- Sunshine, chocolate and marshmallows equals a sugary pool of goo
- Allow at least an hour to make a bakers’ dozen
- An eye for detail and patience are both vital when making these
These colourful chocolate dipped marshmallow wands are cute and add a burst of colour to the party table. Pack them into little clear bags, tie a ribbon, add a tag and they can be personalised and given to party guests – or popped into party bags. This is the first time I’ve tried making these, and I’m not sure if I’ll be doing it again fairly soon. Talk about fiddly and time-consuming, but both my kids – and the neighbours’ kids loved them. In consideration for parents perhaps I should’ve attached a firm bristled toothbrush and sleeping pill to the wand… no denying it’s a mean clout of sugar.
Here’s what was used:
- Paper straws
- Cake sprinkles
- Small clear food bags (ie: lollipop bags)
- Good quality chocolate (I only ever buy mine from the Chocolate Trading Co)
Here’s how they were assembled:
I kept the marshmallows in the fridge to firm up, then pierced the centres with the tip of a sharp knife before popping in a paper straw. Once lined up, I melted the chocolate in the microwave – be really careful as you can easily burn the chocolate). Then the process began of dipping the marshmallows into the chocolate, followed by a scattering of sprinkles. Over and over and over again.
If you don’t have a cakepop stand then pierce tiny holes into a small cardboard box to hold the marshmallows in the fridge while the chocolate sets. Once the chocolate has set place a small clear food bag over each marshmallow, tie with ribbon and then thread on a gift tag. Keep in the fridge until you serve them. They look great propped into a vase (or glass jar) – which you can decorate, or placed on a food tray – or in a cakepop stand.
Good luck! (keep that glass of wine on standby, you may need it)