Thursday, 29 March 2012

Sweet & Silly Marshmallow Kabobs for Easter...

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.

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