Haley doesn’t want to be a princess for Halloween this year!
Let me repeat that.
HALEY DOESN’T WANT TO BE A PRINCESS FOR HALLOWEEN THIS YEAR!
This is monumental. When she told me, I actually had to sit down and take a moment. I almost wept. FOR JOY.
I’m not delusional into thinking that we’re past the princess-love phase, but it’s definitely a sign that we’ve past the princess-obsessed phase.
She’s going to be a cat. With a leopard petticoat dress, arm warmers, leg warmers, tail, and ears. Ridiculously cute.
Now, Trevor…Trevor has officially reached the age where I can no longer choose his Halloween costume for him. Kiss those days good-bye. He now has an opinion. He’s also at the age where he wants to do everything that his big sister does. You see where I’m going with this?
Ya. He wants to be a cat. Fine. How about a tiger? A lion? Bagheera from The Jungle Book? Noooo. He wants to be the exact black cat that Haley is going to be, petticoat dress and all.
We compromised. And by compromise, I mean I made these pretzel rings and gave him 4.
He’s going to be a pirate.
Halloween Pretzel Rings
Makes as many as you want!
Prep time: 10 minutes/per 50
Cook time: 2 minutes
Cooling time: 15 minutes
• Round pretzels
• Hershey kisses (I used milk chocolate)
• Brown and Orange M&M’s
Preheat the oven to 350.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place kisses on baking sheet and drop a pretzel ring over each one.
Pop them in the oven for 2 minutes. (Just until they get soft, but not until they melt. You want them to retain their shape.) As soon as they come out of the oven, gently place an M&M on top of the kiss and push down slightly to fill the pretzel with chocolate.
Stick the baking sheet in the refrigerator until they firm up. Store in an airtight container.
(adapted from my Superbowl Pretzel Rings)