Today I thought I’d share a recipe for a tasty treat that is almost as fun to say as it is to eat! This is a recipe that my aunt has made for years and years, and every time they are made they get devoured. They’re Choco-Mallow Coco-Nutters!
Like most of my recipes the ingredient list is nice and short. You’ll need:
- A large bowl
- Wax paper
- 11.5 oz bag of Milk Chocolate Chips (melted)
- 2 1/2 Cups of Coconut
- Marshmallows approx. 5 cups
- 1/2 Cup of Nuts (whatever kind you like, pecans, walnuts, etc.)
In a large bowl pour your nuts and marshmallows and then cover them with your melted chocolate chips. Stir until all the nuts and marshmallows are covered. Hence the reason for the big bowl, the stirring can get messy.
Once you have everything all nice and combined spread the mixture along one side of the wax paper in a log shape and sprinkle it with coconut. Start to roll and continue sprinkling with coconut as you roll it in the wax paper.
Place the rolled log into the refrigerator to harden and once it has set up you can slice them into pieces.
Rolling the mixture in the wax paper can be a little tricky but keep working at it until you have it in a general log shape. After they are sliced you won’t be able to tell if if was perfectly even or not. And all anyone will care about is how yummy they taste!
Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway from GCH and congratulations to Ree! I will be in touch with you soon!
I am happy that so many of you fell in love with the products on GCH’s website, just like I did. And I loved reading your Christmas traditions, you’ve definitely given me some ideas for new ones to start with my little family. Have a great day everyone!
If you missed Tuesday’s Giveaway Post then you’ll want to make sure you head over and check it out! You have the chance to win some of the most adorable and affordable little girl accessories and outfits. Seriously, this is one of my favorite sponsors yet! And look how cute their items look on my little girl!
Here is another cute and easy gift idea that will be perfect for lots of people on your list! Or it may be a fun family night activity with some yummy treats that you can all enjoy together. Either way, this is a must do for the holiday season!
These cute little mugs are filled with a bag of hot chocolate and if you need a delicious hot chocolate recipe then may I recommend my very favorite hot chocolate drink? Since it makes so much it is perfect to make it to give away and keep some for yourself.
The little spoons inside the cups are the fun activity and make great stirring sticks when you’re drinking your cocoa. They look fancy but couldn’t be easier! To make them you’ll need some chocolate chips, plastic spoons, small cellophane bags, a wax paper lined tray, and toppings of your choice- marshmallows, toffee bits, sprinkles, peppermint pieces, Andes candy bits, mini chocolate chips, etc.
You’ll need to melt your chocolate first and here is a great tip on the easiest way to melt your chocolate when baking. Melt it in your crock pot! Put your chocolate chips into jars and place the jars into the crock pot. Fill your crock pot up with warm water until it reaches half way up the jars. *make sure you don’t spill any of the water into the jars. It will seize up the chocolate, harden it, and make it melt. keep the inside of the jars dry!* Turn the crock pot onto high and in about 30 minutes it will be completely melted. Stir occasionally while it is melting.
That may seem like a long time to wait for the chocolate to melt, but since the crock pot is continually keeping the jars warm the chocolate will stay nice and melted through the entire time. No pulling it in and out of the microwave or accidentally burning the chocolate. No re-heating, no clumping chocolate, etc. Once it is all melted you can turn the crock pot to low or warm.
Once your chocolate is ready dip your plastic spoon in until it is nicely coated and allow the excess to drip off.
Lay the spoons down on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and sprinkle the top of the spoon with your toppings. In the baking aisle they have so many “bits” that work great for this project, or you can take almost any candy and crush it into bits yourself.
After you’ve finished all your spoons place the tray into the freezer so the chocolate will completely cool. Once it has hardened you can place the spoons into individual cellophane candy bags and tie them with some ribbon or bakers twine.
If you’re making these just for yourself as a yummy treat to enjoy with your hot chocolate then store them in a cool, dry place until you use them. If you make some to give away then pair with a cute mug and even add in some hot chocolate and you’ll have one happy recipient!
Since I started this blog I feel like I have had the opportunity to work with some pretty great companies and give my dear readers the chance to win some fun prizes. (I hope you think so too!) But I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite giveaways I’ve be able to do yet. From how great it was to work with this company, their fantastic customer service, the value, and the product, I’ve been very happy! And I cannot wait to introduce you to Girl’s Crochet Headbands (GCH), you’ll love them too!
A little bit about GCH:
“We believe that great fashion, adorable looks, fast shipping and great customer service doesn’t have to break the bank. So we work hard to try and make sure Girls Crochet Headbands can be your go-to source for the latest in everything you need. We wanted to give you lots of options, as well as a hand in designing your own fashion accessories. So, unlike most companies, we sell our flower hair clips, crochet headbands, kufi hats, beanies and other items separately. This allows you to channel your inner fashion diva, allowing you to mix and match the items the way you like and create your own individual look, at a fraction of the price.”
They have lots of adorable accessories for little girl’s and I was lucky enough to be able to pick out some pieces for Savannah. I may have gone a little bit overboard on the flowers and bows… and I may have squealed a little bit when my box arrived in the mail.
Good thing I have the cutest little model to show off these great pieces. We (and by we I mean I) have been having so much fun coordinating her outfits and bows.
I love that the bows and flowers are sold separately from the headbands so you can change them out easily and mix and match them all.
And what little girl doesn’t need some adorable leg warmers, especially for Christmas? With a matching bow and headband of course.
I was really impressed with the quality of everything I ordered, not to mention the super fast shipping, that I’ve actually gone back and ordered some more just on my own. I am definitely going to be a regular customer. One thing I haven’t tried yet, but really look forward to ordering, are these adorable lace rompers.
But the main thing you really need to know about GCH is the value. Their headbands start at $0.29! And their bows are as low as $0.99! All of their products are as affordable too. Do you know how much you could buy with a $25 gift certificate to their site?!? Well one lucky reader is about to find out. GCH is giving away $25 and if you’d like to enter here is how you can:
2. Visit the GCH site and tell me what your favorite item is
3. And since it is December, leave a comment telling me one of your favorite Christmas traditions.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry! If you do all three but only comment once then you only get one entry. A winner will be randomly chosen on Monday the 9th and announced on Tuesday the 10th! If you have little girls, granddaughters, nieces, etc. then this is the giveaway for you. Good luck!
I like that my posting schedule worked out to have the visiting teaching message for the month of December fall right after Thanksgiving. On the day when we give thanks and also turn to the upcoming Christmas holiday it seems very appropriate to share the message about The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: The Only Begotten Son. While there are so many things I love about the Christmas season the celebration of Christ is my very favorite.
On this day of thanks I have so much to be thankful for. My heart is full of gratitude for the countless blessings I have been given. And one of those blessings is the relationship I have with my wonderful readers and the chance I have to do something I love. Thank you for supporting me and giving me your friendship. I hope that on this day, and on all days, we can take a moment to give thanks for all things big and small.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy spending time with your loved ones. And go ahead and indulge in a little extra piece of pie, you have my permission. :)