Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Christmas Chocolate Marshmallows

I'm not sure how the idea for these came to me, perhaps it's because I've become a bit obsessed with cake pops recently and feel like I want to try and put everything on the end of a stick now. These were incredibly simple to make but looked so effective inside my christmas treat boxes!

To make these, you will need:

White chocolate or white candy melts
lollypop sticks
christmas trees/snowflakes etc cut out of sugarpaste and left to dry

Begin by melting your chocolate either in a bowl over some boiling water or in the microwave. I used candy melts. Take your lolly stick and dip the end of it into some boiling water and then push it up into your marshmallow. It should slide in and then stick there.

Next, tilt your bowl of chocolate so that you can dip your marshmallow right into it, twist the lolly stick as you pull it out of the chocolate so that the excess comes off and you're left with chocolate swirled all the way round the marshmallow.

Then, sprinkle whatever you have chosen to decorate your marshmallow with and press on your christmas shape.

Press the stick into a block of polystyrene to allow it to dry.


If you're interested in going the whole hog and actually making the marshmallows yourself, check out this post on the wonderful An American Cupcake in London blog

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