Wednesday, August 8, 2012

campfire marshmallow cookies

oooooo weeee!
i don't think it's hot enough outside.

i mean, the air conditioner electric bill is off the charts and the numerous showers taken everyday just to feel cool isn't cutting it.

i think we need to really heat things up.

like say in a handheld version that you can carry around with you all day long just to remind you we got a little more summer left?

ok.....

you got me.

it's ugly dang hot out and i made these for a camping party way back in december. living in florida means it's always bloody hot, and december temps are still running in the 80's.
so no matter what, the sun's pretty much around 
all the time.
guess that's why it's called "the sunshine state"-
duh! on me.

but i know some lucky people up north who can camp in the summer and actually enjoy the weather.

and kids are still out of school so they can stay up all nite camping and catch fireflies and make s'mores and get 20 million insect bites and not give a hoot about it.

oh i am so jealous! 

but if anyone suffers from 20 million insect bites from camping then i do believe they deserve a treat! 

so let's do this.

you'll need:
  • chocolate wafers
  • large (not jumbo) marshmallows
  • choco straw chocolate decorations (from the awesome world market store) or these would work too
  • about 10 or so chocolate candy melts
  • a bag each of yellow and orange candy melts
  • bbq skewer sticks
  • toothpicks
  • mini pretzel sticks
  • mini marshmallows
first lay your chocolate wafers down.
then,
   next take those choco sticks and, oh!...
aren't they pretty?
but now you have to BREAK them apart in about 1/2 inch pieces!
use one to two sticks for each cookie.

and melt a small amount of chocolate melts for some "glue".
now set those aside to dry.

in the meantime, melt the yellow candy melts and the orange candy melts in separate bowls according to package directions.

but see here, this is important-
candy melts are cool and all but they can be quite difficult to work with if the candy is too thick for dipping.

so what to do?

jump up and down cuz you want your candy melt to be slightly thick anyway when you melt them! 

so when you melt them and find the consistency a tad thick, you can say 
"hooray!"

you'll see what i mean if you continue...

go back to your stick embellished cookies and make sure they are dry.

now remember those skewer marshmallows?
it's time to get those out now.
this part gets a little messy cuz you have to take the skewers out of the marshmallows.
that's why you see a lot of white spots on the marshmallows above (it's blurry, i know) but that's where i held the marshmallow to pry the skewer off.

no worry though cuz next step will fix it.

see what i mean by having thick candy for dipping? if it was nice and smooth, it wouldn't be able to hold a "flame".

"huh?" you say?

look:
holy cow!
you just invented fire without rubbing 2 sticks together or lighting a match!

uh oh,
the temperature's a'rising...
is it hot in here or is it just me?
hey,
i think the fire's spreading...
whoa! 
hold on a sec.

seeing that these fires are edible, i think we can do one more thing to lessen the alarm.

what about this?
hey yo!
would'ya look at that?!

take a pretzel stick,
stick it in the middle of a mini marshmallow,
"glue" it down with a little yellow or orange candy melt to the fire and you have just made yourself a little campfire.

fire?
did someone say fire again?!?!
so have a campfire roasting marshmallow party!
but remember to bring drinks cuz they can cause you to feel

but you're so cool you have no need to worry
:)

















56 comments:

  1. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
    I'm speechless - these are just AWESOME
    Such great treats
    Wonderful post :)

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    1. WOWWWWWWWWWW! What a comment! Thank you Winnie! You are awesomely cool :)

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  2. Oh, I love these! This would be the best part of any camping trip for me and I'm sure my kids, too. I know what you mean about the heat, several times a day I stick my head in a cold shower, lol. Thanks for sharing these cuties!

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    1. Oh Michelle! You always make my day with your comments! I vote we invent ice bag hats. HAHA

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  3. Too cute! Love the post....now following you and nominated you for a blog award...visit my site for details at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com Found you at my daughters site, Trendy Treehouse.....have a great day, NeeCee

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    1. GAHHHHHHHH! You NOMINATED me?!? Holy schmolies! Now I gotta figure out my acceptance speech (aka following Liebster award rules). HA! Thank you NeeCee thank youuuuuuu!

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  4. Just found your blog today through the mingle with me blog hop and I love it! These marshmallow cookies rock!! I lived in Florida for a bit years ago...hot is an understatement with that humidity, lol. I'm a new follower and I look forward to seeing more of your blog :-)

    Angela
    http://www.whimsyways.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Angela all the way from the United Kingdom! Wowza that is way cool-wish I could hear your accent when I read your comment :) Thank you so so much for becoming a new follower-YAY! ps (FL summer weather gets thumbs down from me-LOL)

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  5. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop! Come over a visit me sometime today! :) Aw! Those treats are so cute!

    xoxo ♥ Shar
    http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

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    1. Hiya Shar! Giving you a big cyberspace hug for following me :) Happy you like the cookies-I'll be over your blog today with a plate of them-hehe

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  6. OMG are those the cutest little campfires ever! You made it look easy too!

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    1. Thank you Heather! Yeah they are easy to make & taste pretty good too. It's a win win! :)

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  7. VERY CUTE!!! Saw your link at Happy Hour! :)

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    1. Thanks Kristy! YAY! It's nice to know how I'm found in Blogland!

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  8. Those are so adorable!! I found you through Live Laugh Rowe. :) megan

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    1. Oh thank you Megan! I guess those link parties work after all-haha. I like the name of your blog "pinteresting"-quite clever :)

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    2. Oh and I just saw you became a follower too! Yippe ty-yo! THANK YOU!!!

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  9. How stinkin cute are you! love these!I would love for you to link this up to me Feature Friday Linky Party.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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    1. Whoa! Another linky party? I am SO there but first I gotta take a shower since I am stinkin!HAHA Thank you Danielle thank youuuuuuu!

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  10. what an absolutely cute idea! love the mini marshmallow on a stick!! great job :)

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Hey you know between you and me, how many times are you woken in the middle of the nite by desserts with faces? For me, it's like 52 times.

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  11. These are amazing! You must have so much patience to make so many of them. Love the little marshmallow on top and you're style of writing. :) Following!

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    1. Patience for making cookies=YES.
      Patience for waiting for my teen daughter to get ready to leave for the store=zero. LOL
      Hey Hello Kitty rules and I think you should have a bigger one as seeing in your pic it's not quite that big. Thank you for following!!! You and Hello Kitty rock!

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  12. Oh my heck. That is just too cute!! My nieces and nephews would love this! You're so clever! :) New follower here. Yay for being blog friends!

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    1. Double yay for blog friends so YAY! YAY! Thank you SO much Zachary. Or is it Sarah? Oh I mean Zachary and Sarah! There's another double YAY! :) :)

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    1. Would you guess that when you woke up this morning you'd call a small fire the cutest thing ever? LOL Thank you Sue for your wonderful comment :)

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  14. Hi! Visiting from I heart nap time. Oh my goodness these are so cute! I love all the detail you put into them! And I bet they were so yummy! They made me smile :)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this (and any other awesome posts you have) at my link party!
    http://www.thegrantlife.com/2012/08/financial-friday-fabulous-features.html

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    1. Hi smiley Kelley! Thank you so much for your comment-I'll head over to your linky party-thank you for the invite :)

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  15. This is such a silly & Awesome treat! Super cute idea :)

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    1. Hey Nicole-I think that name "Wonky Wonderful" is silly, awesome and cute too! hehe

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  16. This is a super cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're so welcome Melissa! (yes I viewed your profile) Not real bright when it comes to the definition of an alchemist but it does sound intriguing! :)

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  17. So clever and so cute!!! What kid (or adult) wouldn't love to eat these!!! I have to try this with my kids!

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    1. Oh yay Tanya! Tell your kids it's all right to play with this kinda fire :)

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    1. Thanks Erin-I think they also tasted delicious cuz the kids gobbled them up, so it was worth playing with fire (yeah, i know it's cheeky!-LOL)

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  19. How fun and yummy!My Get Social Sunday link party is live. Would love to have you come link up your homepage and promote your blog!

    http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-social-sunday-link-party.html

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    1. Hi A Lived in Home! (is that grammatically correct?)Thanks for your comment-I'll check out you paartay-thank u for the invite :)

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  20. AMAZING!!! WOW!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. THANK YOU Christine for your comment in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS! heehee

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  21. I absolutely LOVE these. I will be sure to share them on the Jet-Puffed Facebook page ;)

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    1. Whadda what?!?! THE Jet-Puff Marshmallow page? ALLELUIA!!! Guess I better think twice about joining facebook now! LOL THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES Alejandra! :)

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  22. I would love for you to link this up to my Tutorial Link Party today!!!

    TUTORIAL LINK PARTY
    http://www.thecreativeorchard.blogspot.com/2012/08/tutorial-link-party.html

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    1. Okey dokey Renee I'll come over cuz of your sweet invite :)

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    1. Thank you Cindy! I like how you got down to the point :)

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    1. Thank you Janet! How fun you commented :)

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  25. Dust a cutting board with powdered sugar and turn the marshmallow out onto the board. You can be cute and use little cookie cutters to make fun shapes, or you can just cut squares.

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    1. Uh...ok. Sounds like a good trick! Thanks gluten free pie person :)

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  26. WELL - WELL - WELL - Here I go again, dancing all over hoopla palooza. The roasted marshmallows are adorable. My grandkids and their friends would love these when we roast hot dogs and marshmallows in the back yard. What a treat for the adults in the fall when we have our hayrides. Instead of writing comments on every single page you would probably be better off if I just wrote you one big HOW CUTE - FANTASTIC IDEA - ADORABLE - YOU GO GIRL - AMAZING - YUMMY - SOUNDS DELICIOUS - ETC. . . .ETC. . . . ETC. . . .

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    1. STEPHANIE! you are gonna make me pee my pants from laughter! (sorry too much information!) HAHA it's the coolest of cool thing when you have someone like your stuff so much that it makes them dance! YOU make me dance with all your comments so if you keep commenting i will be better than michael jackson on the dance floor! heeheehee! i LOVE it!!!
      THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!!! XOXOXO

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  27. SOoooo cute!! THanks for linking them and I fixed your link! Adorable tiny marshallows cooking!

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    1. i think these are one of my favorite treats that i ever made :-)

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thanks so much for being so cool on this hot summer day! :)