Chocolate Marshmallows

Chocolate Marshmallows

I love jeans.  They are my absolute favorite thing to wear.  My nine-year old hasn’t worn jeans since she was two.  I find that very bizarre.  What’s not to love about jeans?

I currently own 14 pairs of jeans.  4 of those are capris (in varying lengths).  Each pair of jeans is different and worn for different reasons.

I have 3 pairs of jeans that are actually a size too big.  I can’t let go of them.  It’s sort of mental.  I think since I was that size once, I certainly could be again.  And I like them, so if I do gain weight, at least I’ll have something comfortable to wear.

I have one pair of jeans that are my absolute favorites.  They fit like a glove, they feel so comfortable and I think they look pretty good.  I wear them often.  I would be devastated if something were to happen them.  Part of the reason I have so many jeans is because I don’t want to wear out my favorites.

Next, I have the sweat pant equivalent of jeans.  These are the jeans I wear on those days that I feel bloated or on days that I know I’ll be eating a lot, like Thanksgiving.  They are roomy, and comfortable.  They are soft and have some give.  I could do yoga in these jeans!

Then I have my “dressy” jeans.  These are the jeans I wear on date night, or when I want to look especially good.  I’ll couple them with some high-heeled boots or shoes.  They make me feel saucy and put a little swagger in my step.

And lastly, I have my T.A. (tight-ass) jeans.  These are ONLY worn on those rare days when I’m feeling especially skinny and have no appetite.  These jeans can only be worn on  occasions that involve a lot of standing.  If eating, dancing or even sitting are involved, forget it.  Any of those activities could lead to splitting rear ends or buttons popping.  Either event would be demoralizing and bring the evening to a crashing halt!

If it happens to be a T.A. jean night, I know I won’t be eating dessert.  Unless dessert is chocolate marshmallows!!!  These marshmallows are light, fluffy and packed with as much chocolate flavor is a big piece of chocolate cake!   You can eat as many as you’d like and neither your butt nor your buttons will be in jeopardy!!

Don’t wait for T.A. jean night to eat these marshmallows!  They are wonderful!  I got adventurous and dipped a few into melted chocolate to make them extra special.  They were crazy good!  I can only imagine how delicious they’d be in a steaming mug of hot chocolate!

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Chocolate Marshmallows
 
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Light, fluffy chocolate flavored marshmallows!
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 3 T unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t chocolate extract
  • ¼ t salt
  • grated chocolate.
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray 9x9 baking pan. Dust with cocoa. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine gelatin and ½ cup water, set aside. In a separate bowl combine ¼ cup cocoa and boiling water. Set that aside. In a saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and ½ cup cold water. Cook over medium high heat stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved. Once dissolved, cook mixture without stirring until a candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees.
  3. In a bowl, beat egg whites, extracts and salt on high speed until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In a stand mixer, combine both gelatin mixture and cocoa mixture. Slowly beat in hot syrup. Beat all the ingredients on the highest speed of your mixer until marshmallow triples in volume (color will lighten too) and mixture becomes thick, about 4-6 minutes. Gently fold in egg whites. Pour marshmallow into prepared pan. Sprinkle with grated chocolate. Chill for at least 2 hours or until set. Cut into squares.
  4. To dip into chocolate: Melt 8 oz candy coating. Dip bottoms of ear marshmallow into chocolate. Set upright on a wire rack to set. Store in an air tight container.

Recipe adapted from Paula Deen

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36 Responses

  1. I have yet to try making my own marshmallows, but these look so good that I may have to finally give them a try!!

    • THey are easy, you should try them Jessica!

  2. Mmmmm. Chocolate marshmallows in a mug of hot chocolate. Say no more, Tanya. I’m in. This sounds too good not to try. Thanks!

  3. 14 pairs of jeans! I love it. And I thought my 8 pairs were a lot. You’re making me feel better about my blue jean obsession. :) Chocoalte marshmallows – now this is something I would never feel bad about hoarding. They look SO good and I would love to stir one into my coffee right about now. I’ve never made my own marshmallows but I think it’s time to try it out. :)

    • Clearly, I too have an obsession! I think you are on to something with coffee and marshmallows!

  4. I just tried my first homemade marshmallow yesterday. My mom made vanilla marshmallows, now I’ll be pestering her to make some chocolate mallows! They look tasty :)

    • Thanks Nicole, they really are tasty!

  5. I, too, have like, 34628374 pairs of jeans. But I only regularly wear like, two pair because they fit nicely and my Muffasaurus Rex (muffin top) doesn’t break out of them. Yay! And right now, Muffasaurus wants some chocolate marshmallows, tight jeans or not. These look SO yummy! I need to hop on the homemade mallow bandwagon.

    • I avoid any jeans that accentuate the muffin top! You DO need to make you some marshmallows!!!

  6. I own two pairs of jeans, one pair of creamy cords, and a raspberry colored pair of jeans.

    • Two pairs???? Maybe I have too many???

  7. I’m with you about wearing jeans…but I’m originally from Texas, so that could be part of it. I have an apple orchard in New England and they are the perfect attire there as well. If I ate too many of your marshmallows, I would have to buy lots more jeans…they sound terrific.

    • Thanks Karen!!! I wouldn’t want to be the reason for you to buy more jeans!

  8. LOL! I love jeans. My favorite pair wore through in the thighs (um, that was soul sucking as well as sad) and I’ve been bouncing between other pairs ever since. I love these marshmallows!

    • It’s easy to get attached to jeans…all 14 pairs!

  9. dianaramblesdotcom

    Yummy! These look fun to make!

    • I love homemade marshmallows, they really are fun to make and eat.

  10. I have GOT to make some marshmallows. For some reason, they scare me. These look so good, I’ve pinned them to make them ASAP!

    • You have no reason to fear marshmallows. I’ve seen what you can make!!! I’m thinking of your macaroons! I’ll trade ya!

  11. Chocolate marshmallows? What a fantastic idea! Pinning :) And I’m the complete opposite to you when it comes to jeans. Hate hate hate them!

  12. Oh my word!!!! I so want some!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  13. JackieToo

    I’ve never made marshmallows, but these look too good to pass up. So, I’ve pinned and printed and we’ll see if I’m up to the challenge! :D Thanks!

    • You have to try them you’ll never go back to store bought!

  14. Happy holidays! Just stopping by to let you know I am featuring you twice tomorrow! Thanks for linking up your incredibly yummy food this year!
    Kim

  15. Ok so not twice..I am crazy..but I am featuring you once!
    Kim

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