|That's a lot of Monogram Wreaths!|
I had another big thing on the horizon though. My youngest son is turning the big eight point 0 tomorrow, Cinco de Mayo! I just found the blog called Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons, and it had the CUTEST idea for a Mexico inspired treat.
|That's an edible maraca, people!|
As soon as I saw it, I had to have it (follow the link in the photo caption above for the entire tutorial on SheKnows).
|Here are the players|
|Cookies in the oven|
|Just after baking|
|Wells formed and some filled with mini M&Ms (he doesn't like Nerds)|
|See my Frankenmaraca? There was a lot of extra white chocolate involved trying to save this one!|
|Delicious handles in place|
|Thank goodness I had a cooling rack that fit the cookies, otherwise I would have been sunk!|
|Final decor - he was SO excited that I let him have mini M&Ms AND sprinkles!|
The maraca in action!
They were a huge hit at home and in his classroom! Did they take a long time to make? Yes. Was most of that time spent waiting for the cookies to bake/cool/chocolate to cool? Yes. Would I make them again? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! I'm already thinking this would make an adorable rattle for a baby shower. Any other ideas? We'd love to hear from you!