Thursday, January 12, 2012
It's hard to believe that it's 2012 already and January is nearly half over! I have been crazy busy with the holidays and computer issues!! Now that the holidays are over and my computer issues seem to be resolved I can get back to posting! I am already looking ahead to Valentine's day and wanted to share one of my daughters favorite treats. They are super cute and so easy in fact, my daughter usually does most of the work, I always seem to get stuck with the clean up though!
Chocolate covered marshmallows! These are always a kid favorite and the best thing is you can do them a million different ways! The ones above are completely dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkles and are on a stick. Of course you could do less chocolate and sprinkles and no stick as well. It's totally up to you! No matter how you do them they are always yummy and super easy.
Here's what you need:
Bag of marshmallows( strawberry ones always make a fun surprise inside)
Chocolate candy coating ( I like Merckens, but use what you have or like best) any flavor, dark, milk or white.
Sprinkles, nuts, graham crackers. Anything you want to dip it in
Sucker sticks are optional but do make dipping easier.
Melt your chocolate. Once chocolate is melted dip the end of the sucker stick into the chocolate and then into your marshmallow. If you are not using sticks you can skip that step of course. Once the chocolate has set up on the stick you can dip the marshmallow into your chocolate either all the way or part way. Next dip it into the sprinkles or other topping you chose. Then I use a piece of Styrofoam to use to place my sticks into while the coating dries, you could also use wax paper to sit them on. Once the chocolate has harden you can store in an airtight container.
And that's it. Instant super cute, fun and tasty treat. Let your kids do them. They will have a blast!! And they make a fun surprise in their lunch boxes too :)