These treats are chewy gooey good! I first had something like this at a certain amusement park in Anaheim, CA and they were named for a tiger like creature that liked to bounce around.
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 your sugar in a bowl and add a few drops of the orange food coloring. Mix well with a fork. Add more coloring in small amounts if needed. It doesn't take much. Dump the sugar on a plate and set aside to let dry while you proceed with the next steps.
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.