Introduction: Super Mario Bros. Mini Mushrooms

Mini marshmallow mushrooms with red and green candy tops.

While tootling down the soda aisle to pick some root beer, I discovered this cool ice cube container. The bottom part is rubber, so you can easily pop out the ice cubes. I picked it up and figured I would figure out a good use for it. It came to me a few days later – mini Super Mario Brothers mushrooms!

Ingredients:
    Red candy melts
    Green candy melts
    White sprinkles, round (I used Spring Confetti from Wilton)
    Chocolate Sprinkles

Equipment:
    Ice cube container with rubber bottom
    Sealable plastic bags
    Toothpicks

Step 1: Melt the Candy Melts

Take a 1/4 cup of green candy melts and place into a plastic bag. Microwave for 20 seconds, moosh them around, then repeat until they are fully melted.

Step 2: Pour Candy in Container

Snip off a corner of the bag and squeeze the candy melts into the compartments of the ice cube container. You’ll want them no higher than 1/2″; between 1/4″ and 1/2″ is best.

Step 3: Add Mini Marshmallow Stem

Next, pick out your most stable marshmallows. I would set one on the counter before adding it to the candy melt. If it stood up, I added it to the candy melt. Gently press in the marshmallow. It doesn’t need to go in far t’all.

Allow the candy melts to sit for an hour.

When they’re set, pop out the candy melts. Careful when popping these out – one hit me right in the noggin! I could’ve been killed.

Step 4: Seperate White Sprinkles

If you don't have just white round sprinkles,  separate out the white sprinkles from the rest of the colors.  You'll want to have the sprinkles ready right after the next step, so it's best to do the sorting now. If you just have white sprinkles, well, then you're just on the right track.

Step 5: Dip the Candy Tops and Add White Sprinkles

You’ll note that the rubber tip of the ice cub container will have colored the candy melt differently – it’ll be a notable lighter red or green color. So, we’ll need to dip the top in more candy melt to even things out.

Take 1/4 cup of the candy melts and microwave for 20 seconds, stir, and repeat until the candy is fully melted. Dip in a mushroom and shake off the excess candy.

Add white sprinkles to the tops of the mushrooms! I wasn’t able to take pictures for this bit since it’s a two-handed operation.

Step 6: Allow the Mushrooms to Rest

Allow to dry. I found that a cooling rack worked out peachy.

Step 7:

Finally, take a tooth pick and etch in the marshmallow where you would like to place the chocolate sprinkles. Push the chocolate sprinkles into the marshmallow.

Step 8: Enjoy!

Repeat adding the chocolate sprinkles for all mushrooms and you’re done!

Comments

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Klesa made it!(author)2012-05-08

Do you have any suggestions other then marshmallows? My husband doesn't like them and I'd intentionally make then for him so I was just curious. :) Thanks!

Looks AMAZING though!

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snackordie made it!(author)2012-05-11

Thanks Klesa! :) I've been thinking of what else you can use...maybe marzipan? That might work, although I haven't tried it. If you give it a go please let me know they turn out! Good luck! :)

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satoko68 made it!(author)2015-07-14

How about white fondant? It's pliable & could be shaped as needed. It should also stick relatively well into the melted goop.

The fondant could also be used for the spots on the shrooms although unless you have a roller cutter to shape many, it would be a pain.

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snackordie made it!(author)2015-07-15

That's a great idea! :)

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ashbegash made it!(author)2012-04-16

Awww! They are so adorable! :)
Great job!

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Dusk+Shadows made it!(author)2012-04-11

yummy i want a green then i can have a life up=)

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lmnopeas made it!(author)2012-04-07

These are so cute! I'm definitely going to use these as party favors for my son's b-day. Props for separating all those sprinkles! If I can't find all white, I'm putting my son to work. ;)

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Reed_Sky_Born made it!(author)2012-04-05

thay looks so yummy im goona make it (:

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snackordie made it!(author)2012-04-05

Thanks Reed! :) Let me know how they turn out!

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Reed_Sky_Born made it!(author)2012-04-05

well i finished making it but it failed so i just rooled them into a ball (:

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snackordie made it!(author)2012-04-06

If you did the green coloring they can be Yoshi eggs! :)

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Reed_Sky_Born made it!(author)2012-04-06

oh yeh true nice idea but mine are red

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teddybear101 made it!(author)2012-04-04

Adorable! I so want to make some! :)

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snackordie made it!(author)2012-04-05

Thanks teddy! They're pretty easy. :)

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AussieAnglerGal made it!(author)2012-04-04

OMG! ok i'm a total nerd and i LOVE this! sooo cute! their awesome

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snackordie made it!(author)2012-04-05

Thanks Aussie! :)

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AussieAnglerGal made it!(author)2012-04-04

you should enter it in the game challenge ;)

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Penolopy+Bulnick made it!(author)2012-04-04

So simple and deliciously cute! Love it!

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snackordie made it!(author)2012-04-04

Thanks Penolopy!

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