If you want to keep the magic of The Nutcracker going long after the curtain call, we’ve got just the thing. Well, seven things. Take a trip through the Land of Sweets and dish up some treats that will make the Sugar Plum Fairy proud. Scroll down to see our favorite recipes perfectly suited for celebrating this seasonal ballet.
Ballerina Marshmallow Pops
These adorable treats are easy to make and perfect to get the kiddos involved. Jennifer Cheung from Kidspot shows you the perfect plan for making these sugar-dipped marshmallows for your next soire. Click here to get the complete details.
photo: Eats Amazing
The Mouse King has nothing on these healthy treats. Grace of Eats Amazing makes little mice out of strawberries with adornaments like chocolate chip noses. Be sure and add that perfect slice of swiss for the right effect. Visit Eats Amazing to get the full recipe.
Melissa at ChinDeep shares just how easy it is to make the classic sugar plums. This combination of prunes, dates, dried fruit and sugar and spice make for a beautiful and tasty treat for any holiday gathering. Dance on over to ChinDeep to get started on this sweet fit for a Fairy Queen.
Christmas Tree Pinwheels
Adorn your table with a savory treat, a Christmas tree made up of southwestern pinwheels created by TiramiSusie’s. Making the pinwheels are easy once you have spinach tortillas, and with some creative stacking you’ll soon have a tree ready to take center stage on your table. Get her complete recipe for the filling and how-to, here.
photo: Baking a Moment
Allie from Baking a Moment has a great idea to bring some snow to your Nutcracker-themed dessert table. These snowball cupcakes are made of chocolate cake but the secret is the amazing marshmallow frosting. Click here to see the full tutorial.
photo: Country Kitchen SweetArt
Nutter Butter Mice Cookies
Need a treat that’s quick to make and will surely impress? Nutter Butter Mice Cookies from Country Kitchen SweetArt are the perfect dessert. With pre-packaged Nutter Butter cookies as your starting point, whip up a melted chocolate coat and adorn with decorations. Visit Country Kitchen SweetArt for the step by step.
photo: Eats Amazing
These pretzel bites will make a great addition to a Nutcracker-themed party, or perfect for your kiddo’s class party or playdate. Meghan from Eats Amazing shares how you take star-shaped pretzels, coat them in white chocolate and sprinkle with snowflakes. Easy and simple—a perfect combination! Visit her site for the how-to.
Do you have a favorite Nutcracker treat? Share it in the comments below!
—Leah R. Singer