Last week, we (and I use that term VERY loosely since Megan did 99% of the baking and creating) got a majority of our Christmas goodies out to friends and neighbors. It was so crazy that I didn’t even take pictures of most of it. Let me say, my Megan is amazing! Just look at these:
Yes…they are right next to our Christmas Story lamp!
We did a lot of the same treats we did last year – chocolate marshmallow, oatmeal chocolate chip, sugar, pumpkin chocolate chip spice and peanut butter cookies; peanut butter krispie treats; dipped Oreos with Peppermint Kisses crumbs; gingerbread Mickey cookies; blondie brownies; dipped pretzels and snowmen. People have come to expect and anticipate their favorites. Last year we did the three-marshmallow snowmen. This year, we discovered the joy of the smaller bites – and an ingredient that is well worth the extra bucks it costs..Guittard A’Peels. They made the job of dipping easier, they dried/set up more quickly and they taste way better than others we had tried before. The colors are intense and dry shiny. Love these! I know that you have nothing to do between now and Christmas, so you are going to want to make some of these…right?
First, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Stick a toothpick into the flat part of a large marshmallow.
Melt white A’Peels in a microwave safe container. Start off with 60 seconds on high, then go for 20 – 30 seconds at a time until smooth when stirred. Next, dip the marshmallow; set on the parchment paper and let set.
Once the white is totally set, you are ready to work on the top hat. Load a small marshmallow on the other end of the tooth pick. Melt some black A’Peels. You will only need a little black. Dip in the black and return the white dipped marshmallow to the parchment paper.
The final step is the faces. We used black confetti from a Halloween mix for the eyes, glued on with the white icing writer. Use an orange fondant writer to do the carrot noses.
Super cute, down to the very last detail! I know…you must think we’re crazy! But who could resist these little cuties!