Sunday, June 21, 2009

Marshmallow Roses

Miss Picky Pants Makayla thought she HAD to have the bag of large strawberry flavored marshmallows from the grocery store. I wouldn't buy them, but mom went grocery shopping this morning and as you can see, I have very spoiled children! I read the back of the bag for something fun to do with them. The kids had their fill of the marshmallows and I know from previous experience they would set in the cabinet and go stale (this is the reason I wouldn't buy them). I had some white candy coating, sprinkles and sucker sticks and came up with this idea. I thought it turned out adorable. I put them in a little flour pot (my trick to getting them to stand in the pot was to fill it with play-doh). I don't know about you, but I think I'm quite clever. Wouldn't they make great party favors? They would also be delicious dipped in plain chocolate. Strawberry and chocolate go great together. Why am I a janitor girl?... I think I need a show or book or something! (Ok, so I can dream) I hope you guys try these out and enjoy them as much as we did ;)

MARSHMALLOW ROSES
large marshmallows (I used strawberry flavored)
white chocolate coating (regular chocolate would be great too)
sprinkles (nuts or toasted coconut would be yummy)
sucker sticks

Place sticks into marshmallows. Melt candy coating. Dip marshmallows halfway into the chocolate and twist slightly to get a twirly effect. Sprinkle with sprinkles.

91 comments:

Alexis AKA MOM said...

what a fun idea :) The boys would love this, yes we would be covered in sprinkles but still having fun :)

Kathy said...

These are beautiful!!! What a great idea!!! My kids always beg for marshmallows too!!!

Mary at My New 30 said...

I think that's very clever! Oh. And that's what is so FUN about becoming a grandma.

the ungourmet said...

These are darling! I have some strawberry marshmallows right now, in fact!

Katy ~ said...

You ARE clever. And you DO deserve your own show!

Debbie said...

How clever and fun. I must confess, I've never seen strawberry marshmallows. I'll look for them...and probably start seeing them all over the place now. LOL

girlichef said...

They are adorable!! My son just so happened to get me to buy a bag of these yesterday...

Melody said...

Very cute idea!!!! My kids would love making these!

Rachel said...

What a cute idea...they are absolutely adorable!

Jenna said...

Great idea! You really could add this to some innovative cook book...just watch...it'll be the next recipe floating around on all the blogs! (:

Karen said...

What a good grandma... I'd have done the same thing ;) These pops are adorable! You could even make a s'more out of them by using dark chocolate and sprinkling crushed graham crackers on them instead of candy sprinkles!

Katherine Aucoin said...

They are gorgeous and very elegant looking! I think they would make a festive looking centerpiece for any celebration!

Krista said...

You are quite clever! Very cute idea. You could also stick them in a terra cotta pot full of dirt pudding. I saw the Pioneer Woman do that with real flowers, but this would be even better!

My children are also spoiled by their grandparents. I won't buy them something, but one outing with grandma and suddenly the denied object appears in our house!

MaRiN said...

how cute are these? i'm always looking for something to make with the kids in the kitchen- thanks!

teresa said...

What a great idea, my kids would love this!

the twins said...

those are so cute!

Karine said...

Wowowowowowowow they are ssssoo cute!!! And they must be yummy too!

finsmom said...

So pretty! Ive bookmarked these to make for summer playdates!

Thanks for sharing another great idea!

Willoughby said...

Super cute!

Carrian said...

I love this!! So cute!

nweames said...

How fun, my kids would love these!

Sara E said...

sucha cute and fun... and easy idea! thanks!!!!

Mom of Three said...

Cooool! Sounds lovely and easy enough to try!

Stopping by from SITS.

Mary-Jane said...

Perfect for a fairy party!

Lisa in Oz said...

OMG! These are so cute, what a great idea!

MrsM said...

They look so cute...my teeth hurt just looking at them!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, what a cute, creative idea! Cool!

Fruitful Vine2 said...

That is so creative! You're good.

CoffeewithZooly said...

these were so great I had to try them Alas I melted them - can never dunk biscuits either.

pk said...

These are so cute and fun! Bet they ate them right up.
pk @ room remix

Crystalin Dunn said...

Oh yeah, I definitely have that love/hate relationship with marshmallows. Buy a bag for something that uses maybe 1/2 the bag, then feel guilty when the other half goes unused for so long the marshmallows either melt into one big glob or turn into little rocks. Or worse, your kids think they can now have them anytime because the bag is open and there are no plans for the rest. UGH! These roses, however, could give the relationship another chance....Happy SITS day!

My Little Corner of Savings said...

Wow this would have been great at my 3 year olds princess party this past spring. I was looking for something that used lg marshmellows b/c I had a bunch leftover from some smores.

Great idea keep'em coming!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Very clever idea! They would make great party favors. I never saw those strawberry marshmallows, but I bet they're yummy! You should have a cooing show. Maybe you could make some videos for your blog!

Congrats on your SITS day!

sweetjeanette said...

how cute is that?!? Perfect favor for movie and tea day with the girls!
Visiting from SITS, congrats on "your day" !!!

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

How fun! You are right, these would make great party favors or a great center piece!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I think this would be great for the Valentine Party at school! We're only allowed a small sweet treat along with a healthy snack. Smart, girl!

Christine said...

These would make great favors for a party. Love the idea of play-doh in the pot...who'd a thunk it? :D

Jessica said...

I'm totally going to use this idea for an upcoming baby shower!
Thanks

The Dapper Darling said...

GENIUS! I love it! Happy sits day!

cat said...

I am so going to do this or my daughter's birthday party.

Rhonda said...

Awesome!!

Happy SITS day!!

Jacky said...

Those are really adorable! Fun favor for a girly pink party maybe?

Happy SITS Day!

Beth said...

Thank you for sharing !! My daughter is the SAME way! She was at the grocery with me one day and I caught her licking the strawberry marshmallow bag. I was furious but thought I better buy them..
Stopping in from SITS

Astrid said...

This is a great idea! My youngest daughter keeps begging me for some of those pink marshmallows too and I also keep saying NO! Perhaps I should get a bag as a fun treat...and I'll definitely be making those pretty roses with them. I bet my girls would come unglued for them!

Kimmy C said...

I've made hershey kiss roses before with flower wrap, metal wire and two hershey kisses, but never thought of this! I love it!

sandy said...

Great idea! My girls are always grabbing those strawberry marshmallows!

Helen McGinn said...

Very cute indeed! Love them. x

Joanie M said...

These roses are way too cute!!!

Visiting from SITS!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

How neat! Anything marshmallow for my daughter, Sophie (6) too.

Christina said...

I bet this would b a fun project with kids.

Happy SITS day!

Kari said...

These are so cute! Happy SITS day!

Mighty M said...

Those are adorable, and SO FUN! My daughter would love to make those - thanks for sharing this great idea!

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Cute idea! Thanks for sharing. Congrats on being the SITS featured blogger today. Those marshmallow brownies look amazing too! I love the banner picture, that's a lot like what it looks like when I try to cook. I had a blog called I Cook for Survival but lately I haven't even been doing that. Just eating cereal for dinner. Cute blog!

Anna

Kim said...

You look like a mom after my own heart! I wish you would have taken more pics, I'd have like to seen the bouquet effect.

Amie Kirk said...

So cute!! Happy SITS Day!!

tinahead81 said...

great idea! i love edible decorations! :o)

Midday Escapades said...

oK, that is clever! How do you do it all? Happy SITS day.

Tater Tot Mom said...

These are adorable! My son loves marshmallows but never finishes the bag...I'm always looking for something to do with them! Thanks and Happy SITS day!

The Redhead Riter said...

Very cute idea!

A nice contrast with the squishy marshmallow and at the tiny crunch of the sprinkles.

Visiting from SITS

Andi said...

What an easy and fun dish to make for kids!

Rook No. 17 said...

Adorable! What a great idea. These would be an adorable centerpiece for a birthday party. Ya just can't go wrong with marshmallow-on-a-stick!

Jenn @ rookno17.blogspot.com
P.S. Love your banner art!

aforestfrolic said...

Aren't those sweet...literally ;)

Jamie :)

lauren said...

so simple...and so cute! cant wait to start cooking for a family and getting to do fun stuff!

Chandice said...

That would be cute for Valentines!
www.glutenfreefrenzy.com

Date Girl said...

I can almost feel the cavities I'd get from this, but it would be worth it. Those look great, and not too complicated to make. I like your trick with the playdough to get them to stay straight in the pot.

Love your blog, (though I better not browse hungry )happy Sits day!

mellisarock said...

What's not to love...marshmallows, white chocolate and sprinkles!! Good Job very cute to put them in flower pots!!

4Hoffman's said...

Super cute idea! Happy SITS day!

Jennifer Haas said...

You are so clever! I love it. I am going to be making these soon, so simple.

Mud Pies For Mommy
http://mudpiesformommy.blogspot.com

Hoity Toity Baby said...

Visiting from Sits! What kid, big or small, wouldn't love these!

The Expatresse said...

Happy SITS Day.

I am afraid I cannot make those adorable marshmallow roses because I would EAT THEM ALL MYSELF.

Tam said...

Super cute! That's the thing about marshmallows - the kids only eat one or two and then you have the stale bag in the pantry! These are PERFECT for party favors and I'm going to make them! Thanks! P.s. Congrats on your FB today - great blog!

Mary said...

Those are clever! Have a great feature day for SITS!!

Mel said...

What a cute idea! That is really creative....

Disney said...

Beautiful!! I LOVE pink food, so this is especially neat to me! Great idea!

Janet L. Nowlin said...

Howdy, SITSta! What a creative way to make edible roses. I'm gonna keep this one on the brain pan next time I need to do a baby/wedding shower.

Thanks for sharing it!

Katy and Ross said...

These are adorable and look super easy! What a fun idea! Happy SITS day :)

Tranquility said...

What a great idea! Those sound delicious and they are so cute too! :)

Sara's Whimsy said...

Sounds super yummy to me! Good thinking!

Single Mama NYC said...

You're a real smart cookie! ...or is that "a real smart marshmallow"... anyway, you get the idea. :-D

Stefany said...

Very cute!

Happy SITS day!

Aleta said...

These would be so adorable for a baby shower or bridal shower! Love it!

Girly Do Hairstyles said...

Oh- my gosh how darling are you thinking up something like these. I know 9 nieces and nephews that are totally going to love me at the next family get together!

Zeemaid said...

I love it. What a great idea!

Happy SITS day!

Mimi and Tilly said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! I'm loving your banner picture. Your whole blog looks beautiful. This is a fantastic idea. I love marshmallows, and am having a vintage themed cocktail party before Christmas, and am going to try this out with mini marshmallows!!! So 70's! Sending smiles.

Cheryl said...

You're right, those are adorable and you should have your own show :) Congrats on being featured on SITS!!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Way cute. What a great idea.

Joy said...

What a nifty recipe!

Congrats on your SITS day!

shortmama said...

awesome! would be great for bday parties!

greedygrace said...

How easy and cute! Love it!

GreedyGirl said...

hi www.greedygirlsguide.com stopping by from SITS these look great what a great idea

Kristin said...

So simple yet so sweet!