Monday, March 28, 2011

{Sugar….OVERLOAD}

Here’s a tip for you.

When a teenager says, “Hey Mom, I have an idea for a snack”. 

You should probably pat them on the head and reply, “that’s ok sweetie, Momma’s fine without your suggestions”.

Or you’ll end up in complete, utter, and absolute SUGAR OVERLOAD.

The Bean has recently discovered that pretzels and marshmallows when stuck together, are really quite a treat.

Salt? check. Sweet? check. mmm… a total package snackage.

But… why stop there?

”We should stick marshmallows on a pretzel rod and dip it in chocolate”.

By the way, “we” means “mom”. Just sayin’.

Oook.

So, we (meaning, again, me) decide to use Campfire marshmallows.

Do you know what a Campfire Marshmallow is?
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NO??

Well, they are the size of a kitten.

No, seriously.
Huge.

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That’s not a regular marshmallow sitting next to a mini. That’s a Campfire sitting next to a regular sized marshmallow.

Did I mention they are HUGE?

So, we begin.

Shove a pretzel rod into a marshmallow. 

Then, mix about 1/2 cup peanut butter w/ 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup. Microwave this for about 30 seconds, but keep an eye on it to prevent a mondo mess in your microwave.

I wish I’d watched mine. *sad face*

Then stir well. This should be nice and thin enough for you to dip your mallow on a steeeek. (Jeff Dunham, anyone?).

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Allow the mix to set up. About 5 to 10 minutes.

Then melt chocolate bark (or chocolate chips with a bit of  paraffin). 

First, remove the pretzel rod and dip the end in the chocolate. Place back into the hole you made earlier. This will keep the heavy marshmallow on the stick. 

Repeat for all mallows, then allow to set up.

After that is set, go ahead and dip your mallows. Tap excess off by tapping the hand holding the marshmallow.

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If you wish, immediately roll into other goodies. 

Today I used crushed Golden Oreos, Mini M&M, and a crushed Kit Kat.

Many crushed candy bars would work well, along with mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, graham crackers, candy canes, and more! 

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I then drizzled white chocolate over my mallows.

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If you want to make these a little fancier (can marshmallows be fancy??), don’t dip them in the candy/cookies. 
Leave them lookin’ classy (again, can mallows be classy?? I’m thinking no, but continuing with this thought) and use a Pirouline Wafer instead of pretzel rod.

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These are also a little classier (giggle) if you dip them in white chocolate only and solid color sugar sprinkles.

For a smaller, more reasonable sized treat, use regular marshmallows and pretzel sticks or lollypop sticks.

So, did your blood sugar just raise reading this post? I know mine did. 

The Bean  has declared that these, however, are “UH-MAZE-ING”, and I must make them for his (14th- EEK) birthday party.

So, next time your kid says, “Hey Mom, I have an idea….” and it pertains to food- run away.

Quickly.

And don’t look back.

~Tina



*P.S. please forgive today’s photos. I know they aren’t the best. My external flash died, and unlike many, I do not profess to be a ‘natural light only’ photographer. Especially not in my less than ideally lighted kitchen.

5 comments:

  1. Wow! I'll be right over!

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  2. Mmm...what a fun treat! The Bean has some great ideas. : )

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  4. Made these! So yummy! Everyone loved them, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Thanks for the feedback, Susan! Glad you liked them :)

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