Hillbilly Housewife Virtual Cookie Exchange 2009

Today we are killing two birds with one stone...

At our church, we have a "Giving Tree" this year. Every family/individual was encouraged to take a mitten from the tree, do what it instructs, write about the experience on the provided paper, and turn the paper back into the church's staff.

Our family chose this mitten...

MEANWHILE, I also signed up to participate in "The Hillbilly Housewife Virtual Cookie Exchange 2009."

SO... Why not kill two birds with one stone?

(Perhaps another reason I keep using this expression is because we found a dead bird in the garage yesterday- but I digress...)

Here's the cookie/candy recipe we are creating to give to an elderly shut-in friend of ours AND posting for the virtual cookie exchange...

"Pretzels with Pizazz"

The reason I chose to make this recipe is for a few reasons:
1. It's VERY kid friendly
2. It's QUICK and EASY
3. I had ALL the ingredients on hand
4. The possibilities are ENDLESS with this recipe!
First you'll need to gather your ingredients:
Pretzel Twists
Any other leftover candy/nuts you have!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Place rows of pretzel twists on a cookie sheet.
Grab some pajama-clad kiddos to help you out...
(not essential, but definitely makes the process more fun!)
Unwrap and place one rolo on each pretzel...
After this process is finished, place the cookie sheet in the oven for 5 minutes.
Get out all your other leftovers for the cookie/candy toppings...

When the timer goes off, get out the cookie sheet from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool.

Let the fun begin! Take different toppings and place them CAREFULLY (the tray is hot!) on top of the melted Rolos.
It looks so festive...
and the possibilities are endless!

Wait for them to cool down, and you're ready to share!

(Hope Miss Barabra likes these...)


  1. These look so good. I love Rollo candies. Your kiddos are adorable. I think my 2 granddaughters (ages 2 and 5 1/2) would love to make these with me.

  2. Thanks Mary- and YES, your granddaughters will LOVE to make them with you!

    Let me know how the experience goes...

  3. what fun little treats, thanks for sharing Iwill have to make that for our next cooking project. You should link this up next week to Kids in The Kitchen ... check out my blog!