These fun Santa hat homemade horse treats are perfect for gifting this holiday season and simple enough for even the faintest of crafters. They are sure to be a hit at this year‚Äôs Christmas barn party.
Makes one dozen horse treats.
- 12 sugar cones
- 1 can red aerosol food coloring
- 1/2 cup white chocolate
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- 2 tbsp. honey or molasses
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 1/2 tbsp. flour
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 sandwich bag
- 12 cellophane baggies
- 12 gift tags
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix oats, water, and honey or molasses in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for two minutes.
Add in carrots, brown sugar, and flour. Microwave on high for two minutes.
Stuff sugar cones with mixture. Use approximately one ice-cream scoop.
Note:¬†The mixture will not fill the cone all the way to the pointy tip.
Place cones on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Note:¬†Cones may begin to open up a bit during baking. No worries, simple lay the cone on its side as soon as it comes out of the oven to bend the flap back into shape.
Once the cones have cooled (you can put them in the fridge to expedite the cooling process) stand them up on parchment paper and spray with food coloring. The food coloring will dry quickly. Once dry, spray the cones with a second coat to achieve a rich red color. When finished, transfer cones back to a cookie sheet so they can go in the fridge after chocolate is applied.
Put white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Put back in the microwave for 20 seconds, then remove and stir. Continue this process until the chips are melted.
Put melted chips in a sandwich bag. Be sure to use a bag that is not pleated on the bottom. Let the chips rest for approximately a minute. The chips will remain melted but become a bit stiffer which makes for easier decorating.
Snip a small hole in the tip of the bag and use to make the fur on the rim of the cone and the ball on top. Place in fridge for about 5 minutes.
Voila you have homemade horse treat Santa hats!
Optional:¬†Wrap and pack for gift giving.