Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Hearts
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I’ve got a cute and simple no-bake treat idea that you can give to virtually anyone (yourself included)! Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day, Single’s Awareness Day, going out with your sweetie, staying in or just want to shower your family and friends with love, there’s really no better excuse to make this.
You will need:
- Parchment paper
- Powdered sugar (optional)
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Food coloring (optional)
First of all, I make these for me all the time. I like dark chocolate, so the darker the better in my book. You can use white chocolate, milk chocolate, or any chocolate you like! Two bars of baker’s chocolate/almond bark will cover one bag of ‘mallows.
I found these cute vanilla and strawberry heart-shaped marshmallows at Aldi. Look in the holiday section. You could also use regular marshmallows, but definitely not as cute. I’ve also seen a bunch of recipes to make your own marshmallows and you can cut them into shapes with cookie cutters. So that might be something you want to try.
Set out some parchment paper and get your workspace ready.
Making Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Hearts
They’re really as easy as they sound. I think they’re the perfect treat! 100 calories for 4 marshmallows, and dark chocolate is guilt-free in my book. If you love any marshmallow candy like peeps, you’re just like me. I pop these in the freezer and they have the perfect crunch with a soft inside.
First, melt your chocolate of choice over the stovetop.
I go one bar at a time. Keep the temperature low.
Once your chocolate has melted, toss a marshmallow in!
Using a fork, quickly flip your marshmallow heart and coat it with chocolate on all sides.
Set each one onto the parchment to cool and dry.
If you want to make an icing, go ahead and mix some powdered sugar and water. I made white (no food coloring) and hot pink with a neon pink food coloring I have.
If you want variety, dip some only into the icing. Or do some with white chocolate.
Then, drizzle your icing across the hearts. This would be a great way to get the kids involved. Make stripes, polka dots and whatever else you feel like.
Add sprinkles to the top while they’re still still wet if you want to.
You’ll know when they’re dry when they get a matte finish. Just touch them after 30-60 minutes to see if they’re wet if you’re not sure. Then, peel them off the parchment paper. They come off easily, and you can cut or break off the excess chocolate if you like.
They’re good to go if you’re feeling hungry! Set them out for your sweeties to enjoy.
I like to toss them into a bag and freeze them ahead of time.
Serve and Enjoy
Then when you’re ready, bust those bad boys out of the freezer and feed them to your friends.
Who could say no?