[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Friday October 15, 2021    
[Mikee Elf]
Crafts for Kids!

These Christmas Elf puppets are so cute and even more fun to make. A perfect Christmas craft activity to keep you and your own little elves entertained during the Holidays.

These adorable North Pole Times Elves are the perfect DIY ornament for kids to make and hang on the Christmas tree!

These DIY Christmas Pop Up Cards are fun and simple to make. Choose from a variety of elves and characters direct from the North Pole to make a unique gift that is loads of fun to share with friends and family.


This fun little Clothespin Snowman craft is super easy to make and just as versatile. Glue them to presents to make a cute gift tag holder. Clip them to your tree for a fun kid-made ornament. Or hide them around the house and have your very own Christmas Snowman Hunt just like you would for an Easter egg hunt.

A wonderful DIY Christmas craft for toddlers and preschoolers. This easy-to-make Hand Print Christmas Wreath is super cute and makes a beautiful decoration, keepsake, or gift to keep the house festive all season.

This fun DIY paper cone Christmas Tree craft is super easy to make and a perfect holiday decoration to show off.

This Reindeer Headband craft is just too cute and would be perfect headwear for watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

This adorable Santa Paper Plate Mask craft is a great craft for your child using things you most likely have around your home.

It's the most wonderful time of the year but it wouldn't be complete without Santa in his sleigh.

Kids 5 and under love to get creative with different painting techniques. Painting with sponges is a simple and fun way to explore basic shapes to paint and cut out.

Crock Pot Candy

[Crock Pot Candy]

INGREDIENTS:
2 pounds dry-roasted peanuts
2 pounds almond bark* (I used chocolate; however vanilla will also work.)
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
4-ounce German chocolate bar*
Mini paper baking cups
Sprinkles, optional


PROCEDURE:
Put all of the ingredients in a crock pot. Cover and set the temperature to warm.

Let sit for 1 hour; then stir the mixture.

Continue to heat for another hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes for an additional hour or until the chocolate is completely melted.

Once everything is melted, portion out the candy into mini paper baking cups. (I found it helpful to place the cups in a mini muffin pan before filling them with the candy to help them keep their shape. This isn't required, just helpful.)

Top with sprinkles and allow to cool until set.

Pack and store in an airtight container.

*Michael found these ingredients at his local Wal-mart in the baking section. He assumes that most well-stocked grocery stores / Wal-mart (with grocery section) will carry them. As far as he knows, these ingredients can not be replaced with something else to yield the same results.

Inspired by Charm


Christmas Cookies

[Chocolate Kiss Cherry Cookies]

Chocolate Kiss Cherry Cookies

These little cherry flavored gems are Rudolph's favorite. Any ideas as to why?

[Classic Spritz Cookies]

Classic Spritz Cookies

A delicate, crisp little cookie, ( also known as Swedish Butter Cookie) with a deep buttery flavor.

[Cranberry Bliss Cookies]

Cranberry Bliss Cookies

Nothing short of heavenly. Quite sweet, but the extra tart of the cream cheese and cranberries gives just the perfect tart touch to leave you craving just one more.

[Elf Cookies]

Elf Cookies

Try these cookies on the sweet-tooth in the family. Our Elves love 'em... yours will too!

[Grandma K's Molasses Cookies  ]

Grandma K's Molasses Cookies

There's nothing like a nice molasses cookie and a glass of milk during the holidays.

[Holiday Wreaths]

Holiday Wreaths

Another festive treat from Ali Elf! You've got to try it.

[Nut Butterballs]

Nut Butterballs

How about this nutty treat for your holiday party

[Peanut Blossoms]

Peanut Blossoms

You're going to love these little treats, direct from Mrs. Claus' Kitchen at the North Pole!

[Santa's Crinkles]

Santa's Crinkles

Yet another tasty treat from Ali Elf. Be careful though, you'll probably want to eat a lot of these.

[Santa's Favorite Cookies]

Santa's Favorite Cookies

Here they are! Santa's Favorite Cookies. Tried and tested on Santa himself. Leave a couple of these out Christmas Eve to make Santa REAL happy!

[Snickerdoodle Cookies]

Snickerdoodle Cookies

These are a favorite of stable elves; the elves who take care of Santa's reindeer.

[Snowball Cookies]

Snowball Cookies

Here's another favorite of the Elves. We think you will enjoy them too.

[Spicy Gingerbread Cookies]

Spicy Gingerbread Cookies

These Spicy Gingerbread Cookies have a bold flavor that's sure to tantalize your taste buds.

[Sugar Cookies]

Sugar Cookies

Toss a plate of these on the table and watch them disappear right before your very eyes.

[Thumbprint Cookies]

Thumbprint Cookies

These tasty little treats are sure to please the most discerning of your guests.

[White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies]

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies

Here's a cookie recipe you'll go "Nuts" over.

Cakes & Pies

[Applesauce Cake]

Applesauce Cake

A truly old fashioned flavored cake that is a moist, tender, spice cake with applesauce, nuts and raisins. Delicious!

[Cherry Pie]

Cherry Pie

An easy cherry pie recipe that is certain to put smiles on the faces of all the elves in your family - young or old.

[Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread]

Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread

It's not the holidays without Danielle Elf's wonderful Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread. The reduced sugar and little extra kick of cinnamon is a Santa favorite.

[Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie]

Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie

This classic homemade fresh pumpkin pie recipe has been a favorite at the North Pole. This is the pie Mrs. Claus serves at Thanksgiving and Christmas day feasts.

[Pumpkin Roll]

Pumpkin Roll

This wonderful pumpkin roll recipe is sure to delight your family and holiday guests this season. Dad's in particular will welcome a slice to top off their holiday feast.

Holiday Sweets & Treats

[Apple Cranberry Crisp]

Apple Cranberry Crisp

A warm and bubbly holiday treat from back in the day. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or just by itself.

[Crock Pot Candy]

Crock Pot Candy

This Crock Pot Candy just might be the ultimate holiday treat! Not only is it easy to make, it’s really delicious and a great treat to share for Christmas.

[Dark Fudge]

Dark Fudge

Here's a recipe from our very own Ali Elf. This is sure to please.

[Figgy Pudding]

Figgy Pudding

Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, And bring it right here.

[Ice Cream Snowman Surprise]

Ice Cream Snowman Surprise

Here's a fun treat that all the Elves like to make for dessert.

[Old Fashioned Christmas Popcorn]

Old Fashioned Christmas Popcorn

Just a fun treat for the holidays. Perfect for snacking, gift giving and get togethers.

[Old Fashioned Cranberry Sauce]

Old Fashioned Cranberry Sauce

This old fashioned cranberry sauce will remind you of Grandma's cooking. The flavor is sweet with a touch of fresh berry tartness. And the added cinnamon and cloves is sure to make this one of your holiday favorites.

[Papa’s Peanut Brittle]

Papa’s Peanut Brittle

A favorite holiday treat in Papa Dean's house. Perfect for snacking while watching your favorite Christmas movie.

[Peppermint Hot Chocolate]

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

A quick little treat to warm your bones while watching that holiday show.

[Tiny Tim's Holiday Pudding]

Tiny Tim's Holiday Pudding

Now is the time to prepare your Christmas puddings. This is a traditional English recipe.

Holiday Appetizers

[Arctic Shrimp]

Arctic Shrimp

A tasty shrimp recipe direct from the Arctic.

[Barbecue Jelly Meatballs]

Barbecue Jelly Meatballs

A little zip and tang will have your mouth watering and coming back for more.

[Barbeque Cocktail Wieners]

Barbeque Cocktail Wieners

Your holiday party is just not complete without them!

[Chili Meatballs]

Chili Meatballs

Here's a great treat for that holiday party.

[Crab and Gouda Stuffed Mushrooms]

Crab and Gouda Stuffed Mushrooms

More Arctic pleasure for the holiday appetizer table.

[Deviled Clams]

Deviled Clams

A GREAT treat for your holiday get together from the kitchen of Grandma Tietge!

[Egg Nog]

Egg Nog

No matter how you look at it, homemade is best! Treat your friends and family to this traditional holiday treat.

[Honey Garlic Little Smokies]

Honey Garlic Little Smokies

Corey's Crockpot Honey Garlic Little Smokies Sausages are BURSTING with flavor and incredibly easy to make. Guests will be demanding this recipe on the spot.

[Honey-Bacon Snack Mix]

Honey-Bacon Snack Mix

A quick mix with a little kick to start off that holiday party.

[Marinated Cheese, Tomato and Olive]

Marinated Cheese, Tomato and Olive

Put these little treats on the table at your holiday party and watch them disappear before your very eyes!

[Mince Nuggets]

Mince Nuggets

Here's a little something you just might enjoy!

[Mini Bacon-Wrapped Sausages]

Mini Bacon-Wrapped Sausages

Who doesn't like bacon? These smoky sausage bites burst with flavor.

[Snow Crab Claws with Cilantro Aiol]

Snow Crab Claws with Cilantro Aiol

A decadent treat for the seafood lover, straight from the Arctic.

[Spice Butter Roasted Chestnuts]

Spice Butter Roasted Chestnuts

These roasted chestnuts will make Jack Frost nip at his own nose.

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[Meet the Elves]

[Ellie Elf]

Ellie Elf

Professor Ellie Elf loves to teach about all things Christmas. She's specializes in math and quantum physics but enjoys the less complicated lessons as well.

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[The North Pole Times News Team]