Friday, July 9, 2010

Christmas in July... M&M Navitity Story!


 My *MOST* favorite digital creation from last year was my work-up of the "M&M Nativity Legend".  I altered the poem slightly (as I found several varying versions online), so I don't really have a particular person or website to credit for it... but I can credit Just So Scrappy for designing a fun Christmas Scrapbooking Kit FULL of sparkly holiday bling... "Holly Jolly"!

The poem and the card are cute... but are EVEN CUTER when you add a fun holiday treat with it, M&M style of course!  I bagged hundreds of these babies last year and my hubby took them into work for gifts.  Quick and easy instructions for making your own this coming Holiday Season are below...


Start by lining a cookie sheet with wax paper, then fill the sheet completely with square pretzels.  Top each pretzel with a peppermint Hershey Kiss (which I've only ever found at Target).  Heat your oven to about 170 degrees and WATCHING CLOSELY warm them for 5 to 6 minutes.  You want to soften the Kiss, not melt it (or it turns into a big mess)!  When it's soft, you can press an M&M on top.  Chill for 5 to 10 minutes to set, wrap in a cello bag with ribbon, attach the M&M Nativity Story and you're done! 

FREEBIE M&M NATIVITY LEGEND PRINTABLE {HERE}

For more fun holiday printables... I hope you'll visit my ETSY SHOP!! :)



I used "Holly Jolly" by Just So Scrappy to design this printable.
I used Scrapbook MAX Software to create ALL of my printables!

21 comments:

Sue Sparks said...

Love the poem and the goody to display it on! Great idea...LOVE it!

Jenny said...

Adorable!

Rachel said...

TOO cute!

I've always done pretzels and kisses, or pretzels and rollos with walnuts and almonds.

I LOVE this idea. Makes it so sweet and more meaningful!!!

Karen said...

Very cute!! Love all that red & white striped goodness! :>

Grammie Star Wars said...

WOW!!!

What a treat to find you blog. You are so talented with just wonderful ideas.

I loved your M & M legend of our Savior.

Thank you again for your sharing.

I wish I could understand blogging, I do enjoy learning from so many of you.

Thank you,
Grammie Star Wars ;.)

DWYHomemaking said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I'm bookmarking this and using it soon!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

These are oh so cute and I love the story that goes with.

phasejumper said...

I'd never heard of M&M nativity legend! I'd made a similar treat, but never thought about doing it with candy cane kisses!

Stuff by Ash said...

Yummy and cute! I've never heard of this before either. Thanks for sharing, found at Made by You Monday.

Cyndi said...

such a great (easy) goodie idea, i bookmarked this and look forward to making them!

More Than A Mom said...

My sister-in-law made these snacks this weekend and they were sure addicting! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Sew Can Do.

Stephanie said...

WOW! I am going to run to Walmart and see if they have these! Thanks for the great idea and the wonderful poem. I always make chocolate covered pretzels but the hard way...melt the chocolate, dip the pretzel, burn your hand, make a huge mess:) Thanks so much
Stephanie {http://fullofgreatideas.blogspot.com}

Jeni said...

I love this idea! We might makes these as gifts for our Sunday-school teachers!

shopannies said...

these are all super cute perfect for many in our lives

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured these peppermint treats over at http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/. I have also just purchased Scrapebook Max and cannot wait to play with it this weekend. Love your blog and have become a follower:o)

jjpalmer said...

Where were you able to find the square pretzels. I've looked all over and can't seem to find them. These are adorable!

Sherry said...

I found square pretzels at Target and also at Homeland. Can't wait to make these!

The Exchange said...

I just LOVE this!! I'm making them tomorrow!! How sweet of you to add the gift of the poem and printable! You are a gem and so is your blog! Thank you for sharing!
Cheers!
Cyndy

Cyndi said...

i cant wait to make these, i had to go to walmart for the m&ms and peppermint hugs (im going to do some with caramel kisses too) and Winco for the pretzles.
i mentioned them and used your picture in my blog recently, hope its ok.
http://lofteeideas.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-goody-making-party.html

shopannies said...

these are really super cute I will be trying them they are a new Christmas goodie on me

The Exchange said...

Just made them!! Couldn't find the square pretzels so I used 3 stick pretzels... They are cooling now!! Thank you, thank you!
Cyndy