Friday, December 23, 2011

Santa Grahams

I've really been trying to make new and fun things that I've found on Pinterest lately. Last night, I created Santa Grahams as a special treat for my kids and my husband. The original idea comes from Pillsbury, but I changed it a little based on what I had on hand. Here's what I used:

Honey Graham Crackers, halved
Frosting (powdered sugar, vanilla, milk, red food coloring)
Mini-Chocolate Chips (for the eyes)
Red Fruit Rollup-(cut into triangles)

Spread frosting over graham cracker. Quickly arrange marshmallows into beard and hair. I rolled marshmallows to give Santa a mustache as well:) Place chocolate chips for eyes (I thought brown was more appealing than the red eyes below). Place fruit rollup triangle on top for the hat. Add a small drop of frosting at top and finish of with another marshmallow for the hat.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Time

Oh Tannenbaum Cupcakes

I made these Christmas Tree Cupcakes the other day for our church's bake sale. They weren't quite as beautiful as I didn't add the extra decorations. I was told they were quite delicious (I made my own buttercream icing). Isn't it fun making Christmas goodies! I've recently made some of my Pinterest recipes and I'm trying to get back on track with making a new recipe each week. I'd been quite sick in recent weeks or my kids had been, so we ate a lot of quick fix options. If you have a favorite new recipe, please share it with me so I can try it out on our little family!

Christmas Tree Cupcakes