Here's what you need:
~ Package of large marshmallows
~ 14 oz package of traditional caramels (unless you want to make your own caramel)
~ Approximately 1/2 cup of sugar (preferably with larger granules)
~ Orange food coloring
~ Your choice of chocolate for melting (you need approximately 1/4 cup)
~ Large wooden skewers cut down to approximately 6 inches
(Warning: cut off and discard or re-purpose the pointed tip. We don't want the kiddies to
get a sharp surprise!)
~ You will also need parchment paper and a small plastic baggie
These measurements are enough to make approximately 12 Tiger Tails
Step 1: Coloring the sugar and other preparation
Place three marshmallows on the skewers by pushing the skewer through the middle of each. If you haven't done so already, cut the skewer down to 6 inches and make sure the pointed tip is gone.
Step 2: Melt the Caramels
Side note: I also spray the pan with a non-stick spray to help in cleanup (not sure if it really helps, but I figure it couldn't hurt!). To clean my pan, because caramel is sticky and sometimes hard to clean off, I just boiled water in the pan to remove most of the caramel.
Okay, let's put some tails together.