I try to find something especially fun to do with the kids when Mike is gone on business trips. I knew I had a fun project when I found a Wilton Candy kit (similar to this one) on sale for $2.99 at the Christmas Tree Shops in Yarmouth. Cape Cod got some snow this week, so I thought it would be appropriate to make some candy snowmen.
We melted the candy melts in the microwave, and each kid got to decorate their snowman. I made one too, of course!
Lily loves to ham it up for the camera!
I over-melted some of the chocolate, so that it caramelized and was hard to spread. And when I tried melting chocolate in the plastic bag (as instructed, but – OOPS – at a higher microwave power than directed), the bag melted. So we threw that chocolate out and melted the rest in bowls, just to be safe!
I was afraid the snowmen would look pretty icky with all the mixed colors, but they turned out all pretty and swirly. The kids were very pleased with their creations!
I didn’t think to take a picture of the actual treats before they got eaten, but it’s all about process over product anyway, don’t you think?