This post may contain affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

If you’re looking for a fun Christmas activity that your kids are SURE to love, we’ve got just the thing!

We had a Christmas movie night and watched Elf (probably my favorite Christmas movie ever!) and surprised our kids with Elf spaghetti for dinner…

Now if you haven’t seen Elf, Buddy explains in the movie that Elves try and stick to the 4 food groups: Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corn and Syrup. So when he eats spaghetti for breakfast one morning, it’s topped with all kinds of sweet treats!Recipe for Elf Spaghetti

Imagine how thrilled my kids were when we told them we were going to make spaghetti the way that Buddy makes it!
So for your next Elf movie night, surprise your kids with Buddy’s Secret Recipe Spaghetti:
How to make Elf Spaghetti


Servings 1 person


  • 1-5 lbs cooked spaghetti
  • 2 lbs red and green M&Ms
  • 1 bag colorful marshmallows
  • 2 c chocolate syrup
  • 2-10 chocolate fudge Pop-Tarts
  • 1 pint maple syrup


  • Place desired amount of spaghetti on a plate.
  •  Top with each of the rest of the ingredients, in listed order only. The secret to this recipe is finishing with the maple syrup so that you can guarantee syrup in every single bite.
  • Eat with your hands…forks are overrated.