My Chocolate Covered Marshmallows are a sweet treat, suitable for all occasions and enjoyed by all ages. With just 3-4 ingredients, and easy to make, they are ideal for people who lack confidence in the kitchen. No baking skills are required; if you can melt chocolate, you can easily make these. And if you’ve never melted chocolate, we will show you how easy it is and give you tips for success.
Place the chocolate into a bain-marie or heatproof bowl which sits over a pan of barely simmering water. Make sure the bowl does not touch the water or the chocolate may burn. As well, be careful that no steam or water gets into the chocolate or it will seize, becoming thick and grainy and not suitable to use in this recipe.Stir with a spatula or metal spoon until the chocolate has almost melted. Do not use a wooden spoon as it may have retained moisture. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and stir once or twice. The residual heat will melt the remaining chocolate.
Set the chocolate aside for about 5-10 minutes to cool before dipping the marshmallows. If you have melted the chocolate in a heavy, glass bowl, it may take longer to cool. If the chocolate is not cool it will run off the marshmallows or may even begin to melt them.
Meanwhile, place the lollipop/cake pop sticks into the marshmallows being careful to not go all the way through.
Place the rose petals into a small bowl and place the finely chopped, freeze-dried strawberries into a separate small bowl.
Dip a marshmallow into the chocolate and swirl. Remove from the chocolate, continue to slowly swirl and allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
Wait for a minute or two for the chocolate to solidify slightly, then sprinkle the marshmallow with the rose petals or strawberries. Stand in a shallow jug/glass or, you could also use a bowl of rice, a cake pop stand, new florist foam or Styrofoam.Repeat for each marshmallow.
The Chocolate Covered Marshmallows are best eaten the day they are made but can be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for 3 days. Store in the refrigerator in hot weather.
Marshmallows: use regular size, about 2 ½ cm (1 inch) diameter.
Use good quality white chocolate, one that you like to eat. Cheap white chocolate can sometimes be sickeningly sweet.
If you use rose petals, make sure they are intended for culinary use.
Freeze dried strawberries are available in some supermarkets or specialty food stores.
Please note, the nutritional information is based on one chocolate covered marshmallow. The nutritional information is an estimate only.