December 16, 2012

Kid Friendly Christmas Snacks

I love a party, don't you?
Our parties usually include kids, so it's nice to find some festive snacks for just the kids.  Here are two SUPER easy treats I made this afternoon for the girls in my 6th grade bible study.

Cast of characters:

Fun straws
Regular size marshmallows
Vanilla bark/ melting chocolate

 a cute apron!  Isn't this so adorable?  My mom's labor of love for my birthday.  She's the one with all the talent in our family!

I found these paper straws at Bed Bath and Beyond.  They are the best price (especially when you use the coupon) I have found, including online.  144 for $4.99 + 20% off.  No shipping costs, either!
1. Cut the straws in half.  
2. Melt white chocolate in double broiler (or, if you're like me and don't own a fancy db, use a metal mixing bowl on top of a pot of boiling water.
3. Stick straw into marshmallow.
4. Dip 1/3 of mallow into melted chocolate
5. Roll in sprinkles/colored sugar
6. Cool on wax paper

 I only heated half of the bar of bark and used half a bottle of green sugar sprinkles, and made 2 dozen treats in about 30 min.

The other embarrassingly easy treat is this:
1 pkg. hershey kisses
bag of small pretzel knots/squares

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Place pretzels on cookie sheet, with one kiss on each.
Bake until chocolate starts to melt (barely melt).
Remove from oven and place in refrigerator.
Every snack is more fun in a cute little "dress."

Happy Snacking!


monicadvance said...

Too cute! EK will love it...I am thinking that the Christmas cookies I made for her to take tonight might be a little boring. :)

Mom said...

How cute! And you are stunning in your apron!

LauraB said...

I love it! I may hve to use this idea for a winter birthday party!