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:
- I took skewers (usually made for meat) I bought at a local chain store, and cut of the sharp point.
- I bought some large marshmallows and put 3 of them on one end of the skewer.
- In a small saucepan, I melted chocolate chips (I used the T.J. brand because they are semi-sweet and naturally dairy-free).
- 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.
- I laid out all the marshmallow sticks in a line and poured the chocolate over them in a tight zig-zag pattern.
- Next, I poured white sprinkles on them and let them dry.
- Once they were dry I turned them over and repeated the same process on the other side.
- 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!