- Melting chocolate
- Crazy straws
- Decorative candies
- Parchment paper
While visiting Disney World, we had to try some of the yummy treats they had available. One of our favorites was simply marshmallows coated in chocolate with a candy coating. I made a mental note of this easy but fun treat and decided to make some for Little Jo’s birthday party.
Here are the simple steps and a fun idea for what to use as the holder.
First, I took out my handy-dandy parchment paper and lined my baking sheet. Then, I started melting my chocolate in a tall, skinny mug so that I could dip the marshmallows down into the chocolate. I used one bag of Wilton dark chocolate candy melts to make 12 of the treats (Fig 1).
I used crazy straws that I found at the grocery as the sticks to hold the marshmallows. They are the perfect size to hold two marshmallows, they look really cute and the kids can wash them and use them as straws afterwards or you can wash them and reuse them another time. I just used basic crazy straws but you can find all sorts of themed straws as well.
Once I threaded the two marshmallows on each straw, (I used both regular and chocolate-flavored marshmallows) I placed them on the parchment sheet (Fig 2) and got out my candies. I chose miniature M&M’s and patriotic sprinkles. I made most of them with the M&M’s but wanted to see how they would look with the sprinkles to consider using them for Fourth of July treats. I will definitely do them again for Independence Day treats but will use patriotic colored straws and perhaps even white chocolate as my dipping base.
I dipped each marshmallow covered straw into the chocolate and let the excess drain back into the cup (Fig 3). Then, I placed one side down into the plate of M&M’s and quickly transferred it to the parchment paper. I sprinkled the top side with some additional M&M’s to cover the entire surface. The M&M’s are still quite heavy so you can’t actually roll the covered marshmallows in the M&M’s. For the sprinkled ones, I just held them over the plate of sprinkles and rotated the straw as I sprinkled the decorative sugar candies over the chocolate. This was a bit easier than the M&M’s but doesn’t taste as decadent! (Fig 4)
After drying (Fig 5), I placed them all into an airtight container for shipping. You could also wrap them individually in Saran Wrap tied with ribbon to hand out as well. They were a huge hit with the kids and the adults! I will definitely be making these fun treats for Chica’s upcoming Fourth of July party.