Start a new holiday tradition by decorating graham crackers! No baking required - so your family can focus on the fun while making Christmas memories.
Prep time30 min
Total time2hr 30min
ServingsMakes 12 servings.
- 6 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, broken crosswise in half (12 squares)
- 13 dark chocolate melting wafers, divided
- 8 white candy coating wafers
- 16 mini candy button eyes, divided (about 1 tsp.)
- 4 small triangle-shaped orange candy decors
- 2 Tbsp. EACH green, red and white cookie decorating icing, divided
- 4 star-shaped sprinkles
- ½ tsp. red colored sugar
- 4 miniature marshmallows
- 4 tsp. sweetened flaked coconut
- 4 small hot cinnamon candies
- 8 small candy canes (2-1/2 inch)
- 4 pieces black soft licorice (1-1/4 inch), cut crosswise in half
- 2 Tbsp. ready-to-spread white frosting
- Place graham squares in single layer on parchment-covered baking sheet. Cut 4 chocolate melting wafers in half; set aside. Microwave remaining chocolate wafers in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec. or until completely melted, stirring every 10 sec. Spread onto 4 graham squares to resemble penguin shapes. Use toothpick to drag some of the chocolate away from head area to resemble a few strands of fur. Add white chocolate wafers for the bellies and chocolate wafer halves for the flippers. Attach candy button eyes and orange decors with dots of icing as shown in photo. Let stand until chocolate is firm.
- Meanwhile, use green icing to outline the shape of half a Christmas tree on each of 4 of the remaining graham squares as shown in photo; evenly fill in outlined shapes with remaining green icing. Gently press 1 star sprinkle into icing at top of each tree. Use tip of toothpick to add tiny dots of red icing to trees for lights.
- Spread half the red icing evenly onto top corners of 4 of the remaining graham squares for Santa's hats; sprinkle with red sugar. Gently press marshmallows into icing as shown. Spread white icing onto opposite corners of graham squares for beards; top with coconut. Use dots of white icing to attach candy button eyes and red candies to grahams as shown in photo.
- Spread remaining red icing onto remaining graham squares to within 1/2 inch of top edge of each graham; let stand 10 min. Add thin lines of white icing over red icing to resemble bricks on a chimney; let stand until icing is firm. Break 3/4-inch-long piece from curved end of each candy cane. Discard remaining candy cane pieces or reserve for snacking. Insert straight ends of curved candy cane pieces into cut sides of licorice for Santa's legs and boots. Use pastry bag fitted with star tip to pipe white frosting onto uncovered top edge of graham. Add candy cane legs as shown. Pipe remaining frosting over "legs."
- Food Facts
Cookie decorating icings come in squeezable pouches with tips already attached. Cut small piece off end of each tip for when needing to make thin lines of icing for writing or when outlining designs. Larger pieces of the tips can be cut off to make larger openings to help fill or "flood" outlined designs. Or, you can instead empty the icing pouches into pastry bags fitted with desired decorating tips. Keep in mind that this icing begins to firm up after about 4 min. so be sure to attach any necessary decorations to the icing quickly. Do not stack the decorated cookies until the icing has firmed up. This will take at least 4 hours. For best results, let the decorated graham squares sit overnight before stacking for storage.
- Family Fun
Invite other family members to help make these or other fun holiday designs, such as snowmen, wreaths, snowflakes, tree ornaments and/or gingerbread men. Be creative by using whatever decorations or small candies you have on hand, such as gumdrops, colored sugars, sprinkles and nonpareils.
Prepare using HONEY MAID Chocolate Grahams, NILLA Wafers, OREO Cookies and/or CHIPS AHOY! Cookies.
Nutrition Per Serving
|% Daily Value*|
|Total fat 3.5g|
|Saturated fat 2g|
|Trans fat 0g|
|Dietary fiber <1g|
|Total sugars 18g|
|Added sugars 17g|
|Vitamin A||0 %DV|
|Vitamin C||0 %DV|
|Vitamin D||0 %DV|