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 sort 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 and tasty, and will certainly help liven up any holiday gathering.
Plus, the kids love them and they are not so 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
Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Penguins Recipe
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!
- 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 sheets fitted with parchment or wax paper
- Using a double boiler, melt your chocolate.
- Mix your chocolate until melted and 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. Make sure you don't dip too far into the melted chocolate. There needs to be a square of the marshmallow that is not dipped, which will be the penguin's stomach.
- Lightly shake the marshmallow so that excess chocolate can fall off.
- Place marshmallows onto the parchment paper.
- Repeat the 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 eye, 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 a penguin'suits forehead.
- Repeat the 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 it under the eyes of the penguins.
- Repeat steps for the remaining penguins.
I hope you and your family and 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 always seems to make them just taste that much better. Don’t you think so? I know my children would argue that the cuteness factor does, in
We have plenty of other fun holiday recipes that we think you’ll enjoy. While not all of them are as easy as these fun marshmallow penguins, they sure are adorable and worth the effort if you enjoy holiday recipes as much as we do.
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