Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

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. 

Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

4 from 4 votes
Recipe by Madison Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (12 oz) bags chocolate candy melts (dark or milk chocolate)

  • 18 regular sized marshmallows

  • wooden skewers or lollipop sticks (optional)

  • crushed soft peppermint (optional)

Directions

  • Assemble 3 marshmallows on each skewer and set aside. (If not using skewers or lollipop sticks, you can skip this part).
  • In a medium saucepan, melt chocolate melts over low heat and constantly stir until the chocolate is completely melted. (This should only take about 2-3 minutes)
  • Holding the marshmallow skewer in your hand, dip into the melted chocolate, tilting the pot if needed or using a spoon to guide the chocolate on so it coats all the marshmallows.
  • After dipping, place each chocolate covered marshmallow skewer on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Repeat until you have completed 6 sticks or 18 individuals.
  • Place cookie sheet in refrigerator for 15 minutes. When ready, they will peel right off the wax paper easily. Enjoy!

Notes

  • It is best to chill the marshmallows in the refrigerator before putting them on the skewers so they get stiff enough to go on the skewers and hold their shape.

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.

Marshmallows on skewers

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. 

Melted chocolate

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!

-Madison

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