Candy Bones

What You Need:

  • Mini pretzel sticks
  • Mini marshmallows
  • White chocolate chips
  • Wax or parchment paper
  • Wooden spoon
  • Double-boiler, or two cooking pots
  • Water
  • Tongs are helpful, but not necessary


What You Do:

  1. Tell your child to create the base for the “bones” by piercing two mini marshmallows on both ends of a pretzel stick. Make sure the pretzel stick does not pierce all the way through. The marshmallows will look like joint bones, or chicken drumstick bones when they are finished.
  2. Let your child create as many bones as they like and set them aside on a plate.
  3. Have your child prepare a flat baking sheet as the drying/cooling area by covering it with a sheet of wax or parchment paper. Set this aside.
  4. Help your child set up your double boiler for melting the white chocolate. If you do not have a double boiler, fill one pot with water, and set the other clean, dry pot directly on top of the pot with water. Set the stove temperature on medium. Pour the white chocolate chips into the pot or double boiler.
  5. As soon as the chips appear wet or glossy, remove them from the heat and mix with a wooden spoon.
  6. Help your child gently drop a few pretzel and marshmallow bones into the melted white chocolate and use a spoon to help coat them. Remove them with tongs, or two forks, and place them directly onto the baking sheet to cool and harden.
  7. Once you have finished coating all the "bones," place the baking sheet in the freezer to harden the treats.

Serve on a dark platter to make the "bones" pop!

Helpful Hint: White chocolate melts at a different temperature than brown chocolate. Make sure no water or steam gets into the white chocolate, or it will seize and not melt. To help make the chocolate easier to spread, add ¼ teaspoon of vegetable oil directly into the chips before melting.

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