Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Tasty Tuesday- The Cat In The Hat

Dr. Seuss' birthday is tomorrow. And with that in mind I thought it would be fun to make some Dr. Seuss themed treats. Green Eggs and Ham is old school everyone does that so instead we are having Cat in the Hat themed treats. Oh, and by the way these are so easy to make too! I got a little carried away making them, so had enough extras to send to all the kids classrooms and some to Matt's work. Here's a picture of what we will be making.
Aren't they just so cute!?!

Here's a quick run down of everything you will need. Either parchment paper or wax paper, red candy melts (I used Wilton), regular marshmallows, skewer, lollipop sticks, bags and twist ties.

Start by melting the melt per instructions. Then dip one third of the marshmallow into the melted candy and place onto wax paper. Let harden.

This is what they will look like when you have finish dipping the first third.

Once dry you will turn them over and dip the other side into the candy melts, leaving a center white portion. Let these dry.

While these are drying you will need to roll out a brim for your hat. To do this cut a marshmallow in half. I found it was easier to use scissors to do this. Then you will use a rolling pin to flatten the marshmallow. Be sure to place the cut side down onto the parchment paper or your rolling pin will become messy very quickly.

After everything has dried and your brims are rolled out you are ready to assemble your hats. place the sticky side of the rolled marshmallow against the hat. Using a skewer poke a hole through the brim and into the hat. Pull skewer out and replace with lollipop stick. Then wrap in candy bag and close with a twist tie. Then you have your Cat In The Hat hat.

Enjoy your treats and remember....

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."
So sit back, enjoy your treats and a little of Dr. Seuss reading. I don't know about you but I still love reading his books and my kids do too.

Happy Cooking and Reading!!!


Christine said...

Such a cute idea!

This is quickly becoming one of our favorite holidays around here. Tonight for dinner we will have green eggs and ham and our Seuss hats-- pancakes layered with strawberries and whipped cream!

Jane Anne said...

I love this idea. Super, super cute!

Anonymous said...

HI - just wanted to confirm that the "cat in the hat" snacks did in fact make it to the office with Matt, and that the three I had were GREAT! Can't wait for St. Patrick's Day...

Etsuko said...

I loooooooove the idea!! love it! love it! love it! A++++++++++. And this treat, my kids can eat!!

Aubrey said...

So very cute Carmen. Love it!! I wish you guys were still here in columbus - we could easily be baking buddies!!!

Ciara said...

Hi Carmen, the cat in the hat treats were delicious! Thanks for thinking of us at the office. Love those butterfly cupcakes too, I have a soon to be 5 year old that would love something like that at her b-day party.