Does anyone else feel like baking is becoming quite a trend? First there were cakesters, then cupcakes, after that there were cakeballs and now I’m seeing marshmallows like crazy. All these tasty treats are going out of style before I’m tired of eating them. Can we slow down please people?? I’m still eating and baking over here!!
I’m jumping on the whole marshmallow thing now before I miss it completely. This is the easiest fad to hit the baking market in a while so if you are not a baker, but love the sugar, than this is for you!
Did your mom ever wrap socks and underwear in wrapping paper and tie bows on the end like a piece of wrapped candy? Mine totally did. There is nothing more disappointing then seeing a gift wrapped like a giant piece of candy and then opening it to find socks…. I now need therapy due to this.
For these little pieces of heaven I used the following ingredients but please feel free to shake it up and give it your personal touch. I used what I had in the pantry!
White chocolate bark
Crushed Graham Cracker
Crushed Candy Cane (chocolate mint)
8″ Small Clear Bags
Thin Ribbon (1/4″ works great)
Melt the white chocolate according to the package instructions in the microwave or over a double boiler. (Do not put the chocolate in a pan to melt it. I repeat do not put the chocolate in a pan to melt it. It will burn and make your house smell like Santa’s Bakery caught on fire. Trust me I know this from multiple experiences. Yes, I keep forgetting…..
Crush up the candy and the graham and put them on small flat plates or little bowls along with the sprinkles. Lay out a large piece of parchment paper next to the candy bowls.
Dip each marshmallow in the chocolate so that it is about halfway covered. Gently shake off extra dripping chocolate and dip your marshmallow into any of the crushed candies. Place the marshmallow, marshmallow side down to allow the chocolate to dry. You can then flip the marshmallow and do the other side or leave it half covered. Feel free to dye your chocolate fun colors and to go crazy with the toppings. This is great to do with kids because there is no right way to do it.
When the marshmallows are dry, skewer about three marshmallows on each popsicle stick. Cut the closed end of the bag off so that both ends are open. Place your skewer in the bag and tie a pretty ribbon on each end of the bag.
It would be very easy to put a little tag on one end with a holiday greeting or thank you note. Get creative!