Time for another Christmas Tradition! Christmas cookies are a tradition in just about everyone home. Whether you bake them yourself, purchase them from a store or bakery, or enjoy them thanks to labors of family and friends, we will all eat our share of Christmas Cookies. But just in case you hit your limit with cookies, here is a sweet treat that is easy to make and deliciously fun to eat! We call them Pretzel Drops!
We love these little treats! All you need are three easy to get ingredients, pretzels, Hershey Kiss's, and M&Ms.
4. Put one Hershey Kiss on to each pretzel. (Note. Put the chocolate on an area where the pretzel and support the Kiss. Ring pretzels might not work as the kiss has nothing to sit on.)
5. Once each pretzel has a kiss, put the tray into the over for three minutes. You want the kisses to be warm enough that the M&M can be push down into the kiss itself.
6. After three minutes, take the tray out of the oven.
7. Now place one M&M on top of each Hershey Kiss. It's okay to press the M&M down into the drop. It will help the snack hold together.
8. Place the entire tray into the refrigerator to chill. You want the Hershey Kiss to harden again!
When the snacks have harden, remove the Pretzel Drops from the refrigerator and enjoy! It really is a super easy snack to make and share with friends during the Christmas season.
With just the right amount of salty and sweet, Pretzel Drops are sure to become a family favorite around your house the Christmas! If you have any questions, ask! Leave a comment below or send us a quick email!
We hope this little Christmas treat adds to your family fun and celebration!
- the higham family
A number of years ago, the Higham family was introduced to an exciting Advent tradition. While serving as the youth pastor, at St. Paul's in Somerset, our new friends asked if we had ever read a book called, Jotham's Journey, by Arnold Ytreeide. Of course we had not.
As the Christmas season approached, a family in the church shared their copy of Jotham's Journey with us. That Christmas we began reading. Unfortunately, our kids were still a little too young. But then we tried again the next Christmas. Success!
Advent is all about preparing for Christmas and the arrival of the Christ-child. From lighting candles to sharing in various devotions, the idea of having some kind of family Advent tradition is nothing new. But these adventurous storybooks help to reimagine and rethink the Advent season.
Jotham's Journey was the first storybook we read as a family during Advent. For each day in Advent, you read another chapter in the book. Each chapter stretches the adventure, leading both Jotham and the reader on an amazing journey. Within a couple of chapters our kids were hooked. Suspense, mystery, adventure, sword fights, good guys, bad guys, and edge-of-your-seat cliffhangers make this series an exciting must read Advent tradition. And it's been our tradition ever since.
We love these books and we want to share them with your family this Advent season!
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