Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dipped & Heart Decorated Marshmallows


Supplies
Marshmallows
Candy Melts
Disposable Decorating Bags
Wax Paper

Step 1:
Take some candy melts and put them in a disposable decorating bag and melt them in the microwave.  Squeeze out some heart shapes on some wax paper.  Let the candy get hard.

Step 2:
Put some candy melts in a bowl along with a little vegetable shortening (this will thin out your dip).  Melt according to the directions on the candy melt bag.  Stir after melting to make sure there are no solid pieces left. 

Step 3:
Dip half of the marshmallow down into your melted candy dip.  Flip over and set on wax paper.

Step 4:
Apply one of your heart shaped candies on top of the marshmallow while the dip is still soft.  Let the dip coating harden then serve.  These would be really cute on a tray along with cookies for a baby shower or a girls birthday party.

Cookies Dipped & Drizzled with Candy Melts

Buy Supplies:
Candy Melts (just choose the colors you want)
Disposable Decorating Bags (I buy them in a box of 50 or 100 at a time)
Wax Paper
Cookies
Step 1:
Put candy melts into a microwaveable dish that is going to be wide & deep enough to dip your cookies into.  Get your cookies out.  I am using some sugar & cocoa cutout cookies here but any cookie would work.


Step 2:
Melt the candy melts in the microwave following the directions on the bag.  Stir after microwaving to make sure there are no unmelted pieces of candy melts.

Step 3:
Dip the cookies into the candy melts.  If you find the candy melt coating is too thick you can thin it out by adding a little vegetable shortening into the candy melts.  You may have to microwave and then stir after adding the shortening to get it all blended in to make the dip thinner.


Step 4:
Tap the cookie on the side of your bowl to remove excess coating then scrape the candy melts off the bottom of the cookie.


Step 5:
Lay your dipped cookies onto wax paper to dry.


Step 6:
Put a different color of candy melts into the disposable decorating bags and melt them in the microwave.  (see Squeeze It! method)  Then drizzle the candy over your dipped cookies.