Welcome to Day 1 of Christmas Week. This annual event was started in 2012, and is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic. This year we have over 35 bloggers sharing festive sweet recipes for the event.
I'm sure you know that I love entertaining. I like having people over because that means I can make a ton of pretty food, use some of my fancy cooking tools, and have a great time. While I enjoy making desserts that take a lot of effort and really wow people, sometimes it's just easier to make something that looks fancy but only takes a few minutes.
One thing I like to make that looks fancy but is really easy to make are Chocolate Covered Marshmallows. I simply put them on a fancy pick and then use the pick to dip the marshmallows. The great thing about dipping marshmallows is you can do whatever you want to them. They can be dipped in chocolate and rolled in sprinkles, nuts, or chopped up candy. They can be decorated with more chocolate.
These marshmallows were made to go on a tray with my chocolate covered strawberries and the whole platter wowed all of my guests. It only took about 20 minutes to make both the strawberries and the marshmallows but they looked awesome. The marshmallows were dipped in white chocolate then allowed to dry. Then I took a piping bag of pink chocolate and simply swirled it around the marshmallows. I then quickly sprinkled them with black edible glitter.
They ended up looking elegant and went perfectly with my pink dipped strawberries. So if you are looking for an easy but elegant looking dessert, give these chocolate covered marshmallows a try!
Fancy Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
Marshmallows are dipped in white chocolate then decorated with pink chocolate and black edible glitter.
- 24 marshmallows
- 24 fancy food picks
- 1 ½ c. white chocolate melts
- ¾ c. pink candy melts, divided
- black edible glitter
- Place a piece of wax paper on a table.
- Place ¼ c. pink candy melts in a microwave safe dish. Heat in 20 second intervals, stirring after each heating, until the candy is melted.
- Dip a food pick into the pink candy and then into the marshmallow. Set on the wax paper to harden. (This should only take a few minutes)
- Place the white chocolate melts in a microwave safe dish. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each heating, until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Dip a marshmallow into the white chocolate and allow the excess to drip off. Place the marshmallow on the wax paper to harden. Repeat with remaining marshmallows.
- Place the remaining pink candy melts in the dish with the candy melts you have already used. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each heating, until the candy is completely melted.
- Pour the melted pink candy into a zip top baggie and snip off the edge. Hold a marshmallow by the pick and starting at the top, pipe a thin pink line around the marshmallow in a swirl. Quickly sprinkle with black edible glitter and place back on the wax paper. Repeat with remaining marshmallows.
A Hezzi-D Original Recipe
**I've found that I like to use the black glitter on some of the marshmallows and I like leaving some of them with just the pink swirl for a little variety.**
Participants for Christmas Week:
- Cravings of a Lunatic
- Desserts Required
- Poet in the Pantry
- The Redhead Baker
- Pineapple and Coconut
- All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
- Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Cooking on the Front Burner
- The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Crumb: A Food Blog
- The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Amee's Savory Dish
- Comfortably Domestic
- Food Done Light
- Farm Fresh Feasts
- Flour On My Face
- Mother Would Know
- Food Lust People Love
- My Catholic Kitchen
- Daily Appetite
- Try Anything Once Culinary
- That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Savory Experiments
- Cooking In Stilettos
- Food Babbles
- Mind Over Batter
- Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Lauren Kelly Nutrition
- Big Bear's Wife
- Everyday Southwest
- From Gate to Plate
- Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Savoring Italy
- Dixie Chik Cooks
- The Tomato Tart
- Aloha Flavor
- CopyKat Recipes
Recipes from Day 1 of Christmas Week! Please visit all our talented participants:
Pistachio Brittle from Cravings of a Lunatic
Coconut Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake from Desserts Required
Peppermint Bark from Poet in the Pantry
Eggnog Pound Cake from The Redhead Baker
Quince, Cranberry and Persimmon Crisps from Pineapple and Coconut
Chocolate Fruit 'n Nut Bites from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Fancy Chocolate Covered Marshallows from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Marzipan Fruits from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Eggnog Truffles from Crumb: A Food Blog
Peppermint Fudge from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes from Amee's Savory Dish
Gingerbread Cake with Orange Cream Glaze from Comfortably Domestic
Christmas Sweets and Treats from Food Done Light
Spiked Hot Cocoa Gift Mix from Farm Fresh Feasts
Chanukah Olive Oil Cookies from Mother Would Know
Coconut Pralines from Food Lust People Love
Blueberry Overnight Sweet Rolls from My Catholic Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies from Daily Appetite
Chocolate Dipped Gingersnaps from Try Anything Once Culinary
Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Dark Chocolate Almond Cheesecake Cups from Savory Experiments
Bourbon Soaked Eggnog Cake from Cooking In Stilettos
Ginger Snap Cocktail from Food Babbles
Coquito Cinnamon Roll Bundt from Mind Over Batter
No-Bake Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge from Big Bear's Wife
Easy Cream Cheese Cookies from Everyday Southwest
Gingerbread Cookie Bars from From Gate to Plate
Molasses Ginger Cookies from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Apricot Spice Biscotti from Savoring Italy
Caramel Bacon Bark from Dixie Chik Cooks
Gluten Free Chocolate Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies from The Tomato Tart
Easy Macadamia Cashew Brittle from Aloha Flavor
Carrie @ poet in the pantry
These are so adorable! What a great party treat!
I love a rich hot coco. I was thinking this year about making a pumpkin hot coco..
Simple yet elegant holiday treat for anyone to make or eat.
My favorite dessert to make is Chewy Caramel Oatmeal Pie! So good, so easy!
Such an easy, festive treat!! Perfect for any tray of holiday goodies!!!