Preschool snack = goldfish, crackers, pretzels, maybe the occasional cookie...EXCEPT when it's someone's birthday! Birthdays = cupcakes!
When I asked my daughter what kind of cupcakes we should make for her birthday snack she informed me that cupcakes were not in the plan. She wanted crackers and cheese. Crackers and cheese? For a birthday snack? Who's kid is this?
The power of persuasion was not on my side. Her birthday, her choice...crackers and cheese it was. I was not, however, going down without a fight! While shopping, I continued to throw out some ideas to send in WITH the crackers and cheese (I just couldn't let down the kids that were looking forward to a cupcake). Something caught her eye, and she finally gave in. Handing me a bag of pink marshmallows, she said "Fine, I'll take these."
So, now the kids were going to get crackers, cheese, and a marshmallow. It was time to get creative.
|She called these marshmallow princess wands.
The chocolate dipped marshmallow is always a favorite. I just stuck it on a stick and added a mini marshmallow flower.
Viola! A special birthday treat (to compliment the crackers and cheese of course)!
Large marshmallows (we used strawberry)
Chocolate melting discs (we used white chocolate)
Sprinkles (could use chopped candy or nuts)
Buttercream Icing (picked up a small tube of yellow from baking aisle)
Place one large marshmallow on the end of each lollipop stick. Melt chocolate in microwave, stirring until smooth. Dip marshmallows in melted chocolate, turning to coat. Allow excess chocolate drip off. Sprinkle with topping of choice (sprinkles, candy, nuts, etc) Let pops dry by placing bottoms of sticks into a styrofoam block, or egg carton. Wrap in plastic and tie with ribbon.
Mini Marshmallow Flowers
Cut mini marshmallows into 4 pieces arrange on top of large marshmallow, using melted chocolate as glue, pipe center of flower with buttercream icing.