You don't have to be a baker to make something yummy and fun for the Holiday. I love the mixed taste of sweet and salty with a little crunch. Pretzels and chocolate just fit that so nicely. Last year I shared one of my 'cookies' with this mix, but this year I wanted a little fun that would be great to share making with the little ones. ROLO REINDEER
Edible Candy Eyes (Wilton)
Line baking sheet with Parchment Paper. Pre-heat ovet to 350 degrees. Break off one section of the pretzel like in photo - they make great sneak snacks while working. Top with a Rolo and bake for just 3 minutes. The Rolo may not look melted - but it is enough for the next step and we don't want puddles.
Remove from oven and place Eyes and M&M for face. We laughed because they look more like Christmas Mice, but they were fun.
This project could be followed with a story book read. There are many books about Reindeer and even Christmas Mice.
There was always an orange tucked in the toe of the stocking and a plate of cookies set out for Santa. The only stockings I put out are for the furkids - they don't like oranges. BUT, I always pick up a couple of them for my Christmas Morning breakfast treat.
A few things in the shop, but no gifts made for giving (everyone is well supplied). I did donate a couple of Christmas Quilts for raffles and pillowcases made for our Quilt Guild's charity project donation to the local community family boxes each year. If you are short on time, I recommend pulling some orphan blocks and make pillows or table runners.
Since our December here in the NorEast has opened with a three day snow storm, I thought this panel of deer in a snow storm would be fun. "Winter Whispers" by Michelle Mara for Wilmington Prints is 43" x 29". Some blocks on the top and bottom, a couple of borders, back with a flannel - super quick throw for gifting (or keeping). Be sure I have a way to contact you (we see a lot of no-reply responders during these hops). I will pull the winner Tuesday, December 10.
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