Now that I've explained all that, I happened to look at this recipe BLT Salad with homemade dressing and from there I ended up at this post Grandma Loy's Kitchen.
I wanted to make something fun for the weekly gathering I attend with a bunch of ladies on Friday Nights, and found a link to Grandma Loy's Kitchen. Somehow I managed to find this recipe and I thought it would be not only fun, but perfect to take with me. So I did.
The basic recipe or how-to is just three ingredients, but you know me, I just could not leave it alone. I had to try some other stuff.
So I did.
Now this is actually a kid friendly recipe, so if you have any kiddo's running around and want to have fun, have them help you make these.
I believe Easter is coming up?
All you need is either milk, half and half or cream, some toasted chopped pecans and large marshmallows.
How simple is that?
I had to complicate it just a tad though. I looked at the marshmallows and thought 'Smores', and I love toasted coconut so, I made three versions. And I wanted these to be bite size, so I cut each marshmallow in half. Took a couple extra minutes, but it was the right thing to do.
Place your pecans on a sheet pan and toast in the oven, if you're doing coconut as well, go ahead and toast that as well. My oven's weird, and I think I ended up having to toast the pecans and coconut about 10 minutes or so. Check frequently, umm, if you don't, you may end up with a cloud of nasty smoke in your kitchen and the smoke alarms going.
I wouldn't know about that though. ;)
To start with, heat up some half and half until almost boiling. While that is heating, cut the marshmallows, chop the pecans and get the rest of it ready. I have some skewers which I set out as well. I also chopped up some graham crackers and some chocolate covered Craisins.
|I cut this in half so you could see how great they looked inside, but I had to eat the evidence.|
And since I had a little cream left over, and some marshmallows and some toasted coconut and some pecans, I thought I would throw them all together and make a kinda candy. They tasted good, but weren't all that appetizing looking. But I ate them anyway.
Maybe tint the coconut green for St. Patty's Day, or multi colored pastel colors for Easter, or...
Just go grab you a package of marshmallows and dip them however you want. I still have some chopped pecans left, and a few more marshmallows, see you later.