What can be sweeter than a marshmallow? How about a marshmallow covered in chocolate. Chocolate covered marshmallows are easier to make than they appear and can be made as finger food or on a stick. If you are making chocolate covered marshmallows, you can either purchase the large already puffed marshmallows or start from scratch. Making your own marshmallows allows you to create flavored or colored marshmallows by inserting any extract, dye or powdered flavoring (such as coffee) that you desire.
Things You'll Need
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 packets of gelatin
- 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
- 2 tsp. extract (optional)
- 1/4 tsp. powder dye (optional)
- 3/4 cups water
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Candy thermometer
- 12 oz. semisweet chocolate
- 2 oz. cocoa butter or vegetable oil
- Wooden sticks (optional)
Dissolve the gelatin in cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer.
Boil the sugar, salt and corn syrup until it reaches 238-degrees Fahrenheit on the candy thermometer.
Slowly pour the hot syrup into the gelatin and mix on low speed.
Increase the speed after 5 minutes and add any extract and dye (if desired). Mix on high for 5 more minutes.
Pour the fluffy mixture into a greased (do not use parchment paper) casserole dish and smooth with a greased spatula. Cover and leave out overnight.
Turn the entire marshmallow block out onto a surface covered in powdered sugar and cut it into cubes.
Melt the chocolate and cocoa butter (or oil) in a double boiler.
Roll the cut marshmallows in the chocolate (either as cubes or on a stick) in the melted chocolate.
Allow the chocolate covered marshmallows to harden on a tray or pan covered with wax paper.
Tips & Warnings
- You could also make chocolate covered cookie marshmallows. Before coating in chocolate, place the marshmallow on top of cookie or biscuit. Instead of rolling the marshmallow in chocolate, coat the mallow and cookie by pouring the chocolate over the top (do this on a piece of wax or parchment paper).