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Ingredients: (makes about 2 1/2 dozen)
- Nutter Butter (peanut butter sandwich) cookies
- a 1 pound package of white chocolate flavored candy coating
- red and blue icing "pouches"
- mini chocolate chips
- a variety of holiday sprinkles
- clear sugar "glitter crystals"
Chop the candy coating into smaller pieces so it will melt faster. Lily uses a knife on a very regular basis, but this may not be the case for all children. Please know the abilities of your child before handing them a knife.
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Chop the candy coating into smaller pieces so it will melt faster. My daughter uses a knife on a very regular basis, but this may not be the case for all children. Please know the abilities of your child before handing them a knife. Create a double boiler by placing your bowl over a simmering pot of water. The steam from the water will melt the chocolate candy without burning it. Stir until smooth and melted. Take care not to get ANY water in the chocolate.
Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate... halfway up to the middle for Santa's beard, and about a third of the way for his hat on the other end. Leave the bowl over the hot water to keep the chocolate liquid for a longer period of time. Remind children the the edge of the bowl may still be hot.
Place the cookies either on parchment paper, waxed paper, or a cooling rack set over a sheet pan. While the chocolate coating is still "wet," you need to add the decorations. They won't stick once it sets up. First, we added glitter sugar along the bottom edge of Santa's hat. ... because the sparkles look cute when dry.... that's why!
With the red icing, fill in the rest of Santa's hat, then make a red nose at the thinnest part of the cookie, and a jolly red mouth inside of the beard. Next, give Santa two blue eyes with the blue icing, and for the pupils, mini chocolate chips. Lastly, we decorated Santa's hat with some little Christmas tree sprinkles (because they looked like holly). You could also add a little red or white ball at the end of this hat.