Today is our Ulitmate Halloween Party! We are posting a new Halloween idea every hour!
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Next is Lacey from Lacey In Love!
Oh, hello! I'm Lacey, but you can call me Lace.
I was plum tickled when I opened an email from the sisters of The Letter 4 asking if I'd like to contribute to this sweet little Halloween shindig. I was all, "Well, duh! Of course I do, gals!", and well, here I am!
I thought it would be fun to make a party favor to send everyone off right! Now, I don't know about y'all, but I think there is no use in having a party favor that you can't eat. If I get sent home from another party with a tiny bell, tea light candle or bubbles, I might just lose it. I want something sweet, something cute, something clever! So, of course, that's what I plan to give you today!
While trying to come up with what to make, I couldn't shake the thought of smores. Smores are so Halloweeny, right? I've seen lots of smore kits as favors, which i think is completely precious, but I like to send my guests away with something they can tear into in the car if they please. I've also seen(and made) smore pops, which is a marshmallow, first dipped in chocolate and then dipped in crushed graham crackers on a lollipop stick. Again, cute... but still, I wanted something a little more clever.
Insert the Stacker Mallow!
I came across these bad boys while trolling the aisles of the grocery for inspiration and they basically jumped off the shelf, slapped me in the face and then buckled themselves into the baby seat in my basket.
They are flat, rectangle marshmallows that are made to puff up to the perfect size and thickness when making oven/microwave smores.[Growing up in South Louisiana, the microwave smore is something I am very familiar with! It's usually too hot for a bonfire!]
After finding this super sweet invention, I hauled it to the checkout and made my way back home to my kitchen where I already had the rest of the supplies I needed!
Stacker mallows, graham crackers, wooden skewers, chocolate chips(or microwavable dipping chocolate, which is what I ended up using after discovering it in the pantry mid-project!). You'll also need cellophane bags and wire ties or ribbon.
Now let's get going! This is so simple, so I'm not going to dumb it down with tons of pictures!
Crush your graham crackers! I crushed mine up in a plastic bag because I'm all for keeping things as neat as possible so there is less to clean at the end of the project! Once you're done, pour them onto a plate.
Melt your chocolate! (over a double boiler if you went with chips or chocolate melts & in the micro if you went the easy route like me!)
Now, dip your mallows into the chocolate on the top and all four sides. You don't need to bother with the bottom! I just used my fingers to do this part, but you could use a pair of tongs if need be. Take your mallow straight from the chocolate and lay it in your plate of graham cracker crumbs. I just laid mine flat and then pushed the crumbs up on the sides to cover the chocolate! Lay them out on a piece of wax paper and pop in the fridge when you're all done! Give them fifteen minutes or so to harden up while you print out some labels to cutesy them up. I've made these for you, but you could easily whip yourself up some if you wanted to personalize them!
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Once your labels are printed and cut out, pull your coated mallows out and make yourself some smore kabobs by layering a coated mallow/plain mallow/coated mallow.
See? Looks like a cute little smore on a roasting stick!
Now, bag 'em, tag 'em and set them out for your guests!
I mean, how cute is that?
Hope you have a super sweet Halloween!
How could you not ;)?
Thanks to The Letter 4 for "having me over" for their party today! I had so much fun!
Y'all come visit me at Lacey in Love any time you please! I'll be happy to have you!