Long Distance Mother's Day Treats

Unfortunately, living eighteen hours away from our families, my fiance and I can't be with our mothers this Sunday. So, we wanted to send them something special so they know we're thinking of them.

When the Harry & David catalog arrived last week, we had an idea. My new NordicWare pan, with its hearts and floral shapes could create the perfect themed treats! But, what could we (I) bake in it that could survive the mail? We settled on mini-brownies with little "refreshing" Andes bits because they're less fragile than many baked goods and they typically last longer.

I packaged them into cute floral Easter boxes (which I picked up after the holiday for half-off) and set the visible two in place with toothpicks. Then, I actually wrapped them in brown paper and tied white ribbon around them. How cute! Of course, I had "My Favorite Things" stuck in my head for the remainder of the day.

Happy [early] Mother's Day! x

Eta: My Mom *loved* the brownies (yay!). She said they were a pleasant surprise! (To try them yourself, check out Martha Stewart's Brownie Cupcakes and substitute 8 oz Andes bits for the optional 8 oz course chocolate.)

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