This is the perfect time of year for yummy treats and to spread: “Good Tidings of Great Joy.” My neighbors have been stopping by all week dropping off gift cards and their yummy homemade baked goods, packaged perfectly. I definitely want to return their kindness. I can almost hear Mr. Rogers singing “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” when I put on my jacket and shoes and go knock on their doors with my mask on, of course. We still have to be cautious, while being neighborly. Now, I know exactly what I am going to make for them…Chocolate Covered Marshmallows. Yum Yum!
Of course, I will put them in a clear cellophane bag with a festive ribbon tied around each one with a cute: “So Glad We Are Neighbors” tag. They are going to love them! I just know it! And guess what? You will too! Why? Because, it is super easy and super fast to make. You only need two ingredients and a lollipop stick or wooden skewer in which to place the marshmallows on. Only two ingredients: One bag of chocolate melts (dark or milk chocolate) and a half bag of marshmallows. You can easily make about 6 three-skewered marshmallows dipped in chocolate.
I got a little creative and decided that I would crush a small soft peppermint on a few and they were mouthwatering. You can purchase a bag of candy melts at your local Walmart or any craft store. They usually run about $3 per bag. Of course, the marshmallows are an easy find at your local grocery store. You do not have to put them on sticks like I did.
You can choose to dip each marshmallow in the melted chocolate individually by hand and put them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper to get cold in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Please be careful: The chocolate might still be a little warm after turning off the low burning stovetop; and I do not want you getting burned before eating your tasty concoction. That is why I use a wooden skewer or lollipop stick to dip the marshmallow in the warm chocolate and immediately place it on the cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Once the chocolate covered marshmallows are on the wax paper lined cookie sheet, they will start to set.
Try to work quickly when dipping, because they need to be refrigerated to harden. Here is a tip: Put your bag of marshmallows in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before you place them on a lollipop stick; and they will not be sticky and will slide on effortlessly. Who knew this recipe could be so much fun to make and so very simple.
I like simple, but good tasting desserts. And yes, you are in for a wonderful delight with this one. Enjoy this sweet treat! I know my neighbors will, because, these easy and delicious Chocolate Covered Marshmallows, will make your palate quite Jolly.
Happy Dipping…and Eating!