Marshmallow Chocolate Pilgrim Hat
These yummy and easy snacks are perfect for the kids to make for Thanksgiving Day or to bring in for a class treat. I got this idea from Spoonful. One of my sons proclaimed this "the best snack ever." It has marshmallows, cookies, and chocolate. What's not to love?
How We Did It
First, we assembled our ingredients, covering a baking sheet with wax paper to put our finished Pilgrim hats on. The idea for this project was passed on to me from a friend several years ago and we've been making it every year since. Credit for the original recipe goes to Spoonful.com.
I melted chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds, then stirred and microwaved again for another 30 seconds. I gave it a final stir, and then the chocolate was ready to go. I warned my kids that the chocolate was hot and not to touch it with their hands right away.
I set up a work station for each child so they could work quickly before the chocolate hardened. Each station had: a bowl of marshmallows, a bowl of toothpicks, a bowl of melted chocolate, and three fudge-striped cookies with the plain side facing up.
The kids inserted a toothpick into a marshmallow and then dipped the marshmallow into the melted chocolate.
They used a spoon to spread the chocolate as needed, especially on top of the marshmallow.
Next, we placed the chocolate coated marshmallow in the center of one of the fudge striped cookies and removed the toothpick.
Tip: Use another toothpick to remove the one that is in the marshmallow and to smooth out the chocolate on the top, covering up the hole the first toothpick made.
We placed our hats on the wax paper covered baking sheet, then popped them in the refrigerator for about ten minutes to let the chocolate harden.
Next, we used our tube of yellow icing to draw a small square buckle on the front of each hat.
Ta-da! Our tray of tasty Thanksgiving treats. We snacked on ours while reading a story about the first Thanksgiving.