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5 Festive New Year's Eve Treats For Kids

Dec 31 2011 - 4:27am

Kick off the New Year with kid-friendly treats to be enjoyed by the whole family. Refashion your children's favorite sweets with edible sparkles or cleverly ice classic desserts to create a festive platter of goodies. These sweet treats are sure to please your little ones while the clock is ticking, so break out the fruit juice bubbly and get ready to toast to 2012.

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Glittery Gold Cupcakes

Revamp your standard vanilla cupcake recipe by adding edible gold stars [2] for a fun, unexpected twist. The sparkly sprinkles would also add a touch of celebration to clear beverages.

A Cookie Clock Platter

Bake a dozen of their favorite dessert — whether it's your famous chocolate chip cookies or a dish of delicious brownies — and place the twelve pieces around the rim of a plate. Let your kids pick out their favorite icing, then frost each cookie with the numbers one through 12 and create clock hands in the middle.

A Fruit-Flavored Toast

Keep the "cheers" kid-appropriate with a classic Shirley Temple. Check out our recipe [3] or let your little ones concoct their own.

Sources: Getty [4] and Flickr User Catriona Ward [5]

Polished Pops

For goodies that glow, consider coating your cake pops with metallic gold food spray [6] — or, better yet, let your children add the sparkle themselves. See our simple " rel="nofollow">cake pop recipe [7] for tips on crafting the trendy treat.

Sparkling Sips

Pour a fruity cider into festive flutes and clink glasses with your kids as the clock strikes 12. Make the moment extra special by decorating the stemware with streamers and confetti.


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