The faux-flames are made by melting crushed Life Savers in your oven for just a few minutes and then letting the melted candy cool and harden. The logs are Tootsie Rolls. And you can use store-bought sugar cookies as the base or make your own favorite recipe!

From Christi Farr Johnstone: "The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word campfire is roasting marshmallows. There is just something so simple and special about sitting together around a fire and roasting marshmallows. While it’s not always easy to get everyone out and around a campfire, it is easy to make these cookies anytime you want."

Subscribe to Sweet Paul

 


 
 

Makes 12 cookies

20 Life Savers® orange hard candies


20 Life Savers® red hard candies


10 Life Savers® white or yellow hard candies


12 miniature marshmallows


12 small pretzel sticks


1 (7-ounce) pouch green Cookie Icing


12 sugar cookies


36 Tootsie Roll® Chocolate Midgees


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a medium-sized baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Unwrap the Life Savers® candies and place in a large zipper-style freezer bag. Crush the candies using a rolling pin or a small mallet.
  3. Spread the crushed candies out on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The crushed candy should be spread out, but the pieces should be touching each other.
  4. Place the crushed candy in the oven for approximately 5 minutes, or until the candy has melted. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes, or until it’s cool to touch.
  5. Once the candy is cool, use your hands to break the melted candy into pieces approximately 1/ 4 to 1/2 inch wide and 1 to 2 inches long. Set them aside.
  6. Gently place a miniature marshmallow on the end of each pretzel stick.
  7. Prepare the icing according to package directions.
  8. Working one cookie at a time, spread cookie icing on top of the cookie. Immediately place three Tootsie Roll® Chocolate Midgees candies onto the cookie icing, placing them in a formation similar to logs in a campfire.
  9. Place three to four pieces of the melted Life Saver® candies onto the cookie, as campfire flames, using the chocolate candies to help prop them into place until the icing is dry.
  10. Place a pretzel with marshmallow onto the cookie. Repeat with the remaining cookies. Allow to dry for at least four hours.

TIP:

.
The faux-flames are made by melting crushed Life Savers in your oven for just a few minutes and then letting the melted candy cool and harden. The logs are Tootsie Rolls. And you can use store-bought sugar cookies as the base or make your own favorite recipe!
Photography by

Made it? Tell us about it–