Saturday, October 30, 2010

Put this in your halloween bucket

The easiest Halloween treat you might ever make. I was tapped to bring treats to MiniMac's class party yesterday. I made cinnamon nutmeg brownies. YUM. AND thought I would make something simple especially for the kids. It takes less than ten minutes, and apparently trumped my brownies in terms of popularity, with both the little and the big kids. Pardon the pic, Blackberry is not Nikon. 

Chocolate and Caramel Dipped Marshmallows:

You will need:
1 bag of large marshmallows
Food safe ink pens (I bought mine at Michael's)
Chocolate genache (bring 1/2 c cream to medium high temp and pour over 1.5 c. chocolate chips. Stir until smooth.)
Caramel (I make my own which is very simple OR you can use caramel topping.)

Directions: Warm the caramel or if you are making it from scratch, allow to cool and thicken. Warm the chocolate or if you are making it, same thing as the caramel, allow to cool. 

Using your pens, decorate the marshmallows with ghost faces, pumpkins, or bats. I also wrote BOO on several. You can certainly go to town here with other accoutrements to make faces, hair, etc. Dip each one in either chocolate ganache or caramel. I dipped some almost halfway. Place on waxed paper and allow to set. 

Store in airtight container until you are ready to serve. They are sticky but oh, they are good. And yes, you will need to explain to at least one person that no, you did NOT use magic marker on the marshmallows. Yes, someone did ask. 

We are off to a party tonight and then taking this little m&m trick or treating tomorrow night. 

He doesn't eat candy but he loves trick or treating. Let's see how long that lasts. Personally, I hope he never likes candy. haha.

Have a great weekend.





27 comments:

Brian Miller said...

hehe. it is a lot of fun...funny he does not like candy...not much myself but peanut butter and chocolate are a weakness...

we made your buff chic dip last night...oh my...it was so good...

Will Burke said...

Great costume! I love the unique ones!

TS Hendrik said...

About time marshmallows pulled their weight, lol. What a neat idea! I'm going to have to give it a try.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Awesome costume.

webb said...

Love your little M&M - darling costume. And, aren't you lucky that he doesn't like candy - wish I didn't!

Kristina P. said...

I knew I wouldn't be disappointed with your ideas. Mini Mac looks adorable!

Inge' said...

Those look fun and kid friendly! My grandson and I will have to make those together.

He also is not a big candy eater. Until last year he really did not like trick or treating. The first year he only wanted to go to 2 houses. I think he was about 5 before he would go down an entire street.

Now that he is 8, he is in to it a little more but still not a big candy eater. Good for me because I AM!

Herding Cats said...

Awww, he's too cute. And he doesn't like candy? That's good news for you!

Christine Macdonald said...

Love this post. I got a cavity just reading it. ;0)

Great costume.

Have a lovely time!

Pricilla said...

Oh he is adorable.
Erm, you can send me his candy if he doesn't want it.
heh

Eva Gallant said...

Mini-Mac/M&M it all makes sense. He's adorable as a blue M&M!

DeNae said...

Good heavens, girl, is there anything you don't do? I'm in awe, Jenny, I really am.

And that is one darling M&M, sister.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Maria said...

So funny to hear that! My kids love the trick or treating, but want no part of the haul! Enjoy your trek with the cute, blue, M&M!

Chelsea said...

I'd comment, but I'm off to the store to buy marshmallows, chocolate, carmel and sharpies.
Err, food safe markers. Either way...
:)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great Halloween treats. And that is one cute M & M.

ChopperPapa said...

MIne are geeked about tomorrow and, unfortunately I gave up trying to keep them from candy a few years ago. Our agreement now - they get the candy if I get all the Snickers..

btw...what's up with trick or treating on Sunday night..seriously??!?! If I get mine in the bed before 10 I'll be thrilled.

Monday morning is going to be painful...

Myya said...

What a fun snack idea! Your little guy looks adorable.

When Pigs Fly said...

Very cute! I love the little caramel one with the face. It looks so easy and fun.

Mrs Montoya said...

Marshmallows are my favorite!!! Cute idea. And your sweetie is the cutest. Who needs candy when you got all that goodness oozing from your pores?!?!!

J.J. in L.A. said...

Who needs the faces? I'll just eat the marshmallows, caramel and chocolate. ; )

Leah Rubin said...

Fun to make! I can see adapting these for other holidays, too. Thank goodness for Michael's for supplies!

Mini-Mac is cute as can be-- hope nobody gobbles him up as the tastiest M&M ever!

Caty said...

that's the cutest m&m I have ever seen. At least we know he won't melt ;)

Marcy said...

Cute idea! I didn't know there was such a thing as food safe markers. (SO thank you for saving me the embarrasment of asking...) ha ha.

Christopher said...

i didnt even know there was such a thing as food safe ink pens, i'm intrigued with the possibilities

Mommy Lisa said...

super-ty cute!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

hehe The boys would love that.

And the M&M costume rocks :)

Intense Guy said...

I hope the MiniMac got MaxTreats!