Friday, February 1, 2013

Groundhog's Day Pudding Treat (Punxsutawney Phil)

When I saw these I knew I wanted to make them for my kiddos classes for Groundhog's Day. And since Groundhog's Day falls on Saturday I am taking them into their classes this afternoon.

I've got to say, they really turned out cute.  They were a little time consuming, but that's one of my joys in life.  I love to listen to music at night after all the kids are in bed & work.  Not cleaning, mind you, it has to be something fun & cute like these.:)

Eli & Rhett helped me with the pudding and "dirt" but then they were sent to bed so I could relax with Punxsutawney!  We had a fun night together!:)

This would be a great Groundhog's Day activity for any of you wanting something fun to do for this looked-over day.  (I always get the shadow thing all messed up...I always think that if he sees his shadow be an early spring, but I've got it all backwards.)

Groundhog's Day Pudding Treat

Chocolate pudding (store bought in the cups or make your own and put in small clear cups)
Oreos, crushed (I blend mine in my blender)
Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies
Peanut Butter chips
Sliced almonds
Chocolate frosting (store bought or homemade)

To make Punxsutawney Phil:
Cut Milano cookies in half.  It's easiest to use a small serrated knife, this tends to help so the cookie doesn't crumble.  Pipe frosting using a small round tip (I used Milton 5) onto the top of the cookie where the ears will go.  Slice an almond in half and place on frosting for ears. 

Next, pipe frosting for the eyes and nose.  With your knife, cut a sliced almond into small strips.  I turned my almond horizontal and sliced it that way.  Some of the teeth were kind of long, but they looked really cute and silly!  Stick the teeth up the nose...that's literally what you feel like your doing!  You don't want to place them on top of the nose or it will look funny, so just pretend your shoving them up pretend nostrils!:)

Turn your peanut butter chips on their side and shave off the tip with a knife so they will lay flat.  Pipe a little frosting on where the cheeks should go and then press on the peanut butter chips.  And there you have a Punxsutawney Phil!

To asssemble:
Place about 1 tablespoon crushed oreos on top the pudding.  Add Punxsutawney Phil and press into the "dirt" until you can't see the cut edge.

Enjoy your Groundhog's's hopping for spring!:)


Laura said...

Super Cute Jana! I think I know what we're doing tomorrow :)

Jana said...

Your family will love this activity!! And you get to eat it!:) Have fun!

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