Lambs symbolize gentleness, innocence, purity, and sweetness, and these completely edible, Sweet Little Lambs are all of the above — especially the sweetness part. This adorable, no-cook cookie/candy combo is perfect for Easter, baby showers, and birthdays. I have used them as buffet table decorations, place card holders, and as a centerpiece.
Milano Cookies are the foundation for these critters, providing the perfect shape. Choose any flavor you like. I used mint chocolate, a personal preference. Mini marshmallows create the lamb’s wool. Mini chocolate morsels are perfect for eyes, and the hoofs are brown peanut M&Ms. Melted white chocolate morsels make the “glue” that holds everything together. A half-cup of morsels makes enough “glue” for three lambs. Any vanilla or white candy coating can be substituted for white chocolate chips. If your “glue” seizes up or becomes dry and clumpy, add a little oil (coconut, canola, or vegetable) one teaspoon at a time until a smooth consistency is achieved.
No refrigeration is needed (after the chocolate glue has dried), and they have a long shelf life. This is a fun project for older kids. (It may require too much patience and precision for little ones.) If you needed to make a herd, I would recruit a few volunteers and make it a party!
Sweet Little LambsCourse: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
This adorable, no-cook cookie/candy combo is appropriate for Easter, baby showers, and birthdays.
½ cup White chocolate chips/morsels
6 Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies (any flavor)
½ bag of mini marshmallows
6 Mini chocolate chips/morsels (eyes)
12 Peanut M&Ms – brown color (Hooves)
- To make the “glue”, melt the white chocolate chips/morsels in the microwave as directed on the package, in a small bowl. Stir until the mixture is smooth. If the mixture is too dry, add oil (a teaspoon at a time.
- To make the body of the lambs, spread a layer of the white chocolate on one side of three cookies. Randomly attach mini marshmallows to cover the surface. It takes a few minutes for the “glue” to hold. Handle the cookie carefully to avoid the marshmallows from sliding off. Chill in the freezer for 5 minutes to completely set. Remove from freezer and repeat process on the other side of the cookie. When both sides are done, dip individual marshmallows in the white chocolate and cover the side edges. Chill in freezer for 5 minutes to set. When the entire cookie is covered in marshmallows, fill in any gaps.
- Make the eyes by adhering a mini chocolate chip/morsel to a mini marshmallow with a small drop of the white chocolate. While the eyes are setting, flatten 6 marshmallows to make the ears. Adhere the ears to the other three cookies with the white chocolate. Pop in the freezer for a few minutes to firmly set. Remove from freezer. Dip the marshmallow eyes into the white chocolate and adhere below the ears. Chill in freezer for 5 minutes.
- While the head is chilling. Adhere the peanut M&M “feet” to the body with the white chocolate glue.
- Glue the cookie head to the marshmallow body with a dollop of white chocolate. Hold in place for at least one minute. Be patient! When the cookie head stays attached on it’s own, chill in the freezer for 5 minutes. When firmly set the little lambs are ready to be displayed!