Guest Post from Christy Halsell
Sunday afternoons can be sweetly quiet around my house. It’s fun to get the older boys (by “older”, I mean 6 and 7) involved in cooking projects while the little ones are napping.
This past Sunday I had the perfect treat up my sleeve.
- 2 bags of regular-sized marshmallows
- 1 12oz. bag of chocolate chips
- 6 Tbsp. butter
- 2 Tbsp. corn syrup
- M&Ms (fall colors, see below)
(You can also try 1 tablespoon of shortening in place of the last two ingredients, but the chocolate might look kind of crackly once it dries.)
1. Have the children sort through the M&Ms and remove all the blues and greens so you have fall-themed M&Ms.
2. Put the chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt on high for 45 seconds. Stir thoroughly. Melt in 15-20 second intervals (stirring between each session) until completely smooth. Be careful here, if they get over-melted the chocolate won’t be smooth.
3. Get your “dipping stations” ready and let the kids go at it. I covered cookie sheets with parchment paper to lessen the clean-up.
The best thing about cooking with M&Ms is that you can adapt the treat to any holiday M&M puts out special colors for: Christmas, Valentine’s Day, you name it. Chocolate-covered marshmallows for all!
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