Do you remember Summer – Parts 1 and 2, we sailed to the sweet place of Sugar Island …
It only makes sense that lodging on Sugar Island would be in Tiki Huts made from candy …
Would you prefer to stay in one of those exotic fancy dancy huts that is perched above the water …
I have never stayed in a hut, have you? Do they have modern plumbing … like bathrooms?
This what you will need to build your own candy hut …
- Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups
- Hershey’s Kisses
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
- Graham Crackers
- White Candy Coating (such as CandiQuik)
- Cinnamon Sugar
- Blue Piping Gel
- Candy flower sprinkles
- Small paint brush (food safe)
To make the Tiki Huts …
- Melt about half of the bag of PB chips in the microwave. Mine was very thick and I added some paramount crystals (you could also use vegetable oil or shortening). Place a dot of melted PB chips on one Mini PB cup (small side up).
- Place a Kiss on top of Mini PB cup, let it sit a moment to harden up.
- Use the paint brush to cover the Kiss with the melted PB chips and chill or let harden. I like the brush strokes, it creates texture!
To make the graham crackers island and water, follow the same steps as when we made sailboats and palm trees …
- Smear melted white candy on graham cracker, sprinkle cinnamon/sugar, add a Tiki Hut (or 2), add a few flowers, let harden!
- Smear melted white candy on graham cracker, chill for a few minutes, smear blue piping gel, add a Tiki Hut (or 2, or 3)!
Oh … my contribution to Shark Week …
As you can see from the photo above … these are shark free waters! This is a shark free blog … as I mentioned in the past … Jaws scared me for life ;)
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Summer continued …
The S.S. Sweet Sailboat has reached its destination and I didn’t fall overboard once!
Yeah, I know it’s kind of silly … Sugar Island! That’s what I do … make sweet and silly stuff :)
To make 12 islands, you will need …
- 12 square graham crackers
- 12 short (3″) pretzel rods (such as Snyder’s)
- 4 ounces melted white candy coating (such as CandiQuik)
- Cinnamon Sugar (1/2 cup sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon)
- 12 small green Laffy Taffy candies (you may be able to use 6 – see #1 below)
Let’s get started …
- Get pretzels ready … no broken ones ;)
- I cut each piece of taffy into 5 pieces and formed each piece into leaf/triangle shapes. I believe it works better if you cut smaller pieces (about 10 pieces per candy) and flatten them out … which will result in thinner leaves.
- Arrange the leaves on one end of the pretzel … you will need to press the taffy to make it stick to the pretzel.
Now for the sandy island …
- Make the sand – Mix 1/2 cup granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
- Spread some melted white candy over a graham cracker.
- Cover the melted candy with the sugar mixture and chill for a few minutes.
- Pour excess sugar mixture back into the bowl.
- While the graham cracker is still cold – attach palm tree by dipping base into melted candy, hold in place, sprinkle more sugar on melted candy … hold still until palm tree is attached. Shake extra sugar back into bowl.
Has summer just begun … or is it just about over?
I feel like summer just began, but wait … Target has eliminated the patio furniture and brought in school supplies and Michael’s has started stocking Halloween stuff … the weather is telling me it’s still summer ;)
I’ll try to make this short and sweet … summer ideas have been filling my head … today I’m sharing the first. I’ll keep sharing until my brain is empty or until everyone tells me to stop!
Do you like to go on cruises? I have never been on a cruise for several reasons … one is that I’m truly afraid of falling overboard … that’s probably why I had to have a life-preserver on my marshmallow sailboat … another one is that “Jaws” has scarred me for life! I have been on boats, but never so far away from land that I can’t see it. I do want to go on an Alaskan cruise … maybe I can handle it without an anxiety attack!
This is what you will need to make 12 sailboats on a graham cracker ocean …
First make the sailboats …
- Cover your working surface with wax paper or parchment. Cut the straws in half.
- Use the edible marker to draw lines on the smooth side of LifeSavers (omit this step if you want plain life preservers).
- Use a serrated knife dipped in water to cut the JumboMallows into 4 half circles (boat hull).
- Cut each StackerMallows into 2 triangles, using the same method.
- Melt the CandiQuik. Reserve 4 ounces (1/4) melted candy white (to be used later) … color the remaining candy as desired (I did 4 ounces each, blue, yellow and orange). Dip tip of paper straw into colored candy and insert into top of boat hull, let dry.
- Dip boat hull into colored melted candy, cover marshmallow completely and tap off excess candy. (Insert lollipop stick if you are making pops) Place LifeSaver on boat and chill for a few minutes.
- Attach StackerMallow sails by using a little water on the edge of the marshmallow (cut edge facing out) and attaching to paper straw (about 1/2″ from top) … allow to dry.
- Use a little water to attach licorice flag to the top of the straw … allow to dry.
Let’s make the water …
- Color about 1/4 to 1/2 cup piping gel blue.
- Spread a light layer of white melted candy on a graham cracker square.
- Lay sailboat on melted white candy and allow to dry or chill for a few minutes.
- Use a small spreader or spatula to smear blue icing over the white candy. Note: the piping gel will stay gooey and really looks wet … like water should look!
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