Dippity Do On Valentine’s Day

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Marilyn Monroe claimed that diamonds are a girl’s best friend . . . but we’re in a recession here, folks, so leave it to Epicurean Catering to come up with something much more doable. Make that “dippity do-able”. Chocolate dipped marshmallows are simple, sweet, and love-ly on a tight budget. Make these for your sweetheart, your little tykes or the friends you’ve invited for a Valentine’s Day party and remember that good things come in small packages – even if that package isn’t necessarily a blue Tiffany’s box.

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 high-end chocolate bars in your favorite flavor
  • 1 tbsp shortening
  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • Pink and red sprinkles, colored sugar, crushed “message” hearts and Red Hot candies
  • Wooden skewers or colored toothpicks

Preparation:

  • Prep marshmallows by poking skewers/toothpicks into the top of each marshmallow
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Combine chocolate bars and shortening in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave in one-minute intervals until chocolate is melted
  • Gently dip a marshmallow in the melted chocolate and twirl marshmallow so excess chocolate can drain
  • Dip chocolate-covered marshmallow in crushed candies and place on parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Repeat, repeat, and repeat again (you’ve already eaten at least four at this point, burning the roof of your mouth each and every time…but sooo worth it)
  • Place the marshmallows in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to set the chocolate and candies

Serve these treats on a pretty platter or add them to piping hot mugs of cocoa! Need a quick gift? Wrap decorated marshmallows in cellophane bags and deliver with a hand-written note. Sweet!

– Ciao

Stephanie Blackford
Marketing Director, Epicurean Culinary Group
sblackford@epicureanCG.com

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