If you know my son, Eli, you know how obsessed with LEGOs he is. How exciting to have another builder in the family Anyway, it was raining this past Sunday so I pulled out the candy melts for a little LEGO treat. We actually had everything at the house for this, so we didn’t even need to get out of our PJs. How awesome is that? They were just so easy to make, here’s how…
To make the LEGO block: I found a scrap piece of 2×4 from our firepit, I didn’t even have to cut it. I sanded the sides quickly by hand. I simply glued on some craft circles, which I happened to have already (I have a lot of ‘stuff’ lying around from years of little projects), but you could get them at any craft store. I glued them on with gorilla glue. Once that dried, I gave Nolan the paint brush and some red craft paint to have some fun. The picture of him is adorable, he’s concentrating so hard. When he got bored, I helped finish up and add a second coat. After the paint dried, I drilled a hole in the center of each peg with my ‘little pink’ drill, approximately 1″ deep.
To make the marshmallow heads: I usually have marshmallows hanging around in both sizes because I make Rice Krispie treats often (one of my very few specialties in the kitchen). I cut the small ones in half for the top part of the LEGO head. Make sure you cut extras, if you have a little Nolan, they will steal them faster than you can cut them! I melted some yellow candy melts (yes, I usually have these on hand too). Secure the small marshmallow half to the large marshmallow with a small amount of candy melt, then insert a lollipop stick in to the bottom of the large marshmallow. After that, I simply covered the whole thing in the candy melts, then tapped the stick a bit so the excess candy melt would come off. I placed them in the holder, then let them harden. Once they were hardened, I grabbed some of Eli’s real LEGO heads, then drew the faces on by hand with edible markers. I did have these from another project, but I had never used them. I was not impressed. They seemed dry and it took multiple coats to get the look, which I think would have been much better with a black gel or something.
The kids were pretty darn excited to eat them. I didn’t think they tasted that great, but I don’t really like marshmallows (shocker). I sent one in Nolan’s lunchbox the next day (bad mommy) after I let him have one for breakfast (bad mommy 2x)….his teachers said he was ecstatic, so that’s all that matters, right?