“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Monday, June 08, 2009

Top Hat Marshmallow Treats

  • large marshmallows
  • semisweet chocolate, melted (follow package directions). I've also used white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and butterscotch chips. It's all good
  • toppings (such as chopped pistachios, peanuts, chocolate jimmies, colored sprinkles, shredded coconut, crumbled graham crackers or dried fruits: cherries, raisins, apricots)
Dip half of each marshmallow into your melted topping of choice allowing the excess to drip back into bowl and then invert into your topping of choice. Cool in fridge about 20 minutes.

If you have one of those food warmers that used to be all the rage decades ago it is perfect for keeping little bowls of your melted toppings warm for dipping. I found one at a garage sale ages ago for a dollar and wouldn't be without it!

When available, I buy the chocolate or strawberry marshmallows and set them aside in my pantry for a time when the grandkids are spending the night. These are so much fun to make and the kids have a ball picking their toppings!


Wendy said...

What a great idea! Wish I had kept my warming platters.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Yummm, this looks delicious! Bet it would be great with the toasted coconut marshmallows too! ☺ Diane

Beansieleigh said...

Mimi, these look DELICIOUS!!.. and I'm thinking with those pink strawberry marshmallows ANOTHER "pink lady" posted about LAST week!

Deb said...

This looks like the perfect treat to make at the cottage! YUM!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Those look yummy AND fun!!!
♥ Teresa

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I came over from another Site. Hope you don't mind. I love this darling idea. Thanks for sharing it with us! Musy try!

Shellmo said...

These are such delightful looking desserts!! Great idea~!

Nerissa Alford said...

These look delicious. I'm going to have to check out your other recipies too. I think the kids & I would have fun making them, & eating them as well.
Take care

Anonymous said...

This is dangerous Mimi. It's so easy to make that I'll have chocolates ready whenever craving come :-)