I am cookie swapping it today with five other bloggers.
(total aside: technically I am pretzel swapping today on my blog, but let’s not split chocolate covered carbohydrates)
If you are visiting from Tamara at Citrine Living, welcome.
Her Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies look like something out of magazine.
If you stopped by here yesterday for hot chocolate you’d find this on our kitchen island:
Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Pretzels.
With a twist.
I wish I invented the Post-It note.
Or the lid that goes on your coffee to keep it warm with the little part that lifts up so you can take a sip.
Or the round machine that you turn on and leave the room and it vacuums itself.
Genius. Pure genius.
Before all those inventions we had to add tape to our paper and hurry and drink our coffee before it got cold and waste valuable time vacuuming our rooms ourselves.
I didn’t invent any of those amazing innovations, but yesterday a little genius happened here, too.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention.
Maybe that’s why the idea came to me.
After all, I’ve spent most of my life as a mom.
The twins and I turned up the Christmas music to volume 100.
Then I laid out pretzels, melted chocolate and sprinkles.
We used chocolate melts and vanilla melts and just melted the chocolate in the microwave.
We dipped the pretzels in the chocolate, using a knife to spread it almost to the end of the pretzel and then sprinkled it with the cutest sprinkles ever.
I found these at WalMart in the center aisle.
I bought a bottle of candy canes and a bottle of Christmas trees.
Don’t they make the cutest pretzels ever.
We also added mini chocolate chips and tiny sprinkles to the pretzels, too. Then we set the pretzels aside to harden and poured a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream.
But we were singing so loud and laughing so hard that our marshmallows melted before we could drink all the hot chocolate.
That’s when the brilliance happened.
Something so small, but so amazing all at the same time.
We stuck a marshmallow on the end of our pretzel and dipped it into the hot chocolate instead.
I know, right?
You don’t even have to say it.
Genius. Pure genius.
Some people invent post-it notes.
Some people are chocolate-pretzel-candy-cane-sprinkle-marshmallow-dipping-inventing kind of moms.
So happy to be number 2. 🙂
For the next stop on the cookie tour, be sure and stop by Randi Garrett Designs.
She’s making Christmas Orange Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies.
Yes, please. 🙂
PS You can visit the rest of the bloggers in the loop below:
Annie – Zevy Joy
Jen – Decor Gold Designs
Kelley – Kelley Nan
Tamara – Citrine Living