Cat In The Hat Party Treats

What a wonderful tribute to the one and only Dr. Seuss. My granddaughter’s nursery school just did a Dr. Seuss theme party and the kids had a blast! The next time you plan a party, consider making these simple yet yummy treats for the kids (old and young alike). Not only are they easy to make, but you will find the oohs and aahs that come from everyone to be the perfect way to top off the party. I can guarantee you they will be looking for more.

Cat in the Hat Party Treats

Serves – Varies

Ingredients

  • 1 bag jumbo marshmallows
  • 1 bag regular marshmallows
  • 1 bag red candy melts (available at any craft place like Michaels or ACMoore)
  • 1 bag lollipop sticks
  • 1 small paintbrush that has not been used for anything other than foodstuff
  • 1 very sharp knife
  • powdered sugar

Method

  1. Take one of the jumbo marshmallows and cut it into thirds, the rounded way, so they look like coins.
  2. With each piece, place into some of the powdered sugar to reduce the stickiness from the cuts.
  3. Place one of the jumbo rounds on parchment paper that has been sprinkled with powdered sugar. Fold over the parchment paper onto the marshmallow and roll it out. It will resemble the brim of a hat. Set aside.
  4. Take 2 of the regular sized marshmallows and place them one on top of the other. Then place them on top of the “brim”.
  5. Now take a lollipop stick and poke it from the bottom of the brim on through both marshmallows. Be careful to stop just shy of going through the top marshmallow.
  6. Do not be concerned if it looks a bit crooked. That lends character to the hats.
  7. Place 1/2 cup of red candy melts into a bowl and microwave for 1 minute until they begin to melt. Stir and repeat until they are totally melted.
  8. With your paintbrush, paint on the red stripes for the cat’s hat. Remember to do the top of the hat as well.
  9. Set aside to cool, then either wrap in cellophane bags or you can leave them as is. They will dry very quickly and can be handled almost immediately.

Close up of the treats

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