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8 Fun And Easy Holiday Desserts The Whole Family Can Help Make

Get the whole family in the holiday spirit with these fun and easy desserts. Get all the ingredients you need from Kroger.

1. Snowman Cake Pops

INGREDIENTS

• 1 box of Kroger® Delicious Wicked White Cake Mix

• 16-ounce container Kroger® Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting

• 11.5-ounce bag of Private Selection™ White Chocolate Chips

• Red and green sprinkles

• ¼ cup Private Selection™ Dark Chocolate Chunks

• ¼ teaspoon Kroger® Red Food Coloring

• 10–12 skewers

DIRECTIONS

1. Bake cake according to instructions on box. Bake and cool completely before continuing.

2. Crumble the cake in a large bowl until no large chunks remain. Add half of the frosting to the bowl of cake crumbs and mix together. If the mixture is still crumbly and not sticking together, add more frosting as needed.

3. Roll all of the cake mixture into 2-tablespoon balls and refrigerate on a baking sheet while preparing the chocolate.

4. Melt white chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave. Remove 2 tablespoons of the white chocolate and dye it with food coloring to make the snowman’s nose. Melt the dark chocolate in another small bowl and set aside.

5. Carefully secure a cake ball to a skewer and dip in the white chocolate. Set on a wire rack to cool and repeat with the remaining cake balls.

6. Stack 2 finished cake balls on each skewer and decorate with melted chocolate to resemble a snowman. Allow to set fully before serving.

2. Candy Cane Crispy Rice Treats

INGREDIENTS

• 10-ounce bag of Kroger® Marshmallows

• 4 tablespoons Kroger® Salted Butter

• 6 cups Kroger® Crispy Rice Cereal

• 6 Kroger® Starlight Mints Peppermint Candies, crushed

• ½ cup Private Selection™ White Chocolate Chips, melted

• ½ teaspoon Kroger® Pure Vanilla Extract

DIRECTIONS

1. Melt the butter in a large pot until it begins to bubble. Add marshmallows and stir until fully melted. Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

2. Stir in the rice cereal and about half of the crushed peppermint candy, then dish out the mixture into a 9-by-13-inch pan. Drizzle with white chocolate and top with remaining peppermint candy. Allow to cool and set for 15 minutes before slicing.

3. Mini Graham Cracker Houses

INGREDIENTS

• 1 box Kroger® Original Graham Crackers

For icing:

• 2¼ cups Kroger® Confectioners Powdered Sugar

• 2–3 tablespoons water

Assortment of decorations:

Kroger® Decors Dessert Toppings

Kroger® Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting

Kroger® Neon Food Coloring Kit for coloring frosting

Kroger® Starlight Mints Peppermint Candies

Kroger® Spice Drops Jelly Candies

Kroger® Milk Chocolate Baking Chips

DIRECTIONS

1. To make the royal icing, whisk together the powdered sugar and water until smooth. If the icing is too thick, add a few more drops of water.

2. Break the graham crackers into squares. Construct a small “gingerbread” house by first building a square and sealing the edges with royal icing. Cut triangular pieces and place on two opposite ends of the house, then attach a roof with two more graham cracker squares.

3. Decorate with various candies and frostings.

4. Peppermint Bark

INGREDIENTS

• 10-ounce bag of Simple Truth Organic™ 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate Chunks, melted

• 11.5-ounce bag of Private Selection™ White Chocolate Chips, melted

• 8 Kroger® Starlight Mints Peppermint Candies, crushed

DIRECTIONS

1. Spread the dark chocolate on a large sheet of parchment paper and allow to set fully, then spread white chocolate over the top.

2. Immediately decorate the top with peppermints.

3. Allow to set for 10–15 minutes, then cut into irregular pieces.

4. Refrigerate until serving or gifting!

5. Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

INGREDIENTS

Cinnamon rolls:

• ½ cup Kroger® Dark Brown Sugar

• 2 teaspoons Kroger® Ground Cinnamon

• 1 teaspoon Kroger® Ground Ginger

• ¼ teaspoon Kroger® Ground Allspice

• 2 tablespoons Kroger® Salted Butter Sticks, melted

• 1 can Kroger® Buttermilk Jumbo Biscuits 8 Count

• 1 can Kroger® Bleached All-Purpose Enriched Flour

Glaze:

• 2 cups Kroger® Confectioners Powdered Sugar

• 1 teaspoon molasses

• ½ teaspoon Kroger® Ground Cinnamon

• 1–2 tablespoons Kroger® Vitamin D Whole Milk

DIRECTIONS

1. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, ginger, allspice, and cinnamon. Set aside.

2. Remove biscuits from can and press together into a square. Dust with flour if needed and roll the square into a large rectangle. Spread melted butter over the entire surface and sprinkle with the spiced brown sugar mixture. Roll the rectangle into a log and cut 6–8 rolls. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake on 350ºF for 12–4 minutes, or until lightly browned.

3. While the rolls bake, whisk the powdered sugar, molasses, cinnamon, and milk together until smooth to make the glaze.

4. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes before glazing. These are best eaten the day they are made!

6. Gingerbread Spiced Cookies With Maple Glaze

INGREDIENTS

Cookies:

• 1 package frozen sugar cookie dough

• 1 cup Kroger® Pure Cane Granulated Sugar

• 1 teaspoon Kroger® Ground Cinnamon

• 1 teaspoon Kroger® Ground Ginger

• ⅛ teaspoon Kroger® Ground Cloves

Frosting:

• 16-ounce container of Kroger® Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting

• 2 tablespoons Private Selection™ 100% Pure Grade A Amber Color Maple Syrup

• 2 teaspoons Kroger® Ground Ginger

• 1 teaspoon Kroger® Ground Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine white sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in a small bowl. Roll cookie dough in sugar, then bake according to package instructions.

2. While cookies bake, mix the frosting, cinnamon, ginger, and maple syrup.

3. Cool the cookies completely, then decorate with frosting and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

7. Raspberry and Chocolate Hazelnut Christmas Tree Twirl

INGREDIENTS

• 2 frozen puff pastry sheets

• ½ cup Kroger® Hazelnut Spread With Cocoa

• ½ cup Kroger® Red Raspberry Preserves

• ¼ cup Kroger® Confectioners Powdered Sugar

DIRECTIONS

1. On a large baking sheet lined with parchment, lay one of the sheets flat. Cut into a triangular shape and spread the hazelnut spread on one half and the raspberry jam on the other.

2. Cut the other sheet into a triangle and place on top. Slice down the sides of the triangle to create “branches.”

3. Carefully twirl each branch into a spiral.

4. Bake on 400ºF for 15–20 minutes or until lightly browned.

5. Cool slightly and dust with powdered sugar before serving.

8. Christmas Tree Brownies

INGREDIENTS

1 box Kroger® Deluxe Fudge Ultra Moist Brownie Mix

16-ounce container of Kroger® Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting

1 teaspoon Kroger® Green Food Coloring

Sprinkles

DIRECTIONS

1. Bake brownies according to instructions on package.

2. Cool completely, then cut into triangular “tree” shapes.

3. Color frosting with green food coloring, then decorate each brownie with a few lines or swirls of frosting.

4. Top with sprinkles and more decorations.

Food prepared by Alexander Roberts and Lacey Wissen

Get your family and friends together, blast some holiday music, and make these recipes and more. Kroger has all the ingredients you need.