Santa and Christmas Tree Oreos … fast and easy

Fast & easy, Santa & Christmas Trees on Oreos - SweetSimpleStuff.com

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Do you make cookies for Christmas as gifts to give friends, neighbors, family or just for home?  Are you like me … make plans to bake rolled out cookies, decorate with great details … reality hits … not enough time … Continue reading

Strawberries & Cream Fool

Strawberries & Cream Fool

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Hello!  How are you?  I am home from my “spring break” and life is back to normal!  While we were away … a few items in the fridge reached their expiration date … shhh, don’t tell Son #3 … he … Continue reading

Reese’s Easter Egg Bunnies

Reese's Easter Egg Bunnies

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Good morning!  Can you believe that Easter is just two weeks ago?  I had a plan for Easter ideas that I wanted to share with you … the plan got tossed out the window while I was drying my hair … Continue reading

Chocolate Heart Butter Blossoms

P1030629 Chocolate Heart Butter Blossom Cookies

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Good Monday morning!  I hope your week is off  to a nice start!  These butter cookies with chocolate hearts are sure to help … I’ve seen quite a few yummy peanut butter blossoms with chocolate hearts … just wanted to … Continue reading

Snowboarding Gingerbread Peeps

I am so excited to be participating in the group project … Give the Gift of Gingerbread … with many talented bloggers that you may already know!  I’m sure that you will find some wonderful ideas and recipes and even have the chance to win a great prize!  All of the info is after the directions for my Gingerbread Project!

When you hear gingerbread, what do you think of … gingerbread cake, gingerbread boys or maybe Gingerbread Peeps?  These Peeps jumped right into my grocery cart … OK, I helped a little.  It was decided … they were going home with me!  Within five minutes I knew the Peeps would be snowboarding and skiing … they are very athletic little guys!

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I picked up the Gingerbread Peeps because of their cuteness.  When I opened the package, I was surprised how good they smelled … just like gingerbread!

Gingerbread man peeps

This is how to bring your Peeps to life and what you will need …

skiing snowboarding peeps supplies

  • Gingerbread Peeps
  • White candy coating (such as CandiQuik)
  • White/clear coarse sugar
  • Graham cracker squares
  • Fruit Stripe Gum (I found it at Michael’s)
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Large round edible confetti

gingerbread peeps directions

  1. Melt candy coating according to package directions.  Cut or trim graham crackers if necessary.
  2. Spread/smear a little candy on a cracker … I just used the back of a spoon.  Let the candy sit a minute or two, but not harden up.
  3. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and let candy harden up.  Shake off excess sugar and reserve for reuse.

skiing peeps

4.  Use kitchen scissors to cut Peeps apart.

5.  Cut gum to shape skis (pointed end) or snowboards (rounded)

6.  Make ski poles – my pretzels were a little long, so I broke about 1″ off (snacks for later), attach flat end to large sprinkle with a dot of melted white candy.

7.  Attach the Peep to the graham cracker with a little melted candy … add more melted candy in the back to support the Peep if necessary.

That’s it … pretty easy, wasn’t it?

Peeps snowboard ski

Thank you to Jill at Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons and Beth at Hungry Happenings for organizing this Gingerbread Hop and inviting me to join … I am truly honored ;)

Be sure to Hop on over to the other blogs and check out all of the fun Gingerbread projects …

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Sweet Winter Wonderland

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Did you watch any football this weekend?  I couldn’t believe the pro games on the east coast … fields covered in snow, facemasks  filled with snow and players in short-sleeved shirts!!!  I was home in my sweatpants, sweatshirt and Uggs … Continue reading

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Wreath Cookies

Peanut butter and chocolate wreath cookies

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Peanut butter and chocolate go hand in hand, especially in Christmas cookies!  These cookies may seem a little familiar to you … Yep … the same peanut butter and chocolate cookies as the Reindeer Cookies from a few days ago! … Continue reading

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

peanut butter chocolate reindeer cookies

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Black Friday was last week … Cyber Monday was yesterday … we must have all of our shopping done … right?  I sure don’t!  It will get done, but right now I’m ready to bake cookies and I did. Do … Continue reading

Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars

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Bar desserts are one of my favorite things to bake … especially when they are cheesecake bars!  Throw in some chocolate, pumpkin spice, sugar cookie crust and caramel sauce … they are sure to be a crowd pleaser! I’ve shared a … Continue reading