Friday, October 30, 2009

Super Easy Marshmallow Pumpkins

Emily and I did some Halloween "baking" this afternoon. She thought these marshmallow pumpkins were the coolest thing, and they were super-easy to make. Each marshmallow makes two pumpkins. Very frugal! She made these with very little help from me whatsoever.

For a slightly healthier option, try slices of banana instead of marshmallows. I say, go for the marshmallows! After all, Halloween only comes but once a year.



Begin by cutting each large marshmallow in half. It is scientifically proven that when you cut sweets in half all of the calories spill right out.



Poke the marshmallow through a skewer.



Let the marshmallow go for a quick swim in a small bowl of water.



Cover with orange decorating sugar! Emily did a happy dance when we got to this step, and I think a happy dance is mandatory for this activity. It makes the marshmallows taste a little better.



Use green icing to make stems.



The taste test results..... success!! Nom nom nom!

24 comments:

EntertainingMom said...

now that's my kind of cooking! LOVE the look on her face!

maryanne said...

Very cute =)

Ivy said...

Very cute. E would love to try one of those!

Christy said...

So easy and yummy! We will make these tomorrow!

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Yeah, I'm just not feeling the bananas. Sugar, dipped in water, then dipped in sugar? I'm in!

Denise said...

So cute! BTW, I made your Portuguese Chicken for dinner tonight and it was fabulous! I'm teaching a class on freezer meals in a few weeks and if it is OK with you I would like to include the recipe in my handout.

Valerie said...

@ Denise -- Sure, feel free to include it in the handout and thanks for letting me know! Good luck with the class!

Stephanie Griffith said...

Oh those are so cool! They're sparkly and made of marshmallows. That would be a hit over here. And not just with the kids.

gardenmama said...

How adorable! I think the bananas sound pretty good too!
Your daughter has the most beautiful eyes : )

Infant Bibliophile said...

Yum! I've said it before, I know, but you always seem to come up with cute, yummy things that my son isn't allergic to, which isn't easy. :)

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

I'm sorry that I got home late from work tonight, but did you really have to get them hopped up on sugar as revenge? ;-)

Love,
Mark

Valerie said...

@ Mark -- This is not a problem if you are hopped up on sugar as much as they are. Fear not! I hid some of these for you in the snack drawer. You can thank me later.

Elise said...

Oh yeah! marshamllows dipped in sugar. They are the sweetest (in every way) looking pumpkins. Gotta love a recipe that is: quick, deosn't involve baking, no fuss and the end result looks smashing.

Family Thrift Counselor said...

What a cute idea!

Sherry said...

so cute and simple I love it!!!

5orangepotatoes said...

So cute and simple. Thanks!

lisa

Petula said...

OMG! I even love that and I don't like marshmallows. My kids would love to do this. I think this is a fun craft/recipe for anytime of yea. Oh, you gave me an idea. You could cover them with chocolate or something for another holiday. I think this would be fun to do and I think I can remember this! :)

ladybug said...

That was a great idea, just loved it with the bananas...

Lawrence said...

Now aren't those the coolest things ever!

Jen said...

Cute- they remind me of the Peeps brand candies. Fun for kids and can be made for Thanksgiving, too.

Jen
Creative and Curious Kids!

Heather said...

Like homemade peeps! I love it!

Heather said...

Wanted to let you know I linked back to this post on my blog:

theherberfamily.blogspot.com

Great idea!

Lynn said...

Those are so cute. My girls would love to make those. Thanks for the idea.

Hoosier Homemade said...

What a fun and easy treat! Even though Halloween is done, you could use those for Thanksgiving.
Thanks for sharing!
~Liz

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