I am obsessed with marshmallows. I mean, obsessed. At a campfire you will find me nursing my own bag snacking on raw ones while I set others on fire. Then I eat the crispy part, and burn the next layer. basically the only reason I drink hot chocolate is for the marshmallows. I grab one or two when I walk by the cupboard they are in, and I can’t stop myself from grabbing any seasonal-shaped marshmallow treat.
So that’s why I can’t believe I haven’t made my own before! It’s so easy and they taste SO GOOD.
For neighbor gifts this year I used this Homemade Marshmallow Recipe from Alton Brown.
I didn’t have a 9×13 pan (as the recipe calls for), so I used a regular cookie sheet, and they were thinner, but it worked great. I let mine sit out overnight.
For the chocolate coating I used 3 bars of semi-sweet Ghirardelli chocolate (most super-markets have them).
To melt the chocolate break it up in a microwave safe container, and melt it in 30 second bursts, stirring in-between. Do not let it go longer for 30 seconds! Your chocolate will sieze so quickly and that’s the worst!
As you can see I cut out my marshmallows with a pizza cutter and I didn’t worry about making them too perfect. Then I dipped them in the chocolate and alternated dipping them in silver sanding sugar and white non-pareils. I left some plain too. I think it would be SUPER cute to dip these in crushed candy canes!
I wish I would have made two batches so I could give each neighbor more, but sometimes I just have to tell myself, “Enough is enough!” And then lay awake at night still wishing I had made more, wondering if people thought I was stingy. AH!
Anyway, here’s how I packaged them!
I have the same philosophy about wrapping things as I do about making salads, it’s almost impossible to add too many things. But that’s just me!
Love you all!