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With the holidays quickly coming, I’m always looking for frugal, simple, and fun dessert ideas.
One of our favorite treats is marshmallows, whether they’re roasted, inside a S’More, or melting into a hot cup of cocoa. Naturally, a quick dessert idea should contain these fun treats!
I noticed while I was stocking up for my holiday baking at WalMart the other day that there were some fun flavors of marshmallows available! Kraft offers candy corn, red velvet, and pumpkin spice marshmallows! They’re super cute! The red velvet is shaped like a cupcake. The pumpkin spice is shaped like a pumpkin. And the candy corn is shaped, well, like candy corn.
Chocolate covered marshmallow pops:
The girls and I grabbed some of these fun, new marshmallows along with Baker’s chocolates (semi-sweet and white were our choices), Kraft caramel bits, Baker’s shredded coconut, peanuts, sprinkles, and some skewers. We had a blast creating these chocolate covered marshmallows and would love to share our adventures with you!
We set up a decorating bar to get started. Bowls were filled with melted chocolates, caramel bits, shredded coconut, sprinkles, and chopped nuts.
To begin, I cut the skewer sticks in half. Use care when doing this! I use heavy duty kitchen scissors to do this job.
Then I dipped the end of the stick into melted white chocolate, then into the marshmallow. By adding the chocolate, the marshmallow will cling better to the stick. Once all of the marshmallows were done, I put the tray of them into the freezer. This will help protect them from melting when dipped into the melted chocolate.
After being in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, pull the tray from the freezer and get busy with the fun!
We found that using a spoon to pour the melted chocolate over the marshmallow was the easiest way to do this. Then into the bowl of our desired topping. Set the marshmallow into a paper muffin cup and onto a tray.
We tried something new this time in our marshmallow creation. We melted the caramel nibs with some sweetened condensed milk, and coated the marshmallows in it. YUM! You do have to be careful and work quickly as the caramel gets much more hot than the melted chocolate. (I’m sorry for the lack of photo, our lighting was going away fast- this time change is messing with our photography time!) The caramel sets up quickly on the cold marshmallow, so be fast. But, it’s worth the effort because it tastes great and looks pretty. For some, we coated the marshmallow in caramel, then dipped it into melted chocolate, then coated with chopped nuts.
Use your imagination and have fun! This dessert is quick, simple, and frugal. Add them to your dessert menu for Thanksgiving.
What desserts are you serving for your Thanksgiving meal this year?
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