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.)


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

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 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?"



"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


Unknown 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.

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 :)


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.

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