Santa Snacks – And They Are Healthy

12118762_485913981580506_2586278571793147582_nUsing wooden skewers cut into halves push one half of a bananas onto skewer. Then one-third marshmallow and then half strawberry and then top with mini-marshmallow. Add a red M&M to banana by pushing it into it. Then add two chocolate sprinkles by pushing them in as well. Nice quick little snack for a pick-me up in the afternoon.

Marshmallow Snowmen Christmas Cupcakes

1958531_10154826106915094_8576458493085774230_nThese are super easy to make and look and taste so good! Make chocolate cupcakes (or any flavor that is your favorite) and ice with frosting. The above shows two versions one is left alone at this point and the other is now topped with coconut. Shown is a snowman melting and a full snowman for ideas.

For melting snowman: Use a pretzel stick and insert into the bottom of a marshmallow and insert into cupcake. Add black icing for eyes, mouth and arms. Use green icing for buttons and orange for nose.

For full snowman: Use a pretzel to join two (one small and the other large) marshmallows together and insert another one in the bottom of the largest and insert into cupcake. Top with fondant icing hat (and make one with icing). Add pretzels for arms, red liquorice for scarf. Use black icing for eyes and mouth, Orange icing for nose and blue for buttons.

This is a lot of fun and the kids can help you make each one have its own individual personality.

Halloween Candy Corn Marshmallow

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Make a typical sugar cookie icing recipe as follows:

Mix: (add additional corn syrup to make sure it is runny)

1 cup powdered sugar – 2 teaspoons milk – 2 teaspoons light corn syrup – 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extractfood coloring (black, yellow and orange)

Dip marshmallow into orange about one third the way up from the bottom. Dry.

Dip marshmallow into yellow about one half the way up the orange. Dry

Mix the rest of your icing to make black and dot the top part of marshmallow to make eyes. This step is not necessary as they are a unique little treat or party favor either way.

Happy Halloween

Kermit The Frog (Apple)

62664_221009011356958_1407713333_nTo make Kermit you will need:

1 red apple

2 green apples

1 Marshmellow

Handful of toothpicks

Black food coloring

Directions:

Core one red and one green apple. Cut the red apple and one green apple into 16ths. Take two green slices and cut in half. At the widest end stick a toothpick into it and then into your green untouched apple at the base like shown above. Off of one of the red slices cut the skin away. Use a toothpick to insert through this skin and into the green apple to form a mouth. Cut marshmallow in half and insert toothpicks through and into top of apple to form eyes. Use black food coloring to draw the eyes onto the marshmallow. Done! ow you have the makings to make several of these guys. If you are going to wait awhile before serving prepare the parts and submerge all cut apples into a water bath with a teaspoon of lemon juice to prevent browning. Assemble just before serving. remember to watch any children eating these so you can watch the toothpicks being taking out. Get the kids involved – this could be a lot of fun. Serve with a small bowl of peanut butter for a healthy FUN treat!

Rice Krispie Easter Egg Treats

541252_459905984082547_267980172_nThis is such a great little edible goodie that you can make for Easter: parties, kids school functions, bake sale etc.

Make Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

1/4 cup butter

4 cups miniature marshmallows

5 cups crisp rice cereal

  1. Melt margarine in large sauce pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and well-blended. Cook 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.

Clean, dry and spray the inside of plastic eggs. Push mixture into top and bottom and then squeeze together by adding an small amount of mixture to one side and then squeeze the two halves together. Open up and as you do so move each side in a different direction to “unscrew” your new creation.

Melt candy melt or chocolate – add food dye to desired color – dip eggs into the mixture and then sprinkle with candy confetti, sprinkles, etc.