I’ve had these pretty choc dipped marshmallows on my Pinterest feed for what feels like forever now. I mean, just look at them! I love everything about them, from the soft pastel hues to the bold striped lines on the straws. The only problem is, I’ve never had a chance to make them.
Until now! Rei Baby’s first birthday party was a pink, white & gold Winter Onederland. I may have gone a bit light on the winter theme, and the beautiful sunshiny Queensland weather wasn’t exactly the cold winters day I’d imagined, but I had lots of opportunity to add pink, white and gold! So I did.
How to make Choc Dipped Marshmallows
These choc dipped marshmallows were incredibly easy to make and all you need to make them are:
- White chocolate melts
- Paper straws, cut in half
You can use lollipop sticks, but I love the added touch of colour the straws bring.
In Mommy Gaga’s original post she advised freezing the marshmallows for a few minutes first, to help adhere them to the straws. I didn’t actually do this step, but maybe if I had my straws might have all stood upright, rather than however they damn well pleased. To prep my marshmallows I used the point of a knife to make a slot in the top of each one, making it easier to insert the straws.
Once you’ve prepped all of your marshmallows, melt some white chocolate in a double boiler. I used about half a bag of Cadbury white chocolate melts. Then it’s as easy as dipping your marshmallows into the melted chocolate and letting any excess chocolate drip off before placing on to some baking paper to set.
That’s all I did. If you want to up the prettiness to the next level, I highly recommend checking out Mommy Gaga’s post – she’s added all sorts of pretty sprinkles and things for some gorgeous looking mallows. I’m pretty sure her marshmallows aren’t the generic brand that I used either – they look so big and plump in her photos!
Do you colour-code your food to theme too? Or is that just me? When you can make something so pretty (and easy) it’s unlikely that I’m going to stop any time soon.
If you’re looking for other ideas to add customised touches to your next party, why not try customising wooden utensils with washi tape?