It’s been foggy and rainy and cold in the city for the past, oh, seven days. Parker and I, stuck in the apartment, have assembled dozens of puzzles and created innumerable storyboards for Barbie, Ken and their insanely romantic life.

I see an afternoon of cake pops as my only escape…

It’s going to get sticky… But, moms, these are perfect for little hands. You do all the hard work then let them sprinkle the crushed candy canes. Nothing says rainy December afternoons like tiny pink teeth and a platter of Peppermint Patty pops, right?

REDBOOK: Brooke’s Peppermint Patty Pops