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Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

The end-of-year weather is definitely here. Coats, scarves and sweaters are out of our closets, and the baking days have begun! These Sweet Potato Cupcakes are delicious. We thought that they could come out rubbery, tough… but the exact opposite happened: They are subtlety sweet, moist and light. The toasted marshmallow frosting gives it the right amount of sweet that compliments the spices from the cupcakes perfectly.

We baked and frosted the cupcakes all throughout a morning, and we skipped taking pictures from the directions as we usually do. We were going to guest post with this recipe on a friends’ site, but because of scheduling and content we are moving our post to a very near future and we are sharing it here.

To make up for it, we are giving out a very detailed information on the step by step instructions and a picture styled by Kristen! This is one of the recipes that we knew we had to try out together. We baked these cupcakes all morning (this recipe makes 30 cupcakes!), then frosted and torched them as you will see bellow, and after picking the little sous-chef from school we started a bigger scaled photo shoot. After watching us go through the photo shoot styling, she asked if she could help us as well. She went to get her best toy props and added told us where she wanted the elements to “add color” (her words!). And the end result (in her words), it’s a beeeautiful picture!

Helga & Kitty

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

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Marshmallow & Chocolate Treats

These last couple of days have been playing catch-up for me. After being set back a couple of days, I’ve been working sun-to-sun (or more like sun-to-midnight) and finally starting to make some good dents on my pending task list. Now, I haven’t been able to cook at all…. Until a few days ago. I was itching so bad to do something that I ended up whipping a recipe for Marshmallow & Chocolate Treats. A Foodies’ Original! I thought at first of adding cocoa to the melted marshmallows, but it would get too dried up. Then it came to me. Add an entire bag of chocolate chips. Genius. It should work.

And it did. My dad already had a few bites that same night and some more the next morning. I tried it out later, and it is a perfect mix of marshmallow treats with chocolate bar, not too sweet, with a slight nutty flavor from browning the butter (like I did on the Brown Butter Crispy Treats), rich chocolate with a little espresso powder to bring out more chocolatyness (did I just made up a word?) and a touch of sprinkles just because I can.

You could replace the espresso powder with a little bit of instant coffee or even a bit of cayenne pepper, and maybe add a bit of nuts. Go crazy. Mix and match. then enjoy the fruit of your creativity!

Kitty

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Homemade Marshmallow Creme

I recently tried to make Marshmallow Creme at home, I have to say I didn’t have high expectations. It involves making a syrup and I still have a long way to go in terms of mastering confectionery techniques, but I am improving! I haven’t had syrup crystallize on me for a while now. When in doubt, there is always YouTube to help me out.  I looked for a recipe, and also a YouTube video to get a good idea of the steps involved.  It seemed easy, and the good new is… it was!

This is dangerously easy to make, and it tasted exactly like the jarred marshmallow creme you get from the store… at a fraction of the cost.  We only get imported marshmallow creme here, no local brands make it, so it is quite expensive.  To keep myself  from eating the whole thing in one sitting, I saved it to make Rocky Road Bars… I’ll be posting the recipe soon!

What can you do with Marshmallow Creme?  Well, grab a spoon and make yourself comfortable, serve it over chocolate ice cream, sandwich it between two cookies, or dip strawberries in it.

Helga

Homemade Marshmallow Creme

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Marshmallow Treat Pops

Marshmallow treats… doesn’t it take you back to when you were a kid? I think this was one of the first things I ever made all by myself,   I must have been about 8 years old.  I remember I didn’t push them into a pan, but instead made them look like fat, deformed cookies. But I loved them… my family was probably just humoring me, but they ate them all!

I hadn’t even thought about making these until a few months ago, I’ve only made them a couple of times because I don’t want to overindulge Kristen’s sweet tooth, but…  she’s still a kid, so I make these for her from time to time. (It’s a handy little lunch box snack, too).

Marshmallow treats are great just as they are, cut into squares. However, this variation is fit for a celebration, or for any time you will have a group of kids in your home.  They are toddler friendly too, I gave one to Kristen and she had no trouble eating it.

The easiest way to cover your treats with chocolate, is to transfer the melted chocolate into a glass. It is easier to cover the area this way.

Marshmallow Treat Pops

Marshmallow Treat Pops

Recipe from Ricekrispies.com

Yields: About 12-18 pops, depending on the size of you pan.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
8 Oz Semi Sweet Chocolate (such as Baker’s)
Sprinkles

Procedure:

  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.
  2. Using buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into eighteen 3 x 2-inch bars. Push one stick into the bottom of each bar.
  3. Melt chocolate in a double boiler, stirring from time to time until it has completely melted. Dip bars into chocolate and decorate as you like. Place on wax paper lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Best if served the same day.

Variation:

Instead of making pops, you can:

  • Cut your treats into squares and drizzle chocolate on top.
  • Spread chocolate evenly on top of your prepared treats, and after it has set cut into small squares
  • In step 2: Instead of pressing the mixture into a pan, spread and press it evenly on a cookie sheet.  You can use metal cookie cutters to cut off shapes… and you can eat the remains ;)

Marshmallow Treat Pops

Marshmallow Treat Pops

Marshmallow Treat Pops

Marshmallow Treat Pops

Marshmallow Treat Pops

Marshmallow Treat Pops

Marshmallow Treat Pops

Marshmallow Treat Pops