We've got your 'bring a plate' sorted this Christmas with these festive snacks! Sure to be crowd winners, no matter the Xmas occasion!
Peanut Butter and Celery Reindeer
1/2 bunch celery
Smooth peanut butter*
Small cherry tomatoes, cut into half
White chocolate buttons (small)
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 Tbsp hot water
1 tsp cocoa
Cut celery into appropriate lengths and wash
Spread peanut butter into the groove of the celery sticks - the amount you need will vary, based on length and width of each stick
Break pretzels into pieces. Place at the top of celery sticks to resemble antlers. The peanut butter will help to hold these in place
Add white chocolate drops to celery sticks as the outer of the reindeer eyes. If these are not sticking well, spread extra peanut butter on the back as 'glue'
In a small bowl, mix icing sugar and cocoa with water to create a paste.
Pour the mixture into a piping bag and pipe a small dot onto the white chocolate drops, to create the eye of the reindeer
Add cherry tomato to the bottom of the celery stick to create the reindeer nose.
*Peanut butter can be replaced with an alternate nut/seed butter when allergies are present
Adapted from Fork and Beans
Vege Christmas Trees
Small star cookie cutter (optional)
Peel carrots. Cut horizontally into 2cm circles (start at the thicker end of the carrot).
Peel cucumber lengthways (using a peeler) to make long ribbons (discard the first peel which will be completely green).
Carefully fold one strip of cucumber back and forth, starting with small folds and getting gradually bigger.
Push the folds together, and insert a toothpick to skewer them from top to bottom.
Insert the bottom of the toothpick into carrot piece so this makes up the base of the tree.
Either by hand or using a cut-out shape, cut cheese into a star shape. Add to the top of the tree (attached to top of toothpick)
Adapted from Eats Amazing
Christmas Tree Pitas
Red capsicum, finely diced
Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Cut pita bread into triangle shapes
Mash avocado, and spread onto pita bread pieces
Add capsicum slices, zig-zagging them from top to bottom (to resemble Xmas lights)
Add cherry tomato to the top of the tree in place of a 'star'
Insert toothpick as a the tree 'base'
TOP TIP: You could also create a star for the top of the tree using a small star cookie cutter and edam cheese
Adapted from Relish
Fresh Strawberries (for hat)
White Marshmallows (for hat)
Red M&Ms (for mouth)
Dark chocolate drops (for eyes)
Peel bananas and cut in half (horizontally) to make the body of Santa (one banana should make 2 Santas).
Insert the skewer through the middle of the banana lengthways. The pointed part of the skewer should end up at the pointed part of the banana (the head of the Santa)
Add a large marshmallow to the top of the skewer - this will sit on top of the pointed end of the banana
Cut the leaves off of the strawberries and wash the remaining edible part of the strawberry. Add strawberry to the skewer - this will sit on top of the marshmallow.
Add a small marshmallow on top of the strawberry.
Add 2 chocolate drops to create the eyes*
Add a red m&m as the nose.*
*You can add peanut butter to the back as 'glue' so they don't fall off, if needed
Adapted from Just Cook Well