Since we served at hot chocolate bar at our recent baby celebration for Anne, Stef and I thought it would be fun to have a variety of ways for people to gussy up their cocoa. One of the garnishes I made was these oversized, chocolate dipped marshmallows. Not only do they look pretty but you can let the chocolate melt into your drink for some extra richness.
I made them with my sister, which made it easier since you have to work fast. Adding sprinkles would be a fun task for little helpers – just have them be careful not to touch the hot, melted chocolate.
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
1 bag of marshmallows (I used the jumbo size)
1 bag of chocolate chips
1/2 bag of chocolate chips and 1/2 bag of white chocolate chips
assorted sprinkles or sanding sugars
Melt chocolate over medium heat using a double boiler or make your own faux double boiler by placing a glass mixing bowl on a sauce pan so that the bottom of the bowl hangs about 1″ above your water. This will only work if your bowl fits securely into your pan. You could also melt the chocolate in the microwave, however I find I get more control with a double boiler since you don’t want to overheat the chocolate – especially the white chocolate.
As soon as the chips have all just melted, reduce the heat to medium low. If you’re using white chocolate, add any food coloring you wish now and quickly stir it in.
Working quickly, dunk and twirl the top of each marshmallow into the chocolate until the top is coated.