Introduction: Hot Chocolate Dippers
Hello everyone. I made these because I’ve seen chocolate dipped marshmallows on a stick in the candy stores and I wanted to make a version with a completely edible stick that holds the chocolate dipped marshmallow in a single serving size.
Ingredients I used:
1. Container of sweet stripes soft candies
2. One bag of chocolate chips
3. One bag of marshmallows
4. Chocolate dipped peppermint poles
5. Parchment paper
In addition to my ingredients I had these extras on hand:
1. Two half sheet baking pans
2. Two quart sauce pan
3. Food processor
4. Large mixing bowl
5. Small bowl
Step 1: Crush the Candy Canes
Crush Candy Canes with food processor until the pieces are course and place in a small bowl. I didn’t have an exact amount so I just processed enough to cover the amount of marshmallows that I was going to be using.
Step 2: Preparing the Marshmallows
I placed all of the marshmallows on a half sheet baking tray covered with parchment paper and than I pushed the chocolate covered end of the peppermint poles into one end of the marshmallow.
Step 3: Tempering the Chocolate
Fill a two-quart saucepan halfway with water and put it on the stovetop to simmer. Once it has come to a steady simmer place a large metal mixing bowl on the top of the simmering pan. Make sure that the bottom of the pan doesn’t touch the simmering water; if it does you can empty some of the water out.
Next pour the bag of chocolate chips into the mixing bowl on the stovetop and take your spatula to mix the slowly melting chocolate chips. One all of the chocolate has melted it can be used.
At this point you’ll need to have a set up where you will be able to dip your marshmallows, coat them in the candy cane pieces and place them on the parchment.
Step 4: Dipping the Marshmallows
Once I had my station set up, I took each marshmallow and dipped it into the chocolate to cover the sides and bottom, than I lightly shook the excess chocolate off of the marshmallow. Next I coated the dipped marshmallow in the crushed candy canes.
In this step I didn’t coat the bottom of the marshmallow in the candy cane because I wanted the chocolate bottom to stick directly to the parchment paper so it wouldn’t tip over and touch the nearby marshmallows on the tray.
Step 5: Enjoying the Marshmallows
Once all of your marshmallows are dipped, place them in the refrigerator for about half an hour so that the chocolate can harden. Take them out of the fridge and store them in an airtight container at room temperature, this ensures that the marshmallows stay nice and soft. These are great as just snacks, gifts or for dipping in your hot chocolate.
Thank you for reading this Instructable and I hope that you enjoy these as much as I have.