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Turn your Peeps into bunny ballerinas

Source: http://www.sheknows.com/ – by Michelle Clausen

An All-Edible Marshmallow Craft

It’s spring so that means marshmallow Peeps are in stores. Use them to make a fun edible ballerina treat as a party favor or topper for your favorite cake or cupcakes.

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If you walk into any retail store this spring, you are bound to see marshmallow Peeps bunnies and chicks in every color of the rainbow. People usually have a specific reaction to Peeps. They either love them or hate them. But these Peeps, dressed up as little ballerinas, are sure to put a smile on even the biggest hater’s face.

 Ballerina Peeps treats

You’ll need some Peeps bunnies and a lot of candies that you may already have around the house.

 Ballerina Peeps treats

Candy corn attached with melted white chocolate or vanilla candy wafers makes the “tutu.” More candy melt, pearl sugar balls, candy coated sunflower seeds and other assorted sprinkles are used for the rest of the detail.

 Ballerina Peeps treats

The ballerina “legs” are more candy corn with candy coated sunflower seeds as the ballerina “feet.”

To let the ballerinas stand, attach them to a square pretzel base with more melted candy. Don’t forget a cute little hair piece and little heart mouth to finish them up.

 Ballerina Peeps treats

Once the melted candy hardens, the ballerinas can stand at attention ready for their next performance. Perfect for a ballerina party or as a cute party favor.

 Ballerina Peeps treats

Ballerina Peeps treats

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 8 Peeps bunnies
  • 1 cup melted white chocolate or vanilla candy wafers
  • 8 square pretzels
  • Candy corn
  • Multicolor candy coated sunflower seeds
  • Pearl sugar ball sprinkles
  • Assorted color ball sprinkles
  • Heart-shaped sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Cut each candy corn into halves.
  2. Melt white chocolate/candy wafers in a zip-closed bag. Snip an end of bag and “pipe” the top of a ballerina tutu onto each Peeps bunny.
  3. On the bottom of the tutu, attach 6-7 candy corn halves with melted candy for the “tutu.”
  4. Add pearl sugar ball sprinkles as part of the tutu skirt (you can really use your imagination and use what ever sprinkle decorations you prefer).
  5. Cut off part of the bottom of a Peeps bunny and attach 1 full candy corn with melted candy as the “legs” and let harden.
  6. Attach the ballerina to the square pretzel with more melted candy (you may need to hold until candy hardens or lean it against something until set).
  7. Add 2 candy coated sunflower seeds as the ballerina “feet.”
  8. Add a small heart sprinkle as the mouth.
  9. Add a hair decoration (more melted candy with small colorful sprinkles and pearl sugar balls).

 

 

 

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New Year’s Eve kids Bubbly Jell-O® Parfait

Source: spoonful.com

Bubbly Jello ParfaitsGrab a spoon and toast the New Year with a cool, sparkly dessert that wiggles.

1. Make bubbly Jell-O® according to the directions on a box of Sparkling White Grape Jell-O®. Be sure to use club soda, seltzer, or ginger ale and follow the tips on the box for getting the gelatin to sparkle.

2. Chill the Jell-O® in champagne flutes or parfait glasses. We suggest making these the day of the party, since they might lose some bubbliness if they’re made further ahead. Wind a metallic multicolored star garland (available at party stores) up the stem of the glass for pizzazz.

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Garden Fresh Herbed Cucumber “Flower” Bites

Source: www.madiganmade.com – Shannon Madigan 

Madigan made…  a light and fresh summer appetizer.

The past two days I shared with you some ideas to decorate your patio table or summer BBQ serving area. (DIY no-sew placemats and a painted cutlery caddy)

Today I wanted to share with you a summer idea for your belly!
Need a new appetizer idea for a patriotic party this weekend?

I don’t know about you, but when I’m looking for a recipe in the summertime, I like cool, light and fresh bites.

Nothing says ‘fresh’ to me more than lemon, cucumber or mint.

I actually made these little cucumber bites to bring for Easter Sunday dinner… but I think they’d be perfect this time of year to make for a party or BBQ.

For those of you that garden, consider using up some of the cucumbers or mint you are growing for this recipe. If you remember I kind of have a black thumb and minimal success growing veggies. I do have some mint in pots that are doing OK, so I might grab some of that to make this appy again.

I used my mandoline to thinly slice the radishes and a flower cookie cutter to make a fun shape with the cucumber. I think it adds a little whimsy!

These taste best served right away, but I made them right before we went out that Sunday to dinner. After a 20 minute drive, they still tasted great!

Garden Fresh Herbed Cucumber Bites

Inspired by epicurious.com
1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp lemon zest

2 tbsp chopped pecans (optional)

2 tbsp mint, thinly sliced

2 tsp chopped chives

4 ounces, softened cream cheese

1/8 tsp salt

1 seedless cucumber, medium sliced into 32 rounds

3-4 medium radishes, sliced thinly into 32 rounds

kosher salt

Mix  Combine the first seven ingredients together in a large bowl.

Cut  Use a decorative cookie cutter (i.e. a flower) to cut the cucumber into shapes.

Assemble Layer the cucumber, then the radish slice on top of each other. Then top with about 1/2 tsp of cheese mixture.

Serve  Serve right away and enjoy!

P.S. If you like herbs and radishes…. I bet you’d love the radish and herbed butter crostinis that I shared last summer.

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Fairies Crafts and Recipes

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Enter an enchanted fairyland with delightful crafts and recipes inspired by Tinker Bell and her friends. Click thumbnail to go back to item in the gallery

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