Saturday, December 18, 2010
Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Pops
Holiday baking is fun but it can be very time consuming. I was just introduced to these wonderful treats and was amazed at how pretty they were and yet how remarkably simple to make. These are a perfect treat for those of us who want to create a "wow" presentation but lack the time to do so.
These simple marshmallow pops require just a few ingredients and take just moments to create.
You'll need marshmallows, chocolate (baking or chips) and peppermint pieces (either from a candy cane or store bought) and lollipop sticks.
Over a double boiler (you can make yourself by placing a metal mixing bowl over a pot of boiling water) slowly let the chocolate melt. Keep stirring. When chocolate has melted reduce the heat to low.
Insert sticks into marshmallows -This can be done while the chocolate is melting. Carefully dip the marshmallow into the chocolate, wiping off excess with a small spatula or knife. While chocolate is still warm dip the chocolate into the candy cane bits. Place on wax paper, parchment paper and repeat until all the marshmallows have been covered.
Place in the fridge or freezer to help the chocolate harden.
To serve, display on a pretty plate or platter or stick the lollipops into a foam shape (covered if desired) to create a candy topiary.