Friday, December 30, 2011

Marshmallows in the Embers

When our grandchildren play “pretend camping” in our living room, we play along! These marshmallows can be had “over the camp fire” - a small fan set on low, with attached strips of red crepe paper blown by the fan.
Marshmallows in the Embers:
Milk chocolate melting wafers, as required (a comfortable handful for each marshmallow)
Large, soft marshmallows, as required
Orange-and-black sprinkles left over from Halloween) or toasted, sweetened, short-thread coconut, as required
Heat chocolate melting wafers by placing a metal bowl over - not in - simmering water, stirring until partially melted. Remove from heat, continuing to stir until fully melted. Using one fondue fork per marshmallow (see Note), coat each marshmallow in chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to drip off. Stand fork upright in tall, straight-sided drinking glass until chocolate has partially set. Dip ends in bowl of sprinkles and allow chocolate to harden fully.
Note: Because this treat is intended for kids, don’t use skewers or sharp sticks - a fork is safer. These treats are rich and filling, so I suggest you offer no more than two per child.

Poke fondue forks into marshmallows
Melt chocolate over stove top
Allow excess chocolate to drip off
Place in tumbler to partially set chocolate
Dip in sprinkles the color of "burning embers"
Be sure to "blow out the coals" before eating marshmallow!

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