Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Marshmallow Igloo Craft

Marshmallow igloos are a winter craft children can make at home or at school. Children will have a blow building these little igloos from mini marshmallows. As a few may learn their way into small bellies in the procedure of making the domes. Set the igloos on top of a table as a different winter centerpiece or holiday decoration.

  • Cut the top part off of a foam cup so all that is gave is 4 to 5 inches at the bottom.

  • Turn the remaining bottom part of the cup upside down and cut a gentle arched part out of one side. The solid bottom of the cup will serve as the igloo's roof and the cut-out section as the igloo's door.

  • Use craft glue to the bottom of your igloo around the lip of the cup and push it down into the center of your plane of white craft foam, with the roof of the igloo pointing up.

  • Paint a broken layer of white craft glue all over the cup and gently press mini marshmallows into the glue. Cover the full coat of the cup and try not to leave any cracks in between marshmallows.

  • Cut the craft foam into a smaller circle around the igloo to make a round program.
  • Use a paintbrush to have very thin trails of craft glue around the craft foam that the igloo is sitting on, and sprinkle on your option of glitter or artificial snow.

Things You'll Need

• Glitter or artificial snow
• Piece of white craft foam
• Scissors
• Craft glue
• Paintbrush
• Mini marshmallows
• White foam cup

Sunday, February 19, 2012

How to Build a Marshmallow Snowman

Make a cute marshmallow snowman with your kindergartner. This is an comfortable to have winter craft using just a few supplies just a whole lot of fun. You can supply your own extras, glue on added embellishments or even paint with watercolors or color with markers. This craft is not ment to be eaten..

  • Cautiously push a toothpick into one marshmallow, do not press through the behind of the marshmallow. This is your behind piece of the snowman.

  • Stack additional marshmallows on top, again pushing on to the toothpick.

  • To add eyes, mouth and other accents, use a small amount of water to the marshmallows using the paintbrush. The press cupcake sprinkles to wet area. Let dry.

  • Add arms by breaking toothpicks and pressing over the marshmallows.

  • If you’d like to add more color, provide the snowmen on the counter to harden over night and then paint with watercolors or color with markers.

  • You can glue on additional accents easily once the marshmallows are slightly hard.


•large marshmallows
•cupcake sprinkles
•small cup of water

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Marshmallow Popcorn Ball

  • Place downed popcorn in a large roasting pan.

  • Put corn syrup and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Heat until boiling, stirring continually. Remove pan from heat.

  • Stir in marshmallow creme, butter and vanilla until it mixed. Add a few drops of food coloring until you take the color you would like.

  • Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn. Stir until equally coated. Let it cool until mixture can be handled easily.

  • Grease hands lightly with butter to keep popcorn mixture from sticking. Press into balls of desired size. Put balls on a sheet of greased, waxed paper and leave it to dry.


•20 cups popped popcorn
•1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
•1 1/2 cups sugar
•7 ounces marshmallow creme
•2 tablespoons butter
•1 teaspoon vanilla
food coloring

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

Marshmallow Easter bunnies are a catch to make and will give your little ones hopping for more. Fortunately for them, you can make enough bunnies to meet a rabbit hutch in less than an hour.

  • Make a diagonal cut on a one side of the marshmallow. Gently lift the flap of marshmallow. Make a cut down the center of the flap to form the ears.

  • Separate the marshmallow ears using your fingers. Fudge the ears until they are pointing outwards on both sides of the bunny.

  • Make a cut in the spine of the bunny where the first cut was gave. Cut to the center of the marshmallow.

  • Apart the cut section. Figure the cut part into a bunny tail with your fingers.

  • Place the center of the marshmallow on the front of the bunny. Make a 1/4-inch cut horizontally.

  • Make a diagonal cut on the bottom of the marshmallow. Cut down the center of the flap. Make 2 front feet with the pieces.

  • Dip the end of a toothpick in pink food coloring. Draw the eyes and nose. Dip another toothpick in black food coloring. Draw the whiskers on the bunny.

Things You'll Need

•Large marshmallows
•Kitchen shears
•2 toothpicks
•Pink food coloring
•Black food coloring

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Marshmallow Biscuits

  • Beat butter and sugar to a cream.

  • Blend in flour, cream of tartar and soda and drop in the eggs and Mix.

  • Rolling out thinly and cut with cookie cutter. Bake until pale brown in mod.oven.

  • MARSHMALLOW TOPPING 1 oz of gelatin, 2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar.

  • Put the gelatin in 1 cup of cold water and bear for 10 mins. Then add the balance of the water and sugar. Boil gently for 1/2 hour. After boiling set aside to cool. When cold pound until mixture becomes like a snowball.

  • Put some on each biscuit then ice with chocolate icing or sprinkle with coconut. Makes 50-60 biscuits.

Things You'll Need :

•4 ounces butter
•2 eggs
•1 cup sugar
•2 cups flour
•1 tsp cream of tartar
•1/2 tsp baking soda

Marshmallow Cereal Bars

Catch your favorite crispy, crunchy cereal from the pantry if you're craving a sweet bar that's quick and easy to prepare. While basic marshmallow cereal squares only want three ingredients.

  • Cover the slopes and bottom of your pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter.

  • Set 3 tbsp. butter in the saucepan. Melt the butter on low heat. Add the marshmallows. Stir the mixture constantly until the marshmallows melt.

  • Speedily raise in the cereal and any other additions.

  • Scrape your marshmallow cereal mixture into the pan. Use the back of a softly buttered spoon or spatula to promote the mixture into the pan. Work quickly as you smooth the top of the cereal treats.

  • Let the cereal mixture cool to room temperature. Use a cutting knife to cut the sweet into squares.

  • Storage the treats at room temperature in plastic wrap or an airtight container. Serve them within two days.

Things You'll Need

•13-inch-by-9-inch baking pan
•Nonstick cooking spray or butter
•Large saucepan
•3 tbsp. butter
•10 oz. marshmallows
•6 cups cereal
•Large spoon or spatula
•Plastic wrap or airtight container

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow pops make cute, edible decorations for your baby shower. You can customize them in any style you like to match your theme simply by changing the color of the sprinkles. Or, add a paper flag or ribbon connected in a bow around the top of the lollipop stick to dress them up even more.

They are simple and cheap to make. They would be perfect for your dessert table, or wrapper them in a lollipop bag and you can make them out as party favors.

  • Insert a lollipop stick into each marshmallow, working sure not to pound it through the other side. Set aside.Link

  • Put vanilla almond bark (or candy melts) in a medium sized bowl and melt in the microwave. Start with 1 minute on high, stir. Keep heating 20-30 seconds at a time until completely liquid.

  • Take a marshmallow and drop it into the liquid candy, covering about 1/2 to 3/4 of the marshmallow. When you pull it out, turn it back and forth to let the extra drop off, or gently pat the stick on the side of the bowl.

  • Keep over a plate and sprinkle with sprinkles, twisting around to cover all the sides. Stand up on mounted paper and allow candy to dry and harden. You can also stick the lollipop stick in a piece of styrofoam with the marshmallow sticking up.

  • If you want to give them out as favors, put them in a lollipop grip or treat bag after they have dried totally. Tie the bag closed with ribbon. Tie a favor tag for an excess touch.

  • Add food coloring to vanilla almond skin to get the color you want. Wilton also gets colored candy melts. You can find them in the trade section at Walmart or the candy making section in craft stores. This is also where you will find lollipop sticks and bags.
  • Use pretzel sticks instead of lollipop sticks.
  • Try using crushed candy instead of sprinkles.
  • Put them in a container with the marshmallow side sticking up for a different look.
Things You'll Need :

•Lollipop sticks
•Almond bark or candy melts, in desired color.
•Lollipop bags and ribbon (if giving out as favors)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant

Here is a little “How to” on how to make marshmallow fondant also known secondary name MMF or chocolate MMF. You can use it to cover cakes. If you want to make flowers and figurines you will just have to knead in some Gum Tragacanth or Tylo powder so they dry up hard.

  • Pour the entire bag of marshmallows into a microwave secure bowl.

  • Add in 3 tbsp water and pop into the microwave for 1 minute.

  • Transfer the bowl, and stir. Add more water if necessary and continue to microwave for 30 second intervals until the marshmallows are fully melted. This will take about 2 1/2 minutes total.

  • Added in 1 tsp almond express, and the required amount of food coloring to get the color that involved for the cake. ( If you don’t want to flavor it or color it, skip this step. )

  • Fold in 6 cups of the powdered sugar.

  • At this point you are going to want to generously grease your counter/workspace and hands.

  • Then sprinkle 1 cup of the staying powdered sugar over the greased area.

  • Turn out the marshmallow mix onto your prepared work surface.

  • Begin working your fondant. Grease/sugar your hands and surface to keep the fondant from sticking to anything.
Warning: this gets very messy!

  • If your fondant is cracking or strong easily, it is too dry and you need to add a small amount of water (about 1/2 tbsp at a time).

  • Continue to massage until the fondant is smooth and elastic. This took me about 12 minutes, but it could take anywhere from 8-15.


•1 – 16 oz package white mini marshmallows
•2-5 tbsp water
•8 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
•almond or vanilla extract (optional)
•food coloring (optional)
•1/2 cup vegetable shortening (for your hands and the counter)