Ok all I'm back! It's been an insane two months but we did it. We somehow pulled it off and finished the inside of the house. It feels so good I can not even tell you. Is it all 100% perfect and will never be touched again? No, but it is in a great place where everything else can come slowly and with leisure. After working furiously for ten months straight we are ready to come out of hiding and enter the world again!
So after all that hard work (that you will see soon) what better way to make my return than to get down and dirty with a little home decor inspired sugary delight. Dip-dyed furniture and objects have taken the world by storm over the last few years and I say that it's due time they share the spotlight. So go get a drool bib and say hello to dip-dyed chocolate marshmallows!
I made these cute little suckers for my baby welcoming festivities last weekend as a thank you to all my wonderful guests. They were so easy and fun to make and even better to look at that I pretty much couldn't stop staring at them. I may just have to make some on a regular basis to hand out to strangers just so I can see them again.
What You Will Need:
- Jumbo Marshmallows
- Small Bowls
- Food Coloring Dye
- Wax Paper
- Food Sticks
- Clear Food Bags or Ziplocks (without the lock)
- Bag Ties and/or Ribbon
- Set out some wax paper.
- Fill a few small bowls halfway with water.
- Add a generous amount of dye to your water. Test the color out on a marshmallow and if you want it darker just add more.
- Dip your marshmallow in the dye (I did mine diagonally). Leave it in for a few seconds and keep steady to get a nice crisp dye line. (try dipping them with different patterns or letting them dry and putting a second color).
- Carefully place the dyed top facing down on the wax paper to avoid drip marks. Since you will be covering that part in chocolate it's if it gets a little messed up.
- Let the dye dry and then flip them over onto a clean piece of wax paper to let the bottoms dry.
- Now you can begin melting your chocolate. I used dark chocolate Ghirardelli chips and melted it in a saucer on the stove on a low temp.
- Dip the top quarter of the marshmallow (the part with the messed up dye) into the chocolate. Now don't be stingy here, put it on nice and thick.
- Carefully place them back down on the wax paper trying not to make a mess with the chocolate.
- Allow the chocolate to dry and harden. I waited till the morning.
- Then carefully twist the sticks into the bottom of you pops without making marks on the dye or chocolate. (I was careful to only hold the white part of the marshmallow with two fingers and gently twist the stick in slowly).
- To finish up simply wrap them in a plastic food bag, tie them with a ribbon and wait for the big-eyes and smiles to come. It's the best thing to make everyone feel like a kid again.