Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Making Christmas treats with young children

Olivia LOVED making "Muddy Buddies."
They're chocolate and peanut butter covered Chex cereal coated with powdered sugar.

Liv's favorite parts?
Stirring the chocolate and Chex together.
Tossing them in powdered sugar.
No cooking waiting.
Calling them "Lil Buddies."

The real Lil Buddy!
What does his shirt say?

Don't tell his sister!!

Another favorite treat is making Christmas cookies with Dad.
The best parts? Using the (ancient) cookie shooter.
Touching every cookie as it came out.

A Potential new favorite: Ice cream cone Christmas trees.

We haven't tried these yet, but you just get some sugar ice cream cones and flip them upside down. Then let the kids frost them with green frosting and decorate with little candies. I don't know how this could fail to be a hit.

Click here for the Muddy Buddies recipe.
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Becky said...

I just wanted to thank you for stopping by during Works for Me Wednesday. Your post made me hungry! Our neighbors just delivered a bag of Muddy Buddies. After seeing your pictures, I think I might need to go get into the bag AGAIN! : ) Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

I remember eating Muddy Buddies as a kid. Thanks for bringing back a great memory!

Hadley Coble said...

I need to let my girls make muddy buddies... and I'll have to remember the cone Christmas tree idea too!

AmyK said...

I love the tree idea! I'll have to give that a try; I think my stepdaughter would LOVE it!!

oh amanda said...

I forgot about muddy buddies! I think we're going to make those for my daughter's teachers at church! yum!!

Mandy said...

Me and my girls made these last night for their Christmas party at school, only they renamed them "Reindeer food" My dad calls them snowman poop. He thinks he is so funny. :)

Anonymous said...

OMG I LOVE muddy buddies. And had totally forgotten about them. Thank you for bringing them back into my life.