As you know, I’m totally homeless at the moment, and all of my belongings are out there in the great moving unknown, so my kitchen happenings aren’t…well…happening. I’m blessed to have some of the best blogging friends a baker could ask for, though, and they have been gracious enough to help a girl out in her time of need. Over the next month or so, I’ll be sharing guest posts from each of them, and boy-oh-boy, do these ladies know their way around some sugar.
For Bakingdom’s very first guest post ever, I have a huge treat for you guys today! I am thrilled to introduce you to Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen (Kristan is also one half of the girly genius behind That’s What We Said). Kristan’s blog is seriously a sugar heaven, and her creativity is astounding! I mean, have you seen these? Or these?? Plus, she is, without a doubt, one of the funniest people I’ve ever known (Hello?? Ryan Gosling, Food Blogger’s Husband?! Hilarious!). I literally cry with laughter when I read her blog. You’ll love it, too!
Thank you, Kristan, for guest posting today! I’m so lucky to have you here!
Hi Bakingdom readers!
I’m Kristan, the mom and displaced housewife behind the food and humor blog, Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. I’m so so excited to be visiting today because I just love everything that Darla does. Her food is art, and I always enjoy seeing how she translates Pop Culture into truly awesome desserts.
I know Darla loves Dr. Who and Star Trek, but when I think Bakingdom, I think Harry Potter. With that in mind, I decided that some Chocolate Frogs were in order today.
I mean, I realize that the Harry Potter series is over, but we have a whole generation of youngies that are going to need educated on all things Hogwarts. And these will be right up their alley.
Doesn’t everyone want to eat a chocolate frog from time to time?
Did you just say “no”?
Well, I wasn’t talking to you, anyways.
But I decided that these frogs needed a fun surprise. I mean…chocolate is cool, but…
Chocolate with green goo is just a teensy bit cooler. And I thought it added a fun “Froggy” twist.
Wanna know how to make your own chocolate frogs?
You’ll need a Frog Candy Mold. There are lots of different ones out there, but I really loved THIS one. It’s good sized without being too big.
You’ll also need:
Chocolate Candy Melts or Almond Bark
Marshmallow Creme or Fluff
Green food coloring or food color gel
1. Melt Chocolate according to package directions. Put a good sized spoonful of melted chocolate in each mold. Using a brush, coat the mold thoroughly and place mold in the freezer for a few minutes.
2. While the mold is in the freezer, put your marshmallow creme in a bowl. Add a few drops of green color and stir until combined.
3. Remove candy mold from freezer and fill molds to just below the top with marshmallow creme. Cover with more melted chocolate and place back in the freezer until firm.
** A pound of chocolate candy coating and a 7 oz jar of marshmallow creme will make roughly 2 dozen chocolate frogs.
Now you have your very own gooey frogs to eat. Which incidentally, is #237 on the list of Things I Never Thought I’d Say But Then I Became A Mom.
Thanks so much to Darla for having me today, and I hope to see you over on my blog!!