For many people, it was a real joy as kids to bake cookies or other sweets with their parents—whether we actually helped or just ran off with spoonfuls of cookie dough. Any parents looking to share this fun occasion with their children but need some ideas—you and your kids can make edible marshmallow paint for decorating cookies. Follow our guide to learn how to make this delicious paint!
In case anyone is worried about potential safety hazards, this recipe for edible marshmallow paint is, as you would expect, made up almost entirely of marshmallows, with a little food coloring thrown in to provide some variety when decorating cookies. Just to remember to use clean utensils and to follow the instructions as dictated below, and you will be on your way down memory lane in no time. Without further ado, let’s get started on that edible marshmallow paint!
Materials and Supplies
- 1 cup of marshmallows, packed with around 12
- 2 or 3 tablespoons of light corn syrup
- ¼ cup of water
- Food coloring
- Popsicle sticks or paintbrushes
Directions for Edible Marshmallow Paint
- To begin, place your marshmallows into a bowl that is safe for microwaves, and then microwave for about 30 seconds. Afterward, the marshmallows should have puffed out quite a bit. From there, stir the marshmallows in water before continuing to microwave them for another half a minute.
- Stir them up well in order to allow the residual heat to fully melt your marshmallows. You should stir until the marshmallows are smooth. If you deem it necessary, continue microwaving the marshmallows in intervals of 15 seconds.
- Stir the light corn syrup in to the needed consistency.
- Divide up the marshmallows into various containers. Stir several drops of food coloring in (gel paste food coloring should be fine) until you’ve reached your desired shade. Let the mixture cool down enough so that kids can safely handle it.
- For painting, you and your children can either use unused, clean paintbrushes or popsicle sticks to ensure everything remains sanitary. Store any remaining paint inside a large-enough, sealed container for a maximum of three days at room temperature.
It’s important to remember that while this marshmallow paint does dry fairly well enough to be handled, it can remain a bit sticky. This shouldn’t be too much of any issue, but you may be unable to stack any cookies that have been decorated using marshmallow paint. Now, enjoy your edible marshmallow paint!
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