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Crafty Christmas breakfast

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Many of us will be spending Christmas Day cooking, spending time with family and maybe opening a few gifts. Some of us will even be up until the wee hours of the morning waiting for Santa. When it comes time to make breakfast Christmas morning, you will probably want to keep it simple. 

Jennifer Durbin, author of Party Planning Tips for the Clueless Chick joined the WNCN Today team to share some great ways to make a Crafty Christmas Breakfast.

 

  • Dressing up Donuts.
    • Snowman Donuts.  Making a snowman donut is easier than you may think.  All you need are mini powdered donuts, mini chocolate chips and orange candy like Mike & Ike or Jelly Beans.  Simply arrange two mini chocolate chips, pointy side down, as eyes and 4 mini chocolate chips as a mouth.  Then add one orange candy as a nose and voila, you've got an adorable snowman donut!

 

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    • Reindeer Donuts.  An adorable reindeer donut is almost as easy to make as snowman donuts and twice as cute.  Grab a bag of mini chocolate donuts, small pretzels, marshmallow bits and red candy (Skittles or M&Ms are perfect).  Now comes the hardest (or at least most frustrating part) – cut your pretzels in half so they look like antlers.  If you are having trouble cutting your pretzels without breaking them, simply warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds prior to cutting.  Insert your pretzel antlers in the top of the donut, add marshmallow bits eyes and a red candy nose smack dab in the middle and you're done.

 

  • Fruity Santa Hats. 
    • Strawberry Santa Hat.  With all of the Christmas treats loaded with sugar, it is nice to have a healthy alternative the whole family will love.  You will need fresh strawberries, washed with the stem removed, small banana slices, mini marshmallows, green grapes and a toothpick.  Place a strawberry on top of each banana slice, insert a toothpick through the center, and a single grape beneath the banana and place a mini marshmallow to the top of the toothpick.

 

  • Festive French Toast.
    • French Toast Trees..  Who doesn't love homemade French Toast for breakfast?!?  One of the easiest ways to turn any breakfast treat into a delicious Christmas treat is with a cookie cutter.  Simply make your favorite French Toast recipe and use your favorite Christmas cookie cutter to turn them into festive shapes.  TIP:  Don't waste the scraps!  Instead, cut them into bite size pieces, drop them into a small baking dish, add a little butter pour over your favorite syrup and you have the perfect French Toast casserole.

 

You can find all of Jennifer's tips in Party Planning Tips for the Clueless Chick and by following the Clueless Chick on Facebook and Twitter.

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