Welcome crafty guest bloggers Chica & Jo! This is a great holiday treat idea… Maybe with crushed candy canes? -Dot
Hi, we’re Chica and Jo! Dot asked us to share our idea with you for chocolate-covered marshmallow treats. These treats are a fantastic snack for any occasion and are a big hit for holidays, birthday parties, family dinners, or just a rainy day inside with the kids.
Jo was inspired to make these treats after having something similar at Disney World, when she had chocolate-covered marshmallows on a stick. With some quick experimenting, we found that they were very easy to create and customize at home. Here are the simple steps as well as a fun idea for what to use as the holder.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave in a tall, skinny mug so that you can easily dip the marshmallows down into the chocolate. For the chocolate, we recommend using Wilton brand candy melts, which melt easily and cool to a nice, glossy finish that stays hard at room temperature. They are also available in a variety of colors. One bag of these candy melts will make about 12 marshmallow treats.
For the handles of the treats, you’ll use sturdy plastic “crazy” straws that you can get at most grocery stores. The straws are the perfect size to hold two marshmallows, they look really cute, and the kids can wash them and use them as straws afterwards or you can wash them and reuse them another time. Put two large marshmallows on the end of each crazy straw. For an extra yummy twist, look for chocolate flavored marshmallows in the store.
Now for the candies! You can use anything that’s colorful and tiny. We like to use mini M&M’s and sprinkles, but you can use whatever you like or whatever matches the occasion. Pour the candies onto plates or shallow bowls to make them easy to access.
Dip each marshmallow-covered straw into the melted chocolate to coat it and let the excess chocolate drain back into the mug. Then add the candies by holding the marshmallow over the plate and sprinkling the candies on while rotating the marshmallow to be sure you get all sides. For lightweight candies (like sprinkles) you can just roll the
marshmallow in the candy to coat it.
Once the chocolate is covered with candies, put the treat on the parchment paper to cool and harden. When the chocolate is set, store the treats in an airtight container in a cool location. You can also wrap each treat with a little cellophane bag and tie it with a ribbon.
We hope you enjoy these marshmallow treats, and for more fun project ideas (for crafts, food, and fun) please visit us at www.ChicaAndJo.com
Dot here again… do go visit Chica & Jo — tons of great ideas and how-to’s. I love this idea — This could be a fun idea to do with the kids when they are getting bored at Grandma’s… or wouldn’t these be fun wrapped in cellophane for kids party favors, too? Thanks, guys!