THIS IS MY 100TH BLOG POST!!!! 😀 So cool! In honor of this momentous occasion, I will be having a giveaway! See the end of this post for info on that 😉
For day 4 of this series I am sharing how to make something prettty delicious and easy- as usual. I call em “mockaroons” beacuse they kind of look like french macaroons, but they are really just cookie sandwiches that are made with icing.
I just need to start off by acknowledging that I am aware that most of my snacktivities are really not too fancy. This isn’t any Martha Stewart Christmas Baking blog… maybe next year when I’m not juggling autism and morning sickness i’ll tackle that one- HA! These sugary sweets use the quickest ingredients and involve a lot of cheater supplies. And I’m okay with that- because I want to keep this fun and simple and quick, so these little activities are perfecto to do with the kids! And I also know they are full of sugar and processed crap. If you are looking for something a bit healthier, you can check out my vegan recipes section, OR this great article on Kale.
Okay that was my disclaimer… Let’s just say Day 4 involves some store-bought icing…
…and some other store-bought things! Nilla wafers, and some decorations- like chocolate sprinkles, and candy canes.
This is really easy and fun for the kids- probably the one that they had the most fun with, because all you do, is sandwich some icing between two cookies like so:
Of course you can get a bit fancier than that…
Get out your trusty piping bag with the magical 1M tip!
You can make a star or a swirl… but in the end…
…you wont be able to tell what you did if you roll it in a pile of sprinkles!
Get creative with the decorations…
My kid’s fave thing to do was use these terrible silver balls. Who invented these things?!?!
MY favorite thing to do was to crush some candy canes like so:
And then dip my perfect mockaroons into their pepperminty treatment.
I’d say that’s actually pretty nice lookin!
I suppose the swirled icing looked pretty good without extra decorating too!
Now HERE is a modified version of these that I have to admit- is pretty… embarrassingly simple… it might border on unnecessary to share hahaha. But let me tell you, it satisfied all kinds of cravings!
Nilla wafer, meet Hershey’s peppermint kiss.
Holy, get a room. I said ‘kiss’.
So…they got a room… in the microwave in 20 second intervals, until the chocolate was just squishable.
And two became one. Well I don’t know where that analogy came from. Sometimes my mind pulls out the strangest things at midnight!
Look at these mockaroons hanging out in the background of another sneak peek of some more Christmas snacktivities!!!
Once again, If you want to keep track of the next EIGHT days of snacktivity ideas, feel free to subscribe to my posts (on the right hand side of the page). And here is a link to my handy table of contents:
SO! Back to the fact that this happens to be my 100th blog post!!! (Wow I wasn’t expecting that to creep up so soon- I guess I like doing this!)
I want to give something away to my awesome readers- so I just posted a new pile of nifty and purdy earrings over at my Etsy Shop and I want to share my bounty! Check out my Facebook album of my Stocking Stuffer Sale and comment on the pic of your favorite pair of earrings- I will choose at least 3 lucky people who I will send their faves to! (I’ll even throw in free shipping in Canada and the U.S.) Just click this picture and it will send you to the album- and while yer at it- Like my Facebook Page– give me a confidence boost for Christmas hehehe 😉 Okay- Here is the link to the album:
So get liking, and let me know which pair is your fave, and it might just wind up in your mail box shortly 😉
Thanks for reading fellas ❤ And above all,
Happy Mockarooning 😉