Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Marshmallow Lollipops

I love marshmallows. They are one of those snacks that I could have at any time.

I enjoy adding them to my hot chocolate. I love how they get a little melty and tend to eat them with a spoon right out of the hot chocolate.

I love Marshmallow Topping on my ice cream sundaes, alone or with some Hot Fudge. Recently, I purchased a pint of Ben & Jerry's S'more ice cream and it is in my freezer just waiting to be eaten - chocolate, graham, and marshmallow all mixed in - how can it be anything but good.

Speaking of S'mores, I am a huge fan. I love to make S'more brownies, S'more cheesecake and S'more cookies to capture that campfire taste in a dessert. Since I can't always have a campfire handy (although I did get a fire pit for the purpose of toasting marshmallows), I have been known to microwave the big marshmallows on high for 20 sec to make them puffy and gooey - a perfect treat in the evening. Even better if you have mini chocolate chips that you can sprinkle over the hot marshmallows.

So, when I came across this post with directions on making Marshmallow Lollipops at grace violet, I knew it was for me. She makes them pink for Valentine's day, but any color of food coloring could be used to make a seasonally appropriate treat. Be sure to stop by and check them out.