Monday, December 3, 2012

Elf Hats!

As you all know, I love YouTube.  It is an unhealthy, amazing addiction.  I like watching lots of YouTubers but obviously cooking ones (ok and makeup) are my obsessions.  I ran across this crazy chick, who is dubbed "The Crumb Boss" (Gretchen).  She owns a bakery in North Jersey and she and her best friend, Steph (the producer) are hilarious, and inappropriate and completely addicting to watch. (at least to me and almost 32,000 other viewers they are!).   Anyway, recently I ran across this adorable little Christmas treat.  I had seen it on Pinterest, but the reality is, the Crumb Boss is much cooler and it gave me a chance to share these Jersey girls with you all!  She even had a cute name for them and upon emailing her, she gave me her blessing to share it with you all!  However, I did NOT cheat and fill half my bowl with plain bugles........*insert throat clearing gag noises*.

Anyway, I know so many of you are very busy and though you enjoy Christmas treats it is tough to find time for tons of baking.  These treats, you just assemble and they are the perfect combination of salty and sweet.  HOWEVER, I have a few "lessons" to pass on to you guys.  The original Elf Hats called for regular M&M's.  I thought I would be smarter than Gretchen, and would use peanut M&M's.  Yea, not so smart.  They are a little big, they still give the effect and look cute, but, when I make them for Christmas trays, I will use plain.  See what happens when you are physically and emotionally unable to stick a recipe?  Also, unless you were born with 4 arms, who can work as separate units, get a buddy to do either the filling or the candies.  My chocolate got everywhere when I put the bag down to put the M&M in.  Just find a buddy, someone to share a glass of wine and make Elf Hats with.  Shouldn't be to hard.

I don't remember how many this made, but I can tell you that it made quite a few, plus the 6 or so I ate while putting them together.  I would suggest melting just half of your chocolate at a time.  Just a note I don't want to forget to tell you.

Ok, you are going to need to grab:
1 box of ORIGINAL bugles
1 12ounce bag of white chocolate chips
1 lg bag of plain M&M's
1 disposable pastry bag

Get a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper or foil,  Melt your chocolate, half of the bag at a time in 30 second increments until all melted.  Pour into your disposable pastry bag and cut off only the very tip! Fill each bugle with white chocolate, let it overfill a tiny bit and stick your M&M in for the elf head, into the "hat".  Rinse and repeat. 

Go until you run out of ingredients, or you just get tired of making them.  Make sure to eat the ones that don't look just right, and work fast, before your chocolate hardens in your bag! 

Thanks to Gretchen for graciously letting me share her little snack, and for the constant entertainment and great recipes I get from her video's!  I will link you to her channel, and FB page below!

Your "wonders if all elf heads taste like chocolate"chefwannabe


  1. OMCheetohs! These look and sound nummy! Ok, time to get my sis Beckett and let Miss Taylor Mae eat the rewards!

  2. OMCheetohs! The look and sound nummy! Time to get Beckett and let the kiddoes reap the rewards!

  3. OMG!!! These are sooooooo adorable!! I make boxes of Christmas treats for my family every year. These are getting added for sure! I'm your news GFC follower from the TGIF hop. I already follow your fb page and didn't realize I never followed you blog! I feel like I have missed out! LOL

  4. So glad you like them!! Gonna come make sure I am subscribed to you as well! They are delicious! Thanks for reading!

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