Scoot over store bought marshmallows. You have been de-throned!
Nice thought, I know, but in all sincerity, home made marshmallows taste so much better than the store bought ones.
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Of course, those are more convenient in a pinch, bind or …whatever, but once you make and taste home made ones, it is definitely hard to go back. It just takes a little prep work and some forethought to get ahead. Trust me, it is so worth the effort!
This time of year, cold weather has many sippin’ on coffee or hot chocolate to keep warm. Now I am not a huge fan of hot chocolate but on occasion, it really hits the spot and gets the job done! Like, really hits the spot! The best part about hot chocolate…what puts it a notch above the “average” lonely standard cup, is to add a Peppermint Marshmallow cube … or two (I won’t judge, I promise) Then be prepared to be WOWED! Seriously, this goes from a sad cup of hot chocolate to a Hug in a Mug kinda thing! It kinda reminds me of those chocolate mint candies you get at the OG as your leaving…yeah, those.
As you can see, I use Abuelita brand for an authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate. It’s super easy to use. It’s deliciously delicious. So…it’s a no-brain-er! Here’s what you do: Make the Peppermint Marshmallows the night before you are going to need them. I figure since you need to let them sit several hours, why not make them before going to bed, that way, they sit while you sleep! Duh, no-brain-er!
This way you wake up and they are ready to be cut, dusted and dunked in a cup filled with hot chocolate! Once they are cut up, make your chocolate and serve it in the cup that puts the biggest smile on your face…or your kids face.
Put a marshmallow on top then grate some of the mexican chocolate on top of the marshmallow.
Give the Marshmallow a quick dunk and watch it get all melty (is that a word?) and gooey.
Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about!
Oh, and don’t forget to be nice and share!
*Marshmallows are very sticky so be prepared to have the powdered sugar handy when you begin to cut them. Sprinkle powdered sugar as you make the cuts in that area. They are easier to handle once the sugar has been applied to the cut areas 🙂