Are y'all ready for Easter?

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Tue Apr 30, 2024 8:14 am

Just wanted to report that I did finally make those Easter treats I spoke of. It was my daughter's birthday on Sunday, and since I'd already bought for those things back at Easter, I went ahead and made them. They aren't hard--a brownie base; a nest of crunchy Chinese noodles coated in melted butter and marshmallows; jelly bean eggs; and a Peeps Mama bird on top. They look cute and taste good, but it is sort of death by sugar.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Wed May 01, 2024 2:45 am

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Mon May 13, 2024 8:38 pm

I have lots of marshmallows left over from that Easter treat. Tonight I bought for s'mores.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Tue May 14, 2024 9:39 pm

I'm not a fan of marshmallows but graham and chocolate is magic.
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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Wed May 15, 2024 7:16 am

I'm going to try making them in the oven. I've used the microwave in the past, but the marshmallows puff up weirdly in that.

My husband is not a s'mores fan. He's never said exactly why, but it could be the marshmallows.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Sat May 18, 2024 12:34 am

You could try substituting marshmallow cream for the marshmallows themselves.

It's a spread that comes in a jar and slightly less sugary because it lacks the powdered sugar that coats standard 'mallows.
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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Sat May 18, 2024 9:51 am

Well, that's true. I hadn't thought of that. However, I have all these marshmallows I overbought for that Easter treat, and I need to use them up.

Btw, I'm never making those things again. They were cute to look at, but a chore to eat. Just way too sweet. S'mores will be subdued compared to them.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Sat May 18, 2024 12:19 pm

There is a show on the tastemade channel called Struggle Meals.

Each episode features a segment where the chef makes a dish based on a viewer request.

On a halloween themed episode he made a casserole completely out of leftover candy and sweets.

It failed.

https://youtu.be/yROnQiAyLmE?feature=shared

Other than some occasional goofiness his show is a great resource for making truly inexpensive but tasty dishes.
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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Sat May 18, 2024 8:13 pm

I think he'd have done fine if he'd just left off the sour patch candies and the sucker at the end. Chocolate, peanuts, Graham crackers, and vanilla pudding should have worked. Part of what ruined my Easter treats, imo, was the jelly bean eggs. That flavor profile didn't work well with chocolate brownies and marshmallows.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Sun May 19, 2024 2:14 am

I only eat Jelly Bellys, for their array of flavors.

Standard jelly beans don't pass muster.
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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Sun May 19, 2024 12:35 pm

Jelly Bellies are far and away the best, although Kroger's Private Selection might just be Jelly Bellies under a house name. This Easter they sold out fast, and I was left with Starburst, which is adequate but not the best.

Someone at church this morning brought white cupcakes with coconut icing dyed green and a little Peeps on top. I didn't eat one, but I'm guessing that might be tolerable.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Andybev01 » Mon May 20, 2024 10:18 pm

Ha ha ha... That sounds like a way to pass off leftover Easter treats to me.
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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by Murfreesboro » Tue May 21, 2024 7:40 am

:lol: No doubt.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by TheHeadlessHorseman » Tue May 21, 2024 6:15 pm

Andybev01 wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 9:39 pm I'm not a fan of marshmallows

That's probably because of the emotional trauma you went through after you witnessed a 100 foot tall Marshmallow Man rampage through the city streets, and then blow up in front of you 40 years ago. :lol:

Seriously though, I love marshmallows, particularly in S'mores, but they are really messy to eat when they are warm, and if you're a guy with facial hair it always gets stuck in it, that might be the reason why Murf's husband doesn't like them.

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Re: Are y'all ready for Easter?

Post by TheHeadlessHorseman » Tue May 21, 2024 6:22 pm

By the way, does anyone here remember eating Jello with Marshmallows in it? My grandmother used to make it for us, it was usually awful, but sometimes it was good.

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