16
Dec

Easy Snowman Bento Box

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This super easy snowman lunch is my latest post over at CBC Parents. It doesn’t require any special tools to make and it features many kid-approved foods. Find out how I made it over at CBC Parents.

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13
Dec

Caramel Apple Nachos

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These caramel apple nachos are absolutely to.die.for. These were another snack I made for Kirsten’s Christmas party last weekend. I consider it a great Christmas treat because of the red and green apples, lol. The red and green apples make it festive. It’s a super easy recipe, looks totally impressive, and tastes delicious. It’s perfect. Here’s the recipe…

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What You’ll Need

2 large Granny Smith apples, sliced

2 large Royal Gala (or other red apple), sliced

lemon juice and water mixture

35 large marshmallows

1/4 cup butter

35 caramels

1 Tbsp evaporated milk

2 Tbsp chocolate syrup

1/2 package of Skor bits

How To Make It

1. Dip your apple slices in your lemon juice and water mixture to prevent the apples from browning. Remove the apple slices from the lemon water mixture and dry thoroughly with paper towel. Arrange the apple slices on a serving platter.

2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the marshmallows and butter until fully melted, stirring often. Remove from heat and drizzle the melted marshmallows over the apple slices.

3. In a microwave safe dish, melt the caramels with the evaporated milk. Heat them in 30 second intervals and stir well in between. Once melted, drizzle the caramel over the apple slices.

4. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the apple slices.

5. Sprinkle Skor bits all over the apple slices.

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This is best served immediately. Enjoy!

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09
Dec

DIY Owl Ornaments For Kids

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The kids make me a new ornament to put on my tree every single Christmas. We’ve done this since they were old enough to craft. I have some amazing keepsakes because of this and I look forward to this little craft we do together every single Winter. This year I went with a more woodland theme in my Christmas decorations, so it was an obvious choice to make some owl ornaments for the tree. These were really fun to make and the kids had a lot of fun.

What You’ll Need

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Ball tree ornaments
Felt – in whatever colours you like – cut the felt pieces into eyes, wings, and beaks
scissors
glue
black buttons

* I helped the kids with cutting out the felt pieces. The kids did all the rest on their own

How To Make It

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Grab a tree ornament and glue some felt eyes on the ornament.

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Take an orange triangle beak and glue it right underneath the eyes.

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Find 2 black buttons on glue them on the eyes – 1 button on each eye.

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Grab 2 wings and glue 1 wing on each side of the owl ornament. Allow to dry completely.

Aren’t they just the cutest thing?!!

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Enjoy and happy crafting!

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07
Dec

White Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows

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Are you looking for an amazing tasting, but incredibly easy Christmas treat? Look no further! I made these awesome white chocolate peppermint marshmallows for Kirsten’s Christmas party last night, and they were a huge hit. They took about 10 minutes to make a whole tray of them, and it took less than that for the tray to be cleaned. This will definitely be on the regular rotation for when you need a delicious treat fast. Here’s the recipe…

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What You’ll Need

35 large marshmallows
1 white chocolate melting bar
1 package of candy canes

How To Make It

1. Place your large marshmallows on a tray.

2. Break your white chocolate melting bar into small pieces and place it in a microwave safe container. Microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted, stirring between each interval.

3. Unwrap your candy canes and place them in a sealed plastic bag. Using a mallet, crush the candy canes into small pieces.

4. Dip the marshmallows in the dish of melted white chocolate, covering the top half of the marshmallow and place back on the tray.

5. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle crushed candy cane pieces on top. Repeat until finished\.

6. Refrigerate for 5 minutes for the chocolate to harden.

Enjoy!

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