Let's Play With Our Food

The holidays are the perfect time to play with your food. I hope you'll enjoy this delicious macaroon recipe, and these food craft ideas. They should all help to make the season bright and add some wonderful memories too. Enjoy!

Macaroon Snowmen
What You Need
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
3-1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
3/4 cup macadamia nuts ( finely ground)
16 (5-inch) wooden skewers
16 mini gift boxes ( available in  the bakery dept)
Cookie sheets
Parchment paper
Cooling racks
Electric mixer
Pretzel sticks
Ribbon or fabric scraps

Before You Start : Preheat oven to 350 ˚Line 3 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Let’s make it! Beat egg whites in a large bowl on high speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Add sugar, extract, and salt, beating to stiff peaks, about 5 minutes. Gently fold in 2 cups coconut, then the nuts, until just combined. Roll with damp hands into 32 balls (3/4 inch in diameter) for bottom and middle of snowmen, and 16 balls (1/2 inch in diameter) for the heads. Roll balls in remaining 1-1/2 cups coconut, coating well. Carefully transfer to cookie sheets, placing 1 inch apart. Bake macaroons in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching positions halfway through, until bottoms are pale golden ( about 12 to 15 minutes) Transfer macaroons from cookie sheets to racks and cool completely.
To assemble snowmen: Push 1 skewer into the center of each box and carefully thread 2 of the larger macaroons through the skewer to sit on the box; top with a smaller macaroon for the head. Add pretzels, ribbon,fabric, etc for embellishments if desired. Fill the box with cookies. Makes 16 snowmen.

Gum Drop Trees

What you need
Styrofoam cones
Plastic wrap
Gum drops
Tooth picks
Lets Make them
Wrap the Styrofoam cones with plastic wrap. Insert tooth picks into the gum drops, poke the toothpick covered gum drops into the plastic wrapped trees. Be creative, use different colors add frosting for ribbon. It's edible fun.

Edible Snowman ( post from 2009) Click Here


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Looks delicious, thanks for sharing.

Have a good day.

Barbara Photography said...

wonderful Gum Drop Trees !!!!

Slamdunk said...

Now those look fun...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I could make the gumdrop trees.
My wife plays with our turkey by making it dance across the counter before she stuffs it. Does that count?

Heather said...

Thanks for the cute ideas!

Arianna Belle {Organized Interiors} said...

So cute! and they look yummy too! :)

Carlos V. said...

Wow! That should be delicious and wonderful.
I'll try to make them!
Carlos. [México]

Anonymous said...

Stopping by via the Monday hops to say hello and to follow.
Have a great day!

Sarah said...

This is such an awesome idea, I saw one idea of using a white chocolate covered apple and a marshmallow to make a snowman too. It was so cute!
Wearing It On My Sleeves

Rebecca said...

I am completely in love with the gum drop trees!

Michelle said...

I love your gumdrop trees.
Merry Christmas!

Just Married with Coupons said...

Wow, what awesome fun!! I love it!

Vic said...

i have to do that gum drop tree.....super amazing thanks:)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Katherine, thanks for stopping by. Your pics are just beautiful and so pretty for the Holidays. Merry Christmas!

Annah said...

Pretty *and* delicious. YUM!

Great Stuff! by Sandi said...

Following you back from "Great Stuff!", thanks for the follow. Definitely making some edible snowmen this weekend!

Tulle and Torts said...

I love that idea for the macaroon snowmen - I'm going to have to try that!

Keli said...

My son would FLIP over the gumdrop trees!!

Thanks for linking up to Friendly Wednesday!

Jonathan & Ashley Slater said...

great recipes!!

ArtsyChaos said...

Oh my gosh, adorable! I hate gum drops but love those trees.

Val said...

MMM, love all these yummy ideas.