https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzPtLYumFSo Our friends the Candy Gurus tried out some new S’mores ideas in preparation for S’mores Day on August 10th!
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Posted by Greg Balestrieri | Tags: Candy, Candy Craft, candy.com, Chocolate, day, dessert, Fourth of July, Holiday, honey stinger waffle, ice cream, independence, patriotic, red white and blue, Rock Candy, sandwich, treat
Hi everyone! Happy Independence Day!
We wanted to give you guys one more cool idea for your fourth of july celebration. A little bit of rock candy can take your traditional ice cream sandwich and make it a cool patriotic treat. All you do is take some rock candy, in this case red and blue and lay it out on a flat plate, and when you have the sandwiches made, (or take them out of the package, no judging here!) you roll them back and forth across the plate. Also, just so you know, we used these delicious chocolate honey stinger waffles for ours. Check out the results!
These can also be used for any color themed event like a summer birthday or even to add some color to your next backyard barbeque. The little toothpick flags are an easy touch too. If you can’t find a simple flag pattern to use online, just use red and blue construction paper.
Thanks for reading. Have a Happy Fourth!
There has been quite a bit of talk on Twitter and the food blogs this week over the classic combination of peppermint and chocolate.
This all makes me wonder …
What’s your favorite Peppermint-Chocolate Treat?
Is it …
- Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares
- Dove Peppermint Promises
- Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses
- York Peppermint Patties
- Andes Mints (did you know Andes Mints are now available as baking chips? I just spied them at Target!)
- Junior Mints (must see heart-shaped Junior Mints!)
- Williams-Sonoma’s Peppermint Bark
- Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s
… or something else?
Name your peppermint-chocolate poison after this post or on Facebook. Mine? Dove’s Peppermint Bark Promises. One bite, tons of choco-pepperminty bark.
Posted by Sue Gillerlain | Tags: Candy, Candy Canes, Chocolate, Christmas, Dots, frosting, gingerbread, gingerbread house, graham crackers, Hershey Kisses, Holiday, M&M's, marshmallows, Party, Peeps, Skittles, Thanksgiving, Twizzlers
I say “cottages” because I’m going to hot glue graham crackers together ahead of time, and if you’ve ever done it, it’s easiest to keep the structure modest: four short walls and one roof. Besides, McMansions are so 2002.
I’ve got green, white, and chocolate frosting at the ready along with Dots, Twizzlers, mini candy canes, holiday M&M’s, Skittles, Hershey Candy Kane Kisses, mini marshmallows, sprinkles, Peeps snowman, and Peeps Christmas trees.
Am I missing any items you’ve found successful in the construction/decoration of gingerbread houses?
I plan on a follow-up blog post to show you the finished products, let you know which candies worked best for the build outs, and any interesting home decor/exterior items the kids dreamed up during construction.
(Speaking of tips, I recently came across the book No Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids, which has some great examples of gingerbread houses constructed out of graham crackers, cookies, ice cream cones, and waffle bowls. Another good resource is Martha Stewart’s photo gallery of no-bake gingerbread houses and cookie cottages.)
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!