Days seven and eight of the advent calendar were successful! We did activities for both of the days.
On day seven I had my grandma help me color an ornament of a framed picture of Martooni, our cat. She was able to help me out a little bit on this one, but she had to strain her eyes to see the lines on the ornament, and so I took over after a while.
Today we made brownie pops! I love brownies. I think I love brownies more than cupcakes. Maybe this blog should be called Shane’s Killer Brownies.
I found a Pillsbury holiday themed Brownie Pop Kit at our local Grocery Outlet for $0.99, so I couldn’t pass it up and thought it would be an easy activity to do for the advent calendar.
If you don’t have a Grocery Outlet store near you, you’re missing out. It’s a great discount grocery that has food that’s nearing its expiration date. Most of the food is pretty good, and it’s usually super cheap. I love that store. Anyway, back to the brownies.
When they were done chilling, I dipped them in the chocolate and Grandma helped me decorate them with Christmas sprinkles.
I added Andes baking mint chocolate bits into the brownies because I like mint chocolate brownies. This complimented the brownie batter well. I’d recommend it if you like mint chocolate. And here’s the finished product:
I’m looking forward to the next couple of days in the calendar. Check back in a few days for the next installment. Have a wonderful holiday!
If you missed past installments of this year’s advent calendar, links to those are below:
You can find instructions for how to make this advent calendar at Holiday Crafts and Creations.