Tuesday, March 13, 2012

make an animal parade

This project is super simple and just as tasty. Older kiddos can whip up a whole batch mostly by themselves. Younger kiddos can stir the melts and add the sprinkles Kiddos of all ages can eat them up! I made them green with rainbow sprinkles for St. Patrick's Day, but you can use any color you choose.

*1 pack of green candy melts
*animal crackers or cookies 
*wax paper
*cookie sheet
*two forks
*heat proof bowl
Candy melts are super easy to melt in the microwave. If you choose not to microwave or do not have one, you can melt the candy using a double broiler or heat proof bowl over a saucepan. The green melts are kinda dark so if you want a lighter green you can try the white melts with a drop or two of food color mixed in.
Once your candy is melted, drop an animal cracker or two into the melty goo until coated. In my house, we really like these animal crackers. Use one fork to lift the cookie up from the melty mess. Tap the fork against the edge of the bowl so that the excess candy drips off the cookie. Use the other fork to gently nudge the cookie onto the cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper.
Add sprinkles. Don't wait too long for this step. The candy hardens quicker than you think. I waited too long, so my first four or so cookies are sprinkle-free.
Allow cookies to harden, place in a happy bowl and enjoy with a glass of your favorite milk drink!


  1. Love this! However I think if you use food coloring with candy melts it turns into a hard glob.... Sadly speaking from experience! ;( realized that's why they make them in so many colors! :) thanks for this idea!

  2. oh! thank you for the heads up. This is my first foray into candy melts so this is good to know!

  3. I just shared this on my blog: http://www.stepintherightdirection.org. I found it from the Kiwi Crate St. Patty's mailing, but I gave your site the proper credit you deserve! :) Thanks for the fun project idea--my stepson loved it!