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Monday, July 25, 2011

Family Faves--Bacon & Eggs

I can't take any of the credit for this fun project!
This one is all from my mother-in-law, and the kiddos are ALL OVER IT!
White chocolate!  Sweet with a bit of salty!
Yum!
And really... could it get any better than that?
This is my niece and Livy making them for about the 4th time this week.
A little riddle for y'all - When is a cell phone more than an arm's reach away from a teenager?  Not when making bacon & eggs!  Please keep your cell phone close by in case you need to text someone in a dire candy emergency!  You never know!

Unlike the previous family faves posts, this isn't really a recipe, but more like assembly instructions.

Ingredients-
---White chocolate chips-melted in the microwave in microwave safe bowl, at 50% power
---M&Ms-pick out all the yellow ones and eat the rest.  See, I told you the kiddos love this project!
---Pretzel sticks

Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.  Blob a bit of melted chocolate on the wax paper about the size of a quarter.  Put a yellow m&m in the center of chocolate blob with the logo down/not showing.  Break the pretzel stick in half and put your 2 "bacon strips" along side egg.  Repeat till you've used up your ingredients or you have to do laundry.  Transfer to refrigerator to chill till chocolate sets about 20-30 min.  

This one is easy enough for my kiddos to do with little supervision.  Especially if I melt the chocolate first and get everything set out on the table.  It's hard to mess up, even for littler kiddos.  

Enjoy!  And let me know how they turn out!
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43 comments:

  1. I love it. Thanks for the idea.

    ps. I Love snakes also. The last post was great.

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  2. Awesome! My boys will LOVE this -- another great way to spend an afternoon!

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  3. I'm having 2 cravings now; one for real bacon and eggs, and another for these delicious looking candy creations!
    Can't wait to try them with the kids!

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  4. We make pretzel treats with the same basic ingredients....

    line a pan with foil
    cover with mini pretzels with a white choco disc on each
    place in a warm oven until the choco just starts to melt
    remove and put a M&M on each, press a little.

    we often choose the appropriate color M&M for the occasion. Vday, Christmas, Halloween/Fall. The kids LOVE them.

    We will be making yours soon too!

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  5. Oh, I will be making these! We do what Dawn does, for different seasons, only we use Hershey's HUGS :) and sometimes, I get crazy and use peanut butter m and ms. Oh yeah, I'm a rebel!

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  6. How did you get these to be shiny? So cute!

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  7. Made these this past weekend and it was so easy and fun. I entertained everyone I think.

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  8. How did you get tne chocolate shiny? Mines dull looking. Is there a certain brand you used?

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  9. I've gotten a couple questions about how I got mine so shiny. First off, in the pics above, mine are still wet and haven't set up all the way. They won't look quite as shiny once they are all set up.
    But, I do find chocolate will get quite dull looking if it sets up in the refrigerator as compared to just letting it sit out. Maybe that has something to do with the condensation?
    Hope that helps a little bit!

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  10. oh how cute! i am going to make these for my husband's students for their final! they will think it's so cute!

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  11. I love the idea! Thank you so much!! I'm serving mine on a small frying pan to add to the cheekiness!

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  12. This is such a cute idea! We just posted it to our new Pinterest page! (Pinterest.com/chocoley)

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  13. I LOVE this idea!
    I run a small business that specializes in sweet treats for weddings and other events, and I would love to feature a small post about it on my blog. Please let me know your thoughts! You can check it out at www.wellhellosugar.com.

    Thanks and have an amazing New Year!!

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  14. A comment on Pinterest said they spray cooking spray over top of eggs when set up to make them look shiny.. Hope this helps!

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  15. Super cute. Mini Nilla wafers would make a nice side of pancakes. Also think a bit of vegetable oil mixed in the chocolate would help with the shiny

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  16. these are so cute and creative. They looks so good I don't think I could eat them but I am sure I would manage. lol

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  17. Fabulous! I'm taking breakfast to work this week :-)

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  18. So cute may I share this on my blog?
    conniemfink.blogspot.com

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  19. So stinkin' cute! I am going to try these for Valentine's Day class favors with a note that says "We go together like bacon and eggs." If you want to make a larger version, I wonder if you could use a yellow candy melt in place of the m&m's?. I have some leftover from another project, so I will try it. Plus that will make it chocolate free, right? (since almond bark really isn't chocolate?. Then, they would be acceptable if there is a no chocolate policy at school due to allergies. I also love the idea of using mini vanilla wafers for pancakes in the comments above! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. So cute! We added a little green food coloring to the white chocolate chips and used a green m&m for the yolk to make green eggs (and ham). My kids loved this! So easy! Great idea!

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  21. I think I'm the first dad on here to comment, but I did this with my boys last night and we had such a great time! After 3 tries and 2 bowls of burned chocolate morsels (I realized I was not running my microwave @ 50% power), we got it right. Here's a tip for you asking how to make the chocolate shiny. Add about 1 1/2 teaspoons of canola oil to the chocolate before you put in the microwave. It not only comes out smooth when melted, it also looks shiny after cooling in the fridge.

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  22. I made these last night and surprised my son thus morning. But, I used ACTUAL BACON. Just the pre-cooked kind, cut into little stripes. They were a HIT! ;) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. I used a green m&m instead of yellow for green eggs and ham :)

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  24. YUM! I will probably keep these 3 ingredients on hand all the time for a quick snack!

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  25. I used vanilla Almond Bark instead of white chocolate- it was a little grittier than the smooth white chocolate but it worked if you just pressed/smoothed it a little with the spoon-I also used Reeses Pieces because I think you get more yellow ones than in M&Ms :) Did this project with my son and his friends the other day to fill some time and have some homemade Easter candy-they loved it and they were YUMMY!

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  26. That is the cutest idea! Tell your mom in law thank you for me, and thanks to you and your kids for the inspiring photos and directions! :)

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  27. These would be cute for Teacher Appreciation week too...."You're an egg-cellent teacher!"

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  28. hah! i am totally in love with this cute brilliance!
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.ca/

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  29. Here by way of pinterest. I love this idea!
    Blessings, Joanne

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  30. Made these tonight, they were a hit!

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  31. if you just pressed/smoothed it a little with the spoon-I also used Reeses Items because I think you get more yellow-colored ones than in M&Ms :) Did this venture with my son and his buddies the other day to complete a while and have some home made Easter time candy-they liked
    buy rs gold

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  32. I love this. I finally tried to make them today because we are having a dinner at church tonight - Breakfast for Dinner. I thought this would make a perfect dessert to take. Thank you so much for the idea.

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