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Giant chocolate dipped marshmallows - the perfect giveaway treat to make with kids.  Simple steps and people love 'em!

Giant Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows

I had grand ambitions of baking a fancy madeira wine cake for each of my neighbors this year… guess how far I’ve gotten.

I think, instead, I’m going to make a batch or two of these over-sized chocolate marshmallows with the kids and gift a few to each neighbor.  I love Janssen’s idea of putting them on a stick and adding them to a decorative bag filled with hot cocoa mix in the bottom!

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and impressive holiday treat, might I suggest these marshmallows?

They’re a surprisingly gratifying project, and useful in all manner of ways. You can drop them in a cup of hot cocoa to make it instantly special, you can add them to a holiday treat plate for some fun variety, or package them up individually. Also, they are simple for kids to help with and I’ve never met a child who doesn’t like marshmallows (at least none that live in my house).

By the way, I got these extra-large marshmallows at Wal-mart (they are 2+ inches tall), but if you can only find regular large marshmallows, those will work just fine too.

To make, you will need:

  • A bag of giant marshmallows
  • Dipping chocolate or almond bark
  • Crushed candy canes, graham cracker crumbs, sprinkles, and other toppings
  • Candy sticks (optional)

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Melt your dipping chocolates and stir until smooth. Dip your marshmallows in about 1/4 of the way, then shake off the excess chocolate.

Shake your toppings over the top of the dipped marshmallows, then set on a rack to dry (or stick them in the fridge to harden faster). I find that shaking the toppings over the chocolate (rather than dipping the marshmallow into the toppings) gives you more even coverage and keeps the excess toppings from getting all chocolate-y.

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If you’re using them to go along with our hot chocolate bar and spiced eggnog whipped cream, set them all out side-by-side for a pretty and festive display.

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Or, add two or three to a treat plate for a teacher or neighbor gift.

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Or, my favorite, insert a candy stick in the non-dipped end, put it in a small cellophane bag and tie it off with a ribbon. It’s the cutest party favor and you can add a packet of hot chocolate (or pour some cocoa mix in the bottom of the bag) for an instant gift!

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Janssen is a former librarian and avid reader who is always maxing out her library card. She now stays at home with her two-year-old daughter (with another girl on the way) and blogs about books for readers of all ages, her favorite recipes, and parenting adventures at Everyday Reading.

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Leslie December 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm

These look so yummy! I found your pin on Pinterest & I’m stopping by. I’m a new follower on Pinterest too. Happy holidays!

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Bambi Kṛṣṇā Dāsī February 27, 2014 at 1:19 am

Wow! Those look wonderful and so fun to eat! I can’t wait to make some for my little brothers if I can find giant vegan marshmallows!

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Jamal March 16, 2014 at 2:55 am

This is very yummy. Its rarely found in my area.

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[email protected] December 4, 2014 at 10:45 am

These look amazing! What a great gift to get or receive!

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Lenore December 5, 2014 at 7:38 pm

You’ve inspired me. I’m planning on giving these out at work. Do you remember what size of cellophane bags you used?

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sheri December 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

These look like a great project for my class! Can you tell me how long the sticks are that you used, and how big the cello bags? I have found a set on amazon but want to make sure I don’t guess wrong! Thanks!

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