I missed my friend Disey's birthday as I was in Montreal. So now I am 4 days late. And it's Good Friday, so nothing is open to go buy ingredients to bake for her or to shop for a gift. I decided to use what was on hand in the pantry. I had a bag of marshmallows and a block of Valrhona Milk Chocolate. I decided to make her hand dipped Marshmallow Lollipops. If you are
absolutely mad really ambitious you can make your own marshmallows, but I decided to use the Jet Puffs I had on hand. Here is the recipe for handmade marshmallows.
Melt chocolate in double boiler if you have one. If not place a small bowl in a small pot filled with 2 inches of water, or melt gently in the microwave in a small deep bowl. Once melted let it cool until still runny but not too drippy. Take a lollipop stick or wooden skewer and dip the end in the chocolate. (this gives it a bit of grip on the marshmallow). Pierce the mallow with the skewer. Dip into melted chocolate, twirl it and let the excess drip off and place it on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Toss some sprinkles on the wet chocolate. (you could add smarties or other candy. Let cool. Wrap in cello bags.
This is a really easy and inexpensive gift. The marshmallows were $2.99 and the chocolate $6.00. For less than $10.00 you have a handmade and delicious gift. These would be fun for kids parties and wedding favours with various coloured candy sprinkles.