Just coming up for air after being locked away working furiously on CHA projects... as soon as I finish writing this, I am heading to the post office to send them off. Looking forward to the sneak peeks - lots of new products - including several stamp sets - and I had so much fun using them!
Wanted to share a very quick, easy, and inexpensive idea for holiday treats. I think a hand-stamped tag adds a lot to the packaging - these are simply tied around $1 glass jars from Target - the perfect size for some homemade chocolate covered pretzels.
This is a great project for the kids to help with - I think my boys most enjoyed crushing the candy canes with a hammer. ☺ Start with your favorite pretzel, some white and semi-sweet chocolate chips, and assorted toppings. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water, dip the pretzels and place on parchment paper (or a silpat) and sprinkle on your favorite toppings while the chocolate is still soft. Here are some close-ups to give you a look at the combinations we created.
Not bad for a few hours of effort and something that we all enjoyed doing together.
The white chocolate peppermint bark was also easy to make - I poured the leftover white chocolate onto a piece of parchment paper and then added blobs of the red chocolate in a random pattern and then swirled the two together with a toothpick. Crushed candy canes go on top. This looks very pretty broken into pieces and placed in a cellophane bag and tied with a ribbon and handmade tag.