Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday Toddler Activities: Chocolate Sprinkle Birthday Marshmallow Pops

**Sorry for the delay in this post. We had a LARGE time yesterday for Jaxon’s birthday…and didn’t fit in time to finish this little posty!
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My goodness gracious.
Today is Jaxon’s 2nd birthday.
That’s right.
My little boy…is officially 2.
I will no longer have to say “Oh he’s 18 months old…20 months old”…and so on.
He’s a BIG BOY number now.
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That’s crazy!
In celebration of his BIG DAY we made cute party favors as our craft for today!
They were cheap…cute…and easy!
Jaxon LOVED them!
They were a little messy…I was barefoot…and had a few rainbow sprinkles stuck to my toes when it was all said and done.
But we had FUN!
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To make your own Chocolate Sprinkle Birthday Marshmallow Pops you will need:
*1 cup or more of chocolate chips
*1 bag of marshmallows
*1 bag of lollipop sticks
*Sprinkles of your choice

I poured my chocolate chips into a medium glass  bowl and microwaved them for 30 seconds. I took out the bowl, stirred the chips, and put the bowl back in the microwave to cook for another 30 seconds. After they were done, I stirred the chips until they all melted into a smooth, gooey texture.
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I poked marshmallows with lollipop sticks and laid them on a paper plate.
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I also poured a lot of SPRINKLIES into a bowl.
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Then…the fun began!
I set everything out for Jax…and showed him how to first, dip the marshmallow in the chocolate…..
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Then the sprinkles….
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He LOVED this.
He loved taste tasting everything…even better!
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He was so excited to get so much sugar all at once…which doesn’t happen often at our house! LOL!
We made a few…..and
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Tasted a few….
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until they were all done!
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I poked them into a floral foam ball I hot-glued to a little bowl.
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I decorated the foam base with tulle and a few party favors. It would have been MUCH SMARTER to decorate the base BEFORE poking all the treats in. I’m just sayin’….you might learn from my mistake!
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I LOVE all the colors!
The reason I chose these SPRINKLIES is because they are Jaxon’s favorite. You could use any type and color that you choose!
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What a SUPER centerpiece decoration!
They were a BIG hit at his little party too! Everyone loved them!
Hope you try them! They are SO FUN…and YUMMO! I don’t even like marshmallows…but these are REALLY GOOD!
On a slightly different note, I’ve seen in blog-land that many bloggers are doing a day of silence on Friday in honor of the victims of the Japan earthquake tragedy.
I will be participating in the day of silence as well…keeping them in my prayers and sending them love and positive thoughts for healing and recovery.

Hope you all have a MARVELOUS rest of the week!
Much LOVE and BLESSINGS!
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4 comments:

Lorena said...

These look YUMMO!! I will be trying these for sure.

affectioknit said...

They do look like fun! I've got a recipe for vegan marshmallows I've been wanting to try - and this looks like a perfect thing to do with some of them...

Emily said...

I do these for Valentine's Day with the pink strawberry marshmallows. They are always a HUGE hit!

Sally said...

So cute! I'm a new fan! Just shared on our blog today: http://www.polkadotbirthday.com/2011/09/polka-dot-halloween-party-ideas.html

 
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