Friday, July 27, 2012
Edible Art Frames
The other day my oldest was "cleaning out the car". She found a candy cane and got all excited. Yes - we still had a candy cane in the console from Christmas. LOL (AK... slow down your breathing). Every year at Christmas we make Candy Cane Bark. She asked me if we could make it. Of course the answer was yes... we just went a different route. :-)
Various candies and sprinkles.
Pretzels put together to make a frame.
White Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips
You can use whatever chocolate you want. I know Baker's makes baking chips. I just LOVE Ghirardelli chocolate.
You also don't have to use candy. You can pretty much put in whatever you want. Some other suggestions:
AK and her son stopped by. :-)
As you can clearly see my 29M old and AK's son could care less about the art part of this.
Look it's a flag
A couple of the girls friends stopped over so I set this up for all of them. I originally bought 2 bags of chips... one for each of my older girls. This one was just half a bag. It was a little too thin so it cracked.
My oldest way playing with her friend on the first round of these and came down to the invitation after they left. We did this with one whole bag of chips.
To melt the chips just pour the bag into a microwave safe dish and microwave. Ours took around 3 minutes... stopping to stir after each minute.
After melting, spread it out on the wax paper in the shape of a square. Add your pretzels around the outside to make a frame.
Decorating her frame. (3.5 years)
My oldest had no desire to eat the candy during this process. She was more interested in the art... totally true to form for her.
She loved this. :-)
Finished! Ours took about 20 minutes to cool and set.
I used a spatula to pick it up off the cookie sheet and then peeled off the wax paper.
It was sturdy enough to handle!
"Can I eat some?"
Enjoying some of her masterpiece.
You could do this on a smaller scale as well.
It would be cute with smaller pretzel rods, pop in a ziploc, and give away as gifts. :-)