Looking for some fun homemade gift ideas for teachers, neighbors, friends and family? I’ve got you covered! Make some “no stress” Moose Munch (or Reindeer Food) with my friend Michelle Zindorf’s recipe below. It’s so easy even I could make it, and I’m not much of a cook or baker. My friend Shayna and I had a lot of fun making a batch of each of these for the holidays this past weekend.
I’ve put a quick video together to show you how to make this adorable Moose Munch tag, colored with Blendabilites markers. I created a downloadable pdf file for it, you can simple save and print it on Whisper White card stock. Cut out with the Stampin Up Labels Framelits, then stamp and color. Voila! Do the same when making the Santa “reindeer food” treats, except you will stamp first, then cut out with the Star Framelits.
The Moose stamp comes from the “Walk in the Wild” stamp set. I had my own “wild” experience this weekend when I walked out my back door and a Bald Eagle flew by me!!!!! A bald Eagle….in Marlboro, Mass?!?! I just stood there in shock watching him soar and swoop down in the lake, thinking I must be imagining this. Surely, I’m mistaken, surely this could not possibly be a real bald eagle. But it WAS a Bald Eagle! I got a couple of pictures and a video (click here). I’ve never heard of one anywhere near here before, it was quite the experience to have him right in my back yard. Still pretty excited to have seen him, and honored that he choose the pine tree next door to perch in.
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MOOSE TAG SUPPLIES
SANTA TAG SUPPLIES
MICHELLE ZINDORF’S MOOSE MUNCH RECIPE
- 3-4 quarts popped corn
- 1 stick of butter (no substitutes)
- ¾ Cup brown sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ Cup corn syrup
- 1 tsp baking soda
Put butter, brown sugar, salt and corn syrup in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until it boils. Once it come to a boil remove and stir. Return to the microwave and cook 1 minute longer. Remove, add baking soda and stir well. The mixture will get lighter in color. Pour mixture over your bowl of popcorn and stir for a few moments. Put in the microwave and cook for 1 minute. Stir the popcorn again. Your popcorn should be pretty well coated. Moose Munch
- 3-4 quarters Caramel Corn
- 1 bag chocolate Chips (I used semi sweet)
- ½ cup peanuts
- 1 small bag of miniature Reeses
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
Spread caramel corn out on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle the peanuts and Reeses over the Caramel Corn. Put chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl with the vegetable oil. Microwave 1 minute, stir and microwave one more minute. Pour melted chocolate in a plastic bag and clip the bottom point of the bag off. Drizzle chocolate over Caramel Corn. Put the cookie sheets in the refrigerator for 30 minutes until chocolate hardens. Break the Moose Munch up and put in containers.
BALD EAGLE IN MY BACKYARD VIDEO