Kiss Me Cups (Guest Post by Ellie)

Kiss Me Cups by Ellie (Ellie's Bites)

We are now on our fifth day of winter break, with eight days to go. So far, we’ve managed stay busy, but I’m getting a little nervous that we have already crossed so much off of our to-do list! Will we be able to hold off the cabin fever? Will we wind up booking a last minute (and way out of this year’s budget) trip to Disney World? Tempting. We’re taking it a day at a time.

Today was tough. It’s Christmas and we are Jewish. Usually Hanukkah falls around the same time so we have SOMETHING to do on the 25th when everything is closed, but Hanukkah was sooooo early this year that we are really just sitting around the house today. We took a break from movie watching and Magna-tile playing to throw together a little treat. It’s made using left over Christmas kisses, but it would also be perfect for (should I even say it?) Valentines Day (too early, sorry). Anyway. It’s easy to make with the kids if you need a diversion. I’ll pass the computer over to Ellie now!

Kiss Me Cups (Ellie's BItes)

Me,Mom and Ben came up with the name Kiss me cups because every time Mommy was ready for Ben to put on a heresy kiss on it,Mommy said “Kiss me!”The way to make our DELICIOUS kiss me cups you need:1 bag of good quality chocolate chips.(We used Ghirardelli milk chocolate)24 candy cane hershey kisses-unwraped.12 oreos cut into quarters.

Thats all we need.Now this is how you make it:

.Line the cups of a mini cupcake pan with liners.

.Melt the chocolate chips.(Half power for one minute.Then half power for 30 second intervals,stirring between intervals.)

.Scoop a little bit of chocolate into the cups.(or use a squeeze bottle.)

.Press in two quarters of an oreo,press  the cookies into the chocolate.

.Scoop a little more chocolate on top of the cookies.

.Press a hershey kiss on top.

.Chill in the refrigerator  for at least 20 minutes.

.Enjoy:)(After lunch or dinner!)

Kiss Me Cups Collage (Ellie's Bites)

And thats how you make our DELICIOUS kiss me cups.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME AND MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

Me and my family and friends went to the christmas light show last night.I liked the guy shooting presents from a cannon into a present bag!They even told us to put on a certain channel on the radio so we could hear Christmas music while we drove through !The snowmen kept waving their hand telling us which way to go!It was a drive through!

Kiss Me Cups Photo by E (Ellie's Bites)

P.S.Merry christmas to who celebrates Christmas!

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Hanukkah Oreos

I know that Thanksgivikkah was a once in a lifetime (several lifetimes, actually) phenomenon, but it’s been really weird this year. I started shopping for my kid’s eight gifts in early October. I was more concerned with wrapping Hanukkah gifts than making Thanksgiving treats. Neither holiday got the attention it deserved.

I made two sets of Thanksgiving cookies:

Thanksgiving Turkeys 2013 (Ellie's Bites)and this one for my dad:

Alice's Restaurant Cookies (Ellie's Bites)

I made one set of Thanksgivikkah cookies to bring to our Thanksgiving dinner/ Hanukkah celebration:

Thanksgivikkah Cookies (Ellie's Bites)But I didn’t make anything specifically for Hanukkah.

I remedied that situation this morning.

I raided the kids’ Halloween candy and found a pack of Oreos and some MnMs. In the pantry, I found some chocolate chips, white sixlets,  and some Hanukkah cookies left over from the platter above that I never decorated . When the kids weren’t looking, I took their gelt.

Hanukkah Oreos (Ellie's Bites)

 

First, unwrap the gelt. Do this in a different room than the one your kids are in, because they’ll hear the crinkle of the foil, and they’ll smell the chocolate. Then it’s all over.

Dip the Oreos in melted chocolate and place a chocolate coin on top. Easy. Let the chocolate set up. If you need to, put them in the fridge or freezer to speed up the setting up process.

Hannukah Oreos (Ellie's Bites)If you have some cutout cookies available, dip the tops in the chocolate too. (Or use graham crackers or any plain cookie.)

Sprinkle with crushed blue MnMs and crushed sixlets. Place a piece of gelt on top and drizzle with more melted chocolate. Allow this to set in the same way as the Oreos.

Hanukkah Cookie Bark (Ellie's Bites)Enjoy!