Friday, March 16, 2012

Jeffrey's Special Helper Day at Stay and Play

Friday the 16th was Jeffrey's Special Helper Day at preschool. We were excited because it is the day before St. Patrick's Day and that meant the day would be even more special and fun! I thought of many green snack ideas - green grapes, green granny smith apple slices, green 'veggie booty' snack, but then but then we decided to go with another exciting option - pretzel shamrocks!

Jeffrey and Roary are watching me squish green M&M's into melted hershey kisses. Jeffrey's teacher painted a shamrock onto his cheek at school that day.

Pretzel Shamrocks!

Jeffrey and his snack before preschool - they were a big hit.

We made our Pretzel Shamrocks by preheating the oven to 250 degrees, putting a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet, placing Hershey's kisses on top of pretzels, heating for 5 minutes in the oven, and then squishing 3 green M&M's on top. Then chill in the refrigerator until chocolate sets and they are no longer stuck to the parchment paper.

There are so many ways to make this snack - the combinations of pretzel shape, Hershey's 'kiss' or 'hug' and all the different M&M colors out there make this a really fun snack for kids and everyone! I am going to start making these for all our special occasions!

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