DIY: Hot Chocolate Dipping Spoons

Hot Chocolate Dipping Spoons!
These are perfect as a last minute gift, Christmas dessert or just to enjoy around the fire with friends and family.

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-Spoons (these can be clear or any color you want depending on what you're going for--like red, green, white, etc.)
-Melting chocolate (color ones work nicely for display!)
-Caramel or butterscotch melting drops
-Marshmallows

Step Two:
Game plan. Figure out how many of each variety you want to do, what varieties you want to do, etc.

Step Three:
Melt and dip!

Step Four:
Cool in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes to make sure the chocolate hardens.

Step Five:
Wrap with clear candy wrappers or serve!

DIY: Holiday Place Settings

Check out these super fun tutorials to create these cute place settings for your holiday party!

Snowman
(BHG)

Christmas Table
(aspoonfulofsugar)

Fingerpaint Snowglobe
(craftymorning)

For the Kids
(bobunny)

Burlap
(secondchancetodream)

Dear Santa
(celebrationsathome)

White Christmas
(howtobuildit)

Ornament
(creativehome.mohawkflooring)

Pinecone
(hgtv)

Snack Like a Southerner: Snowflake Mix

(midwestliving)

Ingredients:
-3cups rice cereal (Chex)
-3cups corn cereal (Chex)
-1cup small pretzel twists or sticks
-1cup honey roasted peanuts
-2 12oz pkgs white baking pieces
-1 12oz pkgs mint flavored M&Ms

Step One:
In a large bowl combine cereal, pretzels, peanuts and M&Ms.

Step Two:
Melt white chocolate.

Step Three:
Pour melted chocolate over dry ingredients, coat. Dump contents of bowl onto a large piece of waxed paper.
Cool and break into pieces. 

DIY: Wine Glass Snowglobe and Candle Holder

 

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-Wine glass (clear or decorated)
-White glitter paper
-White puff balls (3 different sizes)
-Hot glue
-Hot glue gun
-Scissors
-Marker
-Metal lid
-Tea light candle

Step Two:
Trace the lip of the wine glass on the BACK of the glitter paper. If you can, use an expo marker or washable marker that way you can wipe off any ink that gets on the wine glass. This piece of paper will be your base for your snow globe.

Step Three:
Plug your glue gun in and let it get hot. While you're waiting for the glue gun, figure out how you want to arrange your display. Now, if you're just doing a snowman with the three puff balls, it's not going to be rocket science. However, if you find yourself with some more props or items, arrange them accordingly. Glue them on.

Step Four:
Make a ring of glue on the paper and place the glass on top. Press gently together.

Step Five:
Glue lid lip up on the "top" of the glass. Place the tea light candle in the middle of the lid and done! 

This makes for a fun gift and an easy DIY to do with the family!

Snack Like a Southerner: Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites

(lovegrowswild)

Ingredients:
-1cup flour
-1/2tsp salt
-1/2tsp baking powder
-3/4cup cocoa powder
-1cup unsalted butter
-2cups sugar
-3 eggs
-1tbsp vanilla extract
-48-60 Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses
(now I also did this with a box of brownie mix and it worked out just fine)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step One:
Line mini muffin pan with liners or SPRAY THE CRAP OUT OF IT with Pam. 

Step Two:
In a large bowl, whisk together most of the dry (flour, salt, baking powder, cocoa powder) ingredients.

Step Three:
In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add sugar to pan and stir. 

Step Four:
In a small bowl, combine eggs and vanilla. Add the sugar mixture gradually. 

Step Five:
Add wet mixture to dry mixture, mix well.

Step Six:
Pour mix into muffin tin. Bake to 10-12 minutes.

Step Seven: 
Add a kiss to the middle of each brownie when the brownies come out of the oven, press them in gently.