Sticky Recipes

Most of these are pretty easy, but please do get an adult's permission before making them on your own. Also, make sure no one else in the room has an allergy to any of the foods you are using (especially peanuts).


Marshmallow Taffy

  • 1 large marshmallow

Wash your hands really well if you want to eat it when you're done. 

Take one large marshmallow (campfire size) and pull it in half. Stick it back together and then pull it in half again a different way. Repeat 20 or more times. 

After the first 5 or 6 times, you'll notice the marshmallow pulling farther. Each time, it will stretch more and more, like taffy. Near the end, you'll be pulling apart long, gooey marshmallow strings. 

Lick your fingers to eat it when done.


Peanut Butter, Honey, and Banana Sandwich

  • jar of peanut butter
  • bottle of honey
  • 1 banana (a half-banana could be enough depending on the size)
  • 2 slices of bread

Pour just enough honey to cover the surface onto both pieces of bread. Spread it and let it soak in for a few seconds.

Spread layer of peanut butter (you know how much you like) on one slice of bread.

Cut banana into pieces--long strips for less mess, rounds for slightly more mess. Cover surface of peanut butter bread slice with banana.

Put top slice on, honey side down. 

Options: (1.) for stickier sandwich, pour extra honey over banana. (2.) My favorite is made by using molasses instead of honey, but take a small taste of molasses first to make sure you like it.


Dirt Cake

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups whipped topping
  • 1 small box of instant chocolate pudding 
  • 16 ounces chocolate cookies (wafers or Oreos work)
  • gummy worms (16 or more)

Crush cookies into small crumbs (freezing them first may help), and set them aside. 

Beat milk and pudding in a medium bowl until well blended. Let stand for 5-6 minutes. Stir in whipped topping.

Use either large bowl (glass lets you see under the surface of the dirt) or 8 individual 8-ounce cups to serve.

For large bowl: Put a third of the crushed cookies in bottom of the bowl. Cover with half the pudding, adding half of the gummy worms in this layer. Layer on another third of the cookies. Then cover with the rest of the pudding all but one or two worms. Sprinkle on the rest of the crumbs, and stick remaining worms in the dirt so they are sticking out.

For individual cups: Put a spoonful of crumbs in the bottom of each cup. Fill cups 3/4 full with pudding. Sprinkle the rest of the crumbs. Stick a couple worms into the dirt of each cup.

Options: (1) To add rocks to the dirt, use chocolate or butterscotch chips or chopped nuts (if there are no nut allergies). (2) Add grass by stirring together shredded coconut and green food coloring, then sprinkling over the top layer of dirt. Make sure at least one gummy worm still pokes out after you do this.


Melty, Sticky Chocolate

  • bite-size chocolate candies
  • small Ziploc bag

Unwrap several chocolate candies (Hershey's Kisses perhaps), and put them in a small Ziploc bag. Seal it. 

Put the bag in your pocket for several hours--or less time if it's hot outside. 

Wash your hands, and then pull bag out of pocket.

Eat melty, sticky chocolate.

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