Another game my son loves to play is Minecraft. Looking around on Pinterest I found several possible Minecraft treats, but when I saw the Creeper Marshmallows by Say Not Sweet Anne, I knew I had the one I wanted to try.
This was the first time that I had tried to make my own marshmallows. I pulled out my standing mixer and got started. Following the instructions, I placed 3 packages of plain gelatin and a half cup of cold water into the mixing bowl.
In a large sauce pan mix together 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup corn syrup, and 1/2 cup water. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Once it has dissolved you are to stop stirring and low it to heat up to 240 degrees on a candy thermometer. ( I had a little bit of a problem with this step. I had to be somewhere, and I might not have allowed the mixture to get quite hot enough)
Once you reach the desired temperature with the corn syrup and sugar mixture, bring it over to the mixing bowl. With the mixer set on low, slowly pour the the mixture into the bowl. Turn it up to high, and whip it until it has thickened and tripled in volume. (again I am not sure I went long enough on this step, since I was in a hurry. Make sure you allot yourself plenty of time to make if you decided to make these)
Pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan. I am not sure if it is supposed to have bubbles like this since it was my first time trying recipe, but it did look light and creamy.
Coat the top of the marshmallows with green sugar, and allow it to cool. My daughter made some green sugar for us to use by adding green food coloring to a cup of sugar, and mixing it well so there were no lumps.
Once the mixture has cooled cut out long rectangles and cover the back and sides with green sugar. I felt my rectangles were a little bit wide, and a little bit flat. (to see really fluffy marshmallows check out the Say Not Sweet Anne's through the link at the top of this post) For it being my first time trying this out, I was happy that they actually resembled marshmallows.
They are starting to take shape resemble Creeper.. I cut a slit to form the legs and then cut them again crosswise to make four legs. Cover all exposed marshmallow with sugar.
Use your favorite method to draw on the face I used black gel. In hindsight, I wish I had used a bit much because the gel was a bit messy. Even with the mess, and the bit of time that it took to make these, I am happy with the results.
Did you miss any of my other video game treats? Here are the links to our Portal Cake, Pokeball Rice Krispie Treats, and Skyrim Sweet Rolls
I will be linking up my Minecraft Marshmallows on the following linky parties here.
Are you thinking of having a Minecraft Party? Here are some fun Minecraft party supplies you might be interested in. (these are affiliate links)
In the game, there is grass throughout the game. A grass tablecover would make a great backdrop to your party table. I have not seen them in stores around here. You might be able to find something at the craft store, but at a much higher price than the $7.25, I found it on Amazon. You could also use this for a football themed party.
At a Minecraft party, you have to have Minecraft wrapping paper. :)
I almost bought this last week from Target, where it was $14.99. It is much cheaper on Amazon for it's current price of $9.04.
Another item I found cheaper on Amazon than in the store. Target has this time for $19.99. ($24.99 for Creeper) Steve is currently $16.17 online, and Creeper $14.99
What is a Minecraft party without a Creeper. He could be part of the decor, and then kept as a toy by the birthday child.