Monday, December 07, 2009

*Also, Sugar

So here's another post to add to the folder I like to call "Proof that your early childhood was filled with Christmas magic*."


One of my family's favorite Christmas cookies, chocolate cherry thumbprints.



Baking with Mom or Nina or Nonny or Lynda, depending on which of us you're asking. Or perhaps we'll just say, the children's maternal grandmother.



Pretzel dipping. Who needs to bake when you can just dunk stuff in chocolate?



Addy was initially very painstaking and methodical in her dipping.



Eli dove right in.



I may use this picture in our Christmas letter- sure, they have food on their faces, but on the other hand, any picture with clean faces would seem clearly posed and unrealistic.



Mint chocolate dipped pretzels. I also made some with white chocolate rolled in crushed candy canes. Both kinds turned out AWESOME and ADDICTIVE. I am totally making more in a few days, because my supply is, uh, already mysteriously depleted. Thanks for the idea, Lori!



The kids' project- chocolate and sprinkle dipped mini pretzel rods. After watching them slobber all over the pretzels and their own hands before dipping, these little goodies are being enjoyed ONLY by the kids.

13 comments:

Scottish Twins said...

Yum. Now I'm hungry!

Shelly said...

Those look fantasic! And easy. In fact, I think I know what my co-workers are getting for Christmas. Thanks!

Fran said...

I have seen so many posts about dipping pretzels that I must kick myself for not thinking of it on my own!! I am totally going to do some rolled in crushed candy canes now!!

Jess said...

This looks so fun! And that photo is DEFINITELY card-worthy.

Jana said...

I'm totally stealing the dipped pretzel idea. We used to dip regular pretzels, but the sticks look much easier for the little ones to do. Yum!

Marie Green said...

"Proof that your early childhood was filled with holiday magic" - ha, ha, ha, ha, YES, that's exactly how it is. Very well put!

Most of my holiday "baking" consists of dipping stuff in chocolate. Have you tried peanut butter between ritz crackers, dipped in melted chocolate almond bark? MMMMMMMM. And so easy.

Katy said...

Baking that's really just dipping? Now you're talking.

Also, I think that pic would be great for a Christmas card.

Swistle said...

I love the pretzel idea! I wonder if it would work with the really huge pretzel rods? Less work, more payoff!

parkingathome said...

OMG I have andes mint chips that can be melted, and pretzels I keep looking at like, "who eats these things?" Thank you, good woman

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LoriD said...

We ALWAYS have a 'kids only' container of goodies when the kids have "helped". Our Christmas always has a fairly major sugar component too. I love the Christmas Card photo!

d e v a n said...

o.m.g. those pretzels look sooo yummy. That picture is PERFECT for the Christmas letter. They're both happy and looking at the camera, what's a little food on the face?!

mLou said...

Looks like a fun and yummy day....even tho your mom has on a Buckeye sweatshirt!!! Didn't know Kevin had someone on his side!!!!