a "been-there" mom of six offers encouragement
to wives, young mothers, and those not so young,
and simple common-sense approaches to
the "ings" of life:
child-rearing (hints and helps), homemaking (all areas),
cooking (simple, cheap, and do-it-yourself)
making (toys and gifts), preparing (for the unexpected),
maintaining (sanity and peace in this increasingly crazy world) and more---
all aspects of making the most of making do on little---
and having fun in the process.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Marshmallow Eggs and Candy Bar Wagons

Candy Bar Wagons                                       

For each wagon you need:

  • 1 Milky Way, Snickers, or similar candy bar
  • 4 white Lifesaver candies, with holes in the middle for hub caps
  • 4 tiny candy "balls*" for hubcaps
  • 1 handle - pretzel stick, small candy stick or can, sucker, etc.
  • Small amount of icing for attaching decorations

Using small amounts of icing, attach wheels to each corner of unwrapped candy bar. Press a small ball into the center of each wheel. Press wagon handle into front end of candy bar. Decorate the top of the wagon as desired.

*edible silver "dragee's" are found in the cake decorating section of many stores. If you cannot find them, or something similar, you can use a small dab of icing.

Homemade Marshmallow Eggs are Yummy. 

Note: A Heavy duty mix is required for this recipe.                      

To make the "molds" place flour one to two inches deep in
9x13 or similar pans. Make indentations in the flour using
a real (or plastic) egg --- leaving a little space between them.
Set aside.

1 envelope plain, unflavored gelatin (like Knox brand)
1/3 cup cup water
1/2 cup sugar2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

Soften gelatin in water for 5 minutes. Place in top part of double boiler* over hot water until dissolved. Leave in double boiler over low heat and add sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Put corn syrup in large mixing bowl. Add salt and vanilla. Add gelatin mixture, beating constantly. Beat for 10 minutes. 

Carefully pour mixture into flour molds. Let set for one hour at room temperature. Coat top surface of eggs lightly with flour. Gently removed eggs from flour and place on waxed-paper-lined tray. Freeze for about 30 minutes before dipping into chocolate coating of your choice. 

*No double boiler? Create your own by fitting a Pyrex or other heat-proof bowl with a lip edge over a saucepan. My one-quart bowl just fits my two-quart saucepan.

'till we eat again,
       Simply, Gail

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