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Kid-Friendly Holiday Treats: Buffalo Cheese Stars and Holiday Party Mix

Kid-Friendly Holiday Treats: Buffalo Cheese Stars and Holiday Party Mix Whether you’re making dishes to take to gatherings with friends, family or coworkers, kids watch their parents cook a lot during the holiday season. This year, maybe it’s time to slow down a little and let them help.  

There are many kid-friendly recipes that they can easily join in on. Depending on their ages, kids can either help you get the job done twice as fast or twice as slow, but either way you will definitely make special family time memories during the holiday season!
 
Christmas Morning Sausage and Cheese Muffins
Ingredients
    1 lb. mild ground pork sausage
    1 cup Moore's Original Marinade
    1 tsp. onion powder
    3 cups all-purpose baking mix
    1 (10.75 oz) can condensed fiesta nacho cheese soup
    2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
    3/4 cup buttermilk (water or milk will work too)
    1-2 cups Moore's Honey BBQ Sauce
 
Instructions
  1. Marinate sausage in Moore's Original Marinade for 30 Minutes
  2. Cook sausage and onion powder in a large skillet over medium to med-high heat, stirring until it crumbles and no longer pink. Drain and cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 375.
  4. Let the kids mix sausage, baking mix, and shredded cheese in a large bowl.
  5. In a separate bowl, stir together the soup and buttermilk.
  6. Add the soup mixture to the sausage mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  7. Scoop the mixture into lightly greased mini muffin tins, filling to tops of cups.
  8. CAREFULLY, place the muffin tins into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Now everybody gets to help clean up!
  10. Serve with a small bowl of Moore's Honey BBQ Sauce for delicious dipping


Buffalo Cheese Stars
Ingredients
    ½ cup (1 stick) butter, salted, room temperature
    2 cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, room temperature
    1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
    ½ t. salt
    4-5 t. Moore’s Buffalo Wing Sauce
 
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a mixer, cream the butter and the cheese
  3. Add salt, flour, and Moore’s Buffalo Sauce and continue to mix until combined thoroughly
  4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it’s ¼ “ thick and then let the kids cut them out using a star-shaped cookie cutter 
  5. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown
 
 
Moore’s Holiday Party Mix
Ingredients
    2 tbsp. Moore's Original Marinade
    1 12-oz. box Crispix cereal
    1 cup pretzels
    2 tsp lemon juice
    Dash of sugar
    ½ tsp onion salt (or powder)
    1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
    6 tbsp. margarine melted
    2 tsp garlic powder
    Dash of seasoned salt
    1 pkg. red and green M&Ms
    1 bag cheese puff balls
    1 cup raisins
    1 cup nuts
 
Instructions
  1. Combine Moore’s Original, cereal, pretzels, lemon juice, sugar, onion salt, and Worcestershire with melted butter
  2. Bake in a 13" x 9" x 2" pan in the oven at 255° F for 45 minutes while stirring every 15 minutes
  3. Season to taste
  4. Let the kids add cheese puff balls, red and green M&Ms, raisins, nuts and mix it all together
  
Cooking together can be a fun activity during the holidays, especially when there’s so much of it going on! So let the kids join in on the stirring and mixing on these kid-friendly recipes and they’re sure to have a great time and make some memories during the holidays!