One of my favorite (and I have many) homemade treats during the holidays are these scrumptious dipped marshmallows.
They are not hard to make, just a bit of a process.
Don't these look like toadstools!
The finished product looks festive and fabulous.
Good enough to eat!
Serve them in little candy cups, on a sleigh! Or packaged for neighbor gifts.
Prepare Caramel sauce and cool slightly. Dip 3/4 of a large marshmallow into caramel sauce, being careful not to burn fingers and place on parchment paper until set.
Melt in microwave 1 bag of Guittard milk chocolate chips. (Guittard seems to be the best for dipping). Once caramel marshmallow is “dry” dip 1/2 the marshmallow into melted choc. chips then place on parchment paper. While still “wet” sprinkle a light smattering of crushed peppermint
Makes about 20-25 marshmallows.
Caramel for Dipping
½ cup butter
½ cup & 2 Tsp. Brown sugar
½ cup corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
dash of salt
½ tsp. Vanilla
Melt butter in sauce pan-add brown sugar, stir until dissolved. Stir in corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk and salt. Stir constantly on med. heat until a soft ball forms (15 – 20 min).
When reaches soft ball stage (I use a candy thermometer) remove from heat, add vanilla. Let cool slightly.
Dip marshmallows, pretzel rods, cookies, etc. Place in refrigerator until set.