Saturday, July 2, 2011

Grasshoppermallows

I love mint, chocolate, and marshmallows so I decided to mash these all together for Father's Day and give it to my Dad.  I just used my Half Batch Marshmallow recipe, but I took out the vanilla and added 1 ounce of Creme de Menthe liqueur and a tiny bit (like a pinch) of blue powdered food coloring at about the halfway point during the aerating.

The resulting slab was only slightly blue green, but once the chocolate was on it, the marshmallow seemed a bit more colorful for some reason.


I put a layer of Guittard milk chocolate on one side, instead of cutting them and rolling them in the cornstarch/powdered sugar mixture, to make them easier to dip.


Once the chocolate set, I turned the slab over onto the chocolate side and cut squares out for dipping.


Then all the happy little cubes went for a swim, one by one into tempered milk chocolate and I fished them out with my dipping fork.




Once the coating set, I drizzled a little bit more chocolate on them for a nice decorative touch.


Thank goodness there were some extra.  Boyfriend and I have been stuffing our faces with the rest.  Chocolate covered marshmallows really are my favorite confection... :)

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