christmas treats to make with kids hot chocolate

These fun, tasty and simple recipes are perfect for making with the kids this Christmas.

Make a gingerbread house, whip up a jar of festive popcorn, craft edible decorations for the tree or make your own crackers! There are all sorts of brilliant Christmas treats to make with the kids, and let their imagination run free.


These iced biscuits make great placeholders for the Christmas table, or even personalised gifts for your kids’ classmates.


Christmas crackers

These homemade crackers aren’t hard to make at all, and you can put whatever kind of gift you want inside – as long as it fits!

Melted boiled sweets create a magical stained-glass effect – thread and hang these beauties from your tree for everyone to admire. The ultimate Christmas treats to make with the kids!


Thrifty, enjoyable and edible, try making popcorn tinsel and dried citrus slices – so pretty on the Christmas tree – plus super-simple decorations for napkins.

This gentle recipe for mincemeat is great for kids, with lots of stirring needed! Use it to make mince pies or ripple through ice cream for an easy pudding.


Jools gathers the gang to make a crowd of iced gingerbread people. Get the full recipe for gingerbread people here.

It’s a fun project for kids of all ages, and they make lovely gifts for friends or teachers at the end of term.

These make thoughtful personalised presents. In a pretty jar, layer dry ingredients for a favourite cookie or cake recipe, then tie on a card with their name and instructions for how to turn it all into delicious baked goods.


Children making edible Christmas gifts

Put the kids’ Christmas excitement to good use and get them involved in creating some homemade gifts! It’s the perfect way to keep little hands busy.

The bread rolls in this recipe are great for making with little ones, as they can really get stuck into making the bread and dividing it up into bite-sized pieces. It’s perfect for a party.

Discover Jamie’s ultimate recipes for all the festive classics in Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook, on sale now.

Head to the Christmas Hub for loads of seasonal inspiration for everything from cocktails and edible gifts to special diet recipes and tasty leftovers.