Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas yummies

We had a holiday treat theme pot luck at work the other day and I decided to use a few of the ideas I'd found on Pinterest and hope they turned out like they promised.  Of course I waited until 9:00 pm the night before to make them, but since they were both no-bake recipes it was okay after all.

I made "Lumps of Coal" using a recipe from Sweet Peas Kitchen and they were SO easy.  Crushed Oreos, marshmallows and butter.  That's it.  It made a 9x9 pan of them and I cut them into pieces that were about an inch square.  They were a huge hit.

photo courtesy of Sweet Peas Kitchen

I also made "Reindeer Feed" using a recipe from Betty Crocker.  Chex cereal, white almond bark and crushed candy canes.  Talk about a win-win.  

photo courtesy of Utah Deal Diva

I recommend both recipes.  They were easy and didn't take much time at all.  Start to finish probably an hour, but that was because of the 20 minute dry time.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Oreo turkeys

Ezra's class at daycare had a "Fall Feast" on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  I signed up to bring a dessert, because bringing something like buns is really boring.

I searched through my Pinterest to see what I had for good ideas for desserts.  I wanted to make sure there weren't any nuts in it (the neighboring room has a child with a peanut allergy) and I wanted something the kids would eat.

Here's what I made...

They're Double Stuf Oreos with candy corn feathers.  The heads are halves of Tootsie Roll Midgies.  I used orange chunks of candy corn for the beaks and a little string of Twizzlers Pull-n-Peel as the dangly red hangy-down-thing.  The white frosting was used to "glue" the heads on and make eyes and I used brown sprinkles for the eyes.  They aren't as cute as the picture I adapted them from, but that lady was a semi-professional baker, so I don't feel so bad.

The kids loved them!

They got progressively "less cute" the more I made... Probably because it was almost 10pm and I was losing steam.  But the kids didn't seem to notice or care.

I consider this a win.