Monday, January 7, 2013

Chocolate Covered Mashmallows {Recipe}


I came across this pin for caramel and chocolate covered marshmallows from A Turtle's Life for Me.  I thought they would be perfect for our family's Christmas Eve party.  However, I couldn't get the caramel right and it kept slipping right off the marshmallows no matter what I tried.  Blerg!!  I wasted about a dozen marshmallows before I decided that plain chocolate marshmallows would have to do.

Once I made that decision, these went really really fast.

I found these great red and white paper straws at my local Meijer that reminded me of candy canes (they were in a box like this).  Cut in half they were the perfect size for the sticks.

Don't these look delish?  Everyone at the party thought so too which is why out of a whole bag of marshmallows, there were only six left at the end of the night. 

Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
Source: All over the internet

Ingredients:
1 pacakge of marshmallows
1 package of chocolate bark
2 T Crisco
Red & white paper straws cut in half (you can also use lollipop sticks)

Directions:
Break up the chocolate bark into a small saucepan.
Melt over low heat.
Once melted, add 2 tablespoons of Crisco to make the chocolate smooth and glossy.
Insert the 1 cut straw into each marshmallow
Place a piece of parchment paper on your counter
Dip each marshmallow into the chocolate, tapping the straw against the rim to remove the excess chocolate.
Place onto the parchment paper.
Let cool.
Repeat until all your marshmallows are covered.
They only take about 5 minutes to get hard and are ready to serve.
Enjoy! (Don't eat to many before your guest arrive! :-D)

5 comments:

  1. These are definitely very cute and look soooooooooooo delicious.
    Marshmallow and chocolate together - YUMMY

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  2. I did something simular. It looked so easy. Mine was to melt chocolate in a double burner, fine. They used straws but I used a candy cane. Impailed the marshmallow and dipped it in the chocolate. The chocolate changed its texture though, apparently not likeing the marshmallow. Then the still wet chocolate marshmallow dipped in crushed candy cane.........what a mess making it and they went so quick.
    Janice

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