Last weekend my lovely friend Caroline had a little girl, Phoebe Jane, and as we were heading round to hers for Bible Study yesterday morning (so impressive... gives birth on Saturday and having 5 women and a LOT of kids round her house 4 days later! Let's just say 4 days after I gave birth I was burying myself into a reclusive hole just trying to survive!)... ANYWAY, as I was saying, as I knew we were heading over, Catrin and I decided to make a little treat for everyone there to celebrate Phoebe's arrival... Marshmallow-pops are cute, scrummy and DEAD easy to make (took us about 10 mins to do 25), they are also the sort of thing you can do with little kids (if you don't mind half the marshmallows disappearing as you work!)
A bag of marshmallows
A block of white chocolate
Step One: Set all of your marshmallows out, large side down, and place a cocktail stick in the centre of each one, right down to the bottom. Lay them out on a flattened piece of cling film, stretched out over a flat surface (a tray is ideal as then you can move them)
Step Two: Place a couple of rows of the chocolate into the cup and put in the microwave to melt - I put it in for 20 seconds, stirred it a bit, and then put it in for a further 10 seconds until its all nice and smooth!
Step Three: Dip the bottom of the marshmallow into the cup of chocolate, taking care to smooth all the chocolate off the bottom onto the edge of the cup (this stops dripping, and also, you don't need chocolate on the bottom as that bit isn't going to be seen and will just stick to the cling film anyway!) As soon as you've dipped it, hold the stick over a bowl, and pour your sprinkles over the chocolate. They will stick to the chocolate and just run off the rest of the marshmallow, leaving you with yummy treats.
Why not give them a go?? Dead easy, delicious, and very cute!