Home is Where the Cat Is

Big girl was given a dollhouse for her birthday. She loves it! But, Buddy has decided that it’s her house.

The new tenant has moved in….

The new tenant has moved in….

P.S. This pic was taken several weeks ago….when the Christmas tree was still up which is why you can see some of it in the corner.  No, I don’t still have my tree up.  But, I kind of wish that I did.

Pretzel Chocolate Goodness

Chocolate covered pretzels. Peppermint bark. And now…Pretzel/chocolate/M&M yummies.  Ok. I don’t have a name for these.  Does anyone have a name for these?  If not, I’m just going to go ahead and call them yummies.  Because they really are.  And they are easy.  Super, super easy.

The most time consuming part of this whole process is unwrapping the Kisses.  Anyone have an idea of what one can do with a giant pile of Kisses wrappers?

Big pile of empty wrappers

Big pile of empty wrappers

1) Set your oven to 250 degrees.

2) Cover a cookie sheet with pretzels.  I would like to make these with round pretzels but can’t find those anywhere.  The square ones work just fine.

3) Put a Hershey Kiss on each pretzel.

4) Place in the oven for 1-2 minutes.

5) When the Kisses are very near melting, push an M&M onto the Kiss.  The M&M should sink down into the Kiss without much resistance.  If the M&M doesn’t sink easily, put the pretzels back in the oven for 1 minute.  (Keep an eye on them and test them frequently. You don’t want to have chocolate soup covering your pretzels…….or maybe……hmmm…..chocolate pretzel soup…..)

6) Allow them to cool completely before enjoying. The salty and sweet combination is delicious!



Peppermint Bark

I recently posted about chocolate covered pretzels. Well, as a continuation of super easy desserts, today I bring you peppermint bark.
I know that I said that chocolate covered pretzels might be the easiest dessert ever. I am going to update that a bit and say that peppermint bark might actually be the easiest dessert ever.
1) Melt white chocolate. I use the microwave. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, and add 10-15 second increments as needed.

2) Break candy canes. Trial and error taught me to put the candy canes in a sandwich bag and then put that bag into a freezer bag. That will contain all of the peppermint dust that will inevitably come out.

3) Pour candy cane pieces/dust onto wax paper that you have placed on a cookie sheet.

4) Pour melted white chocolate on top of the candy canes.

5) Stir the chocolate and candy canes together.

6) Top with some more candy cane pieces.

7) Spread the mixture out in an even layer across the wax paper and let it set up.

8) When completely cooled, break the bark into smaller pieces.

9) Enjoy! Yum!

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark