These Caramel and Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows are so clever. I love all of the components – caramel, chocolate, marshmallows, and you eat them with a stick like a decadent marshmallow pop! What could better?
They’re easy to make, but take a little patience dipping the caramel, letting it set, then dipping into the melted chocolate and rolling in whatever floats your boat (my boat was floated by red, white and green nonpareils). They would be good rolled in chopped pecans, almonds, or even crushed peppermint. It’s a wonderful two-bite dessert that you’ll love.
I wished I’d known about this little recipe years ago. I definitely would have been making them for all kinds of occasions. They’re easy to grab and go, so are perfect for parties. I loved the crisp chocolate, gooey caramel and soft marshmallow combination, and the nonpareils gave it a little crunch. Oh, so good and a little bit addictive.
- 1 bag large marshmallows
- 1 large bag (16 oz.) caramels
- 2 tbsp evaporated milk or half-and-half
- 1 bag chocolate coating disks (or package of dipping chocolate of your choice)
- 6 " pop sticks
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and lightly spray with Pam or a light layer of room temperature butter. Wipe off excess.
Put a pop stick straight down into each marshmallow. Melt caramel with milk over a double boiler and roll each marshmallow in it. Place each caramel covered marshmallow on the waxed paper. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes (or in the freezer for about 15 minutes).
Melt the dipping chocolate either in a large bowl in the microwave or over the double boiler. Dip and roll each marshmallow completely in the chocolate. Before the chocolate on the marshmallows sets, roll in your choice of coating and place on the waxed paper to set. Let harden at room temperature. May be stored at room temperature.
Tips and Stuff: I tipped the caramel pan to the side while I was rolling the marshmallows in the caramel. It was easier than dipping straight down into the pan. I did the same with the chocolate. Don't forget to grease the waxed paper or the caramel will stick badly to it. Next time I might try it directly on a greased cookie sheet and skip the waxed paper. Enjoy - these are wonderful!