I’ll admit it; I love to peruse Pinterest and see what fun treats and snacks all the uber Super Moms are making for the holidays. They make it look like all it takes is a pinch of sugar and a dab of frosting. But that’s clearly not always the case. In fact, I usually have to scour through Pinterest to find cute festive, easy DIY treats for my kids that are DOABLE. Often I’m so excited to find some that I share them with you, like I did with my Wickedly Easy Halloween Treats Post. But when I do find some that I can actually make, my kids love it. It’s such a fun and easy way to get into the holiday spirit.
I recently received a copy of a new book, The Super Moms Guide To Simply Super Sweets & Treats and I instantly fell in love. I mean here are 80 recipes for fun & festive cakes, cookies, and snacks that I can actually make. And, for some, I don’t even have to turn the oven on!
The perfectly imperfect author (as she calls herself), Deborah Stallings Stumm, makes it easy for us busy moms to celebrate any milestone in our kid’s lives with fun semi-homemade treats using everyday ingredients. I love that so many of her ideas take less than 5 ingredients and can be assembled in under 15 minutes.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, I learned how to make Candy Corn Turkeys out of Oreos, Candy Corn, Candy eyes & Hot Tamales. All of the ingredients can easily be picked up at Target or a Craft store. How cute to have these on the table for Thanksgiving. You could even put out the supplies and let the kids assemble them at the table.
And in this cold weather, I love to hunker down with my kids, put on music and get busy in the kitchen. We look at baking as a craft activity, and I now feel like I have 80 new projects to try. As we get further further into the holidays, I know my kids will love to make Powdered Sugar Snowmen out of powdered sugar donuts
Hot Cocoa Candy Canes (made with 3 ingredients)
And Chocolate Dreidels.
The book includes ideas for Valentine’s Day, Springtime, St Patty’s Day, Easter, Summer and Halloween.
At the beginning of the book, Deborah wisely includes a list of helpful staples to keep in your pantry. Things like M&M’s, marshmallows, chocolate chips, etc… She also offers tips and suggestions for each of her recipes. And, people, this is meant to be fun. So if you’re missing an ingredient feel free to improvise. Your kids will probably have some great suggestions as well.
I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions are my own.