At the end of winter break I wanted to bake something special (and transportable) to bring back to school for my roommates, so I decided to make marshmallows. I made plain vanilla marshmallows so that I could do a fun take on s’mores: marshmallows dipped in chocolate and rolled in crushed graham crackers. (One recipe I saw suggested rolling the marshmallows in crushed peppermint, but since my first–and last–experience with mint flavored marshmallows, I can’t stand the combination. Something about the foamy texture and minty flavor of the marshmallow reminded me of brushing my teeth).
I used this recipe from the food network that got terrific reviews online, and it turned out really well for me. My sister and I decorated them with graham crackers and sliced almonds. Here are the results:
I dipped the marshmallows in a combination of milk chocolate candy melts and semi-sweet chocolate morsels. I avoided tempering the morsels by melting the candy melts in the microwave and then mixing in the morsels until they melted. When I needed to add more morsels to the mixture I just stuck the bowl of chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time.
We made the marshmallow in this last picture by dipping it before the morsels had completely melted. It came out a little streaky as a result, but I think it’s cute.