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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sweet & Silly Marshmallow Kabobs for Easter...

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We are preparing to celebrate Easter a week early at our house since my boys will be away in British Columbia for a hockey tournament on Easter weekend.
I have been busy in the kitchen creating a few sweeet treats for our special dinner and to share with a few friends.
I've seen marshmallow kabobs around in stores, and I thought they would be so fun to make at home, so I bought some supplies and dreamed up my own version.
This project is perfect to do with little ones too....the marshmallows and the easy 'melt, dip and coat' method with candy wafers are easy for little hands to manage.
The little chick marshmallows at the top of the kabobs, purchased at the dollar store,  add a little touch of silly and whimsy .
{or a little touch of 'Chuckie Doll', whichever you prefer! The faces are a little sad.}
For this project you will need:

-candy melts in different colours
-sprinkles in different colours
-bamboo skewers
-a bag of marshmallows {a regular size bag of marshmallows will make approx. 7 kabobs.If you plan to make a lot, I would definitely buy a jumbo bag.}
-chickadee marshmallows {optional}


Start by organizing the sprinkles into small bowls for dipping the marshmallows.
I used these little custard cups.
Place a sheet of waxed paper on a cookie sheet as a place for the dipped marshmallows to dry.
Next, melt a small bowl of candy melts in the microwave for 40-50 seconds. Stir with a spoon until mixture is smooth.
Just melt one colour at a time and dip marshmallows if this is a one person project.
Melt a few bowls of wafers of different colours if you are doing this project as a group.
After dipping the marshmallows in the melted wafers, roll in sprinkles.
{ This is a super fun job for kids.You could give each child a bowl of melted wafers and sprinkles to do.}
Place dipped marshmallows on cookies sheet of waxed paper to harden...this should take about 10-15 minutes.
If you are doing this project with children, this is a good time for a little break or snack.
When the dipped marshmallows are 'set', thread on  bamboo skewers.
Leave about 1-2 inches at the bottom with no marshmallows as a place to hold the kabob.
The dipped marshamallows should slide onto skewers with a little gentle pressure.
I used 6 marshmallows to make 1 kabob.
For fun, you can add chickadees to the top of the kabobs, or jelly beans or gumdrops would be another fun option.
Have fun with it!
And I added a little ribbon to the bottom for extra colour...and if you have been reading Echoes of Laughter for awhile, you know how I am slightly ribbon crazy.
Pile high on a plate and admire your creations!
I bought pretzel bags to package these up with, but they did not fit...darn.
So I wrapped the 'bobs in saran wrap to keep them from drying out.
These would be so fun to make & give to a child's class at school, or a sunday school class.
Or just a fun edible craft to make with kids!
My 11 yr. old could not wait to eat one, and he had quite the interesting coloured mustache when he was finished.

{Thank you so much to Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table & Dreaming for featuring this post here.}
{Thank you so much to Beth from Home Stories A to Z for featuring this post here.}
{Thank you so much to Linda from It All Started with Paint for featuring this post here.}
{Thank you so much to Jamielyn from I Heart Naptime for featuring this post here.}
{Thank you so much to Jenn at Clean & Scentsible for featuring this post here.}



This post is linked to these parties:
The DIY Dreamer, Moms and Munchkins,

 

25 comments:

So Domesticated said...

These are just too adorable!

Genuine said...

Wow! I love those marshmallow kabobs..I am thinking about doing that with my daughter..thanks

Rustown Mom said...

These are too cute! I saw where someone did this with Peeps, but really, Peeps are too sugary. This looks a lot more fun, too! I could make these and set out with my cake balls I am going to attempt for the very first time. Wish me luck!

Kristin said...

Love all the different Easter colors!

Bronwyn said...

Thanks for sharing these. The kids in my home are already excited to make some this weekend. We'll hit the bulk store and each child can pick their own coloured chocolate and their own sprinkles.

Crafty Texan said...

SO bright and fun! Thanks for the snack/dessert inspiration. :)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

These are great! So fun and colorful and sugar filled ...

They would look great with some Peeps toppers too!

Thanks so much for linking up to our Cinch party!

:)

Linda
www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

Eclectically Vintage said...

My girls would love these! So fun - reminds me of my Peeps wreath!

Another fab Cinchy project - thanks for linking up.

Kelly

Patti said...

Cute idea...I might try this, I can picture a "peep" on top!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Such a fun idea!!! My kids would love it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh what a yummy project!

Nancy said...

Wow, great looking kabobs!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

And now I'm hungry for marshmallows, hahaha. Such a cute idea. Thanks so much for sharing this at our Cinch party! Karah

Sugarr2518 said...

How fun would these be to make? I love all of the color choices you used! It makes you think of Spring:)

Linda said...

These are wonderful. I'm "pinning" them for next year. I already made my Easter marshmallow bunny puppets. See blog tomorrow. Take care, Linda

Linda said...

These are wonderful. I'm "pinning" them for next year. I already made my Easter marshmallow bunny puppets. See blog tomorrow. Take care, Linda

Linda said...

Following on Linky, too.

Danielle said...

These are so cute! You have successfully updated the "Peep". My son would love these. I'm going to try them!

Danielle xo

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Okay,

1. I'm making these for Easter. Are the candy melts something I'll find in the baking aisle of my local grocery story? Or do I need to go someplace special?

1a. Can I make these the day before? Or do they need to be done day of?

2. I featured you today ...

3. When I pinned you last week there was a crazy flurry of repins ...

4. Thanks for the inspiration!

:)

Linda

Vanessa Barker said...

I'm planning on making a fun (and very unhealthy) treat for some neighbors this week. This will be such a great addition to it. Thanks so much
I'd love if you could come link up at my first ever Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-1.html

Jenn Lifford said...

Connor is a crazy marshmallow boy and Matthew loves anything with sprinkles! This is the perfect treat for them! I'll be featuring them tomorrow! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!
Jenn :)

Eva {Tales of the Scotts} said...

SO adorable and how fun! Need to remember these for family get-togethers!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

I hope you don't mind, but I am totally stealing this idea for next year! I LOVE this!

Take care,

Trish

Shift Mama said...

Great idea! I'm thinking if I use space/alien colours it would be a great treat for an upcoming birthday party I am planning!

Michelle Hargreaves said...

Oh my gosh. These are fantastic! I love them!

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