Fab Frugal Mama: How to Make Fancy Nail Polish Marshmallow Treats

Thursday, March 14, 2013

How to Make Fancy Nail Polish Marshmallow Treats

I first saw these amazing looking marshmallow nail polish bottles on Pinterest and was obsessed! I knew I just HAD to make them for my daughter's upcoming Fancy Nancy-themed party. It was too perfect!

But, when I finally tracked down the recipe, I wasn't thrilled with it - microwaved supermarket icing, coloured, and then used as a marshmallow dip. Not too appetizing, right?

So, I got creative and came up with the obvious solution - coloured melting chocolate wafers!!

I experimented a bit, but finally came up with the perfect execution...




1. Unwrap mini Tootsie Rolls and insert a toothpick in each; round toothpicks preferred, as flat ones are more prone to breakage. Note: I realized after I made my first two treats that the toothpicks were too long, so I had to cut the ends off.

2. Melt chocolate wafers in a small glass bowl on high for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate, then cook in microwave for 15 additional seconds. Mix well, to ensure chocolate is smooth and free of chunks.

3. Take a short, blunt knife (I used a decorative spreader) and insert it into one end of a large marshmallow, then dip the marshmallow in the melted chocolate. Use the back of a spoon to help smooth chocolate all over the marshmallow, except the bottom.

4. Insert your prepared Tootsie Roll "bottle lid" into the center of the chocolate-dipped end and gently pry the knife out of the bottom with your fingers. Set it down to dry on waxed or parchment paper. Optional: dip marshmallows in sprinkles, coconut or any other fun topping, while chocolate is still wet.

I hope you like this tutorial! If you make some of your own, I'd love for you to post a picture to my Facebook wall or Google+ page, tweet me or tag me if you add it to your Pinterest board.

Good luck!


24 comments:

  1. Such inspirational and fun ideas! Your daughter is SO lucky! I love the nail polish bottles!

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    1. So kind of you to say! It was a lot of fun!! :)

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  2. What kind of candy wafers? They are so bright!!

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  3. How do you store these?

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    1. It's best to store them in a sealed container at room temperature. Don't put them in the fridge, as there will be condensation on the chocolate when they are taken out and returned to room temperature; this could cause cracking of the chocolate. Let me know if you have any more questions. :)

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    2. Thanks, should've mentioned I made them with thinned colored frosting though, not the chocolate, would they be stored the same way?

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  4. Should've mentioned I dipped them into thinned out colored frosting, should they still be out in room temp?

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    1. I've never made them with icing, so I really don't know. I can only assume that icing would react similarly to chocolate if refrigerated. I'd leave them as described above.

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  5. did u make them the day of her party or before if so how many days before

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    1. I made them the day before, but I believe they can be stored at least a few days (if not more) in a sealed container. Just don't put them in the fridge or it will cause condensation to form on them and the chocolate could crack. Good luck!

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  6. Where did you get the colored wafers?

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    1. Hi Amy,
      I bought mine at Bulk Barn here in Canada, but you can order them online in the US here: http://www.bulkfoods.com/Drops.asp
      Hope this helps!

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    2. Meijer's, JoAnn's and Michael's all have the colored wafers.

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  7. I'm going in! lol Thanks for the tips. I'll let you know how they turn out. So excited to make them.

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  8. awesome !! My daughters 4th birthday is saturday ! I may just have to try these out ! she will love them !!

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  9. What a great idea! And easy to do! A perfect treat to add to any little girl's party! (Judy Cowan)

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  10. Love it! My daughter's 4th birthday is saturday as well and we are having a spa day theme party...this is such a cute idea!

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  11. This is an amazing idea! So simple too! We have girls' night pedicure parties all the time...I'm so making these for the next one! Thanks!

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  12. How did your chocolate not melt the marshmellows having that issue lol

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  13. Super idea, I like the chocolate better than the icing. Making these for my daughters 17th bday party. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. OMG!!!!! this is so cool just in time Im having a Polish Party everybody will love it Thanks Again

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