The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Winter Treats and Weekly Link Party

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Winter Treats and Weekly Link Party

We finally got our first good snow of the year--one that's more than just a dusting of powder. That's how it is living in the South. A true snowfall is a rare treat that snowballs into a flurry of school closings, icy roads, cozy mittens, and wet galoshes.

Our yard turning into a winter wonderland had the kids scurrying around for their scarves, hats, and coats. They couldn't wait to get outside and play. So I snuggled them up in multiple layers and the handmade scarves and hats from their Mimi. And they were off! I couldn't help but smile as I watched them make tracks in the snow, sled down the neighbor's hill, engage in a lively snowball fight, and even make a small snowman with a carrot nose.

The snow isn't the only thing to cheer about on a snow day, though! There's also the mugs of hot cocoa and sweet treats to enjoy after the outside fun is done. After my kids had enjoyed as much snowy fun as the freezing temperatures would let them stand, they stepped back into the warmth of the house, peeled off the wet layers, and snuggled under blankets to thaw off. And to enjoy some delicious treats!

If you like to treat your kids to mugs of hot chocolate and other winter-themed confections on snowy days, you're going to love this week's features. From snowflake cookies to polar bear marshmallows, here's a fun collection of treats that are perfect to enjoy this winter.
1. Polar Bear Marshmallows / Gluesticks
Aren't these adorable? They're sure to make any mug of hot cocoa a little more fun!

2. Black and White Chocolate Chip Cookies / Gluesticks
Here's a fun combination the kids will love! It's double chocolate chip and classic chocolate chip cookies combined.

3. Frozen Banana Penguin Pops / Satsuma
These are sure to bring on loads of smiles and giggles! And kids will love joining in to add the eyes, noses, and feet to these cute edible creations.

4. Egg Nog Snowflake Cookies Syncopated Mama
After a day of playing in the snow, a batch of warm cookies is the perfect way to warm up. And these look amazing!

5. Hot Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Few things beat a classic. This recipe takes those beloved Rice Krispies Treats to a new level though with loads of marshmallows and chocolate chips and even a secret ingredient in the mix.
Now it's time for...

Meet your hostesses!
(Be sure to give them a follow!)
Tanya  |  The Natural Homeschool  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest
Jennifer  |  The Life of Jennifer Dawn  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest

Are you ready to share your own posts and projects? We can't wait to see what you've been crafting, creating, decorating, mixing, and posting!

If you were featured this week, feel free to grab a button...

Party time! A Little Bird Told Me that you've been doing some amazing things! I'd love for you to share! Link up a recipe, craft, home decor project, home school post, activity/craft for kids, or any other post you're proud of! Your post will be shown on each host's blog where we will individually pick features each week. We're teaming up to bring you an even bigger and better party!

Follow each host, grab a button, link up, visit others, and be sure to leave some comment love on each other's posts!  That same little birdie told me that we all love comments! If you don't have anything to link up, that's okay! Sit back, get comfy, and glean inspiration from the amazing posts shared below...

Remember that you must link back in order to be featured.  If your link does get featured, I have a special Pinterest board to further showcase your tremendous talent! Just a few more things... This party is not for giveaways or other link parties. Be sure to link to the specific post and not your blog's homepage. By linking up, you are giving us permission to feature your post. All features will be given credit and a link to its source.

Here we go! I can't wait to see what you're sharing this week!


  1. Cute banana penguins! Thanks for hosting the party. Hope your week is wonderful!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my Penguin Banana Pops!! Such a fun round up of tasty treats and even more inspiration! Best, Jen

  3. I hope the first half of your January's been fantastic!

  4. I just love the Polar Bear hot chocolate! A cup of this might make the cold, snowy Michigan winter just a bit easier to get through!


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