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Friday, January 18, 2013

Tigger Tails for National Winnie the Pooh Day!!

We LOVE Winnie the Pooh and his Hundred Acre Wood pals! Did you know that there's actually a national holiday in celebration of the beloved willy, nilly, silly old bear?! Well, there is! It's TODAY!


...Snapshots of my girls a few years back at Crystal Palace's "Friendship Day Celebration".


You don't have to travel to Walt Disney World to have some Winnie-ish fun, but IF going to Walt Disney World is an option for you today - DO IT ! ;) We'll be here waiting for a postcard, making
TIGGER TAILS!!
These are inspired by some Disneyland fare. Their Tigger Tails are covered marshmallows on a stick. While those would also be tasty to recreate, at our house we're big fans of covering pretzels and decking them out in a variety of scrumptious ways! This being one of them . . .


These are easy, peasy to whip up, and will make you so happy you'll feel like BOUNCING!

INGREDIENTS:

Pretzel Rods
White Almond Bark
Orange Icing Color
Chocolate Almond Bark (you could also use chocolate chips)


INSTRUCTIONS

*Prep: Before beginning to build this delicious treat set out a couple of baking sheets, cover each sheet with parchment paper.

1. In a deep bowl melt white almond bark according to package directions.
2. Add orange icing color (a little at a time) and stir, until you get your desired shade of orange.
3. Dip each pretzel anywhere from half to 2/3rds of the way up in almond bark.
4. Place the covered pretzel on the parchment paper lined baking sheet, and repeat with all the pretzels.
5. Melt chocolate almond bark.
6. Put the melted chocolate into a decorating squeeze bottle like this.
(I picked mine up at Walmart. You can find them at most stores that carry candy making supplies. You can also use dollar store squeeze bottles that are meant for ketchup and mustard. Any squeeze bottle with that type of fine tip will work beautifully! ;))
7. Squeeze the bottle of melted chocolate, moving it back and forth above the pretzels to create stripes.
8. Let the pretzels dry completely.
9. Then, try as hard as you can to eat one without bouncing, I dare ya! ;)


Here's a little sweets making music for ya, the vocal goodness of Zooey Deschanel -







Winnie the Pooh Fun Facts:

Did you know that Winnie the Pooh Author A.A. Milnes' son's name was actually Christopher Robin? "Winnie" was the name of a black bear at the London zoo. The "Pooh" part of his name comes from a swan that Christopher had an encounter with on a vacation.
Did you know that in celebration of her 80th birthday, Queen Elizabeth II invited Winnie the Pooh to a party at the Buckingham Palace. Fancy schmancy, Pooh!

Click HERE for more Tiggerific fun!
(Free online Winnie the Pooh games & a Personality Quiz)



...& I leave you with some wise words
from a willy, nilly, silly old bear:






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66 comments:

  1. I really like this. I also pinned it. Thanks, Linda

    Would love to have you join my linky party also. Best wishes.

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2013/01/hi-everyone-welcome-to-what-to-do.html

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    1. Thanks, Linda!! I appreciate your comment, and thanks for pinning too! :) Heading over to your link party now... :)

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  2. Adorable! Love it!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog,
    Nancy

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  3. Those look great! I love the idea about the squirt bottles too! Thanks for the great tips.

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    1. Thanks for the comments, and for following me too!! :)

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  5. I just love Pooh Bear! Your Tiger Tails are adorable!

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    1. Me too, Erin! :o) ... Thanks so much for the stopping by, & for the sweet comment too! Have a wonderful weekend!! :)

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  6. Looking at your creative treats made me giggle...tooo cute!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, & for your fun comment too :) Glad to know you enjoyed the post! Have a wonderful weekend!! :)

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  7. What an adorable idea. They would be fantastic for a Pooh party Saw it on Crumbs & Chaos. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-69.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Christie!! Appreciate your comment & the invite to your link party! See you there soon ;)

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  8. Adorable - and we used up our Christmas sprinkles dipping pretzels last week!! The tails are so fun : )

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  9. So clever!!! I wish my boys were still in elementary school ... their mascot was a tiger.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, too. From one Brenda to another Brenda :)

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! :) Oh, these would've been so cute to make back when that was your boys' mascot!! Thanks for visiting :)

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  10. These look yummy and so super cute! I sure do love some good Pooh quotes:)

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  11. Oh I love these! We love Pooh over here! Thanks so much for linking up at Heavenly Treats Sunday Link Party!

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    1. Thanks, Pamela! :) Enjoyed joining in on your fun party ... lotsa yummy treats!! Thanks for hosting!

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  12. Aw Tigger tails, I love them! Too cute!

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  13. Wow, I love those Tigger Tails! They look so stunning.

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment,& for following me! I subscribed to your blog too ;)
      Have a wonderful week ahead!!

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  14. Hi Brenda!! Thanks for stopping by and linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :))

    Those Tigger Tails look scrumptious!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Paula!! Enjoyed your party! Thanks again for hosting ;) Look forward to joining in on the fun again there soon :*)

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  15. Those are adorable!! And sound really yummy! :)

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  16. What a fun and clever idea! Love it.
    I just started a new Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party on my blog this week - would love to have you stop by and share! http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, leaving such a sweet comment, & for the invitation too, Leigh Anne!! :) What a great turn out at your first party!! So exciting!! :)

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing these adorable Tigger Tails at my Show and Tell party! We love Disneyland too :) Please come back and share again next week! xoxo~ Ruthie

    www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ruthie! It was a joy to share at your party :) Thanks again for hosting! Looking forward to partying with you again soon ;) Hope you're enjoying a beautiful week!!

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  18. Oh my goodness I had to pin these! Soooo cute! My son (pictured as #15 on this site: http://www.buzzfeed.com/scope/24-courageous-sport-fans-you-wish-you-could-be) loves Tigger! Thanks for linking up to my Pin Me party! I am a new follower via GFC & Pinterest!

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    1. So glad you like them!! Thanks for pinning, & for sharing the link! What a tiggerific pic! ;) It really made me smile!! :D
      Appreciate you following me...I'm your newest follower on both GFC & Pinterest now, too! ;)

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  19. I love the Crystal Palace!!! Who doesn't love Pooh Bear?? I never knew there was a National Winnie The Pooh Day!!! I'm crazy about this treat! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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    1. I know, right?! ;) ... I thought these would be "sweet" celebratory treats to share that day!! :o)
      Thanks for stopping by, Tanya! Your comment made me smile:) ... & Thanks again for hosting!! Hope you're enjoying a terrific week!

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  20. Those are just too cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) I'm following you now. Megan

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment & for following me, Megan!! ... I'm your newest follower too ;)

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  21. These tigger tails look awesome, wonderful idea! Thanks Brenda for visiting me and for your sweet words :)

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    1. Thanks, Ambreen! Have a lovely day! :)

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  22. Love salty and sweet, and these are cute and fun, too! New follower...Found you at Polkadots on Parade's link party! I just started a brand new link party yesterday and would love for you to link up and share these with my readers!

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    1. So glad you found me today! :) I enjoyed sharing at your first party (woohoo!) & appreciate your sweet comment & invitation very much!!
      Have a fabulous day, new bloggy friend ;)

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  23. These look amazing! I just followed your blog!

    Christi
    www.the-not-so-perfect-momblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Christi! ... Off to visit you now ;)

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  24. Oh my goodness gracious--I just looked at your first two recent posts (this and the flu) and thought, "MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN." I'm at the tigger-tail-end of my flu (hopefully!) and I also LOVE all of the Pooh franchise so much! I literally spent yesterday in bed in my Pooh sheets and jammies with my Pooh plush and Tigger cup thinking of ways I could write more stories featuring the 100 Acre Woods. You should check them out under the LWOM series at my blog if you're interested ;) I don't normally "solicit," but sounds you like might fancy it. Anyway, ta ta for now!

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    1. WOW, sounds like we have MUCH in common!! ;) Thanks for the fun comment :o) I'm hoping that I'm at the "tigger-tail-end" of it too! {teehee}

      Bouncin' over to visit ya now....

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  25. Love Winnie the Pooh and Tiger too! These are so clever! I am new follower, come link up at memoriesbythemile.com
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  26. Hi,
    You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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  27. How cute! Found you on Miz Helen's!

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

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  28. Tiger tails just tooo cute. Love this.
    Over from Semi Homemade Mom and also a new follower. Come by to see me when you can..
    xo bj

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  29. Hey Brenda! Thanks so much for linking up today at Thriving on Thursdays. What a cute idea!

    Anne xx

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  30. These tigger tails are so cute! Just saw it over at Miz Helen's Country Cottage link party! I'd love for you to link up on my very first link party this weekend! I just opened it early if you want to take a peek at it and link up :)

    I'd love to have you share a recipe with my readers http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-weekend-re-treat-1.html

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  31. I love dipped pretzel rods, and I love the way you have done these! Your post is very entertaining!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & for the sweet comment too, Anita! :)

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  32. Hi Brenda,
    What a fun day and your Pretzel Rods look awesome. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  33. Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious. Hope you will stop by again tomorrow!

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  34. These are so cute! Thanks for linking them up this weekend on The Weekend re-Treat!

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

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  35. What a great idea! My little boy would love these. :-) Thanks so much for linking up at What's In Your Kitchen Wednesday!

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  36. This is such a GREAT idea! Thanks so much for sharing on Show & Tell. Fabulous.
    xoxo T.

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  37. Yum! And Tigger was always my favorite character in the 100 Acre woods! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

    Hope to see you again next week!

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  38. My two little boys would LOVE these! Your blog is so awesome! Thanks for all of the great ideas!

    ~Abby =)

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  39. Thanks for sharing these at my link party last week! I am definitely pinning these for future cuteness :-)

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  40. What a great idea! Thank you for visiting me. I am your new follower via GF.

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