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Can you believe we’re less than a week away from Christmas?! This past year really seemed to fly by. As we prepare to make the finishing touches to this holiday season, I’m sure you’re finding yourself spending a lot of time in the kitchen. If you’re looking for a few extra recipes to add to your Christmas celebrations, but the thought of using the oven more is stressing you out, here are some that are quick and fun, and the kids will enjoy helping you as well.

Grinch Punch by Simplistically Living

Inspired by the Dr. Seuss classic, the kids will love getting to drink this green punch!

·         (2) 13 oz packets Unsweetened Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid

·         Sugar

·         Pineapple Juice

·         Frozen Lemonade Concentrate (thawed)

·         Sprite

·         Ice

·         Red Sanding Sugar for Glass Trim

STEP 1: First, start by pouring 2 quarts of water in a 1 gallon pitcher. Of course, you can double or even triple this recipe if needed.

STEP 2: Next, add the Kool-aid mix and sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

STEP 3: Now, add the pineapple juice and lemonade and stir well. You’ll notice it turns that nice pretty Grinch Green color!

STEP 4: To top the rim of a glass, dip the top in water then dip into the sanding sugar.

Just before serving, add the Sprite and ice and serve and enjoy!

Peppermint Crunch White Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers by The Baking Chocolatess

This quick and easy recipe only calls for three ingredients, does it get any easier than that?

·         10 oz. Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers or Chocolate

·         8 graham crackers

·         Crushed peppermint

STEP 1: Place Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers in microwave-safe container.

STEP 2: Microwave chocolate for 1 minute. Stir thoroughly (product keeps its original shape until stirred). If not completely melted, continue to microwave at 15 second intervals and stir until smooth. Overheating will cause wafers to burn.

STEP 4: Dip graham crackers one a time coating the graham cracker on both sides, using a fork and place on parchment paper.

STEP 4: Add crushed peppermint to top.

STEP 5: Let sit at room temperature until set.

Mickey & Minnie Mouse Christmas Cookies by Living Locurto

If your family is fans of all things Disney, these Mickey and Minnie Christmas cookies are a no brainer!

·         Double Stuffed Oreos

·         Mini Oreos

·         White Frosting

·         Red Candy Melts

·         Wax Paper

·         Wilton Bow Icing Decorations

·         Christmas Sprinkles

STEP 1: Gently open and remove the icing from a handful of Mini OREO cookies with a knife.

STEP 2: Make Minnie and Mickey’s ears by using frosting as glue to stick the mini cookies inside of the larger cookies. Let frosting completely dry before decorating.

STEP 3: Melt red candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until candy is smooth and creamy.

STEP 4: Dip one half of a cookie into the melted candy, gently shake cookie to smooth any rough edges and place on a piece of wax paper to cool and harden.

STEP 5: For Christmas Sprinkle Cookies: Dip into a bowl of Christmas themed candy sprinkles before the red candy hardens.

STEP 6: Add Minnie’s bow by placing a small bit of white frosting on the candy bow and gently sticking it on top of the cookie.

STEP 7: Decorate more Christmas themed cookies as you like, serve and enjoy!