February 15, 2011

Anti-recipe: Chocolate-covered Marshmallows


I know that Valentine’s Day is over, but I still wanted to share this easy and delicious treat that I made. I’m not a baker…chalk it up to my inability to follow recipes without tweaking them. This tendency is invaluable when it comes to cooking because it has led to some wonderful culinary discoveries. But when it comes to baking, my dashes and pinches and substitutions don’t end well. That’s why I knew I could tackle this recipe. It really isn’t a recipe at all, just a fun quick project that was a hit.


These little babies are jumbo strawberry flavored marshmallows dipped in melted chocolate and then coated with baking sprinkles. So easy. So adorable. And my great-grandmother’s vintage pink melamine bowl doesn’t hurt either.

The recipe:

Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips (I used microwave…30 sec. intervals on high). Add a tiny bit of cooking oil to chocolate to keep things smooth. Dip a marshmallow in the chocolate, using a wooden skewer. Sprinkle to your heart’s content. Remove from skewer and put on a plate to set. Repeat until chocolate runs out or you eat all the marshmallows. After allowing them to cool for a bit, I stuck mine in the refrigerator so the chocolate would harden.

I’m already thinking of a St. Patty’s Day variation with plain mallows, mint chocolate and green sprinkles!

Were you feeling the love yesterday? It sure seemed to abound here in blogland! Happy Tuesday!