Monday, November 11, 2013

Mini Elf (and Santa) Treats {Made from Ice Cream Cone Marshmallows}

 I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but when I first thought of turning these little marshmallows into elves (and Santas), I couldn't wait to see how they would turn out!  Besides, Christmas is not that far off, and since Thanksgiving is so late in the month this year, Christmas will creep up on us even faster!
These little guys were really quite simple to make. All it took was a couple of dips in candy melts, a little sprinkle on top of each hat and edible marker details for the faces.  It didn't take too long, especially since I was watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel while I made them:)
Aren't they cute? Each one is a little bit different and I'm pretty enamored with the lot of them. I get a kick out of this sort of thing:)
Put some of these little guys in a cellophane bag tied with a ribbon and you've got a cute little gift for a neighbor, teacher or friend.

Mini Elf Treats
Kraft Jet-puffed Mallow Bites Ice Cream Cone Marshmallows
Green, red velvet and white candy melts
Jumbo red and green sprinkles
Brown, black and pink edible markers
Wax paper
Food Tweezers
Melt white candy melts according to pkg. directions.
Holding the tip of the marshmallow, dip into the white melted candy to cover the wide part ("ice cream" section) of the marshmallow.
Set on wax paper to dry. Do this to each marshmallow.
Melt the red and green candy melts.
Hold the wide part of the marshmallow (already dipped and dried) and dip the tip ("cone" section) into the red or green melted candy.
Set on wax paper to dry. Do this to each marshmallow.
Using the edible markers to make hair (brown marker) on the elves, pink on cheeks for all, and black for eyes and mouth on all of them.
Using the tweezers, pick up a jumbo sprinkle and barely dip the top of it into the melted red or green (depending on hat color) candy melt, and add to the top of the hat(mine all adhered right away).
Gently set on wax paper to dry.
For the SANTAS, use a toothpick and dab on a bit of the white melted candy to make a beard.
Set on wax paper to dry.


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  1. So creative, Sue... I'll definitely have to make them!

  2. Aw Sue! These guys are so sweet! They are guaranteed to make lots of kids and adults smile :)

  3. Awwww, those are darling. What a great use of an ice cream cone marshmallow.

  4. Sweet! This is a cute and creative use of the ice cream cone marshmallows. I like how you personlized them with the edible markers.

  5. oh man so cute! what a great idea!!! love re-purposing seasonal stuff :)

  6. I can't even.....these are the cutest things ever!!!!!

  7. You're little elf minis are so super cute - I don't think I could bring myself to take a bite! Oh, but wouldn't they look cute served with cocoa this Christmas? Wonderful creative idea!

  8. They are so cute! Where did you find this idea? I`m sure that they are not just pretty but also very tasty. I think my kids going to love it! This weekend we will definitely try to make the same once. It will be as a repetition before Christmas.

  9. These are so adorable! I have a question. I haven't been able to get the markers to work on the candy melts. They just kind of slid over the surface. What brand are you using?

    1. Thanks, Jacqueline! I use AmeriColor Gourmet Writers. Here's a great link about edible marker options from The Decorated Cookie: Hope this helps. Have fun, Jacqueline! :)

  10. You outdid yoursELF on these. Simple & clever wins in my book every time.

  11. Sue, these are absolutely adorable!!!

  12. Such a wonderful and absolutely unique idea--you're so creative. I know my grands would love these; now I just have to find the marshmallow ice cream cones! XOXO

  13. Oh my goodness--these are TOO adorable. What a great idea! I've never seen those marshmallows before, but these would make the perfect decoration over the holidays.

    Love it!

  14. Aww these are gorgeous! They remind me of your baby cookies that I made and loved! :D

  15. Love them! You're right, they would make a cute little gift! : )

  16. Oh, my word, these are just too cute. Those Santa beards!! Now I want to watch a Christmas movie and make some, too! :)

    Love, Joy @ Yesterfood

  17. I'm just thinking Christmas movies in November!!! No actually what I'm thinking is these are sooo cute. I have never seen ice cream marshmallows in the shops here in the UK but I'll be keeping my eyes open for them!

  18. Oh my! These are the cutest Mini Elf I've ever seen. Very cleaver use of the treats. I now my kids would love to make these Mini Elfs with me and pack them up for their school friends!

  19. Squealing at the cutest here :)

  20. Perfectly adorable, and you are so 'punny'.

  21. I just made a batch of these today for my daughters class. It took me hours! But it was fun and they came out awesome. I did 25 bags of 5 elves and one santa in each. Used clear round candy bags, tied with bakers twine and tied a card using your "have yourself a merry little Christmas" on red/green glitter card stock. So creative of you, thanks for the post!!

  22. I haven't tried that, but I think it would work out just fine:). You shoul probably use the full fat version. Good luck!