By Christi Farr Johnstone


From Christi: "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."

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 Betty Crocker® Decorating 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 “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.


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