Thursday, February 6, 2014

Valentine Lambies


Aren't these little lambies just so darling?

I had to share them with you because a couple of my kids put them together the other night.


They are a sweet treat and a sweet Valentine!


(Original idea from Thriving magazine.)



Recipe:


7-8 cups crispy rice cereal

1 stick butter (1/2) cup
1 package mini marshmallows (save a few)
1 tsp vanilla

For the decorating:

1 small tube of black decorator icing.
a few saved mini marshmallows
stick pretzels
wax paper
ribbon
paper

Melt butter in pot on medium heat.

Add marshmallows and vanilla and stir until melted. Your mixture will look like a gooey mess.
Remove from heat as soon as marshmallows are melted.
Add cereal and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Wait about 4-5 minutes before handling....it will be hot!

Lay out a sheet of wax paper on your counter.
Mold the body of the lambie and a small head.
Stick them together and set on the wax paper.
Cut a mini marshmallow in half for the ears and add.
When completely cooled (1 hour) add eyes and nose with piping and pretzel legs.

*Be sure to use the whole pretzel for the legs and push them in as far as they will go!
I only had broken pretzels....and look what happens!
Poor little lambies fall down.
Haha :).

You can add a sweet message, like "God loves ewe!" or "Will ewe be my Valentine?"


xo

~Julia








"When I hear the confession of a young married man or woman, and they refer to their son or daughter, I ask ... 'tell me, do you play with your children? Do you waste time with your children?'

"The free gift of a parent's time is so important."
~Pope Francis

9 comments:

Valerie Kueter said...

Love these little lambs!!! We will definitely be making these. Such a sweet quote from Pope Francis…such a holy man!!! Drop by and see the cute snowflake ballerinas we made! A craft that I definitely think you would enjoy! Hugs!!!

Mary @ Better Than Eden said...

What a sweet idea! I love that the lamb can be used as a symbol for the sacrifice of Christ and St. Valentine's devotion!

Amy at love made my home said...

You are right, these are so darling and would make a lovely valentines treat - or anytime! xx

Linda said...

These are adorable!! They would be great for Sunday School snacks! Or for grandchildren!

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

Ewe and Me!


(totally darling!)

Bonnie said...

These are so cute. I love them.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Darling! And yummy - Wish I had some right now!

Sharon said...

Oh Julia,

These are adorable!!! I am going to make them for Resurrection Day for the children at church :) Thanks so much for sharing and for making me smile :)

Sharon

Anonymous said...

Dear Julia,
As a grandmother, the gift of playing with your grandchild comes so naturally. A beautiful and time honored advise from Pope Francis rings true always! Our children need us fully present to love, play, and to just be at one with their beautiful souls.
Karen

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