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Today Let’s…Have Some Fun!

Using this free, printable template, your Scout Elf left you a note: “Today Let’s…Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies!” The cookies may not last long, but the sweet memories will last forever.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Optional items needed to bake chocolate chip cookies

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable sign, “Today Let’s…”
  2. They will fill it in with a fun activity you all can do together such as bake chocolate chip cookies, watch a Christmas movie, build a snowman, etc.

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Scrumptious Sweet Treat Soup Recipe

Your Scout Elf is ready to mix it up in the kitchen. Their special recipe for Scrumptious Sweet Treat Soup satisfies all their candy cravings!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Optional food items to match recipe
    • Mini marshmallows
    • Jelly beans
    • Sprinkles
    • Peppermints
    • Cookies
    • Candy canes

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will gather the ingredients necessary to whip up a bowl of Scrumptious Sweet Treat Soup.
  3. They will follow the recipe step by step.
  4. They will dig into their delicious dinner. Will you try a bite?

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Breakfast…Scout Elf Style!

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Breakfast just got a whole lot SWEETER with the help of your sugar-loving, inventive Scout Elf, who’s dreamed up a silly, sweet breakfast for you to enjoy.


Materials:

  • Toast
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf learned a thing or two from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, so they whipped up a sugary, sweet breakfast by spreading icing on toast and then topping it with sprinkles. Voila!

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Miniature Gingerbread House

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Oh, snap! This elf created teensy weensy gingerbread houses for his Merry Mini Christmas friends.


Materials:

  • Merry Minis
  • Graham crackers
  • Jelly beans
  • Mini lollipops
  • Coconut shavings
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Mini candy canes
  • Icing

Instructions:

  1. To create mini gingerbread houses for the Merry Minis, your Scout Elf will use icing to attach two graham crackers together and to secure jelly beans as the roof.
  2. They can also create mini sleds with a graham cracker and mini candy canes.
  3. They will add embellishments to the festive scene with coconut shavings, mini marshmallows and mini lollipops.

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Christmas Pancake Party

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It’s a festive flapjack party when your Scout Elf returns home for the holidays! They’ll make a grand entrance by whipping up delicious pancakes for you all to enjoy together.


Materials:

  • Pancakes prepared according to favorite recipe
  • Array of fruit, candy and other toppings depending on the pancake
    • Raspberries
    • Mini marshmallows
    • Mini and regular chocolate chips
    • Bananas
    • Brown decorating icing
    • Blue decorating icing
    • Powdered sugar
    • Dried cherries
    • Strawberries
    • Dried mangos
    • Blue coated candies
    • Blueberry
    • Bacon
    • Blackberry
    • Yellow chocolate coated candy

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will get busy in the kitchen whipping up a batch up pancakes.
  2. Then, they will use an array of fruit, candy and other toppings to create pancakes that resemble themself or their furry friends!

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Craving Hot Cocoa

To help you satisfy your sweet tooth, your Scout Elf brought back a new North Pole recipe for a big batch of hot cocoa! After assembling the chocolate-y treat, your elf will leave a note asking your family to grab a mug and top your cup of piping hot cocoa with a variety of fun ingredients, like sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate chips and more. And of course, don’t forget the marshmallows!


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Polar Pop-Tarts® Palace

With a Kellogg’s® Pop-Tarts® Crisps roof and delicious gumdrop embellishments, this gingerbread house is sure to be one of the most scrumptious the Scout Elves have ever made! Look for the elves on specially marked packs of Pop-Tarts® Crisps this season and then leave them out so your elf can create this fun idea.

Materials:

  • Gingerbread house kit or sheet of gingerbread dough
  • Pop-Tarts® Crisps
  • White icing
  • Toothpicks
  • Gumdrops
  • Other colorful candies

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will build the base for their Pop-Tarts® Crisps palace by assembling four gingerbread walls from a kit, or by baking and cutting out four walls from a sheet of gingerbread dough.
  2. To create a roof, your elf will lay five Pop-Tarts® Crisps across the top of the house so that they overlap slightly to look like roof shingles. To hold the crisps in place, your elf will use a combination of toothpicks and icing.
  3. Using white icing, your elf will add windows, a door and trim to the house.
  4. As a final festive touch, your elf will place gumdrops along the icing to make their new Polar Pop-Tarts® Palace feel like home!

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Mini Milk and Cookies

Materials:

  • Cookie dough
  • 1 oz. glasses (the perfect size for a shot of milk!)
  • Straws
  • Knife

Instructions:

  1. Using the smallest drinking glasses they can find, your elf will create a small snack to show you how Scout Elves enjoy cookies at the North Pole!
  2. First, your elf will use cookie dough to create tiny elf-sized chocolate chip cookies and bake them according to the package instructions.
  3. Once the cookies are complete, your elf will use a knife to cut a small slit in the cookie so that it can be placed on the rim of the 1 oz. glass so they have a shot of milk to wash down the cookie.
  4. After pouring the milk and adding a festive straw, your elf is ready to show your family this fun-sized snack!

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Strawberry Santa Hats


Materials:

  • Mini brownies
  • White icing or whipped cream
  • Strawberries
  • Scout Elves at Play® tools: Peppermint Grappling Hook, Candy Cane Cable and Holiday Harness

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elves are Santa’s biggest fans, and your Scout Elf has created a tasty treat to pay homage to the big man in red! After cutting off the tops of the strawberries, your Scout Elf will be ready to assemble these sweet “Santa hats.”
  2. Your Scout Elf will use icing or whipped cream to attach the strawberry to the top of a mini brownie.
  3. For a finishing touch, your Scout Elf will squeeze a dollop of icing or whipped cream to the top of the strawberry.
  4. Holding steady with the Holiday Harness, your elf will dangle the Peppermint Grappling Hook by some Candy Cane Cable to reach for this sweet treat! (Helpful hint: the Holiday Harness works best on smooth surfaces, like mirrors or tile!)

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Reindeer Chocolate Milk


Materials:

  • Clear mugs
  • Chocolate milk
  • Paper straws
  • Orange pom-poms
  • Googly eyes
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Tape
  • Scout Elves at Play® tools: Cheery Chair

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will craft a cocoa treat that looks like the Elf Pets® Reindeer, the perfect touch for a morning meal or official North Pole Breakfast! To start, your elf will use brown pipe cleaners to create “antlers” by wrapping two smaller pieces of pipe cleaner (approximately 2 ½ inches long) around the top of one longer piece of pipe cleaner (approximately 5 inches long).
  2. Using tape, your Scout Elf will attach the “antlers,” as well as two googly eyes and an orange pom-pom “nose” to the clear mug.
  3. After filling each clear mug with hot cocoa, your elf will stick a straw in each and kneel on the Cheery Chair to take a sip!

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Christmas Cereal Cupcakes

Enjoy a yummy cupcake with a red and green sugar cookie cereal topping, courtesy of the Scout Elves who thought of a new way to enjoy The Elf on the Shelf® Sugar Cookie Cereal (available at Walmart)!

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will frost plain vanilla cupcakes with white icing.
  2. Then, they will decorate the cupcakes by adding pieces of The Elf on the Shelf® Sugar Cookie Cereal as the perfect topping!

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Sweet Wreath

Is every wreath created to hang on a door? Not necessarily. For an early a.m. surprise for her family, this Scout Elf created a pretty, taste-tempting wreath made of colorful fruit! It’s a simple, no-fuss recipe Scout Elves love preparing and it’s the perfect touch to any North Pole Breakfast.

Materials:

  • Kiwi slices, halved
  • Raspberries
  • Apple slices
  • Decorative plate

Instructions:

  1. To form a wreath, your elf will place kiwi slices in a circle on a decorative plate.
  2. Next, your elf will place raspberries on the kiwi wreath to add a splash of color.
  3. Finally, your elf will slice a red apple to create a bow and ribbon tails to decorate the wreath. Helpful hint: Keep the apples fresh by brushing them with lemon juice.

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Snowy Pretzel Treats

Mrs. Claus’ exclusive designs for Claus Couture often inspire artistic expression in Scout Elves. These snowflake goodies are just as pretty and tasteful as the design on the Claus Couture Collection® Snowflake Skirt & Scarf.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Next, your elf will dip pretzels, one pretzel at a time in the chocolate (letting the excess drip into the bowl), and will arrange them in a snowflake pattern on wax paper on a baking sheet.
  3. Then your elf will sprinkle each snowflake with blue decorator sugar and refrigerate for 2 hours or until candy coating is firm.
  4. Finally, your elf will leave a note on the Scout Elf Message Card.

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Elf Pets® Breakfast Party

Your Scout Elf is back and thrilled to celebrate their return with an official North Pole Breakfast, aka a yummy breakfast bash. Ready to play chef, your Scout Elf will whip up adorable kid-size pancakes honoring their Elf Pets® pals.

Materials:

  • Your elf’s favorite pancake batter, mixed and prepared according to package or recipe directions
  • Seedless red grapes
  • Raspberries
  • Your elf’s favorite whipped cream
  • Chocolate chips
  • Kiwi slices

Instructions:

  1. Instructions for the reindeer pancake: For the reindeer face, your elf will whip up one pancake about 4 inches in diameter and another about 2 inches in diameter plus two spherical shapes for the ears and six elongated shapes for the antlers. As shown in the picture, your elf will assemble the pancake pieces to form a reindeer head and use chocolate chips for the mouth, a grape for the nose and a dollop of whipped cream topped with one chocolate chip for the eye.
  2. Instructions for the Saint Bernard pancake: For the Saint Bernard face, your elf will whip up one pancake about 4 inches in diameter and another about 2 inches in diameter plus two spherical shapes for the ears. As shown in the picture, your elf will assemble the pancake pieces to form a Saint Bernard head and use grapes for the eyes and nose, chocolate chips for the mouth and a raspberry for the tongue.
  3. Optional decoration: To add a cheery touch to every plate, your elf will top kiwi slices with raspberries.

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Hot Cocoa Cookies


Materials:

  • Flat cookies
  • Icing
  • Large marshmallows
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Baking chocolate
  • Mini candy canes
  • Knife
  • Heart candies (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will celebrate his or her love of cocoa in a new way today with these marshmallowy, chocolatey cookies that look just like a mug of hot chocolate!
  2. To make these cookies your elf will start by laying out the flat cookies of their choosing, and spreading icing on them (this is what your elf will use to hold the other ingredients in place).
  3. Once the icing is spread, your elf will press a large marshmallow firmly onto the cookie.
  4. Next, your elf will take the baking chocolate and melt it according to the package instructions. After letting it cool for a couple of minutes, your elf will carefully spoon the chocolate on the top of each marshmallow.
  5. While the chocolate is still warm, your elf will stick mini marshmallows on top of the chocolate.
  6. To create the handle, your elf will use a knife to cut off the curved part of a mini candy cane, and stick it into the side of the marshmallow.
  7. As a final finishing touch, your Scout Elf will add a heart candy to the front of each cookie to show you how much he or she loves hot cocoa—and your family!

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Pupcakes


Materials:

  • Cupcakes
  • White frosting
  • Chocolate icing
  • Small oval-shaped cookies
  • Candy eyeballs (available at most craft stores)
  • Brown candy-coated chocolates
  • Pink chewing gum
  • Frustum-shaped milk chocolates
  • Yellow gumdrops
  • Red ribbon
  • Toothpicks
  • Precision knife

Instructions:

  1. There’s only one thing better than cupcakes—pupcakes made to look like the Elf Pets® Saint Bernard! Your Scout Elf will start to craft these special treats by frosting the tops of the cupcakes with white frosting.
  2. Using chocolate icing, your Scout Elf will create two identical oval-shaped spots the cupcakes, leaving a white strip in between.
  3. Next, your Scout Elf will stick two oval-shaped cookies on each iced spot to make the pup’s “ears.”
  4. Your Scout Elf will place two of the candy eyeballs on the edge of the spots a little more than halfway up the cupcake.
  5. Just below the eyes, your Scout Elf will place a brown candy-coated chocolate as a “nose.”
  6. Your Scout Elf will use the chocolate icing to draw a mouth that connects to the nose and curves out on both sides.
  7. At the spot where the “mouth” curves outward, your Scout Elf will place a bubblegum “tongue” made by flattening sticks of pink bubble gum and using as precision knife to cut small oval-shaped tongues that have one flat side.
  8. To create the Saint Bernard pup’s barrel, your Scout Elf will use chocolate icing to connect the two larger sides of two frustum-shaped milk chocolates (bucket-shaped chocolate treats with caramel in the center).
  9. To create the barrel’s heart charm, your Scout Elf will flatten a yellow gumdrop and cut small heart shapes using the precision knife.
  10. After connecting the heart charm to the barrel using chocolate icing, your Scout Elf will attach the entire barrel to the cupcake using toothpicks.
  11. Your Scout Elf will tie a red ribbon around the base of the cupcake as the Saint Bernard’s collar, and place the cupcakes out for you to “woof” down!

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Fun Treat Cups


Materials:

  • Cup wrap template
  • Color printer
  • Scissors
  • 10 oz. plastic cup
  • Double-sided tape

Instructions:

  1. Print and cut out the cup wraps.
  2. Tape the wraps onto 10 oz. cups.
  3. Fill the cups with a delicious snack for you to enjoy.

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Puppy Print Cookies


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. With the help of the Elf Pets® Saint Bernard, your Scout Elf came up with a “paw-fect” idea for pup-themed cookies! After bringing back some cookies from the North Pole, your Scout Elf will use chocolate icing to draw paw prints on each cookie.
  2. Your elf will perch right on the plate with a Scout Elf Message Card asking you to try his or her creations!

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Mini Marshmallow Men


Materials:

  • Large and small marshmallows
  • Icing
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Small sprinkles
  • Orange gumdrops
  • Licorice

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf decided to craft a sweet set of snowmen out of marshmallows to help you indulge your sweet tooth! To start, your elf will use icing to connect small marshmallows to the tops of the large marshmallows.
  2. On the bottom marshmallows, your elf will use icing to attach small round sprinkles to look like buttons.
  3. On the top marshmallows, your elf will use icing to attach small round sprinkles as eyes, small cut up pieces of orange gumdrops for noses and pieces of licorice as mouths.
  4. Your elf will insert pretzel sticks into the sides of the bottom marshmallows to create arms.
  5. Once the snowmen are decorated, your elf will wait for you to find their delicious new friends!

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People-Friendly Pupcakes


Materials:

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 8 oz. apple sauce
  • 1 ½ bananas, mashed
  • 8 oz. light cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • Large bowl
  • Muffin tin
  • Cupcake liners
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Elf Pets® Saint Bernard

Instructions:

  1. The more, the merrier—especially when it comes to sharing sweets! Your elf decided to help you and your favorite pups indulge in a yummy treat by mixing the first 8 ingredients for “pupcakes,” which any man, elf or Elf Pets® Saint Bernard can enjoy!
  2. Then, your elf will place cupcake papers in a muffin tin and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Your elf will start the recipe by mixing the first 8 ingredients for the pupcakes together in a bowl.
  4. After the ingredients are thoroughly combined, your elf will put the batter into the cupcake liners, leaving a ½ inch of space at the top (Helpful hint: the batter will not rise much).
  5. After baking about 12 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into the pupcake comes out clean), your elf will let them cool.
  6. As they do, your elf will create the frosting by beating the softened cream cheese until fluffy, and then mixing in the peanut butter and honey.
  7. After icing each pupcake, your elf will invite everyone to dig in!
  8. Note: In general, all ingredients are pet friendly; however, Scout Elves should use their best judgment when creating this recipe to ensure their family’s pet is able to safely consume all ingredients.

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Christmas Cookie Creations

Icing, sprinkles and cookies—oh my! Your Scout Elf got busy baking and left out all the items needed to deck out your own specially-shaped Christmas cookies. But that’s not all, your elf also left you a note asking you to pitch in and decorate the cookies during your very own cookie decorating party!

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Healthy And Happy

Materials:

  • Leafy greens
  • Fruits
  • Milk
  • Whole Grains
  • Protein

Instructions:

Elves can’t resist sweets, but that doesn’t mean they don’t value the five food groups when they sit down at Mrs. Claus’ table! To show you how much they care about nutrition, your elf will gather a healthy feast from the fridge for your family to enjoy.

Eating veggies definitely equals a good report to Santa!

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Ice Cream Social


Materials:

  • Sugar cones
  • Chocolate chips
  • Candy truffles
  • Sprinkles
  • Zipper storage bag
  • Scissors
  • Knife

Instructions:

  1. Scout Elves love to make petite versions of ice cream cones by cutting off the bottom 2 ¼” of a normal-sized sugar cone.
  2. In a small bowl, your elf will melt about 2 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips or white chocolate chips. In the microwave, melting the chocolate takes about 45 seconds. To prevent burning, your elf will stir the chocolate halfway through the cooking time.
  3. Using a spoon, your elf will spread some of the melted chocolate onto the bottom of a round candy truffle and will place the truffle on top of the piece of sugar cone.
  4. To make sure the chocolate holds the truffle and the cone together, your elf will place the mini ice cream cone in the freezer until the connection is solid.
  5. To create the chocolate ice cream cone topping, your elf will repeat step two. This time, the melted chocolate is transferred into a zipper storage bag.
  6. To create a makeshift piping bag, your elf will cut a corner off of the zipper storage bag and will drizzle the chocolate on top of the truffle.
  7. Sprinkles are the perfect topping for this mini treat!

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Welcome Back Breakfast


Materials:

  • Mini waffles
  • Mini chocolate-covered donuts
  • Red candy-coated chocolates
  • Pretzels
  • White and black writing icing
  • Festive table decorations

Instructions:

  1. Place a red candy-coated chocolate in the middle of the mini chocolate-covered donut for the reindeer’s nose.
  2. Use white and black writing icing to create two eyes for the reindeer.
  3. Bite off bits of two pretzels to make them look like pointy antlers, then stick the pretzels in the top of the donut.
  4. Dig in to your yummy North Pole Breakfast!

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