Sugar Swings! Serve Some: May 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Disney Tsum Tsum Pretzel Snacks

Since I love all things cute and tiny - I am a huge fan of Tsum Tsums!

What's a Tsum Tsum you ask? They are cute plush versions of your favorite Disney characters that can be stacked.  They were originally created for Disney Japan since Japan loves all that is cute and tiny as well - but the craze has caught on all over the world.  The name comes from a Japanese term for stack and you pronounce it "soom soom" 

Aren't they the cutest? I am trying to get my kids to collect but they are not as interested as I would have been at that age! My daughter also has this super cute Tsum Tsum t-shirt...

So I was inspired to make them in pretzel snack form!

They actually came together pretty quickly since the base is a square pretzel topped with discs of candy melt circles.  Details are added with other candies, sprinkles, more melted candy melt, and edible food writers.

You can mix and match your favorite characters.  They pretty much all come in Tsum Tsum form these days and not just plushies either - there are plastic or vinyl figures, games, and all kinds of other trinkets, clothes, and stuff plastered with Tsumy cuteness.

My favs are still Mickey and Minnie and Donald and Daisy

But Pooh and his friends come in a close 2nd!

Do you love Tsum Tsums? Which are your favs?? 

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Disney Tsum Tsum Pretzel Snacks
  • Pretzel squares
  • Various color candy melt wafers (plus extra for melting to attach to pretzel and adding details)
  • Various candy and sprinkles (m and m's, candy coated sunflower seeds, heart shaped sprinkles, various colors of non-pariels)
  • Black edible food marker
  1. Melt wafers in a microwave safe bowl and add to a freezer bag.  Snip an end and attach wafer to pretzel square.  Eeyore is made with purple disc and part cream colored disc.
  2. Use more melted candy in coordinated colors to attach other candy/sprinkles as the detail.  Follow pictures for directions.
  3. Add additional detail with edible food writers.
Prep time: 45 minutes Yield: about 24 pretzel snacks

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Lavender and Rose Sandwich Cookies

Sometimes you just have to make yourself some pretty cookies.  With Mother's Day coming up I whipped up some quick and easy rose and lavender sandwich cookies - just for me!

I work outside of the house full time and have 3 kiddos (a 12 almost 13 year old and 10 year old twins) so as with most moms - I rarely get to do stuff just for me.  As I get older, I'm finding that I need to make more time for that- to take more time to smell the roses - OR lavender!

Both are 2 of my favs so I decided to make some pretty sandwich cookies.

I had a little leftover sugar cookie dough so baked up a bunch of small round cookies.

Also had some leftover buttercream so flavored 1/2 with rose water and 1/2 with dried lavender.

Tint them with food gels to get rose and lavender colors (if you don't like dyes you can skip that step of course - or you can try natural colors like a little beet powder)

Add a dollop of flavored buttercream and top with another cookie!

See - pretty little sandwich cookies (which make me so happy!)

They would work great for Mother's Day or a baby shower too.  The hubby and I are getting away next weekend - we had this planned from awhile ago and I realized this week that I will be away from the kids on Mother's Day this year (insert sad crying emoji!).  You have to have some grown up alone time too right? But I'm trying not to feel too guilty for not seeing the kiddos this Sunday. Eating a bunch of these sandwich cookies may help me out of that feeling!

Sandwich Cookies with Lavender and Rose buttercream filling

  • 1/2  roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough (or use your favorite home made recipe)
  • 2 cups of buttercream icing
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water (add a little at a time until you get the rose flavor you like - it can get intense if you add too much)
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered dried lavender (add a little at a time until you get the rose flavor you like - it can get intense if you add too much)
  • rose and lavender colored food gel
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Roll dough into half in balls and place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 7 minutes or until edges of cookies are just golden.  Let cool.
  4. Separate buttercream into 2 bowls.  
  5. Add rose water and rose colored gel to one and mix well.
  6. Add lavender and lavender colored gel to the other and mix well.
  7. Add dollop of buttercream to one cookie then place another on top.  Press until buttercream just comes to edges of cookies. 
  8. Garnish with dried lavender or edible rose petals 
Prep time: 35 minutes Yield: about 20 sandwich cookies