Thursday, September 15, 2011

Easy Sweet Treats

Since my sister's baby shower fell during the busiest week of the year for me, it took a little bit of planning and coordination to make sure that every detail was perfect for the shower, while giving me enough time to finish everything else on the agenda for the week.


The girls love chocolate covered marshmallows and wanted to serve this sweet treat at the baby shower. After a quick shopping trip, I decided that this little project was easy enough that the girls could make these with only a little bit of assistance from me.

First we assembled our ingredients. Everything here made just over 40 chocolate covered marshmallows, with a few plain marshmallows left in the bag for the chefs. The candy confetti is from Williams Sonoma. The chocolate wafers can be found at craft stores like Michaels or AC Moore. I was worried that it might not taste as good as other brands of chocolate, but it was delicious.


Instructions:
- Put marshmallows on a candy craft stick. I used the lollipop sticks for this. You'll want to make sure that the stick is straight when the marshmallow is sitting upright.


- Assemble everything you need to coat the marshmallows before you start melting the chocolate. Once the chocolate reaches the perfect consistency, things move very quickly.

- Although you can melt the chocolate wafers in a double boiler on the stove, the girls slowly melted the wafers in the microwave. This is a kid friendly technique that works well. In several batches, melt the wafers at 50% power for 45 seconds and stir. Repeat this until the consistency is smooth, without overheating.

- Dip the marshmallow in the melted chocolate.

- Immediately roll the chocolated covered marshmallow in the candy confetti.

- Place the marshmallows on wax paper.

- There is no need to refrigerate.


Making chocolate covered marshmallows is easy, fast, and fun. With a little help at the microwave or stove from a parent, even a young child can help with this treat. Excluding drying time, this took us less than an hour. We're going to try this again soon.  This time we're going to put 3 marshmallows on a stick and dip.  These go for a pretty price in gourmet stores and make excellent gifts. 

The minnies also helped put the zinnia centerpieces together!

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Have a beautiful day!

xoxo





3 comments:

  1. This looks so much easier to make than cake pops. Great idea!

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  2. Oh my gosh! These look absolutely delicious, not to mention easy to make. I'll definately be trying these next time I decide to bake. Thanks!

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  3. These look great! How far in advance can you make them?

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