you have the perfect French Toast casserole.

You can of course find all of my fun breakfast, brunch and general party tips in Party Planning tips for the Clueless Chick.

Have a wonderful, safe, healthy and yummy Christmas! 

Until next time,
aka Chick #1 

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