It’s a virtual Advent Calendar!
This really is the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? I will forever be a Christmas romantic and I am so excited to celebrate with all of you this year. There is going to be some fun stuff going on this month over here–I feel like Santa Claus incarnate, so keep your eyes peeled. I’m giggling like a school girl right now. And if you aren’t already excited about the upcoming holidays, I am going to shove it down your throats until you are giddy with snowflakes. So why don’t we start a day early and I introduce you to my newest friend, Rudie:
Rudolph Cookie Pops Recipe
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
To make 1 Rudie Pop:
- 2 gluten-free vegan mini cookies (I used the brand HomeFree)
- 2 tsp. creamy peanut butter for the filling
- 2 homemade vegan googly eyes
- 1 red hot candy or cherry sour (gluten-free) for the nose
- 2 gluten-free pretzels
- lollipop stick
- Place 1 heaping teaspoon full of peanut butter between one cookie. Place both pretzels onto the bed of peanut butter. Place another teaspoon full of peanut butter onto the other cookie. Sandwich together. Gently place the stick into the the peanut butter . Freeze for 15+ minutes.
- Decorate. with the eyes and nose. Allow to fully set.
Michelle Rittler @ Taste As You Go
Thanks for allowing me to feature your recipe in my round-up of 60 Ultimate Cookie Exchange Recipes on Taste As You Go. Happy Holidays!
’tis going to be fun oogling at all your cute creations this month, indeed 🙂
Heather @ Life, Gluten Free
I just found your blog. You are too cute and these rudolf cookies are adorable! We are start our wooden countdown calendar tomorrow with our daughter. She is psyched!!
I just saw your countdown calendar and I am in love! I just love how you use activities instead of chocolates. That is such a special tradition to share with your daughter…and I’m kinda wishing you would adopt me so I can partake in it 🙂
Well, I’m totally making these for my Christmas party too. Except my christmas parties happen in my room, with just me, and my christmas decorations. So I’ll probably just make one of these.
But they’re so cute!
I actually probably will make these for our christmas party at work (yeah, I do go to christmas parties with people. But the one’s by myself are always the best). I’m sure everybody would love these. Despite the fact that everyone thinks vegan food is gross.
I think you should invite me to one of your solo Christmas parties (although then it wouldn’t be solo anymore, now would it?) I will bring the homemade paper chain decorations.
I have watched Elf for three days in a row and have stayed up late every night after, making paper snowflakes for my room.
That movie was meant for me.
When I was in high school there was a boy that would dress up as Elf every christmas and hide behind poles and jump out quoting lines from the movie. He looked just like him, with the curly hair. The costume and all – even the yellow tights.
But yes, bring the paper chains. I’m sure you could handle those.. 🙂
I’m kinda in love with this kid from your high school. I think that would make me smile every time I saw him pop out from behind a tree. I hope he didn’t get beat up after school every day. If he went to my school, that would have been without a doubt.
I wish I was still in contact with him. He was such a cool kid. I haven’t seen him since we graduated two years ago.
But I went to an art high school so it’s kind of expected for weird kids like that to be part of picture.. 😀 It was a really small high school of only 400 kids, so everyone got along. No beating each other up!
Something else we share–I went to a performing arts high school. Unfortunately the kids weren’t as nice as your former classmates…
Wow, thay’s awesome! It all makes sense now 🙂
*that’s (I’m a bad typist – jittery fingers)
Thay’s is awesome, you are right! 🙂 And what does “It all makes sense now” mean anyway????
I mean that you seem like the type of person that likes performing and entertaining people
I’m totally making these (with my gingersnap cookies) for my holiday party. HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL yes, Rudolph.
I wanna come!!!
aww, these remind me of the little rudolphs we used to make out of popsicle sticks when i was in grade school! so cute 😉 i love christmas <3 i can't wait to see your new series 😉
I never made cool stuff in school. Now I am thinking I didn’t get my money’s worth…
YAY! I love advent calendars! And honestly I’m just a big nerd for Christmas. (My blog theme is about to change too… but not til tomorrow!)
Those are too freakin’ cute, by the way. Thanks for making me want to eat reindeers for the first time ever.
I love advent calendars too! Except that chocolate was always terrible, wasn’t it??? You are enduring a blog theme change?!! I cannot wait, Nikki!!
Suuuuuper cute =)
Kathy Hester (geekypoet)
I’m ready for you to bring one to my desk so I can have it with my Earl Grey tea ; )
So bossy! Hehehe. P.S. I am just in love with the recipes in your cookbook! I cannot wait to make freaking cornbread in my slow cooker. Genius.
So cute! This would be the best thing for a kid’s schoolroom or party. I’d make them for me but I don’t have your control – all the pieces and parts would be down my gullet before assembly. Giddy with snowflakes reminds me of the weather forecast I just saw. “And this area may experience white snowflakes.” WHITE snowflakes? Compared to what? Pink, purple or blue? The only colored snow I’ve ever seen was yellow and if I’ve told Rudolph once…
White snowflakes. snickering. That is a rather absurd observation, isn’t it?? Oh Texas. And who said that I have self-control??? I should take pictures of what it *really* looks like when I am making these food items 🙂 ha
Nora @ Natural Noshing
I love that you are doing a virtual advent calendar, yay!!! I completely agree that this is the most wonderful time of year! And those adorable Rudies are so fun, and delicious!!!! 🙂
Christmas. Rudolph. Excited already!!
Good, Dawn. That is the spirit 🙂
Oh My Nog. So sweet!! But what do you use 1/2 piece of for the nose? (Also “giddy with snowflakes” LOL! 😀 )
You have to either: 1). eat it; or 2). make 2 Rudies 🙂 (I thought you would be pleased with that phrase. I did it with you in mind!)
Eat WHAT?! A pretzel? A cookie? An eye? A rock?! I’m dying here!! 🙂
hahahaha!!! I think you are the only one who actually reads through the ingredients list (thank God too, because you are my editor as well!) Oh damn, I forgot to write that in. At first I thought you were asking me what do you do with the other 1/2 piece. Ooopsie 🙂 I used the Gorilla Munch cereal–1/2 piece. There, you happy now???!!! haha
That makes sense because they are round. And much more appetizing than rocks. 😉
Yes, Brooke, you are right. Cereal *is* a better choice than rocks. (I am laughing so hard right now!)
ohhhh so cute!