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What to leave for SantaPosted at 12:02PM, 21 December 2012 by Lily Barclay - Writer, bbcgoodfood.com
There are only so many mince pies and port one person can eat, so give Santa something to be really jolly about this Christmas by treating him to something special and scrumptious. Rumour has it that Rudolph has fallen off the carrot bandwagon, so we've thrown in a few tasty treats to keep him happy too...
Rudolph's carrot flapjacks
These moist oaty bakes are brilliant for making with kids, the recipe is so simple and there is lots of stirring fun to be had. They are packed full of oats, fruit, spices and seeds so Rudolph will be whizzing around the houses in record time. They can be a bit messy to eat though so expect some crumbs on the floor come Christmas morning...
Ok, so this might not be strictly sticking with tradition, but we think Santa might need to kick back and relax after all that frantic present delivery.
Sugar dusted mince pie parcels
If Christmas Eve is pretty hectic at your house and you don't want to start baking mince pies from scratch, these cinnamon dusted parcels cause minimum mess and are ready in no time - just make sure Santa doesn't eat them all in one go.
Rudolph's snowball carrot muffins
Help the kids make a little festive magic of their own this Christmas, with these fluffy snowball carrot muffins, which should be just up Rudolph's street. Although it's probably best for the whole family to give them a little taste test just to make sure they are on par for that very fussy reindeer.
Double gingerbread men
If you think Santa isn't a mince pie fan, then help the kids whip up these irresistible double ginger gingerbread men, which even the smallest hands can get involved with. A stressed-out Santa is sure to enjoy one of these with a calming cup of tea before bed.
Mulled apple juice
If you are a bit worried about Santa drinking on the job, then leave him out a glass of this festive mulled apple juice, which makes a great alternative to wine. He does have a sleigh to ride after all.
Snowcapped fairy cakes
No one will be able to resist these snowcapped fairy cakes, let alone a hungry Santa Claus. The kids will have loads of fun icing and decorating their creations and Santa is sure to be super-impressed. We think they are best served with a warming glass of appleberry mulled wine.
What do you leave out for Santa Claus in your house?