Monday, October 20, 2014

Spooky Hot Chocolate

Since Halloween is just a little over a week away, you might as well be doing something spooky everyday to put you in the mood, so why not make and drink some Spooky Hot Chocolate?  You'll have so much fun drawing ghost faces on the marshmallows, watching them float in your hot chocolate, and drinking them up as they melt!  It will get you into the Halloween mood real fast!  Here's what you need to know about making your hot chocolate spooky:

Supplies

Hot chocolate 

Ghost shaped marshmallows (available at Target)

Black food coloring pen (available on Amazon)

Instructions

1.  Draw funny, spooky, serious, or any type of face you want on the ghost marshmallows with the black food coloring pen
2. Drop the marshmallows face up in the hot chocolate and put as many as you'd like in the cup
3.  Drink and enjoy!

This fun and simple project takes no time at all and it's so fun to draw on your food!  I've never drawn faces on my food before, but I'm loving my new food coloring pens!  It's such a fun idea for baking and making sweet treats and I didn't know they were even a thing until I stumbled upon them on Amazon.  They come in all different colors, so you should go ahead and buy whatever color you'd like for a way to easily decorate something sweet!  Give kids a pen and marshmallow and let them go wild, they'll love it!  Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Candy Corn Oreo Spider Cookies

We're halfway through October now, so we're halfway to Halloween!  I love seeing black and orange everything, pumpkins, and decorated houses.  It's so fun to get into the spirit!  Nothing gets me into the Halloween holiday spirit like making DIY candy projects!  Today, I decided to make Candy Corn Oreo Spider Cookies, and they turned out great!  I listened to some spooky jams and made my masterpieces, and now I'll share the step by step to how you can make them yourself.

Ingredients

Oreos

Orange icing

Candy Corn

Instructions

1.  With a large knife, slice Candy Corn into halves.

They will look like this when turned right side up:

2.  Twist the Oreos apart and eat the half with less cream.  You'll need two Oreo cookie halves with cream on them for each cookie, so the Candy Corn will stick.  Talk about double stuffed!

3.  Place halved pieces of Candy Corn on top of the Oreo cream filling, three on each side.

4.  Place an additional cream Oreo half on top to complete the cookie.

5.  Add two dots of orange icing to the top of the Oreo to make eyes.

Make as many as you'd like and share with your family, friends, or coworkers!  Don't worry, they don't bite, you'll just bite them!  These don't take long to make and are a perfect party snack that are super spooky and festive!  Now it's your turn to make them!  If you love Oreos and Candy Corn, these are the cookies for you.  Enjoy!!  

Monday, October 6, 2014

Marshmallow Ear Wax Swabs


Happy October!  Hope your month has been spooky so far!  If you're throwing a big monster mash bash, you have to have spooky treats and cocktails for your guests.  I know the list of ingredients needed to throw a party could get long, so to make things more simple, make sure you're serving Marshmallow Ear Wax Swabs!  A gross looking but tasty treat with only two ingredients!  Your guests will love the creativity and will get such a kick out of seeing these on your serving table.  Don't worry, I'll give you the lowdown on the supplies and instructions, but they're so easy to make.

Supplies

Peanut Butter

Mini Marshmallows

Toothpicks

  Instructions

1.  Stick two mini marshmallows on each end of the toothpick

2.  With a butter knife, spread a glob of peanut butter on top of each marshmallow

3.  Repeat until you have enough swabs to display nicely on a platter

Note- you can also use melted chocolate or caramel instead of peanut butter.  Your guests will be completely grossed out with these spooky Halloween treats until they try them, then they won't be able to stop!

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Apple Marshmallow Toadstools


If you're throwing a fairytale party, you need to serve some whimsical Apple Marshmallow Toadstools!  Everyone will be in awe by their magical look and taste.  They're simple to make and only take a few minutes.  Here's how you make them:

Supplies
1. Apples

2. Mini marshmallows

3. Paper plate

4. Construction paper (preferably green)

5. Toothpicks

Instructions
1.  Slice small pieces of apple at an angle to resemble a crescent shape. Note- toadstool mushrooms come in all shapes and sizes so don't worry about it if they don't all look the same!


2.  Take a toothpick and stick on a mini marshmallow

3.  Then take the apple slices and place it right above the marshmallow on the toothpick

4.  Repeat until you have enough toadstools to display on the plate

5.  Turn the paper plate upside down and cut out a circle of construction paper and tape it on top of the plate (I ran out of green so I used blue instead!)

6.  Poke little holes into the plate first with the toothpicks then stick the toadstools into the plate 

These magical toadstools are so fun and easy to make, and seeing them displayed in their own grassy knoll (or blue grassy knoll in my case!) is so adorable!  Guests can come pick their toadstools right from the meadow and eat as a small snack.  The chewy marshmallow and crunchy apple slice go extremely well together.  


My niece and nephew loved making these, it's a good way to practice some fine motor skills as well with kids as they place the center of the toothpick into the marshmallow and apple!  Slicing the apples takes the most time but all in all you can whip up this toadstool meadow in minutes!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chocolate Marshmallow Croissants

Love breakfast, brunch, or a sweet snack?  Want something to nibble on while you're drinking some coffee?  How about a Chocolate Marshmallow Croissant!?  Everyone will love these warm gooey, creamy, and flaky treats.  This is a snack that you can easily whip up with very little time and ingredients, but you can make everyone think you slaved away in the kitchen for hours!  Don't let them know that the prep time is only about 10 minutes and bake time is 10 minutes as well!  Here's how you make them:

Ingredients

Crescent Rolls

Mini Chocolate Chips

Mini Marshmallows

Instructions

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2.  Open Crescent Roll container, separate the dough, and lay out on an ungreased cookie sheet

3.  Sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on the wide end of the dough first, followed by the mini marshmallows

4.  Roll up dough from the wide end first into a croissant shape and add a chocolate chip on top if you'd like

5.  Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown

Let cool for a few minutes then enjoy while still warm!  Here's what the finished product will look like: 


Warning: They will not last for very long so eat them while they're hot!  Another recipe that's fun and easy to make with kids!  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Marshmallow Smiles

There's always a lot of things to smile about, the start of fall, good health, great friends, and family.  So say cheeeeeeese because it's time to make Marshmallow Smiles!  These "bite sized" (pun intended!) smiles are perfect appetizers for a Halloween party or afternoon snack!  They're easy to make, delicious to eat, and fun to pose with!  I'll tell you how to make them step by step.

Ingredients

Apples

Peanut Butter

Mini marshmallows

Instructions
1. Slice the apples into four quarters then make sure to cut off the seeds from the quarters so they will look like this:

2. Cut those quarters each into two or three smaller slices.  Keep in mind that they should resemble lips so they should be thinly cut.

3. Spread peanut butter onto each small slice.


4.  Place about 5 mini marshmallows on top of the peanut butter spread, then place another slice on top of the marshmallows to make the smile.

Share these pearly whites with your friends and bring a plateful of them to a party!  The guests will love them and they'll get right into the spooky Halloween spirit.  

These are so easy to make and kids will love helping out!  You can just cut the apple slices for them and let them spread the peanut butter and add the marshmallows, and they'll be delighted to participate in this fun craft.  My niece and nephew loved putting these together and eating them as well.  It's a great snack, and is healthier than most with fruit and peanut butter!  :)


Enjoy and snap a photo with your new teeth!! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grilled Banana Splits


I looked into my cabinets today after my 10 mile run (woo hoo!) and realized I had bananas, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and marshmallows, so I decided to combine them all together and try a new treat.  Introducing...Grilled Banana Splits!  

It was such a great treat with the perfect consistency!  After baked, the marshmallows became a crunchy consistency.  Imagine that with a smooth and creamy chocolate and peanut butter taste, all on top of a grilled mushy banana.  I loved the marshmallow crunch.  The banana tasted very similar to a fried plantain once grilled.  This snack takes 2 minutes to prepare, 8 minutes to cook, so in 10 minutes you have a quick, easy, and relatively healthy snack with a sweet twist!  Once you've got one serving of your fruit intake for the day dressed with peanut butter, you can treat yourself to some marshmallows and chocolate chips as well! 

Don't worry, I'll teach you how to make them, they're so easy!  Here's what you need to know:

Ingredients

Bananas

Chocolate Chips

Peanut Butter

Mini marshmallows

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Peel banana, place it on a piece of tin foil, and cut it in half like this:

2.  With a knife, spread peanut butter on each half of the banana

3.  Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the peanut butter, than top it all off with mini marshmallows.  It will look like this:


4.  Once oven is preheated, put the banana split in the oven for 7-8 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown

This treat is easy to make for a quick snack for you or your kids, and kids would love making this as well!  You could also make modifications by adding peanut butter chips or removing the peanut butter.  Pretty much adding anything you'd like would taste great.

Once you take the banana split out of the oven, immediately get a fork and dig in!  Enjoy!