Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tie-Dyed Bunny and Butterfly Marshmallows

Victoria over at the District Chocoholic issued a Pimp My Easter Basket Challenge. The idea was to be ridiculous with an Easter treat.

These tie-dyed marshmallows are definitely not as clever as her Road Kill Easter Bunny Bar Cookies. So funny. 

In retrospect I am kicking myself for not going with bunny pimps and chick hos or psycho bunnies. I settled for psychedelic. These marshmallows are a little pimped just not twisted, but definitely something I would like in my Easter basket. I thought they came out a bit unusual and they definitely kick some Peeps butt in the looks department.

Tie-Dyed Bunny and Butterfly Marshmallows

My go to recipe for Marshmallows is THIS one from Piece of Cake. I followed her directions exactly but left out the bubblegum flavoring and used 1 full teaspoon of vanilla extract.

To color the marshmallows, I used Wilton's gel food coloring (yellow, sky blue, pink and orange.) After I poured the marshmallows in a pan to set, I swirled in the colors with a toothpick.

When the marshmallows were ready I used bunny and butterfly cookies cutters to cut out the shapes.

It will be fun to try these again with different colors and flavors.


  1. Oh yes. I would definitely take these over a Peep any day.

  2. To make your own marshmallow and then to tie-dye it and make these butterflie and bunnies...you rock! Love the idea and love what you did.

  3. These are absolutely gorgeous much better than Peeps:)


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