Tuesday, April 25, 2017

cactus brownie bites

hey i'm gonna show you how to make a cactus.
and even if you don't have a green thumb,
i can assure you these will never die.

unless of course you eat them...

you can make these tiny treats for 
cinco de mayo dessert.
all you need are:

1. brownie bites from your grocery 
(which i see everywhere including walmart)
2. melted green candy melt in a piping bag
3. flower sprinkles
4. white sugar sprinkles
5. chocolate frosting
6. parchment paper

first let's make the cactus.
there's no pattern here, 
just make a hot dog shape with mini 
hot dog shapes attached on parchment paper.

don't forget the foot on each to use 
as an anchor to hold it up.
(you'll see in a sec)
oh skip that last feet part in the pic.
that would be painful to step on. lol

allow to dry on the parchment paper.
as they dry, take your brownie bites and 
make a slit in the middle with a knife like so:
now it's time to plant those cacti.
just push the anchor feet into the brownie.
you can leave as is or go the next step.
i took some chocolate frosting and actually 
added some peppermint extract to make 
a chocolate mint treat but you certainly can leave it out.
and there you have your fancy mini cactus treats :)
lo and behold you can eat the spines too 
and you won't ever get poked.


and see, they look like real cactus plants even from the back view...
now this is one cinco de mayo treat 
everyone can take care of 
(at least in a tummy-sorta-way).




8 comments:

  1. Yep! That's my kind of cactus! Using the sprinkles for spines was.....what? BRILLIANT, of couse! I'd like to have one of those right this minute. Nice job, kiddo!! Dona

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    1. thanks BBFF! they're the only kinda cactus plant i can actually make. but i haven't managed to figure out how to make them grow lol ;>D

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  2. These are wicked cute! I would love you to share them with Smell Good Sunday http://jaytriedandtrue.blogspot.com/2017/04/smell-good-sunday-18.html

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    1. oh and you are wicked nice Jay! thanks so much! off to check out your party now 😁

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  3. Super cute! there is definitely a succulent trend going on these days :)

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    1. i know isn't that funny how trends are? i don't ever see any chevron in blog world anymore! lol thanks Michelle! :>D

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  4. These cacti are so adorable. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. thank you Bev! and your comment is so sweet :)

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