Family Traditions | Holiday Baking

I can't believe Christmas is just twelve days away!!  I just had a mild panic attack as I typed those words : )   It's been slightly hectic and crazy at work but I am trying to carve out time to do things with the girls.  One of the activities on our Advent Calendar was to Bake a Holiday Treat and the holiday treat we decided on was the Peppermint Pretzel Marshmallow Fudge from Joy the Baker.

The girls love peppermint, marshmallows, and chocolate.  Having all of it in one treat was a dream come true for them.  They had a blast crushing the pretzels and the peppermint candy and spreading all the treats in the pan.  I'm sure a bunch of it was gobbled when I wasn't looking.

peppermint, marshmallows, pretzels
then the chocolate mixture poured over it all
finishing touch - add more pretzels, marshmallows and peppermint

They had so much fun making this.  I think the hard part is always the wait for it to cool and set.  Since we made it at night, I just popped it into the fridge to set overnight.  Of course, the next morning, the first questions out of their mouths was "is it ready?" and "can we have one for a treat for lunch?" : )

What are your favorite holiday baking recipes?  Do you have one that your family makes every year or do you try to find a new family fave each time?

Family Fun | Creative Holiday Wraps

Pom Pom Presents:  Foxs Lane

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, it's time to get wrapping.  I am always on the lookout for different yet easy ways to give our wrapping a special touch.  Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing ...
Reindeer Prints from Splash of Something

The House That Lars Built
I love using simple brown craft paper as the base and then getting creative from there.  Click on the links for detailed instructions.  Check out ZoLi Wraps  our Pinterest board for even more ideas. 

Family Fun | Twist on Holiday Photo Cards

Photo cards are always great and I love how creative people have been getting with their photos but with our overexposed, picture-sharing world, it might be nice to change things up a bit. 

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