Marshmallows – essential for a kid’s theme party

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I love marshmallows! It does not matter what size, colour or flavour they are, it’s good, good, good. When it comes to kids theme parties, marshmallows definitely deserve an honorary place.

marshmallow animals

Marshmallows can be used for so many party foods that I cannot think of any party theme where it cannot be used. Off the top of my head, here are a few things that you can use marshmallows for:

  • Animals and people
  • Bugs and monsters
  • Snowmen
  • Faces for “cone people”
  • Legs and shoes
  • Flowers to decorate the birthday cake
  • To sandwich biscuits together
  • To make Rice Krispie and popcorn treats
  • As toppers for filled ice cream cones
  • Mini marshmallows can be strung together for necklaces and bangles
  • Dainty hats for a tea party
  • Dipped in chocolate…

In a next post I will share my recipes for marshmallow popcorn balls and filled marshmallow cones.

marshmallow popcorn balls

marshmallow cones

It is also quite easy to make your own marshmallows at home.

Here is my favourite marshmallow recipe that I have been using for more years than I can remember. Enjoy!

You will need:

50 g (80 ml ) gelatin
125 ml cold water
375 ml boiling water
4 x 250 ml white sugar
2 egg whites
pinch of salt
5 ml vanilla essence or flavor of choice
Food coloring (optional)

Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer and allow to soften. Add the boiling water and stir until the gelatin has dissolved. Add the white sugar, egg whites, salt and beat with the whisk attachment of electric mixer for 15 to 20 minutes until the mixture thickens. Pour into a prepared glass dish and leave in the refrigerator until it has set. Dip a sharp knife into boiling water and cut the marshmallows into squares. Roll each square in icing sugar or toasted coconut.

Spoon the mixture into ice cream cones. Sprinkle thousand and ones, chocolate vermicelli or chopped nuts over the mixture.

Read the full post on my edible gifts blog to see how to make chocolate covered and toasted coconut covered marshmallows for your teenager’s theme party.

Have fun planning your kid’s next theme party!

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