Homemade Ornaments and Yummy Treat

We've haven't done much kiddie crafting lately, so when I saw these homemade ornaments on my friend Sarah's blog yesterday, I knew we had to make them!  


They are so easy...the only ingredients are cinnamon and applesauce!  And wow, do they smell delicious!  My house smells so good!  

You will need:
1 cup of cinnamon (we get ours at Aldi for $0.99 a jar)
3/4 cup applesauce

Mix the applesauce and cinnamon together...you probably will need to stick your hands in the bowl!  Roll them out and have fun cutting away with your favorite cookie cutters.  Then using a straw, poke a hole in the top.  

Now comes the hard part, waiting for them to dry!  It takes three days so every day flip them over to the other side. (Although if you had a dehydrator, perhaps you could speed this process up?) When they are finished, put some pretty ribbon on them and hang them up.  You house will smell SO good! =)

Aren't they cute? My little people are so proud of them !!  

Now, on to the treat....(my favorite part!) 

Have you seen the new peppermint marshmallows???  Maybe I live under a rock (or maybe it's because I haven't really been shopping since Lucy was born), but these are new to me!  A sweet family at church brought us some on Sunday (3 bags...yippee!!) and some rice krispies.  Bet you can't guess what I made with them?!  

Mmmm...peppermint rice krispy treats drizzled with chocolate!!  (Oh yeah, when I melted the chocolate chips (about 1/2 c.) I added 1/4 tsp. of peppermint extract. Wowsers!)  

These are amazing!  You need to get your shoes on and go to the store. Like right. now.  I don't think you should have to live another minute without eating these.  =)

An easy-peasy, yummy-smelling craft and a pepperminty-chocolatey treat....that's definitely something to smile about!

Do you have any easy favorite Christmas crafts or recipes to make with kiddos?  I would love to hear!

Linking to Raising 4 Princesses


  1. I'm lacing up my shoes right now to buy those ingredients! Okay,maybe not right now, but soon. They look yummy!

  2. so they harden like a salt dough ornament? that would be really neat.

    I considered doing cut out ornaments today with my nieces but wasn't prepared.

  3. I don't think I've ever seen the peppermint marshmallows either. Those sound really yummy!! I love rice krispies!


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