First Christmas Bento {and recipe}

by rachel on December 8, 2010

in Tot Food

I may have hit the jackpot — finding a “sandwich” that my kids will devour.


Baked sandwiches.

Pigs in a blanket.

Whatever they’re named, the kidlets LOVE them.

And, they were a piece of cake to make.

It’s a win-win bento.

Christmas Kolaches

  • Premade raw biscuits (if using biscuit dough, cut out your biscuit shapes prior to completing the following steps.)
  • Favorite meat — sausages, black forest ham, etc
  • Shredded cheese


  1. Flatten each biscuit  (by hand or with a rolling pin) .  Using small Christmas-themed cookie cutters, cut out one Christmas shape for each kolache you’ll be making.
  2. Using a small brush or pastry brush, dab food coloring on the cut-out shapes.
  3. With the remaining biscuits, roll them out and fill with the meat and shredded cheese.
  4. Fold the sides up over the biscuit, like an envelope.
  5. Position the Christmas cut-out on the wrapped kolache and gently press it into the dough.
  6. Bake according to the recommended temperature and time settings for your biscuits/mix instructions.
  7. Remove and let cool before feeding them to hungry kidlets.

As far as the rest of our bento . . .

  • Fresh oranges from our tree (YES!)
  • Sliced carrots and “Laughing Cow Dip”
  • Candy Canes

Interested in our bento box?  It’s a Bright Bin New Generation Box; two tiers with divided compartments.  We LOVE it!

Click here for my full review and a fantastic discount code.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kris December 8, 2010 at 4:37 am

DH loves kolaches. We stop in West everytime we visit the ILs in TX so we can get some for him!


Laurel December 8, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I love kolaches from Texas too with sausage.


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