I finally got around to making some treats to put inside my coffin boxes: Skull shaped marshmallows! Hehehe! I think they turned out super cute! I tried ghosts and bones. They were OK, but the skulls were the winners! I mean, think about it. I hand you a cut gift box shaped like a coffin. You open it and you see these guys smiling back at you. LOL
I put the chocolate facial features on the marshmallows before they cooled so that it would stck. Then I put the marshmallows in powdered sugar to make sure they wouldn't stick to each other.... all in all I think they turned out great! And will look awesome floating in a big mug of hot chocolate or just eating them alone. Have you ever had a fresh marshmallow? Even people who tell me they don't like marshmallows like my fresh marshmallows!
I need to shop around for a better recipe. I've made marshmallows before but not with this recipe. These were WAY more sticky than I've ever had to deal with. Anyway..... Hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!!
**Regarding the recipe. Both recipes that I've tried have come from Martha Stewart. The one I used for the skulls is SUPER SOFT and STICKY and not easy to work with. I literally had to use my fingernails to dig them off the wax paper that was recommended to put the marshmallow on. Instead, next time I will go back to the tried and true recipe I've used the last 5 years (i think) for holiday gifts. Marshmallow Snowflakes was what they were called but I don't bother cutting them with cookie cutters. I just slice them with a knife and throw them into a bowl of powdered sugar (NOT corn starch as is recommended. bleh!) and they turn out fab! I've even put drops of red food coloring and added couple drops of peppermint flavor to the vanilla for a tasty winter treat. Mmmm! **