Minimal Monday: Chocolatellows

Chocolatellows are a magical combination of homemade marshmallows and rich chocolate.  They’ll turn plain hot chocolate into a decadent treat.

Remember the Homemade Marshmallows from last week?   Here’s a fun thing to do with them that the kids will love.

I know this will appeal to kids because when one of my daughters, I don’t remember which one, was in 4th grade, everyone in the class had to invent something.  They had to actually manufacture it, and give a presentation on it.  I remember that part clear as a bell because school projects are just the teacher’s way of checking to see if the parents are paying attention.

You guessed it, my daughter invented ChocolatellowsShe dipped regular store bought marshmallows in chocolate, and the rest is history So, at the risk of copyright infringement, I give you my gourmet version.

All you do is take 8 oz (one box) of baking chocolate squares, either milk or dark, and chop them up a bit.  Put them into a glass measuring cup and microwave until melted.  Give it a minute to start, then stir, and put it back for 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until it’s smooth and thinned to a dunking consistency.  It might take 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Working with one at a time, toss the homemade marshmallow in the chocolate until covered, and then, using a fork, lift it up and tap the excess off against the side of the glass. This is important, you want to get the excess off before setting it down on parchment paper.  If the chocolate thickens as you’re working, put it back in the microwave briefly to heat it back up.

Then you can decorate them, or leave them plain.  Put a stick in them if you want to.  You should be able to coat at least 16 marshmallows with the chocolate.

They’ll look amazing floating in your hot chocolate.

Chocolatellows

Yield: approximately 16 marshmallows

Ingredients

  • 8 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • Marshmallows
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Put in a glass microwave safe bowl and microwave for a minute. Then stir, and put back in the microwave for 15-second intervals if necessary until it is smooth and completely melted.
  2. Set a marshmallow on the tines of a fork, and dip it into the chocolate, A spoon helps to get all the surfaces covered. Let the excess drip off before setting it down on parchment or waxed paper.
  3. Scatter the wet chocolate with sprinkles, if desired.
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Have a fun Monday!

 

13 Comments

  • Reply
    Jacquelyn Grandy
    December 12, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Marshmallows, chocolate and sprinkles=happy kids! So sorry to hear about all your blog issues. I hate when that happens. You feel helpless and frustrated. I’m glad you figured it out and got it solved, but it’s not fun wasting all that time on repair issues when you can be doing something fun like cooking, right?

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    Sue/the view from great island
    December 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I’ve never heard of Chris the Blog Butler, I’m going to check him out, thanks Annie!

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    l o v e l y t h i n g s
    December 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    These look so cute…and yummy I’m sure. When my computer was acting up…as I like to call it…I asked Chris/The Blog Butler and his reply was to clear my cache…who knew?!

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    Magnolia Verandah
    December 11, 2012 at 4:52 am

    This makes the simple marshmellows look special!

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    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    December 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    These are definitely kid-approved…mine want to make some NOW!

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    Marsha
    December 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

    The marshmallows look great . I just wanted to thank you for the penguin recipe. We had a cocktail party last night and our friends loved them. I couldn’t believe how easy they were.

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      Sue/the view from great island
      December 11, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that—I was surprised at how easy they were, too. Usually cute ideas like that require a lot of dexterity and patience, but these were just fun. Weren’t all the different penguin ‘personalities’ so funny?

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    December 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    oh i a loving everything about this post. the homemade marshmallows- the chocolate goodness all over them and the fact that your daughter got to help you! LOVE IT

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    Mary Younkin
    December 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I did this with several marshmallows from my last batch and seriously loved them. Shhhhh, don’t tell my kids though. I didn’t share a single one! These are adorable. I love the addition of the sprinkles!

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      Sue/the view from great island
      December 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      With good quality chocolate as the coating, these really are like candy. I don’t know how you kept your kids away, they seem pretty savvy when it comes to that kind of thing!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    December 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Homemade marshmallows, dipped in chocolate, on a stick, and with sprinkles…now life doesn’t get much better. Great job, Sue!

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