Friday, November 20, 2009

Pilgrim Hats

Yesterday was our first day of just letting loose for the holidays! Look at these adorable pilgrim hats we made.
I saw a video for making these on the Disney Family Fun website. If you have never checked it out, you have GOT to go there! Tons of free printable puzzles, worksheets, and crafts to do with your kids.
You would have thought I had just given the kids each $1000 the way they acted when I told them we were going to make these.
All you need to put these together are: 1 bag of large marshmallows, 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 bag of those chocolate striped cookies, and yellow icing to pipe for the buckle. I used white icing with yellow food coloring—works just the same.
The first thing you do is lay out your cookies. Flip them up so that the stripe side is down. Then take your chocolate chips and melt them in the microwave. The best thing to do is do it in thirty second intervals, stirring between each one. After you have done that, take a toothpick and stick in the marshmallow and roll it around in the chocolate.
Once you have rolled it around in the chocolate, pop it on top of a cookie. Continue this until you have finished all the cookies. They should look like this:
Stick them in the refrigerator to give the chocolate time to harden up. Once they have hardened, then you can pipe the yellow icing on them. When you are done, they look like this:021
My husband came home for lunch and fell in love with these. He has requested us to make a triple batch for him to take to the police station! Guess we will be busy this week huh?
Having fun during the holidays is awesome!

This post is linked to Foodie Friday.

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