OOooOOOooh! The adorable Toy Story Aliens are back and cuter than ever! These martian-mallows are easily made using store-bought marshmallows that are dip-dyed (similar to an Easter egg), then decorated with sprinkles and frosting. Simply sandwich them between galaxy graham crackers and your favorite chocolate, for stellar Toy Story Alien S’mores that are perfect for a summer snack or celebration.
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Toy Story Alien S’mores
- GALAXY GRAHAM CRACKERS:
- 10 graham cracker sheets
- 1/4 Cup candy melts, each (white, black, bright pink, navy or blue, and lavender)
- Gold and star sprinkles
- 10 chocolate pieces
- MARSHMALLOW COATING POWDER:
- 1/4 Cup cornstarch
- 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
- Leaf green icing gel
- 1 Cup cold water
- 10 regular-sized marshmallows
- 2-3 lollipop sticks or wooden skewers
- Wax or parchment paper
- Kitchen scissors
- Bowl of warm water
- Black and Kelly green decorating icing
- 30 large candy eyeballs
- 2 round piping tips that will fit on the icing tubes (#1 & #3)
- 1/4 Cup vibrant green candy melts
All cutting should be done by an adult.
Begin with the dreamy galaxy graham crackers! Gently break each graham cracker sheet in half and set them aside. Add each color of candy melts to a small heatproof bowl and heat in 30-second intervals at 50% power until smooth and melted (stirring between each interval).
Add a few spoonfuls of each to a large bowl and use a butter knife to just barely swirl the colors together (you don’t want to mix too much or it’ll muddy the colors). Dip the top of 5 of the graham crackers into the marbled candy melts.
Add more candy melts and continue to swirl between crackers as needed. Sprinkle the tops of the graham crackers with gold sprinkles and stars. Set them aside while you work on the marshmallows.
To start creating the marshmallows, fill a bowl with the cold water and stir in the leaf green icing gel (you will want to add enough so that the water becomes dark green).
The marshmallows will start to float. To keep them submerged in the water, place each on a lollipop stick or skewer—being careful to only place the sticks halfway through the marshmallows. Hold them in the water for about 10 minutes, checking the color after 5-8 minutes until you reach your desired shade. I dyed the marshmallows in sets of 2, but you can do more depending on the size of your container.
Once the marshmallows are evenly colored, carefully remove them from the sticks and allow them to dry overnight on wax or parchment paper.
Before you turn them into those adorable aliens, make the marshmallow coating powder by adding the cornstarch and powdered sugar to a small container with a lid. Then, cover and shake to combine. You will want to keep the coating powder on hand for any sticky parts of the marshmallow, as well as a small bowl filled with warm water.
Cut each marshmallow in half with kitchen scissors. You want to use the half that doesn’t have the skewer hole for the faces (the other half will be used to cut the ears and antennae). If your scissors become sticky, you can dip them into the marshmallow coating powder.
Lightly coat the cut part of each marshmallow with coating powder and place them on your wax or parchment paper with the green side facing up.
Use your kitchen scissors to cut 2 teardrop shapes and 2 thin strips of marshmallow from each extra half. (I find it helps to occasionally clean the scissors in the bowl of warm water as well—just make sure you dry them off before doing any more cutting.)
Make the circle that goes on top of the antenna by rolling one of the strips into a ball with your fingers. The ears will stick to the sides of the marshmallows on their own, but you will want to use melted candy for the antennae.
Melt the vibrant green candy melts in 30-second intervals at 50% power, stirring in between each interval, until the melts are smooth.
Use a toothpick to add a little of the melts to the base of the straight piece and attach it to the top of the marshmallow. Once it is set, add a little of the melts to the back of the ball and place it on top. (I find it helpful to dip my clean fingers in the coating powder before handling the pieces.)
Use a little more of the melts to attach 3 eyes to each, placing the middle one slightly higher than the others. You can either use the eyes as they come, or try my favorite trick of attaching them with the white side up (the backs are blank). Then, you can use the black decorating icing to pipe the eyes looking in different directions, which gives them a bit more personality.
After you have completed the eyes, pipe the mouths on using the Kelly green decorating icing.
Allow the marshmallows to set for about 15 minutes. Place a piece of your favorite chocolate on top of an undecorated graham cracker, add your alien, top with the galaxy graham cracker, and enjoy!