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I love the holidays, like LOVE. In fact the word love might even be an understatement. I love them so much because they bring my entire family together, for some reason they calm me down (which is the opposite of most) and they remind me of what’s really important. Now that we have Blake it’s seriously so much more fun, especially as she gets a little bit older. Though, she can go ahead and stop getting older once she hits like 2, okay? 😉 That’s old enough. Ha! This past weekend we did a few little Thanksgiving desserts together and she was just the best helper. She ate all the sprinkles, carried the Oreos around and attempted to feed her dogs all the pretzels. I mean–what more can you ask for in a helper?!
So today we’ve teamed up with Re-play Recycle to show you our top three favorite Thanksgiving desserts that we came up with! Best part about them is you can do them with your little ones, even as young as one–we tested that one out for you. 😉 It was the best little Mommy and me time.
Dessert #1: Glitter Oreo Balls
Grab a really good oreo ball recipe, here.
Then add all the kid fun with chocolate dip, glitter sprinkles and well, eating them of course because let’s be real for just a second–these didn’t last 30 minutes in this house. We just love Oreo balls! Here’s my tip for these: Don’t be afraid to let your little get messy, that’s part of the fun. I put Blake in her high chair, gave her a little pile of sprinkles and let her go to town! It was a mess, but she had a blast and now we have fun memories. Have fun and worry about the mess later.
Dessert #2: Chocolate Acorn/Orange Splatter Pretzels
What’s needed: Pretzels, melting white chocolate, orange food coloring, parchment paper and gold glitter sprinkles
The deets: Melt your chocolate in two halves, so that you can turn one orange and keep the other white. Dip each pretzel in the white chocolate and choose a few to only dip half way for the little acorns! Let them cool for 20-30 minutes. Then drizzle the orange over the fully dipped ones, I used a fork to do this and actually let Blake do it with her little Re-Play fork. She LOVED it. Then let the littles sprinkle the heck out of the tops of the half dipped ones! Sprinkle them before the chocolate dries so that it’ll stick. Let cool, then chow down because well, that’s the best part. 😉
Dessert #3: Turkey Rice Krispy Treats
I recommend this rice krispie treat recipe because well–they’re seriously BOMB.
What’s needed: A turkey (or hand, that’s what we used) cookie cutter, Kit Kat, M&Ms, gold and brown glitter sprinkles, red and orange food coloring and white/dark melting chocolate.
The deets: These are easy, make your rice krispie treats, let them really cool down–then cookie cutter out as many little turkeys as you want! Break a Kit Kat in half and place in the middle of the “hand” to make the turkey face. Use the melting chocolate to make the eyes with the corner of a Re-Play utensil, then cut an M&M in half for the mouth and add their little “gobbler” with red dyed white melting chocolate. Paint on the different colored feathers with chocolate, add some sprinkles and you’re ready to rock n’ roll! Blake loved this one, especially the sprinkles and feeding me Rice Krispie Cereal… She thought it was pretty funny that we made a “face” too. Ha!
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