Saturday, December 18, 2010

Marshmallow Snowmen and Marshmallow Reindeer

These pictures are not from a magazine shoot.  Real kids made these wonderful treats in our Christmas baking class today and it was so fun I thought I would share the recipes with you.  You can decorate the Marshmallow Snowmen and Reindeer yourself and give it to a child you love or better yet, invite them over and make them together.  They are super easy, super quick and look great.  Perfect for kids of all ages.

Marshmallow Reindeer

8 Large Marshmallows
8- 6” Lollipop Sticks
6 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
16 Tiny Twist Pretzel Knots
16 Candy Eyes (or Royal Icing for eyes)
8 Red Hot Candies

Lay sets of two pretzel knots onto the wax paper lined cookie sheet, so that they are touching each other. Stick a large marshmallow onto a stick. Melt chocolate in microwave. Dip each marshmallow into the melted chocolate, tap off excess. Place the flat side of each dipped marshmallow onto a set of pretzel knots. Let set a minute or two. Apply candy eyes and red hot nose. Chill 10-15 minutes.  Makes 8 reindeer.

Marshmallow Snowmen

18 large marshmallows
8 ounces almond bark

1 ounce, melted chocolate
Orange frosting

Push three jumbo marshmallows onto each lollipop stick. The lollipop stick should not go all the way through the last marshmallow. Melt almond bark in microwave according to package directions. Dip marshmallows into almond bark. Tap off excess melted almond bark by tapping the marshmallow lollipop back into melted wafers horizontally, so the entire length of the lollipop taps the surface. Lay lollipops down on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill 10-15 minutes.

Once marshmallow lollipops have set up, melt chocolate in Zip-lock bag and stick a pin in corner to make a tiny hole. Draw details onto snowman characters with chocolate and orange frosting.

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