Super-easy Party Marshmallows – Marshmallow bites dipped in chocolate and decorated with sprinkles. The perfect treat for kid’s parties and other celebrations.
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Party Marshmallows… For kids (and grown-ups 🤫)
I have a weakness for marshmallow… And these Party Marshmallows feed my weakness 🤭. But for kid’s parties, marshmallow dipped in chocolate and decorated is a MUST. Really. If you’ve ever seen dozens of little legs making a beeline for the marshmallow plate, you’ll know what I mean.
Although they are the simplest of treats, I have not made them yet for a party where the children’s eyes didn’t widen with excitement when they saw them. So, if you want happy little party guests, take note… Party Marshmallows bring smiles. Because who can resist a soft, squidgy, bouncy bites of yumciouness, which is decorated to stand out against the prettiest of party dresses?
Marshmallow dipped in chocolate – the PERFECT marriage
There is something about marshmallow dipped in chocolate that makes marshmallow even more irresistible… The creamy, cocoa sweetness not only tempers the sugar-shock of marshmallow on the tongue, but as it melts across the palate, it fills the mouth with the velvety, luscious decadence that only chocolate can offer. The perfect marriage… Rich and sumptuous liquifying chocolate against the pillowy, candy softness of mallow.
Decorating Party Marshmallows
For the best and most eye-catching Party Marshmallows, they need to be decorated. It’s fun right? And anything goes… Sweets, sprinkles, edible glitter, sugar, nuts… Simply let the imagination run! The more colourful the better.
And guess what? Warm, melted just-dipped chocolate is the perfect ‘glue’ to stick them. So have the sprinkles ready for a session of double dipping… Or try painting patterns of chocolate onto the mallows and then dip, for something a little different.
Be warned though… If there’s one thing better than Party Marshmallows that have had time to ‘set’, it’s marshmallow that has just been dipped in warm, melted chocolate. You may need to show a little restraint if there are to be any left for the party!
Size (and colour) doesn’t matter… Party Marshmallows can be big, small or any which way
When it comes to Party Marshmallows, size doesn’t matter… You can use the standard bags of pink and white marshmallows or go super-size with large ‘camp fire’ versions. I think most of the huge ones are imported from America. But they seem to be increasingly available in UK supermarkets.
To be honest, from an eating perspective, I prefer our smaller, more delicate, pink and white UK mallows. But the advantage with big ones is that there is more surface to decorate and that allows for super-fun creativity.
What’s the best chocolate for making Marshmallows dipped in Chocolate?
Again… Anything goes. I have a preference for either dark or milk chocolate, because it tastes less sweet. But white chocolate and even an alternative of colourful Candy Melts can be used too. Pick the type and colour to fit your decorating plans and the party-goers who will eat them.
Whatever you choose though, make sure the chocolate is of a good meltable variety. Melt low and slow (to avoid burning and seizing) and dip when very runny.
Are these decorated mallows safe for Coeliacs?
But do be careful. Marshmallows, chocolate, sweets and sprinkles can all contain ‘hidden gluten’ or have ‘may contain’ warnings. So please, PLEASE check labels to be certain, if making for anyone with a gluten-related health diagnosis.
How to serve Party Marshmallows
The smaller marshmallows make perfect bite-size treats that look beautiful either arranged on a plate or popped in a bowl.
While you can serve large Party Marshmallows the same way, they also make fantastic marshmallow lollypops. Simply pop a lolly stick about half way into the mallow before decorating. They even make wonderful party bag treats… Wrap some pretty cellophane round the mallow top and tie with ribbon.
Have you made Party Marshmallows?
I hope you enjoy making Party Marshmallows. Let me know how you get on if you try. Even better, take some photos and share on social media… Remember to tag me in (#glutenfreealchemist), so I can see your wonderful creations. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.
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Party Marshmallows – Small or Large
- bowls for dipping sprinkles
- microwave or hob and saucepan
- lolly sticks (optional)
- clean paint brush (reserved for cooking)
- 30 Marshmallows either standard or giant size – dairy free or vegan as required
- 180 g chocolate (dark, milk or white) approx weight – a good meltable brand – dairy free or vegan as required
- sweets and sprinkles of choice – dairy free or vegan as required
- Decide on the sweets/sprinkles before starting and prepare by putting them in small bowls/on plates ready for dipping.
- If making marshmallow lollypops, push a lolly stick into each giant mallow (about half way in).
- In a pyrex bowl, melt the chocolate either over a pan of just simmering water or in a microwave on 30 second bursts (medium setting) stirring between each until melted and runny.
- Take the marshmallows one at a time and dip the top into the chocolate first and then decorate with sweets or sprinkles. Alternatively, brush with chocolate and dip/roll in sprinkles.
- Place non-chocolate side down on a plate or tray and allow to set.
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