Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Sweet Christmas

Have you ever made these? I couldn't find Rolos this year, so I used these, cut in half.

You use small pretzels, I like the Hanover squares, and nuts. Pecan halves are pictured, but I use walnut pieces, cashews or almonds, too.
Put your caramel on your pretzel, on a microwave safe dish. Nuke on high for 20 seconds, just to soften the candy, not too much!

Now, gently push your nut of choice into the melty caramel. Let them set, and put onto a serving dish . . . if there are any left . . . Easy Award!

Kelly at Charming Chatter is hosting a giveaway, and she invited us to share a Christmas memory. Here is one from long ago, since my baby girl turned 30 this year.

Merry Christmas to you, Kelly, and thank you for a giveaway at Christmas!

We have so much to be thankful for. One sweet memory of my daughter was Christmas#2. She was 16 months old, and my Momma had sent her the homeliest little doll (Momma said you couldn't help but love it!) and Granddad, Lydia's great grandfather, had made Lydia a dolly cradle.
Lydia toddled right over to that bed, and said "Baby?", took the dolly out of it, gave it a little glance and said "Baby?" again, and laid it down. Then, she dove in, head first, to that little cradle and lay down! She turned her head and looked at us through the doweled sides, and gave her Daddy and I the biggest grin!
She wanted to be the baby for that bed!
The baby doll became her favorite doll, named "Night-Night Baby". She still has it and the cradle.
Sweet Christmas memories!

I hope you are all making sweet memories this year, they seem to grow sweeter as the years go by.

Merry Christmas, Pokey


  1. First, Congrats on being one of Jolly Jabber's giveaway; what a blast!!!! 2. My girlfriend made those yummy rolo pretzels this year for her cookie exchange (addicting!!!), Last, Merry Christmas! :)

  2. I make those too, using Rolos. They are too good and I eat too many. Merry Christmas!!!

  3. Oh, what a sweet, sweet memory! Hope you were able to get a picture of that!!! Thanks so much for joining us in the fun! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. My husband loves Rolos and has had a hard time finding any this year. A store person told him the manufacturer has stopped making them. I haven't researched it, so don't know how true that is, but I found two bags by chance at the grocery store and bought them for his stocking.

    Wonder if I could talk him out of a bag for this recipe...


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