Sunday afternoons can be sweetly quiet around my house. It’s fun to get the older boys (by “older,” I mean 6 and 7) involved in cooking projects while the little ones are napping.
This past Sunday, I had the perfect treat up my sleeve.
That’s right, chocolate-covered marshmallows!
- 2 bags of regular-sized marshmallows
- 1 12oz. bag of chocolate chips
- 6 Tbsp. butter
- 2 Tbsp. corn syrup
- M&Ms (fall colors, see below)
(You can also try one tablespoon of shortening in place of the last two ingredients, but the chocolate might look kind of crackly once it dries.)
1. Have the children sort through the M&Ms and remove all the blues and greens, so you have fall-themed M&Ms.
(incidentally, I could do a lot with these if I had an ocean-themed party!)
2. Put the chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt it on high for 45 seconds. Stir thoroughly. Melt in 15-20 second intervals (stirring between each session) until completely smooth. Be careful here; if they get over-melted, the chocolate won’t be smooth.
3. Get your “dipping stations” ready and let the kids go at it. I covered cookie sheets with parchment paper to lessen the clean-up.
The best thing about cooking with M&Ms is that you can adapt the treat to any holiday M&M puts out select colors for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, you name it. Chocolate-covered marshmallows for all!