Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Marshmallow ghost treats!

Yesterday I wanted to make a Halloween treat with the kids, so we made ghosts out of marshmallows and Candiquik. Because I figured they weren't going to get enough sugary treats this week.


They didn't turn out as professional looking as some of the others I have seen around the web and in different magazines but the kids and I had fun making them.

All you do melt vanilla Candiquik in the microwave for 1 minute (many recipes called for melting white chocolate with milk but I think this was much quicker and you get the same result. Plus I got the Wal-Mart version of the Candiquik cheaper than the white chocolate).

Then poke two large marshmallows on sucker sticks (which I also bought at Wal-Mart).

Then roll the marshmallows in the melted Candiquik until they are covered and then use gel icing to make a ghostly face.

I laid these on a plate to harden and in hindsight, I should have used wax paper because I had to use a knife to pry them off the plate.

It would have been even better if I had some Styrofoam or even some Oasis flower foam to stick them in while they hardened.

This was a very quick spooky snack and the kids and their friends gobbled them up.

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19 comments:

michelle {sweet mady's paper} said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing.

Named Alicia said...

Oh, how cute! Looks like fun!

Heather said...

My boys would love these. Marshmallows are their favorite (especially Peep-type treats.)

He And Me + 3 said...

Those are so cute. Now that would be something fun to do with a class. They look Yummy too!

Debra said...

Beth,

They are cute as can be! I bet they were good too! :)

Maggie said...

Very cute!! We will have to try that. Sounds like they are pretty easy to make. Thanks for the recipe! =)

the dragonfly said...

Those are adorable!! I think I might have been tempted to make them like Peeps and roll them in sugar before they dried... ;)

Yum!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Oh those are adorable and seem fairly easy (I'm a little slowwwww in the kitchen.) ;)

My girls would love these...I may have to try these with them!

Lisa said...

Cute & easy - two of my favorites :)

Tracy said...

You are just too clever...and you have too much time on your hands...HAHA! :) I love these! Too cute!

jennwa said...

They were so cute and yummy !!! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Denise said...

These are so cute, yummy.

carrie said...

I have never even heard of CandiQuick! But those ghosts are adorable!

jaime said...

i love this! i am soooo sad that halloween will soon be gone- there's so much cool stuff to do and buy for this holiday (and inexpensive!). i guess we can carry most of it over til Thanksgiving...3 yr olds don't know that ghosts didn't sit at the Thanksgiving table right?!

texasholly said...

So cute! I think they look amazing.

Rebekah said...

Those would be awesome snowmen. Get some colored icing and put a scarf and hat on them. That would be cool

Jaina said...

Those look great AND delicious. :)

Nap Warden said...

Really cute...and sticky;)

Totallyscrappy said...

Spooky-riffic!