Marshmallow Dreidels

Kids love to make their own brightly colored sugar. Put the sugar in small plastic containers or glass jars with tight-fitting lids and let kids shake away to distribute the color among the sugar crystals.

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Marshmallow Dreidels

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    Ingredients

    1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
    Blue and yellow food coloring 12 pretzel sticks
    2 tablespoons butter, softened 12 large marshmallows
    1 cup confectioners' sugar 12 chocolate kisses (or white chocolate kisses or white-striped "Hugs")
    1 to 2 teaspoons milk

    directions

    Prep: 10 min Total:
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    • 1

      Divide the sugar between two containers with tight-fitting lids. Put a few drops of blue food coloring into one and yellow into the other. Cover with lids and shake the containers vigorously. If the color is not bright enough, add a few more drops and shake again. Use the back of a spoon to break up any clumps and shake again if necessary. Leave the lids off so the sugar can dry while you form the dreidels.

    • 2

      Blend the butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla with beaters or whip it with a fork to make frosting.

    • 3

      Gently press a pretzel stick through a marshmallow and let it poke out a bit on the other side. Use a knife to frost the outside of the marshmallow with the frosting and then roll it in yellow or blue sugar, handling it gently so the pretzel doesn’t break.

    • 4

      Use a metal skewer to make a small hole in the base of a chocolate kiss, then put a dot of frosting over the hole and press the kiss to the marshmallow, letting the small end of the pretzel stick to it. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

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