Everyone has been giggling over Sunday’s adorable Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Pops. Although they are super cute (check out Katie’s too), easy to make, and very festive for the Christmas season, they aren’t my favorite.
Even as a kid, I was never a big marshmallow fan. At least in it’s normal solid state. Marshmallows in the big colorful boxes of sugar, I mean cereal… Pass the cheerios, please. Rocky Road ice cream… Meh. But marshmallows which had been made molten under the flame or from bathing in mug hot chocolate, those made me giddy.
ready to go, before the marshmallow torch!
So when we were talking about making the chocolate dipped marshmallows, my thoughts went to making a live-action s’mores-on-a-stick. Not just the prerequisite of marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker, but of leaving half the marshmallow exposed and torching the little bugger.
When Diane had the festive idea of coating the chocolate marshmallows with crushed candy canes, and we considered putting the fraternal pairs in the same post together.
But we had limited time Sunday morning before running out the door for the day, and after Diane rocked my scissor, Sunday’s post was decided to be candy caned.
The live-action s’more pops were still too good not to share, so we finally managed to squeeze in a photo session for them this morning. Marshmallow half coated in dark chocolate, sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs, then softened and charred with a torch. “Flash!” And I’m giddy like a little kid.
Thanks for tolerating the back-to-back marshmallow pop posts.
Before: marshmallow s’mores pops before the torch
Torch the marshmallows to make them soft and warm
serve them warm, gooey and perfect!
Here! Have one.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Once again we are tempering the chocolate using the seeding method. When torching the marshmallows, use the lowest flame setting you can, not letting the flame stay on one spot on the marshmallows (they'll catch on fire quickly) and be ready to quickly blow out the inevitable flare up on the marshmallows. Just like over the campfire, there is a gentle art to perfectly singeing the marshmallows.