A reader of mine on Facebook posted a photo of some of these a few months back. I seriously almost died. How adorable? I had to try them! And while they are SO cute, I thought to myself, "how good could these taste"? Well, they rock, if you do them my way! I used fun flavored candy melts and they are yummy! While I admit, as an adult, one is definitely enough, kids would go nuts over these! These would be PERFECT for a little girl (or big girls) birthday party, a girls night IN, and a hundred other occasions. You could coordinate the colors of "polish" with a party theme. They are so easy to make, and if I had bothered looking at the recipe that went with the photo that was posted, I might not have been in the state of panic that I was, because....
I didn't look up how to do it. I went with my own idea and they turned out adorable and the reality is, it doesn't matter how anyone else ever made them, because this method is awesome. I am going to list the ingredients you need. I made about 18 of these. I APPROXIMATE that you can get about 15-20 "bottles" of polish from a 10 ounce bag of candy melts. I did a small amount of three colors to experiment. That being said, I will leave it up to you as to how many you need and will make.
You will need:
Candy Melts in colors of your choice
Midgees Tootsie Rolls
Large Marshmallows (get a pkg that hasn't been smooshed!)
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil. Unroll the tootsie rolls ahead of time. I used 2 skewers for dipping.
When you are ready to melt your candy melts, make sure to heat them for 30 seconds, then stir, 20 seconds and then stir, 10 seconds and stir, if needed. I added vegetable oil to mine to thin them out a bit, it makes dipping easier. Just use your own judgment, add in 1 tsp and see if it is thin enough for your liking. Stick your skewer into the middle of the marshmallow, dip in your melted candy, work quickly and cover the entire marshmallow. Make sure to let ALL of the excess drip off over your bowl or cup. I used a deeper small glass measuring cup so I didn't have to do a ton of work, there was enough I could dip it straight down and get it covered. Sit it up right on the cookie sheet and then add the "handle", the tootsie roll to the top. You may need to hold it for a couple of seconds so it will set. It is that easy! Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving!
Have fun and enjoy them!!
Your "nail polish IS now safe to eat" Chefwannabe
DISCLAIMER: It is NOT safe to eat REAL nail polish. Please do not attempt to do so or let your children attempt to do so. Can you believe I really felt the need to do this?!