Since I was a very small child I have enjoyed Chocolate Covered Marshmallows. I suppose I must give my mom the credit for that. :)
She would treat me to a chocolate covered marshmallow every now and then and made it a special occasion. Knowing how much she enjoyed them increased my own enjoyment and delight.
If you spend very much time browsing through the Chocolate Candy Mall, you will discover that I tend to rhapsodize about a number of different types of chocolate candy. It almost seems like every one is my favorite.
Sorry, I can't help myself! :) Because I adore just about everything to do with chocolate (except for the calories), I really do have a hard time choosing ONE favorite. Instead, I have a whole range of favorites, and one of them is chocolate marshmallow.
If you want to treat yourself or someone you love to some scrumptious chocolate marshmellow candy, you can find it both in bulk or in more sensible quantities online. Here are a few of my favorites...
Remember the delicious old favorites like Valomilk Cups, Goo Goo Supremes, and Mallo Cups? You can still get them at the Old Time Candy Company
If you want to make your own chocolate marshmallow candy, there are several different methods, and all of them are really yummy.
Have a look at these recipes and try them out to discover your own personal preference. Some of the recipes are very basic, so they are quick and simple. Others take a little more time and effort, but still easy to prepare. I hope you fall in love with them as much as I have.
Combine chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler over medium heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth. Alternatively, you could use the microwave to melt the chocolate, but you must be careful not to overheat it. Stir it every 30 seconds to be sure.
Insert a toothpick or skewer into the top of each marshmallow. Dip them one at a time in the chocolate and place on a waxed paper lined tray to set.
Store chocolate marshmallows in an airtight container. Hide them if necessary!
Variation: If you would like to make chocolate caramel marshmallows like in the photo, simply dip the marshmallows in caramel before dipping them in the melted chocolate.
The easiest way to do this is to use caramels and melt them in a saucepan. You can find beautiful caramel for candy making at Candyland Crafts.
But, if you want to make your caramel from scratch, here's a simple caramel recipe:
In a heavy saucepan melt butter. Stir in sugar, corn syrup, and a dash of salt. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Add condensed milk and continue stirring 12-15 minutes until candy thermometer reaches 245 degrees F. For more information see candy syrup stages. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
In a medium saucepan combine the chocolate chips, condensed milk, and marshmallow cream. Heat over low heat stirring until melted and smooth.
Dip marshmallows one at a time in chocolate mixture and roll in crushed nuts. Place on a waxed paper lined tray to set.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
You can use chocolate molds to make some beautiful marshmallow creme filled chocolates. They really are lovely and aren't that tricky to make. They look like you really went to a lot of trouble, but let me give you a few shortcuts that will make them very easy to make.
First of all, get yourself some chocolate molds. You will find an enormous selection at Candyland Crafts.
Most can be purchased for as little as $2.00. You'll love the choices available.
I love these decorator bags filled with flavored creme. Snip off the tip and you are ready to go. Shhhh! Don't give away this secret. Just let everyone think you made it yourself. :)
Lastly, mold your chocolates. Visit the page on how to mold chocolate candy for more tips.
If you have a favorite chocolate covered marshmallow recipe that you would like to share, pass it on to us.
Enjoy your Chocolate Covered Marshmallows!