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I am so excited to share this little DIY bouquet with you all today. I think this is probably true for most men, but it is really hard to wow and surprise Jake. So, in order to build him a fun gift basket, I went with what I know to be most true: he loves food. Food I can definitely do. If this is the case for you as well, stay tuned to check out how I created the ultimate man basket for Jake this Christmas.
What you’ll need:
- 26 pack Slim Jims
- Jumbo Marshmallows
- 8 0z Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 8 0z semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- wax paper
- Skewer sticks
- a cute container
So, since this basket does require me to make a sweet treat, we will start there. For these chocolate dipped marshmallows, the process is simple. Create a bain marie on your stove. This is just a bit of simmering water with a glass bowl over top. Once the water is simmering, pour your chocolate chips, butter and sweetened condensed milk into the bowl. Stir and melt completely.
While this is melting, go ahead and stick a skewer through your marshmallows. This will make them easier to dip!
When the chocolate is ready, dip the marshmallows in, coat them well and put on wax paper to set.
pro tip: If you are wanting to coat your chocolate dipped marshmallows with peppermint or nuts, do this before you put them in the fridge.
I put them in the fridge for about an hour to ensure the chocolate had hardened completely.
While those are chilling in the fridge, it’s time to assemble the rest of your basket. I thought this little bucket was perfect and it’s so adorable. So I am just going to start affixing all of my different goodies to the skewers. You can cut your skewers down to different sizes to create a cute bouquet affect as well! Arrange all of the different items to your liking, and then add the marshmallow skewers.
Voila, you have yourself the perfect man bouquet, complete with fun and food. I found the 26 pack of Slim Jims and everything else I needed for this post at Walmart!
Jake loved this little gift, and I’m sure your man will too! Tell me below, what would you include in your basket?