What a title for a blog post! It's half term week so get the kids in the kitchen and get baking. Not only is it something fun to do and will stop the whining, but it also makes some super yummy treats and these don't require cooking (yes we do like to make your life easier)! So, win-win, not only will the kids have their treats but they'll also keep their paws off your Gookie Dough.
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You will need:
175g of mini marshmallows
25g of butter
100g of puffed rice cereal
Red pipping/gel icing
Firstly, line a baking tray with baking paper. Pop the marshmallows and butter in a bowl and put over a pan of simmering water to melt, stir occasionally.
Tip your rice puffs in a large bowl and pour over the melted marshmallows. Stir to combine (WARNING: STICKY FINGERS). Pour a drop of sunflower oil onto a plate and dip your hands in it and shape the mixture into eight oval brains, pop them on the prepared tray and regrease your hands if needed.
Drip the handle of a teaspoon in oil and press down the centre of each cluster to create a groove. Take your red icing and drizzling or pipe some lines all over the brains to give the image of blood. Leave to set.
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You will need:
100g of mini marshmallows
2 and a half tablespoons of sunflower oil
250g dark chocolate which is chopped
Chocolate icing (writing)
Peel your three bananas and halve them crossways. Insert a popsicle stick into the cut base of each banana and put on a tray which is lined with baking paper. Pop in the freezer for an hour.
Next, prepare the eyes. Empty the mini marshmallows into a bowl and cut six in half. Melt the dark chocolate with the oil in a bowl and pop over a bowl of simmering water. Dip each banana in the melted chocolate and return to the tray. Press in the marshmallows for eyes and freeze for 30 minutes or until set.
Microwave the remaining marshmallows for 20 seconds or until just melted. Allow sitting until strands form and then wrap around each banana with a fork. Use the writing icing to dot pupils onto the eyes. Voila, yummy mummy!
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One pack of candy melts for coating (in pastel colours or anything that takes your fancy)
Decorations such as sprinkles, finely chopped nuts and melted chocolate for drizzling
Lollipop sticks or wooden sticks
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Firstly, line a baking tray with parchment paper and in a large bowl, remove all the Gookie Dough out of the tub and mix it with the vanilla extract with an electric whisk until it is thoroughly combined. Cover the bowl and put in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes.
Scoop a bit of the chilled dough up with an ice cream scoop and use your hands to shape it into a smooth ball. Pop it onto the lined baking tray and repeat with the remaining cookie dough. This should make quite a few cake pops (unless you can't resist eating it all from the bowl).
Melt the candy melts in a small, deep bowl in the microwave and follow the directions on the pack to ensure it is completed correctly.
Dip the end of one of the lollipop sticks into the candy melt and then insert that end about 1/2 inch into a Gookie Dough ball. Repeat this with the remaining sticks and dough balls. Now place the tray of cookie dough balls in the freezer until completely solid.
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Re-melt the candy melts and place a block of styrofoam on the countertop. Dip each ball into the melted candy and turn, letting all the excess drip back into the bowl. Now decorate. Sprinkle with finely chopped nuts, sprinkles or sugar strands. Make it rainbow and magical!
Carefully insert the end of the lollipop stick into the styrofoam block to allow the cake pops to set correctly. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough pops. Place the cookie dough pops back on the tray or wrap in lollipop wrappers and store in the fridge.
Simple, delicious, spring-like and adorable. Dress them up and give them as a gift. Perfect for picnics and the odd occasion, they're bound to go down an absolute treat. And because they're made with Gookie Dough, even better!