Thursday, December 15, 2011

Marshmellow Reindeer

When I saw the directions on how to make reindeer marshmellow from A Step in the Journey the other day, I thought to myself that I wanted to make them.  I jotted down the blog name so I could put it on my ideas to try list.  Little did I know how soon I would have to make them.   These sweet little guys got me out of a "mom I need 40 treats by tomorrow" jam.  As I mentioned before I found out this morning that Kara was to bring in treats for her music class and she had no idea how many kids were in that class. Tonight she guessed 35 or so.  To be on the safe side, we decided to make 40 reindeer. 

Following the instructions that I found here  on A Step in the Journey, I got  busy making a whole lot of treats. 

I had a picture of all of the plain marshmellows laid out on my other camera, but it ran out of battery.   I melted Wilton light cocoa melts using the 30 second melting method.  I melted them in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds  Once melted I dipped the marshmellows in one at a time and tried to drip off the excess chocolate. 

I used a red M & M that I got on sale recently at Meijer and yellow candy eyes that I won from Beth at Hungry Happenings.    I was very grateful to have them on hand, because I did not have time to do an edible eyeball run.  LOL! 

I already had the pretzels because I plan on using them in another treat recipe.  I laid the marshmellow covered in chocolate on top of the pretzels and they attached as the chocolate hardened. 

I was also grateful to have a box of 150 sandwich baggies on hand for some quick wrapping.

We placed all of the wrapped reindeer onto a large plastic platter for Kara to take to school tomorrow. She was so happy with how they turned out. She was excited about taking them to share with her classmates.  I guess seeing her happiness makes up for her not telling me until the last minute thing.  At least she gave me enough warning that she also has to bring a treat on Tuesday to her class party in her homeroom. 


  1. Your's turned out SO cute!! I am sure they LOVED them at school :O)

  2. What a great idea and super cute. They do not seem to hard to make either (I would only need 15 of them LOL) Found you from the hop over at Kathe With An E. Have a great day!


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