Friday, June 24, 2016

Firecracker Marshmallows for the Fourth of July

The 4th of July is upon us!

This summer is passing by much too fast. It could have something to do with my being out of town for a couple of weeks. Hubby and I had a wonderful two week, two nation vacation celebrating our silver anniversary!

I must say we were glad to get back to see all our sweet kiddos. Aaand..I'm happy to be here sharing my simple marshmallow craft to help you all celebrate our favorite summer holiday.
To see another of my firecracker treats, click here!

Happy 4th y'all!
I used marshmallows, pull and peel Twizzlers, candy star sprinkles and lollipop sticks.

These are also cute without the stars if you'd rather skip this step.
I attached my stars to the Twizzlers with a dab of corn syrup and let them set overnight to make sure they held well. I think this would have been easier if I had used royal icing but I didn't have any and didn't want to make any.  :o)
When you push the stick into bottom of marshmallow to make it a pop, make sure you leave enough room on the top side to insert your candy wick.

Here comes the fun part.
Drawing on marshmallows! It's fun and easy.

Just let the marshmallows set out a little bit to make the surface easier to draw on. Now grab your edible ink markers and go!

You can check out the cutest art on marshmallows I've ever seen over @ Meaghan's, The Decorated Cookie
Use a lollipop stick dipped in water to make a hole in top of your marshmallows. 
You can now gently press in the candy wick.
Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday!

So sweet of you to stop by, Karen!