Monday, October 15, 2012

Marshmallow Witches




So my birthday is on Halloween...so I am totally bias about the holiday! It is just the best! I love it...not really the creepy bloody yucky Halloween but the adorable fun and spooky Halloween. So for my birthday this year my mom gave me a present early! It was an adorable Halloween recipe/craft/fun book from Taste of Home! And as soon as I got it I just had to make these with the kiddos! It made for a FUN FUN craft and treat!

They used Reese's under the Kiss but I thought just a kiss almost looked cuter and they used chocolate wafers for the hat...I couldn't find them so I used a generic chocolate cookie a lot like a tag a long and thought it worked great! So try it! Dye the hair different colors, add a pull and peel mouth! Just have fun! And if you serve them at a party invite me! :) any Halloween party is my favorite!


Marshmallow Witches

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vanilla frosting, divided
  • 36 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 1 drop each green, red and yellow food coloring, optional
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 12 chocolate wafers
  • 12 miniature peanut butter cups
  • 12 milk chocolate kisses

Directions

For the face of each witch, place a dab of frosting on the bottom of three chocolate chips; press two for eyes and one for nose onto each marshmallow.


For hair, combine green food coloring and a drop of water in a small resealable plastic bag; add coconut and shake well. Spread a small amount of frosting on sides of marshmallows; press coconut hair into frosting. I actually dumped the coconut into a bowl and just sorta rolled and pressed and that made it really easy!

For hats, color the remaining frosting on the bottom of a kiss; press press onto cookie. If you are going all out: cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag; insert a small star tip. Fill the bag with frosting and pipe stars around the base of each kiss. But I just made frosting a little thick and let it overflow out to make an EASY rim. Secure a hat to each witch with a dab of frosting. Yield: 1 dozen.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Man in the Yellow Hat & George...and a little Mermaid!

So I have disappeared again...I know I am seriously lame just not good at doing the whole hop on the computer fast thing (I loose my whole nap time) so when I have something going on I just stay away! The most recent thing I had was we went to DISNEYLAND! Yay it was amazing and so so much fun and I just want to go back! I do...but alas I cant so I thought I would get back into the bloggin life.

I wanted to share our last years Halloween costumes...and forgive me I am a freak I am so nervous about putting my kiddos out there...I trust all of you people it everyone else ha ha! No I am sure I will relax soon but until then I find the pics where you can't see the kiddos faces or I doodle masks on them again weirdo I know! Please forgive me! But last year Flint loved Curious George and still does so I enlisted my good sport of a hubby to dress up as man in the yellow hat with him! They were adorable! Everywhere we went; every carnival, around the neighborhood I felt like i was with a celebrity couple! it was so funny! So when we did Disneyland this year and decided to do the trick or treating they had to be it again! And if I had a dollar for every time someone took his picture (whether they asked or thought they were being sneaky) I would have been able to pay for Disneyland! Seriously people love them! It also helps I am sure that the hubs is tall and skinny and dark haired...but they are perfect! So cute! So I just had to share how we threw it together:


And last year Hink was at that baby stage where I could totally confine her and she was thrilled so of course it had to be a mermaid! And if you are into matching your kids like apparently I am I dressed up as a scuba diver...but she was nice and cozy because I cut an old bath robe into a triangle and sewed tulle on top of that (from the bottom up) and sewed it into a cone and slid her right in! She loved it and I didn't have to buy a thing! So this was last years Halloween! I will share this years soon!

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