From the Kitchen

Mini Ice Cream Sundae Candies

If your kids like miniature stuff as much as I do, uh mine do, they’ll love these mini ice cream sundae candies. They’d be a fun ending to a miniature food meal (make mini hamburgers, serve mini corns, and drinks in tiny plastic shot glasses or Dixie cups). Or just serve the mini ice cream candies as a fun treat – any occasion will do!

Decorating these is the fun part, and kids of all ages can get in on the action! Let your toddler help with sprinkles, or older kids help with mixing, construction, and decorating.


  • 2 cups round cereal (like Kix)
  • 1 cup candy melts
  • Chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles
  • (Optional) Teeny marshmallows (I got mine in the coffee bar section at my local restaurant food supply store)
  • (Optional) Other must-have ice cream toppings (banana chips would be cute for a banana split-theme)


  • Mini cupcake liners
  • Small bowls
  • Spoons

To Make:

Microwave a cup of candy melts (or use white chocolate chips) according to package directions. I microwaved them in a bowl in 20 second bursts, stirring between each burst. Once melted, add gel food coloring and candy flavor oil, if desired. Don’t use extracts for flavoring or liquid food colorings because they won’t incorporate with the candy coating.

Mix round cereal into melted candy until covered. Spoon into mini cupcake liners (I turned my liners inside-out so the printed part would show around the candy.)

Melt chocolate chips for a topping and spoon on top, add sprinkles and any other decorations on top. Allow to cool and completely set before serving. (If using chocolate chips, you might want to pop everything in the fridge to help it cool and set).

Bonus Idea: You can also make yummy treats using coconut instead of cereal (really, you can use pretty much any ingredient with chocolate chips/candy melts and they’ll be amazing). For Valentine’s Day, I made X’s and O’s – they look great in a big group, or given in a gift box (heart-shaped or otherwise).

Heather Mann is a regular contributor at Make and Takes. She’s is the mother of three boys, ages 3,  2, and baby. She publishes Dollar Store Crafts, a daily blog devoted to hip crafting at dollar store prices, CROQ Zine, a print magazine devoted to hip crafting, and also CraftFail, a community blog that encourages crafters to share their not-so-successful craft attempts.


  1. The best possible way to advertise your business these days is through web
    marketing. 6% have their web pages, and blogs to
    index, so your matt cutts changes can only impact the search results, and some re-thinking of how you can use URL rewriting tools.
    Attraction – Retail JCP enney must continue showing these
    women they can rely on their brand promises. Let your friends
    like your page and to categorize it properly.

  2. Must quit job and make every thing I see at Make and Takes!!! LOL!

    I’m thinking the whole miniature thing will be super fun for April Fools!


Make and Takes more recent posts