Baseball Treats

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 If you have a little one in sports (or WERE ever a little one in sports) you know well enough that snack time after the game is the favorite part.
Tears have erupted if there aren’t enough Capri Suns to go around, of this I am well aware.
Another memory I have of being a young girl on the soccer team is that I used to CRINGE when my mom had snack week.
You wanna know why?
Because she used to make homemade cookies and give them out.
Like she made the cookies herself.
Gasp.
The cool girl’s moms always gave out store-bought cookies or pre-packaged chips.
My 13 year old self I didn’t want to be different.  Few things about puberty could I control and this was yet another insurmountable obstacle I obsessed over.
I wanted my mom to just be normal and go to the store and buy a box of Chips Ahoy and hand them out.
Please no more homemade cookies.
Not that her cookies were bad…on the contrary, they were quite delicious,  but as a young girl all you want to do is fit in.
Looking back, this is proof that we all go a little insane in our teenage years, because with that frizz on my head and those pre-braces teeth I had ABSOLUTELY no chance of fitting in…homemade cookies or not.
Luckily I have all boys…and just so you know, boys love Mom’s homemade treats.
So, here’s a fun after game snack…the kind that would have made me hide my head in a giant hole.
I was such a joy.
Here’s what you hafta do…
Bake sugar cookies and decorate them like baseballs.  Approx 2″ in diameter.
I actually covered my cookies with white fondant, using a little corn syrup to adhere the fondant to the cookie.  Then I piped on the red stitching with royal icing.
(If you didn’t want to bake cookies, you could just cut fondant into circles the day ahead and pipe the stitching on and let the fondant sit out overnight to harden up..this would work great as well.)
After the cookies were dry I made a double batch of krispie treats:
12 cups rice krispies
1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick)
2 (10.5 oz) bags mini marshmallows
Spray a 9×13 with cooking spray
Melt butter over low heat in a large pot.
When butter is melted add marshmallows and stir until melted.
Remove from heat.
Dump in your krispies and stir until combined.
Pour your krispies into your prepared pan.
Using a piece of wax paper, lightly sprayed with cooking spray, press the krispies evenly into the pan.
Let set for 20-30 minutes.
Now cut out at “bat” template using a sturdy paper or cardboard.
 I made my bats approx. 6″x 2.5″, tapering down to the handle.
Lay your template on top of krispies and cut with a paring knife.  I was able to get 12 bats, with only a little excess krispie.
Meanwhile melt chocolate melting disks in the microwave according to directions.
(I melt for 1 minute on 50% power and then in 30 second intervals, stirring well in between each.)
Dip the tops of the krispie bat into the chocolate and transfer over to a wax paper lined baking sheet.
Immediately place a cookie onto the bat so the cookie adheres to the wet chocolate.
 Repeat with all the bats.
Let the chocolate set up for approx 30 minutes and then put in individual bags, if desired.
 Hope everyone has a fantastic week!! 

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Kristan
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Kristan
June 13, 2011 12:06 am

So cute!! Love it 🙂

I always wanted to fit in also. Sadly, I usually didn't. And now I spend my adulthood embracing my weirdness.

Much easier, if you ask me.

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
June 13, 2011 12:07 am

How funny! Oh the things we thought were important when we were younger! I would never choose store bought over homemade cookies nowadays, but I remember when it was embarrassing to bring a sandwich to school for lunch instead of a cool Lunchable like the other kids!

These are the cutest! You are so creative!

Joy
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Joy
June 13, 2011 12:14 am

Those are adorable. It so reminds me of summer.

Aimee
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Aimee
June 13, 2011 12:29 am
YOur story is so funny. Because I cringe when a mom brings homemade goodies to the snack after a sport! Don't get me wrong…I love to bake, I rarely buy Oreos and Chips ahoy. But, because I tend to spend too much time in the kitchen, I am the parent who realizes it's our day for snack ON THE WAY to the game, so Ritz Bits and Capri Sun from Kroger it is! Every season I think I will do better, and every season I cringe when you overachievers (I mean that in the most loving way possible 🙂 send… Read more »
Sue
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Sue
June 13, 2011 12:53 am

These are adorable! Even my baseball lovin' grown son would love them!
I can relate about your own mom bringing treats. When I was in Brownies my mom sent RAISINS when it was my turn to bring treats:(

Glory/ Glorious Treats
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Glory/ Glorious Treats
June 13, 2011 1:30 am

So cute! I don't know about when you were 13, but I know you're super cool now!

Dorothy
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Dorothy
June 13, 2011 1:37 am

I love this! I'll have to remember this process for soccer season. I bet all the kids loved your treats!

Dorothy @ <a href="http://www.crazyforcrust.com>Crazy for Crust</a>

Georgia Pellegrini
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Georgia Pellegrini
June 13, 2011 1:52 am

I love these! Your'e so clever.

Amanda
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Amanda
June 13, 2011 1:53 am

Genius! What a brilliant concept! lovelovelove!!

Les rêves d
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Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany)
June 13, 2011 2:30 am

These look better than the real things! I am not into sports at all, but these would make me keen for whatever game.

Trish - Sweetology101
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Trish - Sweetology101
June 13, 2011 2:58 am

My mom is here visiting and I just read this out loud to her and we laughed and then she preceded to tell me a story of how her mom totally embarrassed her when she was little by always buying two pairs of underpants for her to give her friends at birthday parties…her mom, my beloved Nana said, "Everyone needs underpants"..well ya can't argue there! Love ya Nana!! Thanks for the trip down memory lane….

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
June 13, 2011 6:45 am

I love it, you are so creative! The piping on the cookies is picture perfect.

KitchenTherapy
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KitchenTherapy
June 13, 2011 8:50 am

I'm always looking for cool things to do with krispies and coco pops. this is perfect

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
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Lauren at Keep It Sweet
June 13, 2011 10:05 am

These are so fun and adorable! I'm pretty sure that my thought process towards fitting in as a teenager made no sense.

SprinkleBakes
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SprinkleBakes
June 13, 2011 10:19 am

Love these Shelly! So fun and summery. My nephew is turning 7 this week -he would die for these!

Amy | She Wears Many Hats
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Amy | She Wears Many Hats
June 13, 2011 11:27 am

These are a home run!

Sorry, had to. But they are. Perfect.

Kristen
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Kristen
June 13, 2011 12:07 pm

I think any kid would go crazy for these at snack time! So cute!

RecipeGirl
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RecipeGirl
June 13, 2011 1:06 pm

Darling. I've never thought to use fondant for the cookies- I use the royal icing, which can be a royal pain!!

bridget {bake at 350}
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bridget {bake at 350}
June 13, 2011 1:26 pm

What a cute idea! And I love the story that goes with it! 🙂

Shannon
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Shannon
June 13, 2011 1:27 pm

I love these! You inspire me to do something like this for football season, which is the favorite time in our household. Perfect, as usual!!!:)

Joanne
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Joanne
June 13, 2011 5:12 pm

I think it's just cause as girls, we're so much more self conscious about everything. Whereas boys are like – dessert is good, FEED ME. I've apparently become just like a boy in my old age because that's how I feel about these crisps.

Minnie Kitchen
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Minnie Kitchen
June 13, 2011 8:18 pm

wow these are so much fun!! great works here!

wenderly
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wenderly
June 13, 2011 11:33 pm

You hit those outta the PARK! 🙂 Ya did, ya really did, a home run for sure!

Katy
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Katy
June 14, 2011 12:16 am
Those are so cute! What a great idea! Funny, your post is perfect timing… I met up with an old friend for dinner this week… her husband had coached my little brother's tee-ball team about 18 years ago, and it turns out he still tells a story on my brother to this day. They were out in the outfield during a game one day (the age when the coaches stand out there with the players), and my brother was playing in the dirt or something, and all of a sudden he looked up at the coach and said "You know… Read more »
mybeautifuldisasters
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mybeautifuldisasters
June 14, 2011 12:35 am

Unfortunately, I was kind of a follower too (hangs head in shame) I was always scared kids wouldn't like my mom's food or had the fear they might think my family is too cheap or something to go out and buy those grocery store cookies with LOADS of frosting on top (which i actually DESPISE). anyways these are just too cute! I don't think i would have the heart to let someone eat them, wait i would totally devour these.

Pink Little Cake
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Pink Little Cake
June 14, 2011 1:48 am

You are so funny! I love this post, I am not a sports fan, and I have no boys around here ( husband doesn't count) but I do love to make anything homemade for my little girl's school every time there is an activity.

Leslie
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Leslie
June 14, 2011 2:01 am

Kids are sooo crazy..the fact that they would prefer pre-packaged stuff is crazy..but it's true! These are darling

Robyn
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Robyn
June 14, 2011 2:40 am

These are so cute! Our baseball season has ended here, but I think Little Buddy would play another game or two for some of these! 🙂

SweetSugarBelle
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SweetSugarBelle
June 14, 2011 3:52 am

This is the best idea EVER! How cool! The possibilities are endless, and what a wonderful new way to use cookie cutters! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Kathleen
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Kathleen
June 14, 2011 5:35 am

Shelly these are too adorable!

Julie M.
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Julie M.
June 14, 2011 12:32 pm

Those are absolutely adorable Shelly! Considering I have a clan of boys as well, I'm guessing I'll be making a batch of these at some point in the near future; especially since my five year old just eyed them and immediately said, Yay!

megan @ whatmegansmaking
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megan @ whatmegansmaking
June 14, 2011 1:41 pm

oh my goodness, these are adorable!! I wish I had baseball playing children to make these for. LOVE!

Shaina
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Shaina
June 15, 2011 4:17 pm

So cute!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks
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Katie @ This Chick Cooks
June 15, 2011 7:05 pm

Oh, these are just too cool! My son's baseball team would love them! I wanted to invite you over to show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day 🙂
Katie

grace
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grace
June 17, 2011 5:48 am

i usually feast on hot dogs and nachos at baseball games, but this is an adorable (and much less guilt-inducing) option. 🙂

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