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Marshmallow Pops

My daughter and I have been participating in a Mother-Daughter book club.  Several of the girls in the neighborhood get together with their moms and discuss a book they’ve read.  This month was our turn to host, which meant it was our turn to pick the book.  Finding time to read the chosen books has not been going so great for us in months past, so we made it easy on everyone by choosing a book that was a fun and quick read.

Very quick.

Perhaps you’ve read the book yourself?  Our selection was Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back by Shel Silverstein.  It’s all about a lion who is being hunted, and decides to turn the tables.  He learns to use a gun, and becomes the hunter.  In the process, he discovers what it is like to live as a human, and experiences the joy of marshmallows, which he comes to love.

I ask you, if you had been eating zebra your whole life, wouldn’t you want to have some marshmallows, too?

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Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows

Large marshmallows dipped in chocolate and decorated with a variety of toppings.

Yield:  About 30-35 large marshmallows

It’s funny, how we make decisions sometimes.  I was wandering through the blogosphere, looking for fun cookies and other recipes to try when I found a picture of these marshmallows dipped in chocolate.  They reminded me of a local candy company that sells amazing candied apples.  I’m not a big fan of caramel apples, myself, so I was much more impressed by the one tray of candy marshmallows in their window.  They look a lot like the apples, just not quite so round.  The next day, I found marshmallows on clearance at the grocery store, and in that moment, the decision was made.

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