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:
- Sprinkles and Nonpareils
- Chocolate chips and white chocolate chips
- Crushed peppermint candies
I also think it would be fun to use:
- Graham crackers
- 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.
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.
- 1 pkg. large marshmallows (about 35 marshmallows)
- about ⅓ pound chocolate candy melts
- toppings of your choice.
- Place chocolate in a glass or microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring well between each, until completely melted.
- Dip tops of marshmallows in chocolate and stand upright to cool.
- Place toppings on the dipped marshmallows within a couple minutes.
- Chill for a few minutes to set chocolate before serving.