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 ;)
I always look forward to your comments!
♦ I share my stuff with these fun parties! ♦
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.