In our zeal to make and bake lots and lots of sweet treats, my sisters and I often buy ingredients and forget about them soon after. This eventually leads to panic when we discover them a couple months down the road and find out that their expiry date is coming up soon. A pack of marshmallows were one of these forgotten ingredients, and so, we had to find a recipe that uses marshmallows. This is harder than it sounds because we all actually don't like marshmallows all that much. Goodness knows why we bought them in the first place, or what we were planning to make with them. :P
In any case, we finally found one, so here we go!
What you need:
125g milk chocolate - we used plain chocolate
50g mini multi-coloured marshmallows - we used large ones, chopped into quarters. But they were multi-coloured. :D
25g chopped walnuts - we used a handful of cashews instead
25g no-soak apricots - we used Jacob's Weetameal biscuits instead, broken up into small pieces
PS - I know, it seems like we changed *ALL* of the ingredients, haha. But that's the beauty of this recipe! You can adapt it to your taste
What you do:
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside. (We used mini cupcake cups instead)
- Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. Melt the chocolate and set aside to cool.
- Stir in the marshmallows, cashews and enough biscuit pieces so that it is well-covered but not too liquidy from too much chocolate.
- Place heaped teaspoons of the marshmallow mixture on to the prepared baking tray (or cups, as we did). Sprinkle with sprinklables, if you so wish.
- Leave the sweets to chill in the refrigerator until set.
Anyway, I really really liked these. The chocolate-covered marshmallows turn into something really really nice and not so marshmallow-y... slightly chewy, even, while the biscuits give a nice crunch. Again, you can use any biscuits you wish, we just happened to have the Weetameal ones handy. :D
We decided to place them in the paper cups to make them easier to handle, but if you wish, you can also make them on the baking tray and then place the bites into paper cases before serving. They just look prettier, is all. Also, after a few failures in getting people to eat unidentifiable chocolate things, we decided to sprinkle some rainbow sprinkles to ... well, make them look prettier, hehe. These are highly optional.
The best thing about this is that its so easy. Little kids can definitely help, I think, though not without making a huge mess. :P You can use any ingredient you happen to have at home. And they're delicious! Nothing much you can complain about that combination. :D
Quote of the day: Chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays.