When I think of Easter…I think of Peeps! You know, those cute little marshmallow creations covered in fine sugar. Well Peeps have come a long way. Not only do they come in a variety of colors, they are also available in a variety of flavors and shapes as well (chicks, rabbits, eggs…you get the idea). If you love Peeps, I highly recommend that you visit their website. It is loaded with all types of fun stuff including recipes, crafts and more!
This year, as a special Easter treat, I promised my niece Sophia that I would make her some chocolate covered marshmallows. Since I have never made chocolate covered marshmallows before I decided to practice. My neighbors LOVE when I practice making homemade candy and baked goods because they get to be my “taste testers!” I bought some jumbo marshmallows, Peeps, dark chocolate candy melts, sprinkles and pastel paper straws. I found the paper straws in a bargain bin at my local party store (they were only $1). I love when I find a good bargain!
Anyway…on to the important stuff! First, I melted the chocolate until it was nice and creamy (no lumps!). I applied a small amount of chocolate to the end of the straw before sticking it into the marshmallow. I did this because when the chocolate cools and hardens it will keep the marshmallow from falling off. Once the marshmallow was attached to the straw, I carefully dipped it into the melted chocolate. I chose to only coat the top portion of each marshmallow instead of the entire thing (less messy but just as tasty). Of course, you can coat the entire marshmallow if you wish! Once the marshmallow was covered in chocolate I applied the sprinkles. I then stuck the straw into a piece of foam and put the foam into the refrigerator. The chocolate only took about 10 minutes or so to harden. By the way, you can buy foam at the Dollar Tree. I have found that floral foam really comes in handy (when you least expect it) so I always keep several pieces on hand.
When all was said and done I ended up with one dozen dipped jumbo marshmallows and several Peeps. The entire process only took about 45 minutes and clean up was a breeze. My husband (and several neighbors) said that the chocolate covered marshmallows were delicious and asked if I would make more! Mission accomplished! I can’t wait until Easter so I can make some for Sophia. I know she will love them.
There are so many cool (and yummy) things you can make with Peeps and Marshmallows. Below are some of my favorite ideas! If you have some free time, check them out! Well that’s it for now! As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Happy Crafting!