Thursday, June 14, 2012

Marshmallow Chocolate Bites

I needed a quick and easy treat to bring into a large (indoor) beach party. I made about 50 of these little guys. I melted real chocolate pieces and then rolled in Mini-marshmallows. I had to make sure the chocolate wasn’t too hot or the marshmallow would have melted, which would have tasted great, but I needed to clump the mixture into little blobs so I could put them into paper cups for serving. I tried not to fully cover the marshmallows either so you could see part of the white peeking through the chocolate. Then I just tossed on some rainbow sprinkles. This was “quick” because it was easy to prepare, but they weren’t ready right away because real chocolate takes so long to set, especially when you don’t add crystals to thin out the morsels.  It took several hours before the chocolate was ready…. But it’s always worth the wait!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cake Pops!

I finally attempted making Cake Pops! It was so exciting to try, and I made my cake pops according to recipe and embellished them in typical Amazing Marshmallow style.  I had cake in my freezer, frozen. So I took it out the night before to thaw...and honestly, when it got to room temp it was as fresh as when I put it in the freezer a few months ago!

                            First I lined up all my sprinkles and confections.

Then I crumbled up the cake. Added the frosting and then rolled into balls and dipped in candy coating.

I had so many choices of embellishments to use however my favorite cake pop was this one below. This is one big giant bite of sugary yummy-ness!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Marshmallow Oreo Surprise

Whenever I don’t know what to call a new dessert or recipe I like that I can just add the word “surprise” to the end of it and BOOM! You have a name for your dessert.
I made a few of these red, white and blueberry treats tonight and they were super refreshing and sweet.  I started with a whole Oreo cookie at the bottom (next time I’ll crumble it) added a layer of whip cream and marshmallows, and added rows of blueberries and strawberries. The dishes were small so I couldn’t make ‘stripes’ with the fruit, but I thought they looked nice, and it was a festive dessert to kick of the long weekend with.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!

Below is the 'surprise' cookie that was at the bottom of the dessert.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Refreshing Ladybugs

Look what is crawling on my windowsill - An edible little ‘ladybug’ appetizer! I found this idea in my Taste of Home magazine and had to try it right away. I took a round cracker spread with cream cheese, cut a cherry tomato in half for the wings, used a black olive half for the head and then stuck chives for the antennae. I waited a little too long to take the picture so my antennae and olive wilted a bit, but his is just adorable. I can see a whole tray of these at my next outdoor gathering this summer.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Baked French Toast

Family and friends are starting to snicker that I haven’t fixed my oven yet. But not having a working oven makes me appreciate going elsewhere for the weekend and having the pleasure to enjoy the deliciousness of this amazing BAKED FREAKING FRENCH TOAST! Yum yum yum… YUM! It is boiled brown sugar and butter madness drizzled over egg-soaked Italian bread slices and then baked for about an hour until crispy brown on top.

Here’s a zoom in so you can see how the top became all crispy, which was my favorite part.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

I am hosting Easter Brunch at my house and decided to make marshmallow krispy birds nests. These are so fun and tasty. I made the rice krispy treat mix as ordered and then molded the gooey mixture into cupcake tins, I molded a little hole in the middle and placed Cadbury chocolate eggs *yum* inside. All the guests can have one and they make cute decoration next to the bagels and cream cheese! Its so spring-like too.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Paas Egg Color

It’s amazing what 99 cents can do for two dozen white eggs. I had so much fun coloring these eggs. Paas makes so many different packages of egg coloring kits…glitter, swirl, vibrant, maybe even more. I stuck with the traditional cheapest pack and I’m impressed.   I used three tablespoons of vinegar along with ¾ cup of water and waited for the dye pellets to dissolve (about 3 minutes) then gave each egg a nice colorful bath for a few minutes each. Believe It or not I didn’t hard boil the eggs first!