As promised last week, when we shared some delicious and simple Hanukkah treat ideas, here are some fabulous and tasty Christmas treats for you to make this year with your family. Enjoy!
Hot Chocolate Dippers
This one could not be simpler! Dip candy canes in melted chocolate (dark, milk, or even white!), then drizzle with white (or milk) chocolate for added pizzazz. If you choose to get fancy, you could even add a mini marshmellow or two!
Brownie Christmas Trees
Cut brownies into triangles, add a thin candy cane as the trunk, decorate with icing and Red Hots – or any candy of your choosing. Simple, fun, and festive!
For these adorable bites of deliciousness, you’ll need a few more ingredients…large marshmellows, lollipop/popsicle/ or pretzel sticks, ribbon, melting chocolate, cinnamon candy, small pretzels, candied pearls (or other candies) for the eyes.
It’s a tad more labor intensive than the other treats I’ve shared with you, so here are directions…
Break the pretzels in half, you’ll need two halves for each reindeer’s antlers. Count out your cinnamon candies, score the tops of the marshmellows (for the pretzels) and put them on the sticks. Once your assembly line is set, it’s time to melt your chocolate.
Place chocolate melts or chocolate chips in a microwaveable glass bowl. Microwave on high at 20-30 second intervals, stirring each time until chocolate is just melted, but not too hot. Dip a marshmallow into the chocolate, covering it entirely. Use the backside of a spoon to smooth out the side and top, and to remove any excess. Repeat the process on the next marshmallow.
After about five or six marshmallows, add the pretzel antlers, by gently inserting them into the scored parts of the marshmallows, and hold them for a few seconds to make sure they are secure. This might take some practice, so be patient!
For the nose and eyes, you can either add them when the chocolate is still wet, or finish the whole batch, then dab some melted chocolate onto each piece and attach it to the marshmallow to make the face.
Once they are completely dry, tie a small piece of ribbon around the stick like a scarf. Ta da – so very cute!!
Merry Christmas! Enjoy your delicious – and adorable – holiday treats!
Today I thought you might enjoy a stroll through vintage Christmas memory lane. Karen, of My Desert Cottage, home reflects the cottage style and gives off that warm, cozy, welcome feel as soon as you enter. But during the Christmas season she goes all out to transform her home into a beautiful vintage Christmas wonderland. A web designer by trade Karen’s free time is spent creating pretty vintage items. As you will see in this tour of her home, many of her Christmas decorations are hand crafted by her.
These snowflakes are the bomb! She made these too! Loading her mantle garland with glass ornaments, lights, crystals, berries and paper snowflakes make this a show-stopper for sure! Keeping with the theme Karen used vintage sheet music to create the snowflakes.
Adorning the dining room chandelier with greens, glass ornaments and antique tinsel adds more ambiance to the room. Hanging the glass balls and crystals is such a pretty touch to the already gorgeous chandelier decor.
What girl doesn’t love a pom-pom? They just make you smile. Today I’m featuring this cute post from two shades of pink blogspot. She took simple supplies and made these adorable pom-pom gift tags. Here’s what she had to say:
“So my preoccupation with all things yarn continues. And as most of you probably already know…making a pom pom can be rather addicting. They are so fun, so colorful, and I thought to myself…something this fun should be on a stick. Seriously, aren’t things cuter on a stick?
I used washi tape and double sided tape to secure the pockets.
This one I just folded over and taped the edges but left a little space by the fold for the stick to slide into.
But of course my favorite is with a little bit of simplicity.