🧚♀️“Christmas is too sparkly…said no one ever”🧚♀️
🎄 Hello sweet friends🎄
I hope you’re doing well.🧚♀️
Recently as I was driving through the countryside I pondered as to why I LOVE the 🎅🏻“Ho!Ho!Ho!” part of the holiday season.🤶🏻
(any chance one of these might be Rudolph?)🧚♀️
You know that childlike joy that longs to be expressed.🧚♀️
🧚♀️twinkling lights…reindeer flying through the sky with Santa’s gifts…
and yummy cookies🍪
Ok….I must admit🧚♀️🧚♀️🧚♀️
🧚♀️I do believe…🧚♂️
I have social butterfly tendencies 😉 Spirit of Christmas
One month a year just doesn’t seem long enough…🧚♂️
🧚♀️to sprinkle a little joy & light in the world.🧚♂️
fairy dust everywhere 🧚♂️
🧚♀️This past week Joe and I finished putting up the Christmas lights🧚♂️
🧚♀️attended a Christmas Play,
I finally finished my Cocoa Bar🧚♀️
🧚♀️ Have you ever made one?
They are easy to create.🧚♂️
🎄(make sure to click on the vlog below to see how I made mine!)🎄
(I also included the one I created when I lived in California.🤗)
🧚♀️ What fun things have you been up to?🧚♀️
Christmas White Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods
1 (10 oz. ) bag pretzel rods
1 (24 oz) package white chocolate bark coating or 1 (1 lb.) bag white candy melts (you’ll only use about 10 or 12 oz)
1-2 T. shortening
In a tall skinny container melt bark coating or candy melts and shortening together in the microwave per package directions (typically in 30 second intervals, stirring in between)
Dip a pretzel rod in the candy coating, letting excess coating drip off back into the container. 🧚♂️Sprinkle immediately with desired sprinkles.🧚♂️
Place on waxed paper and let stand for white chocolate coating to set up. Store in a sealed container at room temperature. You can save any leftover white chocolate coating into a plastic storage container and save it for another use later. I didn’t have any. 🧚♀️
All you will need to do is heat it back up in the microwave, omitting the shortening (since it’s already in there).
If you would like more inspiration 🧚♂️
🧚♀️🧚♂️🧚♀️Here is the first Cocoa Bar I created when I lived in SoCal.
Thank you for sharing the fun, excitement and joy of Christmas in your fun post. The Cocoa Bar is a wonderful, yummy idea and the cookies looked fabulous.
Hi Joe! So happy you love the cocoa bar!♀️
You do such a precious blog and thanks for sharing it. Dale loves the pretzels. Merry Christmas
Hi Mary Jane! Thank you! And so happy that Dale enjoyed the pretzels. Merry Christmas! Xo
What fun! I love the cocoa bar and the cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Susan! What a treat to have you stop by. Have a wonderful Christmas and have fun in California.:)
What a wonderful idea! Everybody loves cocoa! Such fun.
Hi Becky! I’m sipping cocoa as we chat. Merry Christmas! Xo