Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows

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Large marshmallows dipped in chocolate and decorated with a variety of toppings.

Yield:  About 30-35 large marshmallows

It’s funny, how we make decisions sometimes.  I was wandering through the blogosphere, looking for fun cookies and other recipes to try when I found a picture of these marshmallows dipped in chocolate.  They reminded me of a local candy company that sells amazing candied apples.  I’m not a big fan of caramel apples, myself, so I was much more impressed by the one tray of candy marshmallows in their window.  They look a lot like the apples, just not quite so round.  The next day, I found marshmallows on clearance at the grocery store, and in that moment, the decision was made.

I love using candy melts.  They are easy to use, and tasty.  I bought a small box of them at the grocery store, and used about half the box for my recipe.  I’d estimate I used about a third of a pound.

I melted them in a glass bowl in the microwave.  I put them in for 30 seconds at a time, stirring well between each, until they are melted.  Then I used my clearance marshmallows and dipped them.  The chocolate was actually quite thick, more than I expected, which made it very easy to work with.  I did about 5 marshmallows at a time, sitting them up on a tray to cool.  Then I added toppings and did the same with 5 more.

In the end, my 1/3 pound of chocolate was almost the perfect amount to top the entire bag of marshmallows, nearly 35 of them in all.  I did have a couple marshmallows left over, which I obviously used to scrape the last little bit of chocolate off the sides of the bowl.

Well, wouldn’t you?

The fun part was topping them.  I emptied my cupboards and found the following fun toppers:

  • Peanuts
  • Sprinkles and Nonpareils
  • Chocolate chips and white chocolate chips
  • Coconut
  • Crushed peppermint candies

I also think it would be fun to use:

  • Graham crackers
  • Pistachios
  • Toffee bits
  • Whipped Cream
  • Red Hots or other small candies
  • Cinnamon or Cherry gummy candies

You can probably think of more ideas yourself.  I say, use what you have!  It’s a fun way to make use of whatever is in your cupboard.

After I topped them, I put them in the fridge for 5 minutes or so, just to set the chocolate.

In my case, I was planning to give these as a gift, so I also had to package them.  I considered leaving this part out of the post, to save myself a little embarrassment, but we all deserve some honesty in our lives, right?  So I’m coming clean about something.

I found these food-packaging boxes in the dollar aisle at Target.

At Christmastime.

No, I never used them.  I intended to bake some lovely boxes of cookies for my neighbors, but Christmas being the baking disaster that it was, I never got it done.  The boxes have been sitting in my closet ever since.  So, yes, I used the Christmas snowflake box to package the marshmallows for a birthday gift in February.  I admit it.  And I’m pretty sure my 9-year-old nephew doesn’t mind too much how his sugar coma comes packaged.

Frankly, neither do I.

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
 
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A recipe for a marshmallow dipped in chocolate and covered with a variety of toppings.
Category: Snacks
Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. large marshmallows (about 35 marshmallows)
  • about ⅓ pound chocolate candy melts
  • toppings of your choice.
Instructions
  1. Place chocolate in a glass or microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring well between each, until completely melted.
  2. Dip tops of marshmallows in chocolate and stand upright to cool.
  3. Place toppings on the dipped marshmallows within a couple minutes.
  4. Chill for a few minutes to set chocolate before serving.

 

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