♥ HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE ♥
Yesterday morning a brilliant idea appeared in my brain … at least I thought it was brilliant!
I have been thinking about making cherry marshmallow pops for some time, but I hadn’t decided how or why I would make them … just knew that I wanted to make them.
At about 7:00am it all came together for no apparent reason … make cherries in honor of George Washington … you know, the chopping down the cherry tree story and make top hats in honor of Abraham Lincoln. I made top hats for snowmen and pilgrims … never for a president!
Brilliant, I tell you … brilliant! So I thought …
I’ll try to make this a story short … I have two old friends, the three of us have old basic cell phones that don’t have large screens like smart phones. I sent this photo …
to my friends’ phones with this message … “Can you guess what these are for?”
Friend #1 (who happens to be a big Abraham Lincoln admirer) responded with a text message … “A hat and 2 mops? But remember my pic is very small.”
My response … “We are taking up a collection to buy you a new phone and new glasses!” Yes, that was a sarcastic remark … she never wears her glasses anyway ;)
Friend #2 responded … “Presidents’ Day do I win a prize?”
My response … “You are correct and you do win a prize” … I didn’t tell her what the prize was because I used part of her prize in the cherry pops. She loves cherry Tootsie Pops and cherry candy canes. I bought the candy sticks (stems) for her and used part of them … really she get half of a prize … please don’t tell her ;)
Friend #2 then showed the photo to her hubby … he thinks that my pops look like a hat and two swollen feet! I hope he wasn’t wearing his glasses ;)
This is what you will need to make Cherry Marshmallow Pops and Top Hats. If you want to make mops or swollen feet … contact my friends that need to wear their glasses …
- Large Marshmallows
- Thin chocolate wafer cookies (Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers)
- Dark chocolate/candy melts (1 lb. for about 25 pops)
- Red sugar (I used pearlized red crystals)
- Black nonpareils (or sugar or any black sprinkle)
- Cherry chocolate coated candy sticks (I found at Cost Plus/World Market)
- Paper & scissors to make leaves and twine to tie cherries together
To make the cherries … work on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and you will need 1 or 2 paper towels …
- Insert a “stem” into marshmallow as shown. Stem alternatives – peppermint reception sticks, pretzel sticks, Pocky Sticks, lollipop sticks coated in chocolate … you get the idea. I consider the cherry sticks a lucky find … it was meant to be. Sorry again to Friend #2 … you do get half a box ;)
- Dip the marshmallow in water.
- Pat marshmallow with a paper towel to remove excess water.
- Immediately roll marshmallow in sugar, pressing sugar if necessary.
- Tie two cherries and 1 leaf together with twine.
To make the top hats … again work on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper …
- Dip the tip of a stick in melted chocolate and insert in marshmallow, let chocolate harden up.
- Dip marshmallow in chocolate and tap to remove excess chocolate.
- Spoon nonpareils over sides of marshmallow and area where stick is inserted.
- Place marshmallow on chocolate wafer cookie, set aside and allow chocolate to harden up.
I am feeling insecure … do my cherry pops look like cherries … should I buy glasses for my friends … do I make too many sarcastic remarks?
I ♥ your comments (that is not sarcastic) …