My hubby and I were invited to our friends house for dinner and wanted to take them a gift. My husband made them homemade hot chocolate mix and I made these sweet little chocolate covered marshmallows. We enjoyed ours after a great dinner and the marshmallows were so good dipped in the hot chocolate. I used candy apple sticks but you could also use popcicle sticks, lollypop sticks or skewers. It's important to use a good quality chocolate such as Callebaut. This recipe makes 20 marshmallow sticks, with each stick holding 3 marshmallows. My husband made two batches of the hot chocolate. The first had crushed candy canes and the second had crushed coffee candies. You could leave the candies out or add another flavour if you wish. The hot chocolate recipe will make about 2 1/2 cups of mix.
Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
60 large marshmallows
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
20 candy apple sticks
sprinkles for decorating
Push 3 marshmallows onto a candy apple stick. Repeat until all the marshmallows are used up. Set aside.
Place the chocolate chips in a heat proof glass bowl. Microwave on a low heat for 30 seconds at a time (you could also melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of barely simmering water).
Hold the marshmallow stick over the chocolate and spoon the chocolate over. Place on parchment or wax paper and top with sprinkles.
Once the chocolate has set you can bag them individually or store in an airtight container.
Homemade Hot Chocolate
3 1/2 cups white sugar
2 1/4 cups cocoa
20 coffee flavoured candies OR 3 candy canes
Crush the candies using a mortar and pestle, a food processor or using a rolling pin.
Mix the sugar, cocoa and candies together.
Store in an airtight container.
When it's time to make your hot chocolate, add 2 1/2 tsp of mix to a mug of hot milk or water and mix.