Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to visit our college girl at school on homecoming weekend.
I couldn’t arrive empty-handed!
Ouachita Baptist University holds a special place in our hearts. My husband and I met there! Now our oldest is a Ouachita Tiger!
Treats for OBU Homecoming HAD to have a tiger theme!
Tiger Tails were easy to make and yummy to eat!
First, thread three marshmallows onto a bamboo skewer.
Melt orange candy melts.
Dip the marshmallows into the melted candy. I actually had to spread the melted candy on my marshmallows. Just be sure you get a little of the candy on the bamboo skewer and the under-side of the bottom marshmallow. If you don’t, the marshmallows will slide down the skewer.
While candy coating is still wet, sprinkle with orange sugar for extra fanciness.
Stick the coated marshmallows in Styrofoam to dry.
If you ever let your children use your sprinkles, you can expect cross contamination of colors.
I had to pick out all the blue sprinkles. I think this was pay-back for the time I had them separate sprinkles for me.
Melt some chocolate chips in a zip top bag. Once melted, clip the corner of the bag. Drizzle the chocolate back and forth over the orange “tails”. Now they really look like tiger tails! Just don’t twirl the skewer. I tried it. The stripes looked like a spiral not a tiger. Carefree and unstructured is the way to go.
Of course I had to use cellophane wrappers to make them look more professional.
I thought this would be a good opportunity to practice my decorating skills a little, too.
I packed up the treats in an old purple Easter basket, handle removed, with yellow shredded copy paper. I needed the paper shreds to cover the foam in the bottom of the basket necessary for the tiger tails to stand.
I happened to have a big cellophane bag that could house the basket and a big purple bow! Perfect!
The tiger tails were a hit! She even shared with the roommate and suite mates!