Shopping Around the World

31 Dec

Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World last month.  It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world – and the pictures with recipes!

This month we have a suggestion from my cousin Sammy on highlighting cookies or other sweets for December.  Is there a special treat that you fix only around the Christmas holidays?  A certain cookie to share?  It does not have to be five items or less this month.  Share your recipe and picture of your sweet items.

This time of the year mom loves to fix what she has always called reindeer noses.  Now they have been called other things like yummy, pure grace, delicious, Rolo droppings, etc.  Snorts with piggy laughter.  It doesn’t matter what you call them because you will absolutely love them.  AND they are so easy to make.  You will need:  1 bag of pecan halves (prices range on this – the bag I bought was $8.99); 1 bag of Rolo caramels in milk chocolate candies ($4.00) ; and 1 bag of small pretzels ($1.50 on sale).  Total paid around $14.50 for some priceless candy 🙂

Turn your oven on to around 250-300 degrees.  While that is pre-heating, start taking all of the aggravating pretty foils off of the Rolo caramels in milk chocolates.  Yes you can be like my mommy and eat some for all of that painstaking foil removal.  Then, put some parchment paper on a baking pan.  Add a bunch of small pretzels and top with one Rolo each.  Now, here is the tricky part.  You don’t want to put so many on the baking pan that when you pull it out of the oven you don’t have time to top them with the pecan half.  You see they will cool fast and you want that finishing touch – trust me.  Okay so now you have your pan planned out.  Place it in the hot oven for around 5 minutes until the Rolo melts all over the pretzel.  Once that happens, remove the pan and quickly add a 1/2 of pecan to the top squishing it down in the chocolate.  mmm – just thinking about it.

Let these cool before trying one.  Trust me on this – daddy found out the hard way.  Once they are cool, put in a air tight container and share… or not 🙂


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12 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. onespoiledcat

    12/31/2015 at 6:07 am

    Golly, my Mom says these look DELISH and she’s definitely gonna try them….anything involving chocolate she’s in line for! Thanks for a great year of SHOPPING – it’s been tons of fun Cousin B!

    Love, Sammy

    • Piglove

      12/31/2015 at 10:13 am

      aaww thanks Cousin! I really appreciate that. These are so addictive. Your mom won’t be able to stop at one – mine can’t – snorts. And thank YOU for a great year of shopping as well. May we have so much more fun in 2016 with cooking/shopping and sharing recipes! XOXO – Bacon

  2. The Florida Furkids

    12/31/2015 at 7:56 am

    Those are delicious! Mom made them last year and they’re addictive!!

    We got into the Shopping late but, like Sammy, have really enjoyed it!

    The Florida Furkids

    • Piglove

      12/31/2015 at 10:15 am

      aaww thanks my friends!! These are so good – mom only makes them at Christmas. I’m not sure why. I think they would be awesome year round – snorts. Ya’ll take care and have a great New Year. XOXO – Bacon

  3. easyweimaraner

    12/31/2015 at 9:12 am

    I think the hardest part is to wait till they are cooled…. you have to be as strong as an iron man LOL …. and I probably would eat all… even when the Suzie Q. Memorial pants would burst like a bomb :o)

    • Piglove

      12/31/2015 at 10:16 am

      Snorts – dad never can wait and always burns his tongue. The man never learns – snorts with piggy laughter. They are totally awesome and addictive. No wonder my mom wears stretchy pants during the holidays. XOXO – Bacon

  4. The Canadian Cats

    12/31/2015 at 1:42 pm

    *slobber* *slobber*….oh those look good….can you freeze a couple for us,

    • Piglove

      12/31/2015 at 2:16 pm

      Snorts – I will see what I can do for you my friend 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  5. Tillie McMullen

    12/31/2015 at 5:38 pm

    Dear Bacon:Thank you for this recipe!

    • Piglove

      12/31/2015 at 8:56 pm

      You are so welcome my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Tails Around the Ranch

    01/11/2016 at 10:07 am

    Oh yum! WordPress needs a LOVE button. Like seems so inadequate! Thanks for sharing. I’m saving this for next year’s howlidays. ❤

    • Piglove

      01/11/2016 at 11:07 am

      Oh my friends. This can be done anytime during the year – snorts with piggy laughter. They are so easy to make and so delicious for sure! You will *not* be able to just eat one and walk away. Trust this little piggy on that. XOXO – Bacon


This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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