I saw this
When I saw them, I immediately thought...oh, I want to put these bunnies on a cake-pop stick and dip them in chocolate! I had been intending to make my own marshmallows and pour them in a jelly roll pan this time so they'd be thinner and cut them with bunny and chick shaped cookie cutters...and dip them. So, the thought was already in place and viola, there were the marshmallows right on the shelf, in cute spring-time colors cutting out half of my labor!
So, I figured out the steps...and I think they are kind of cute. Maybe not my best work, but I think the grandbabies will greatly appreciate Grandma's hand-made chocolate covered marshmallows. Here are the step-by-step instructions:
CHOCOLATE COVERED MARSHMALLOWS
ON A STICK!
1 package Jet Puffed Marshmallows - bunny shapes
Chocolate coating (I used Wilton chocolate candy melts)
A Styrofoam block to hold the dipped chocolate
A deep bowl for melting chocolate (microwave safe)
Nonpareils (I used Wilton Spring Nonpareil Sprinkles)
Rounds for nose (I used the eggs from the Wilton Colorful Egg Mix)
Pearlized Sugar Pearls for eyes and ears
Green Jimmies for whiskers (I used the ones from the Colorful Egg Mix)
Paper plates or bowls
Paper towels or cloths for wiping
Set up your work station:
Put candy decor in individual ramekins for easy access - the candy for the tail needs to be in a low-edged wider bowl.
Melt chocolate in microwave at 30 second increments, stirring in between until smooth - add a bit of vegetable oil if need to thin it out.
Put the bunny upside down on a plate or in a bowl. (Straighten out the shape as they are wocky in the bag.
When you get several - place the plate or bowl into the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes or until you can see the chocolate has hardened and the bunnies are chilled.
Remove and dip into melted chocolate, rolling to coat if necessary. I used a spoon to help the covering process along.
Tap off excess chocolate using the edge of your hand instead of the rim of the bowl - turning and allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Be patient. Use a toothpick to pop any little bubbles that form. Check the crevices - I found many bubbles there.
When it seems like all the excess has dribbled off - turn the bunny upright.
Using tweezers, decorate the bunny's face. I tried eyes on the sides and on the front. I tried not decorating the ears, but ended up liking some pearlized sugar pearls to accent the ears....and I liked eyes on the front better. I struggled with the nose too...I tried jelly beans cut in half, I tried large sugar pearls, I liked the little egg shape best. There are so many sprinkle options...I am sure you can find something that suits your taste.
Place stick in styrofoam block to dry.
I put each one in a treat bag and tied it with curly ribbon. They are a cute little edition to the Easter goodie collection...and I didn't have to make homemade marshmallows,
which made clean-up a heck of a lot easier. :-)
Fun crafts with food...it's fun to play!
Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!
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