Snack day

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Behold my awesomeness:
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This was for Madalyn’s class. It was her turn to bring snacks today. JZ is usually the one who gets the fancy stuff for snack because it’s not a problem for me to bring the snacks to the class when it’s time to eat them. Therefore I often make things that need to be put together and then eaten immediately, which I then deliver to the class at snack time. I’m not really able to just drop in to Madalyn’s class and hang around so she usually gets the prepackaged snacks that don’t need any special care. I saw this idea on the Jet-Puffed display at the store, though, and had to give it a whirl. Usually when I make things like this I’m disappointed with how it turns out, since it never looks anywhere near as nice as the picture. These, however, didn’t end up half bad. There was some labor involved, being that I had to wash and de-leaf the strawberries but it was all pretty straightforward. The chocolate was even easy because I bought the Baker’s tub that you just pop in the microwave to melt. I made enough for everyone in class to have two with strawberries and then I also made a third skewer that had two marshmallows (not pictured).
It was quite a bit of work for something as simple as marshmallows and strawberries on sticks, but the “wow” factor is considerable. The arrangement got lots of attention when I carried it into the school, and when Madalyn’s teacher carried it to the refrigerator in the teachers’ lounge. I’m not sure I’d go to all the trouble again for a school snack but certainly for a party or other event, just because it looks so festive (and impressive).
Editing later to add: I forgot to say that is not Easter grass on top of the sugar in the bowl. It’s coconut flakes dyed with food coloring. Also, this would make a great treat for a Valentine’s party. You could do white chocolate and pink/red/white sprinkles, and make the coconut pink.

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About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

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