The patriotic holidays always motivate people to create red, white, and blue food creations. Who hasn’t made a flag atop a cake using strawberries and blueberries? Watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries can all become elements of the creative process come Memorial Day or the 4th of July.
Me? Although I have been know to make a red, white, and blue fruit skewer, I am more apt to cut food into star shapes (like in this watermelon salad) or use linens to create the patriotic spirit.
But, with Memorial Day so close, I used some red, white, and blue sprinkles as an easy way to add a little patriotic flair to these simple-to-make marshmallow sweets. Perfect for a post-parade picnic and sure to be a hit with kids of all ages!
This marshmallow creation came about after receiving a gift of the extra large marshmallows from my mom last year…seems like a strange gift? Not really. It was motivated by my love of gourmet s’mores. I found the marshmallows were too big to create the correct proportions for my ideal s’more.
So, in experimenting with how to use the extra large variety marshmallow in the best way, I came up with marshmallows on a pretzel stick dipped in white chocolate…the white chocolate and extra large marshmallow are the perfect combination! The extra large marshmallow makes for the perfect proportion of marshmallow to chocolate ratio. For Memorial Day, I just added a few sprinkles.
Do you have a favorite way to make a picnic food patriotic for Memorial Day?
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Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie