I’m going to admit, I’m not really ready for the holiday! I know, it’s right around the corner but MAN, can things please slow down there is so much to do, I have all sorta of goodies to make so this year I’m trying to work smarter not harder with fun recipes like this Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Penguins! They are fun, festive, tasty, and certainly will help liven up any holiday gathering.
Plus, the kids love them and they are not too big that people can’t finish them, because let’s face it we eat entirely too many sweets this time of year. I don’t know about you but I think I’ve already eaten my fair share of sweets this year, lol. Sadly, like many of you I’ll probably eat more haha.
Anyway, enough talking about things we shouldn’t eat this time of year, let’s focus on the recipe. New Years is the time we talk about diet and exercise, not right before Christmas!
Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Penguins
To make these fun and festive Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Penguins you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 bag of Jiffy jumbo marshmallows
- 1 bag of ghiradelli milk chocolate melting wafers
- 1 package of small edible eyes
- 2 boxes of mike and Ike’s
- Cookie sheet fitted with parchment or wax paper
Let’s start making these tasty chocolate covered marshmallows:
- Using a double boiler, melt your chocolate.
- Mix your chocolate until melted, stir continuously.
- Using your fingers dip a marshmallow into the melted chocolate about 1/4 of the way, turn marshmallow to the side and dip into melted chocolate about 1/4 of the way, repeat with the other side. Be sure you don’t dip to far into the melted chocolate. There needs to be a square of the marshmallow that is not dipped, which will be the penguins stomach.
- Lightly shake the marshmallow so that excess chocolate can fall off.
- Place marshmallows onto the parchment paper.
- Repeat steps until most of the melted chocolate is used.
- Place the chocolate covered marshmallow penguins in the fridge for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until hardened.
- With a toothpick, dip into the remaining melted chocolate.
- Dap the toothpick onto the back of the edible eyes, the melted chocolate will act like glue so the eyes stick to your penguin.
- Place the eye onto the middle part of the chocolate that acts as the penguins forehead.
- Repeat step with the second eye.
- Take an orange Mike and Ikes candy and cut the bottom part off, dip the bottom of the mike and Ike into melted chocolate and place under the eyes on the penguins.
- Repeat steps for remaining penguins.
- Once done, place back into the fridge for another 15 minutes or until hardened.
I hope you and your family or guests enjoy this recipe for these festive and tasty Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Penguins. I know my kids, LOVE them, and the fact that they are cute little penguins just makes it even better.
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