January 28, 2013

Chocolate-dipped Marshmallow Cupid's Arrows
14 Days of Crafting Love


Anyone lucky enough to be struck by one of these sweet arrows is sure to fall in love! 

Today, as part of the 14 Days of Crafting Love event, I'm delighted to be sharing an easy tutorial for making delicious chocolate-dipped marshmallow arrows for Valentine's Day.  


Fourteen Days of Crafting Love is hosted by Angelina from Jo Jo and Eloise and will feature Valentine projects from 10 of your favorite creative lifestyle bloggers. 

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Be sure to visit Jo Jo and Eloise today for a tutorial on how to make this adorable ruffled apron.


  Ruffled apron


Sewing not your thing?
That's okay, Angelina is giving one away at the end of the party!  Be sure to stop by and enter her giveaway!

For more Valentine Inspiration, visit:

Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Lisa and Sarah from A Spoonful of Sugar Designs
Kelly from Live Life Rowe
Carol from The Polkadot Closet
Lucy from Craftberry Bush   
Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday  
Jessica from Mom4Real 
Holly from 504 Main



Chocolate-dipped Marshmallow Cupid's Arrows

  • Jet-Puffed Jumbo Heart Marshmallows
  • White, Pink, or Dark Chocolate
  • Sprinkles, Disco Dust, or Gold Luster Dust 
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax or parchment paper
  • Paper Straws (see resources section below)
  • Copy paper cut into 1.5" x 2" rectangles (you'll need two per arrow)
  • Small, sharp scissors
  • Extra Strength glue stick
  • Cello bags
  • Ribbon

Step 1:  Add quills to the paper straws by applying glue stick to both pieces of 1.5" x 2" copy paper.  Set paper straw on top of one piece (on the glue side), 3/4" of the way up.  Cover with second piece of paper (glue side down, so that glue sides are touching).  Press evenly into place on sides and around straw.  Trim paper to create quill shape.  Fringe each side (I snipped 5 times per side).

Step 2:   Line a baking sheet with wax paper.  Insert paper straws into the marshmallows.


 Step 3:  Melt chocolate.  Dip marshmallows 2/3 of the way into the melted chocolate.  Shake off excess.  Place back on lined baking sheet to set.  If decorating with sprinkles or disco dust, shake on while the chocolate is still wet.  If making gold-tipped dark chocolate arrows, you'll wait until the chocolate has set.  Place tray in refrigerator for 15 minutes or until chocolate has completely set.


Step 4:  (optional) For gold-tipped dark chocolate arrows, use a soft paint brush to brush gold luster dust on the tip of each arrow.


Step 5:  Wrap marshmallow in a cellophane bag and tie off with a coordinating ribbon.  

 
Resources: 
  • Paper Straws:  You can find them in bulk online, or in packs of 20 in the party aisle at Target.
  • Small Cellophane bags:  I purchase mine from the cake & candy section of Michael's.
  • Luster Dust & Disco Dust (edible glitter):  Available at most cake decorating stores and on Etsy.
  • Extra Strength Glue Stick -- I prefer Elmer's brand.
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This post has been linked-up with:
The Inspiration Board Link Party @ Homework
Create & Share @ Trendy Treehouse
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative


16 comments:

  1. OMGoodness!! Are these just not the cutest things ever!! Not to mention,Yummy!! :) Thank you so much for joining the party!
    xo
    Angelina

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  2. Jenn!! These are the cutest things ever!! You are so stinkin' talented!!

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  3. Hi, I am one of Angelinas 14 day crafters. Love your marshmallow arrows, so cute any one would like to receive that love arrow!

    Carol

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  4. I didn't even know you could buy heart marshmallows! These are adorable!

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  5. I am in love with this Jenn! It's all adorable. Anything arrow with gold dust is heavenly! Sharing on FB.

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  6. I just showed these to my daughter and she wants to make them as her Valentines this year...I love them!!! p.s. I don't know if I have ever said so, but I adore your blog design!

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  7. OH my gosh!!! I love those!! You are so creative!!!

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  8. I really want to sew. I'm just sew bad at it. :) Pun intended. Now marshmallows, I can do!

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  9. These are adorable!! So cute! I'm a new follower ;)

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  10. Love these! I would love to have you link them up so I can feature them. Please come by Trendy Treehouse to link up! xoxo, Tara

    PS. I am grabbing your adorable button for my sidebar. Love the look!

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  11. just awesome!!! i'm spellbound.
    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/

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  12. Oh, Jenn, these are the CUTEST! I want to make some just for me. ;)

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  13. these are the most adorable things EVAH!!!! I'm going to make these for my kids classroom and for my office, I might make some and hand them out they are so dang cute!

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I enjoy hearing from you! Thank you so much for taking the time to be part of the creative and positive spirit here at Rook No. 17! xoxo Jenn

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