Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday, Funday: Cooking with the Kiddos

With 7 teacher gifts to give, I decided to make them, and have fun at the same time. We put together these pretty wreaths in a couple of hours. Not only did we do enough for teachers, we also made enough for me to give one to each person in my office at work. What fun!

What you will need:
1 bag small pretzels
1 package white almond bark
1 pack Twizzler Pull 'n Peel
Green sugar
Decorating bobbles (stars, balls, M&Ms)

First draw circles about 4 1/2 inches in diameter on paper. I used a bowl, putting two per page. Next, layer cling wrap over the paper. It is easier to lay out your paper and do one big strip of cling wrap over several, versus one by one.

Next, chop the almond bark into small pieces and put into a big zip bag (or bowl). Melt a couple of handfuls at a time in a small bowl in the microwave for about 1 minute. (Watch carefully.) Once it begins to melt, stir with a fork. Drop the pretzels into the chocolate and drain them a bit with a fork before putting on the circles.

Put them in the circle, with the outer edges inside the circle. It takes 7-8 pretzels to make the circle. If you get it too big it will break easily. If you want a double layer, wait for the first one to dry, then add on another layer. A single layer can be decorated immediately. Lots of sugar and stars and such make it so very pretty. We made bows by pinching the Twizzler into a bow shape, then stuck them on with chocolate.
Once finished, we wrapped them up in more cling wrap. We made 15 wreaths out of one block of almond bark, and had leftovers of everything else.

Next week? Snowflakes!


Anonymous said...

Oh I love it :) will try it for sure :) thanks for sharing with us!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, now those are really neat! And they sound sooo good. I love salty & sweet together. :)

i'm black betty said...'ve made me VERY hungry...

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What fun! You are so creative and it looks like you guys must have had a great time making those!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh man, you had me at almond bark. I lurrrrve that almond bark!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I like the green one! Snowflakes next week? Yippeee!

Kristen Andrews said...

how sweet are those wreaths! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Beth's Blog said...

Ok, these are really neat, I have never seen anything like them before......very creative! :)

momma said...

stopping by from sits.

what a cute and child-friendly project!!

Merry Christmas!