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December 12, 2013

These easy holiday crafts let you Eat The Fun

By: Sponsored Content from Betty Crocker
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Families are pulled in a dozen different directions during the holiday season - shopping is in full swing, there are events to attend and parties to host.  But some of the best holiday memories are spent doing fun activities together as a family.
Adorable snack crafts are entertaining and simple enough for all ages, although your little ones may need a bit of help. Edible crafts also make sweet decorations for the kids table, cute party favors or a yummy snack to eat on the spot!

These edible No-Bake Holiday Cookie Ornaments, Fruity Snowmen and Holiday Fruit Roll-Ups® Cookies are made with Betty Crocker fruit flavored snacks. We’ve used Fruit Roll-Ups® Fruit Gushers® and Fruit by the Foot®.
The variety of colors and flavors keep it interesting. Follow directions for these snack crafts below. Find a bunch more on Betty Crocker’s website or come up with your own creations! Use the hashtag #EatTheFun to share pictures of your creations and check out what others are making.

The fruit flavored snacks are made with real fruit and natural flavors, gluten-free and are a good source of Vitamin C… which makes it even better to #EatTheFun!


Use your favorite holiday cookie cutters to make these colorful, easy festive cookies.  

Holiday Fruit Roll-Ups® Cookies 

Prep Time: 35 Minutes 
Start to Finish: 35 Minutes 
 
1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix 
1/3 cup butter, softened 
1 tablespoon Gold Medal all-purpose flour 
1 egg 
2 boxes Betty Crocker® Fruit Roll-Ups® Blastin' Berry Hot Colors® chewy fruit flavored snacks 
1 box Betty Crocker® Fruit Roll-Ups® Flavor Mixers chewy fruit flavored snacks  
1 box Betty Crocker® Fruit Gushers® red fruit flavored snacks (from tropical flavors variety pack) 
1 container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting 
 Coarse sugar 
 
Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, mix cookie mix, butter, flour and egg until soft dough forms. On lightly floured surface, roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut dough with holiday cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.   
Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool.  
Unroll and remove paper from Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups. Cut using same holiday cookie cutters, and place on top of same-shaped cookies, or cut different shapes and place on top of round cookies. Decorate cookies with remaining ingredients as desired, using suggestions below and referring to photos. 
For holly leaf and berries, use Betty Crocker Fruit Gushers and green Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups. 
For snowflake, use blue Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups and coarse sugar. 
For candy cane, use red Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups. 
For gift, use Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups Flavor Mixers. 
For ornament, use Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups Blastin' Berry. 
For bell, use Betty Crocker Whipped fluffy white frosting, melted in small microwavable bowl in microwave and Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups Blastin' Berry. 
 
20 cookies  
  
Serve these colorful holiday cookies with mugs of hot cocoa or eggnog topped with whipped cream. 
 
 
Cute holiday snowmen made with marshmallows and decorated with fruit snacks. 

Fruity Snowmen 
 
Prep Time: 20 Minutes 
Start to Finish: 20 Minutes 
 
32 large marshmallows 
16 (6-inch) lollipop sticks 
1 container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting 
32 candy eyes 
16 Betty Crocker® Fruit Gushers® orange fruit flavored snacks (from tropical flavors variety pack) 
32 pretzel sticks 
16 milk chocolate candy drops or pieces 
1 box Betty Crocker® Fruit Roll-Ups® chewy fruit flavored snacks, any variety 
1 box Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot® chewy fruit flavored snacks, any variety 
 
Place 2 marshmallows on each stick, using frosting to hold together. Decorate each snowman, using frosting to attach candy eyes; orange Betty Crocker Fruit Gusher for nose; pretzels for arms. 
Unroll and remove paper from Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups to cover candies and stick on top of each for hat; unroll and remove paper from Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot. Cut with kitchen scissor lengthwise. Wrap around snowman to look like scarf. 
 
16 snowmen  
  
Use all different colors of Fruit by The Foot® for colorful snowman scarves. 
 
Small vanilla wafer cookies wrapped in fruit snacks make brightly colored holiday ornaments. 

No Bake Holiday Cookie Ornaments 
 
20 vanilla wafer cookies 
1 box Betty Crocker® Fruit Roll-Ups® Blastin' Berry Hot Colors® chewy fruit flavored snacks 
20 (3-inch) pieces string licorice 
 Coarse sugar, if desired 
 
Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or cooking parchment paper. Unroll and remove paper from Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups. Cut each in fourths. 
Making a loop for ornament using string licorice, and attach to back side of cookie, securing under fruit snack as you wrap fruit snack around cookie. Decorate with sugar, or cut pieces from remaining fruit snack to decorate. Place on cookie sheet. 
 
20 ornaments  
  
Try using smaller cookies to make miniature ornaments.