Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DIY-chocolate covered marshmallows


Today is LoLo's birthday and I can not believe he is 4 years old! Oh my! Where did the time go? Life around here has been so busy with a 4 year old, almost 3 year old, and a newly turned 9 month old who 'thinks' he can walk-but gravity disagrees!

With every minute of the day flying past me, the last thing I had time to do was make something for LoLo to take to school today to celebrate his birthday.  On one hand I didn't have much time to do anything, on the other hand I wanted him to have something special to share without saying "My Mommy shops at fill-in-the-blank!"

I decided to make chocolate covered marshmallows-and wow was it easy.  I have worked a lot in the past with melted chocolate and covering food or writing names/messages on plates, so I thought this would be easy.

Here are the steps:
  1. I took skewers (usually made for meat) I bought at a local chain store, and cut of the sharp point.  
  2. I bought some large marshmallows and put 3 of them on one end of the skewer.  
  3. In a small saucepan, I melted chocolate chips (I used the T.J. brand because they are semi-sweet and naturally dairy-free).  
  4. After the chocolate was melted, I poured it in a freezer bag, zipped it up and cut a very small hole in the bottom corner.  
  5. I laid out all the marshmallow sticks in a line and poured the chocolate over them in a tight zig-zag pattern.  
  6. Next, I poured white sprinkles on them and let them dry.  
  7. Once they were dry I turned them over and repeated the same process on the other side.  
  8. When they were completely dry I placed them in a clear bag and ....DONE! It took me less than 45 minutes from start to finish and they look really cute!
PS-They are completely dairy-free, so even I could eat them!

6 comments:

  1. I have been in a total marshmallow/chocolate dipping mood myself these past few weeks. I bought those Jet Puff Swallows, (Chocolate Vanilla swirls)graham cracker crumbs, and dipping chocolate to make my kids. I altered the recipe from http://www.moneysavingmom.com/2011/02/valentines-smore-bites.html
    Easy to make and soooo yummy!!!

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  2. New follower, thanks for stopping by my blog. Are you dairy free? I do reviews of dairy free (also free other other allergens)foods on my blog.
    http://tooblessed-tobestressed.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'll have to try this out!

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  4. Looks yummy. Following through MBC

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  5. No, not dairy free. None of us have food allergies that we know of.

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  6. @Amanda,
    I am not dairy free, just extremely lactose intolerant. No fun!
    -MomsLifeMadeEasy

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