Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows

It's almost Valentine's Day!!  My preschooler needs to take a treat for her class and you know me now-a-days, I'm always looking for something quick and easy.  

Now, a couple of weeks ago, I was at the grocery store and I saw heart-shaped marshmallows.  My brain started churning and I was coming up with ways to use them for Valentine's day.  I didn't get them at the time.  I decided to wait until I came back.

Bad idea.

When I went back last week to pick up a couple of bags, I was so upset that I couldn't find them.  Anywhere!  So I had to settle for pink, strawberry flavored marshmallows.  I was bummed.

But we moved forward with my plan anyway.  Let me just tell you how much I LOVE them!!!!!  Since we had a few extra marshmallows and chocolate, I decided to try one.



Why didn't I think that chocolate and strawberries would be the perfect combination for Valentine's Day?!?!  I really don't know where my brain was, but once I tasted it, I knew I was on to something.

Something good.

And something easy.

And something SO. STINKIN'. CUTE.

I'm so pleased with how they turned out and I can't wait for my daughter to take them to her class.  And seriously, what preschool-aged child doesn't like marshmallows?  They're sure to be a hit.


Here's what you'll need:

Lollipop sticks
Strawberry-flavored marshmallows
Milk Chocolate

Poke lollipop sticks into marshmallows.

Dip into melted milk chocolate.

Sprinkle with some cute sprinkles.  I placed mine into a square of styrofoam that I had pre-poked with holes about two inches apart.

I'll be able to use these squares for future projects.  Yay!

Let them cool and set.  You can even put them in the fridge for a little bit.


Cover these with some seran wrap, cut into squares, and tie with ribbon.

I made several in packages of two for teachers.

Are these not just the cutest little treats?!


I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


Beth said...

My kids love these. We make the often for treats for school and church. They're so simple!

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BetsyPE said...

Hi! these look so cute!
I am looking for a homemade marshmallow recipe. My son-in-law has food coloring allergies and we aren't taking any risks with that with my grand daughter until she gets older. She is 2 1/2. Marshmallows have Blue in them. If you find a good recipe for them, could you share it? If i find one, I will let you know!

Hannah said...

I'm so glad to hear you guys are thinking these are as fun and cute as I do! BetsyPE, I'm very interested in trying a homemade recipe for marshmallows. I'll post one if I find a good one. And let me know if you find one too!

Thanks for the comments!!

Evelyn said...

What a great idea and its simplicity makes them even more wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Nikki said...

I whipped these up tonight for family night! Our little grocery didn't have the pink ones :( but they were still cute. The kids had fun doing it, and eating them, so that is all that matters! SO CUTE! I have a most delicious homemade marshmallow recipe. It is quick, easy, and they are THE most tender marshmallow I have ever eaten! If you want it, let me know. I make them for Easter in an egg shape! My sis in law made them famous in our family, I can't take any credit! Nikki PS--you can Facebook msg me, or leave a comment on my blog.

JenMarie said...

Oh, how cute! Cute and fast!

My chiropracter had little bags of S'mores mix yesterday. It had 2 graham crackers, 1 large and many small marshmallows and 3 hershey's kisses. I gave it to my daughter, who placed it all together in the toaster oven until browned and squished the top on. Fun!

Mary Bergfeld said...

This is a really cute idea. I am new here, so I decided to take some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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