You’ve probably heard, Chicago recently had our worst blizzard in 60 years. We took full advantage of the snow days when the entire city and metropolitan area was shut down because it was literally impossible to get
- out of your house because the snow drifts prevented your front door from opening and
- on the streets because even after you spent 4 hours of shoveling and snowblowing your driveway only wide enough for one car (not exaggerating, and that’s WITH the help of our neighbors), you still are out of luck because the plows can’t come around to all the streets until into the night.
So we were stuck, and we knew it. Groceries were stocked and activities planned. We had a great couple days being snow bound inside. At one point, cabin fever struck. The boys just have so much energy! How to get it out! We’ve danced, we’ve played, we’ve made forts. I’m tired. I want to sit, but their bodies want to keep moving!
Enter great treat idea: Homemade Handmade Fudge. This kept their hands moving and their focus steady waiting for the scrumptiousness!
– 2 oz. powdered sugar (1/2 cup)
– 1 Tbsp butter
– 2 tsp cream cheese
– dash of vanilla
– 2 tsp cocoa
What to do:
Place all ingredients in a sandwich-size Ziploc bag. Squeeze out all the air. Squish and squish with hands until all the ingredients are well mixed and there is a creamy consistency.
Add any favorite flavors or other stuff (raisins, M&M’s, peanut butter, chopped nuts, etc).
Oh yeah, and word to the wise:
Double bag it if you are thrifty and have thinner bags *yikes*!
And in the meantime:
We sat in the circle and played games while we worked — like the Alphabet Game. A is for ___, and they pass the bag on. B is for ___, and they pass the bag on. So fun!
When it’s done:
Grab a spoon and enjoy. Worry about gooey fingers another time. Your kids just made you chocolate! Who can complain!