This weekend I had a fantastic time at a GUMIXmas event at L'atelier des Chefs. Mark from Funky Lunch helped show us some Christmas themed snackideas that kids will just love. I must admit that I have looked at these kind of lunches before thinking they were lovely but who would have the time? However, now I realise that once you have the hang of it, it doesn't take long at all
We started with a super easy snowman rice cake. spread cream cheese on a rice cake. Add raisin eyes and mouth and the. A piece of carrot for the nose. How easy is that? So easy, I'm planning on giving this a go with my boys.
Next up we had a go at some sandwiches. Here the key was to have a good sized round cookie cutter.
We cut two circles with bread and then you can fill the sandwiches with whatever you choose. By cutting a circle out of a slice of cheese I made the custard. I used. Knife to do the wavy part.
Cucumber made the holly leaves and then small tomato berries were made using a circular piping nozzle. Really simple but really effective.
We then went on to make a penguin. Here you cut a V out of a alice of carrot. The V becomes the penguins beak and the remaining part his feet!
Next up were some sweet polar bear treats. Here we dipped strawberries in melted white chocolate and then rolled them in coconut. A raisin nose coupled with chocolate drop eyes makes a yummy little polar bear.
Last of all were water melon trees. It was suprisingly hard to cut the trees to the right shape! I opted to make an easy star from two triangles of mango and some blueberries cut I half made bauables.
None of these treats took long to make and I am sure my boys will enjoy eating them. I was invited to the event by Growing Up Milk Info who have a website packed full with toddler development information which you can check out here. Which is your favourite snack that I made? Will you be trying any for your children this Christmas?