It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids. Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information.
Christmas is one week away. The girls still have one more week of school before their break (thanking the county for going until December 23rd this year).
So, we took some time today to make a little gift for the girls’ teachers.
I bought some cute little boxes at Tar-jay (thank you dollar spot), but in some crinkly colored paper, a couple pens and post-it notes and then we added in our “baked” goods. You can see the little boxes in the picture below. Of course, I’m partial, but they are pretty cute.
When I was a teacher, I never got Christmas presents from my students, so I thought it would be good to give them something useful for the classroom as well as a little something tasty for themselves (as I’m sure they’ll say “ahh, thanks for the unhealthy treats” but then when they taste them, they’ll love them.
We made “pretzel turtles”. I saw the recipe (where, I don’t remember first), but then discovered, it’s right there on the back of the Rolo bag!
First we unwrapped the Rolos (chocolate and caramel candy). Which, I’m wondering, if the recipe is on the package, why don’t they sell them in already opened packages).
Then, we spread the pretzels on a foil covered cookie sheet.
And, placed the candies on the pretzels with the wider side closest to the pretzel.
And, stopped for a smile, too.
Then, we put them in a 350F oven for 3 minutes (just until they were soft).
Took them out, and brought them back to the table where we squished them with either a pecan or an chocolate candy (you could also use another pretzel, too).
The key here is to say “squiiiisssh, squuuiiiisshhh” when you do it. It makes them come out better. (They weren’t too hot for the girls to do it, even if they got some chocolate on their fingers. Which they did. Which they licked off.)
Then, into the fridge they go for about three hours until they are nice and solid. The perfect mix of sweet, chocolatey, and salty crunchiness.
I then wrapped these up, put a little ribbon on them and put them in the box with the pens and post-its. Along with a handwritten note (or hand-signed note for the youngest) and off they go!
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- window design pretzels are desired, but any will work
- unwrapped Rolos candies
- Place pretzels on a lined cookie sheet.
- Place one Rolo on the top of each pretzel.
- Heat in the over at 350 for about 3 minutes until the candy is soft.
- Remove and press a pecan, m&m or other candy in the center.
- Allow to cool and enjoy.