I just wanted to share this if you haven’t seen it yet. I think this is a great idea! Most of us don’t know anyone in Newtown, but our hearts are aching for them none the less. I have shed many tears for those families as I know we all have. This is a simple way to feel like maybe we can help, even just a little. I think it’s also a great way to help our kids see that compassion and love, even toward strangers, can help lift them up. I will be doing this with my girls, I hope Newtown gets plastered with hearts so they can know we all care!
This is definitely a recipe worth sharing! I got it from my sister in law a few years ago and have made it multiple times around Christmas since then. It’s actually great anytime, but somehow has just become a Christmas time treat for us. It is AMAZING!
What you need to make it and love it too:
3 cubes butter
1 C. corn syrup
1 C. sugar
Boil 2 minutes, let stand 5-7 minutes
2 C. Corn Chex
2 C. Rice Chex
2 1/2 C. Honey nut Chex
5 1/2 C. Golden Grahams
1 pkg. slivered almonds
1 1/2 C. coconut (or as desired)
Mix cereals, almonds, and coconut in very large bowl.
Pour the butter, sugar syrup over the cereal mixture and mix well.
This makes a lot! It’s great for taking to parties or giving as gifts. I can only make it if
we take or give it because otherwise we will eat it all! Which can’t be good…..: )
I packaged it up and gave it to neighbors. Yum!!
One of our other favorite Christmas time treats are these pretzel kisses. Have you seen or made these? I love them! I love the salt and sweet combo of pretzels and chocolate. These are easy and fun for kids to help with. Kids are actually a great help with all the unwrapping involved.
Pretzels (I like these square ones best)
Hershey’s Kisses (any kind, I do milk chocolate and candy cane)
Heat the oven to 170-190 degrees. I have to heat mine to 190, it’s old and electric.
Fill a cookie sheet with pretzels and top each with a Kiss. My 4 year old loved helping with this!
Put in the oven for about 6 minutes to soften the chocolate. The candy cane Kisses melt faster than the chocolate. I’d probably do them on a separate cookie sheet next time : )
Once the chocolate is melty, press an M&M onto the top. (You can see the candy cane ones are more melted.) Then refrigerate for 10 minutes or so to harden. Cute and yummy!