Monday, January 2, 2012

More Christmas... I know , right. *Out for Publication*

You are probably ready to move on but I have one more Christmas project to share :) The Hallgren family Christmas was packed this year. So packed that we had to move our festivities to Mike & Jill's house (much bigger than Grandpa & Grandma Hallgren's) to fit everyone. Candi & her boyfriend Joe came from New York, Andrea's Mom, and Ryan's new girlfriend Addie were all new additions. All in all, I think there were 30 total! I had to come up with something to give each person. It's no fun not to get a little something at Christmas, no matter how small. I decided Puppy Chow would be a good treat (recipe to follow) and created these cute treat toppers to fancy up the cellophane bags.

Used the Cricut cartridge "Simply Charmed".

All in all I think there were 6 layers involved. I know, what was I thinking? I make 35 of these puppies! Thank goodness for the quantity feature. I just programmed in how many I wanted and it cut them. It really didn't take me as long as I thought it would and the smiles on Christmas were worth all the effort :)

Those of you that haven't heard of Puppy Chow are really missing out.'s addictive :P

Puppy Chow

9 Cups Corn Chex
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Measure  cereal into large bowl.
  2. In 1 qt. microwave bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter uncovered on high 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2 gallon resealable food-storage bag.
  3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
I don't refrigerate mine and it seems it lasts several days before it becomes stale, although it rarely makes it more than a couple of days before it is gobbled up. Recipe courtesy of General Mills.

Low cencus day from work today. Cross your fingers I don't get called in, the roads are "slicker than snot" as my Dad would say. Hoping to get some scrapping in. Have a great day!


DanaMK said...

Those are adorable! I can't believe you made 35 of them!

Susan said...

So cute, and I have that cartridge! I want to make a big Santa like yours. I love that stuff.Your blog is adorable.

Steffanie said...

These are so stinkin' cute! You are very amitious! Thanks for the recipe!

okanogangirl said...

That Santa is adorable!

BabyBokChoy said...

This is so so so adorable!!! There are so many cute cartridges out there, but I must stop buying until next Black Friday :) my local Michael's sell mats, but I usually re-condition my mats and use them over and over again. I probably open a new mat each year, but I don't throw the old ones away. I spray them with repositionable glue and use them. They are as good as new.