Saturday, December 11, 2010

Rocky Road Fudge, Advent Day 11

Today's advent verse was Luke 2:11, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord." Little J and I spent some time discussing this verse and the importance of it to our faith.

Juiciness with his new fleece scarf before heading out for the day.

Our book was an old favorite, Frosty the Snowman.  We went to our local Christmas parade for a short bit, but it was rainy and not the most pleasant day.  We postponed ice skating due to other family obligations, but will do it in the near future. 

Sassyfras is in love with her new fleece scarf!

We spent the day making some rocky road fudge, something my grandmother made each Christmas.  We also did one snowman craft that we didn't get to on our snowman day.

Rocky Road Fudge Recipe

Rocky Road Fudge
12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons butter
2 cups dry roasted, lightly salted peanuts
10 oz bag of mini marshmallows

My grandmother never had a microwave and used a double boiler to melt the chocolate, but I've been using the microwave without any trouble for years.  Use a large microwave safe bowl to melt the chocolate, condensed milk, and butter together, 30 seconds-1 minute at a time.  Once melted stir in peanuts and marshmallows.  Pour into a wax paper lined 13x9 pan and put in the fridge until firm.  Cut into small squares, devour with a glass of milk.

Snowman Craft

I gave each of the kids blue construction paper and made a snowman with glue.  They used packing peanuts to fill in their snowman and then added eyes, buttons, scarf and hat as they pleased. 

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Christy said...

That fudge sounds really good!

Cute craft. We have lots of packing peanuts!

The Sunshine Crew said...

My grandmother used to make fudge similar to your recipe. Haven't made it in a while, but reading your recipe brought back memories of such a yummy treat.
Very cute holiday craft too. Thanks for sharing both.
Happy holidays!

Sherri said...

What a fantastic day!
I don't know how it could be better...frosty and fudge! =)

Raising a Happy Child said...

This snowman is way too cute!

Santa's Letter Elf said...

Those snowmen are very cute - I might keep them as a witner activity with my kids :) The fudge looks yummy and simple - and unlikely to wait to winter for that one!