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!


  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
    Easy to make and soooo yummy!!!

  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.

  3. I'll have to try this out!

  4. Looks yummy. Following through MBC

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

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


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