lend me some sugar...

posted on: 4.19.2012

I am your neighbor.


So here's a little something I came up with 'cause I needed a little something... just a little... something... to share with our Local Sugar Hawaii neighbors.


These are giant marshmallows, I found them at Walmart-- yup, the Wal-to-the-Ma-art.  
I'm doing a fist pump right now, you can't see me, but I'm doing it-- your welcome Walmart.

In Hawaii these cost just over four dollars for a bag of about thirty, 'kay now I'm super jealous of you non Hawaii folk 'cause I'm thinking you'll probably pay way less. 
Oh, the joys of shipping.

Did I mention these marshmallows are giant?  Really, really giant-- like giant cupcake giant... yeah, giant. 

So here's how the assembly went-- trust me you'll wanna assemble these cause they're fast, easy, yumminess plus, they have this major wow factor aspect that is like, wow.  

Super short story... 
We had a birthday party for Tyty at Ice Palace Hawaii on Saturday and several people came up to find out what these were, (his were favors for the party guests and were presented like cakepops topped with rainbow sprinkles), and where can they get some, and do I make them to sell.  
After blushing a most ridiculous blush and doing my "you can totally do it cheer" I told them they could meet us here and we'd make them together.

So, here we go.

Ingredients

Marshmallows
Chocolate chips for melting
Desired garnishes


Place some chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  I used white chocolate, for a cookies and cream variation, semisweet and milk chocolate, for two different types of chocolate based ones, and peanut butter chips for, well, peanutbuttery ones.


Melt chocolate for two to three minutes on medium high.
 Remove chocolate every minute to stir and distribute the heat.  


Dip each marshmallow in the chocolate of your choice.  For several of these I have to confess I double-dipped, first in peanut butter and then, after letting the peanut butter layer firm up just a bit, in a milk chocolate.

It's totally fine to be creative, you know what you like better than anyone and there are so many flavor combination possibilities.



I work with about six at a time letting the chocolate firm up just a bit before garnishing.  The yumminess above is dipped in milk chocolate, topped with piped melted peanut butter chips, a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup wedge and chocolate sprinkles. 

Here are a few variations we made:
Double dipped peanut butter and chocolate 
topped with a peanut butter drizzle and Nutter Butter slice


Cookies and Cream


Peanut Butter Cup

I'm off to share some Aloha with the neighbors, 
'cause, really, what is Aloha if not shared?  


live sweet,
n 

20 comments:

  1. Look so yummy! They're like a s'more without the hassle of biting into the graham cracker and breaking it in half then appologizing to the people around you for having crumbs spilling out of your mouth because they're really no polite way of eating a s'more...but I think you're onto something here!

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    1. Oh, those awkwardly awesome smores-- I do love them so. ;)

      You, must try these-- they are so very candy bar good! Keep me posted if you have a go at it I just must know what you decided to combine to make flavor awesomeness...

      Aloha,
      N

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  2. Hi Nicole!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just followed you too!
    Your blog is so cute!! I need some advice on Advertising, because it looks like you have it going on! LOL!! Oh and the food looks DELISH!!!

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    1. Oh, Thank you so much for coming by for a visit and for joining the ride. I'll email you as much as I have learned about advertising, which in truth is not a whole heck of a lot-- but if I've got it, consider it yours. If for some odd reason you don't hear from me feel free to email me at localsugarhawaii@gmail.com and I'll get right on it.

      xoxo,
      Nicole

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  3. I would love to switch blogs for the day! That would be fun!! And this recipe looks awesome! I am hungry now!

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    1. Oh, could we just make it like forever?... I love the vibe of your blog. Come on over and share some sugar with us. We're here Monday thru Friday and sometimes more, but you can just let yourself in and help yourself to a cup of sugar if we're not in. ;)

      Aloha,
      N

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  4. You found those at Walmart?!! Those look delicious...and I'm not even that big of a marshmallow fan! Next time I get a sugar craving I'll try these ;-)

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    1. Yes, Lisa, a really big bag of really big marshmallows at WALMART-- sometimes you just have to love Walmart. Actually, I've heard Safeway on the islands has some version of these big guys but I shudder to think what they might be asking for a bag full.

      The truth-- I'm not a huge fan of marshmallow unless it's fluff stirred in to ice cream or something along those oowey-goowey lines. However... when the chocolate hardens back up on these and you get all of it together in one little giant bite-- oh, candy bar heaven. You must let me know how these work for ya.

      xoxo,
      Nicole

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  5. Oh. my . goodness. Couldn't you just live off of those? That would be okay, right? I mean, chocolate has milk in it, so it's dairy...and that's healthy.

    I live in my own little world.

    Thank you so much for stopping by Once Upon A Story AND for alerting me to the email glitch! Technology is a lovely thing when it works :P

    (Also...your pictures are beautiful. Very, very tempting.)

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    1. Oh, absolutely! Let's live off of these and cheese, cheese has calcium and I heart these and cheese.

      Aloha,
      Nicole

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  6. Can you say YUM! Oh man these look amazing! I wish I lived closer because I could use a little chocolate in my life right now! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am not following yours and will be back to see more delicious posts like this soon!!!

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    1. oh, hee..hee..hee... you said you are "not" following my blog which I thought was kind of rude-- it's really o.k. not to follow my blog, it's just that you don't really have to tell me you're "not". And then I realized you meant "now"... oh, well I like that so much better. ;)

      Shantel, I'm so glad you're here and if you were here here like next door I would totally share some sugar with ya.

      xoxo,
      Nicole

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  7. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog from UBP! I'm following you back. :) These look ridiculous! I'm definitely going to try these.
    Angela

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  8. Absolutely ridiculous!!! Thanks for the Aloha!

    Happy Earth Day,
    Nicole

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  9. Nicole!!!! These look delicious!!! Way better than anything I've ever bought!! I wish I had a talent for cooking but I really am limited in what I make well. You made me hungry hungry as I sit here at 1am reading!!

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  10. The coolest thing about these-- no cooking, just assembling, 'promise.

    Aloha,
    N

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  11. Oh, I have seen those marshmallows at Walmart- don't hate me, but I think we have pink strawberry ones here in Washington! ;) If I get around to doing a chocolate dipped strawberry variation I'll be sure to send you a picture... And maybe I'll mail you a bag of our strawberry marshmallows so you can try one of your own.

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    1. Oh, I could never hate you-- but if you made a chocolate dipped stawberry variation with a real strawberry on top or yummy pink sprinkles, or a dollop of whipped cream or... and didn't at least send a pic so I could drool over the awesomeness, well... that I could dislike. hee, hee, hee.

      Jennifer,
      I'm so glad you're here and can't wait to see what awesomeness you come up with.

      xoxo,
      Nicole

      xoxo,
      N

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  12. you are awesome! i love that people wanted to pay you to make these for them!

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    1. Isn't that the silliest thing-- and super sweet too. Thanks for popping in Chant'e.

      Aloha,
      N

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