Homemade Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs
Each year my mother-in-law invites the grandchildren over to dip and decorate homemade marshmallow eggs. It takes every ounce of restraint I have to not steal all of the kids marshmallows because they really are the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten. This year I decided I would try my hand at marshmallow making and that way I would have an entire batch to eat all by myself!
Although I LOVE food, I’m not a super confidant cook. My MIL explained the process to me, but still unsure, I watched a video tutorial of Martha Stewart and Claire Danes making some. It looked easy enough. I followed this recipe and got the mixture successfully into my Bosch kitchen mixer.
With 2:23 left to go my wire whisks broke from the top of the machine! I didn’t even have a chance to add the vanilla. But, I determined by a very important method – dipping my finger in it – that it still tasted super yummy! So, my estimate is that you only need to mix it for 8-10 minutes (update: I’ve made them several more times and 8 minutes seems to be perfect for my mixer), then stir in the vanilla (Update: I add the vanilla with about 3 minutes of mixing remaining). I’ll do that next time (since I was able to fix my whisks).
The mixture was SUPER thick and getting it into the ziplock bag for piping was tricky – but I did it. Spray the inside of your gallon bag with non-stick spray to help it slide out. It would be helpful to have one person holding the bag and the other person scooping. Alos using a large plastic cup to hold to bag is helpful.
While it was in the mixer, I prepared my baking dish by adding about 5 – 6 cups of flour and then made indentations using a spoon. My mother in law uses a plastic Easter egg to get her shape, both work for me.
I wasn’t sure how the soft flour would hold enough to be a mold, but it actually worked. I piped the mallows in and then pinched it off with floured fingers. Once the entire dish was filled I dusted the tops with flour and let it sit overnight to dry out.
The next morning I dusted them off and dipped them in melted chocolate and set them on wax paper to harden. Then came the best part – tasting them! They are delicious!! I don’t care if they completely break my mixer – they are worth it!
How yummy! I never thought to try to color marshmallows! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.
SO fun! I’m pinning this to try next year. I would love to try coloring the marshmallows :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?
They look fun to make! I’ve been meaning to make marshmallows with my girls. I’d love for you to link this up to Iron Chef Mom Battle: Peeps (Marshmallows) http://www.addhousewife.com/2013/03/iron-chef-mom-battle-peeps.html
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