Sunday, December 22, 2013

Church Windows (Top 8 Free)

My husband's grandmother used to make what she called Church Windows for Christmas each year.  She would melt together a bag of chocolate chips and a stick of butter, then add multi-colored mini marshmallows and some chopped peanuts.  Then she would roll it into a log in waxed paper and chill.  Once it was chilled, she would remove the wax paper and slice the log into disks.  They looked like a church window with stained glass. 

After the first time I had those, I stole her recipe but removed the peanuts (I've never been a fan of nuts).  I have made those for years.  This year, I took the same recipe and adapted it to be safe for my kiddos.

1 bag of safe chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
1/2 c milk-free butter (I used Earth Balance Soy Free)
1 bag of mini marshmallows (free of artificial colors)
1 c chopped gluten free pretzels (I used Ener-G Wylde Gluten Free Pretzels)

Melt the chocolate chips and butter over low heat.  Mix in marshmallows and pretzels.  Spread onto waxed paper and roll into a log.  Place in refrigerator.  Once chilled, remove waxed paper and slice into disks. 

They don't have the same effect of "stained glass" since the marshmallows are white, but they are yummy just the same!  Super easy to make and the kids gobbled them up!

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