These are my favorite!
Y’all, these Chocolate Marshmallows are the sweetest simpliest way of sharing love. The thing that makes these worth doing is how versatile they are. I make them for Easter and Christmas and Halloween also because all it takes is a change in the sprinkles to transcend their shrarability. (I think I made that word up)
I used paper straws for these & cut them in half for little hands. You can also use the lollipop sticks you find at Michaels or Hobby Lobby for example & while you’re there grab some tiny bags! They sell them in packs of 100 or more for a couple bucks. (Use a coupon & you’ll save 40%) Tie them with a twist tie or twine like I have here & your gift is made. You can also write little tags if you have time that will personalize each treat.
- 12 ounces of chocolate -I use bittersweet & Milk. ( I used Ghirardelli)
- 1 bag of large Marshmallows ( I prefer Kraft)
- About 30-40 1/2 straws (Depending on if you make a full bag)
- Sprinkles! (Pre laid out as you want to dip them because you will need to work quickly)
- Lollipop bags & twine if you are giving these away as gifts.
- Parchment paper for resting the pops
I use a double boiler method to melt the chocolate. This is because once you melt the chocolate you can turn the heat off but, leave it sitting on the warm water will keep it in a warm consistent melt so you can easily dip the marshmallows. Please work quickly though because once it starts to cool it will become thicker & harder to spread!
I decided to just dip 1/2 way up the marshmallows. Put the straw into the marshmallow to secure it and dip it in the chocolate. Use a knife or cookie spatula to smooth off the excess chocolate & immediately cover in sprinkles. Set them on the parchment to cool until you can remove them from the paper. Typically I wait an hour.
Put them into bags & tie something festive & you’re ready to share these! I hope you’ll make them!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Xo- Jennifer