Posts tagged ‘nuts’

April 6, 2011

Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

This is such a non-recipe that I am almost embarrassed to share it with you. I was desperate for something chocolate a few nights ago and after raiding my cupboards, this is what I came up with. Simple? Yes. Easy? Certainly. Delicious? Yes oh yes! My neighbor who I shared these with ever so nicely described them; “They look like the mushrooms in Super Mario Bros and taste FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS”.


Marshmallows (as many as you can eat)

Some chocolate chips or a few squares of bakers chocolate (I used both as thats what I had)

1 tablespoon of peanut butter (optional)

Any topping that sounds appealing to you – crushed nuts, candy, sprinkles, coconut, cookie crumbs mmmm



Melt the chocolate and peanut butter together in a double boiler (pot with water with a bowl on top with the chocolate in it)

Once melted, dip your marshmallows so they are half covered.

Dunk the the chocolate side into your topping.

Put them in the fridge until the chocolate hardens and then store them in an air tight container out of the fridge.


Mmmmm I’m thinking white chocolate and pistachio would be delish, or chocolate with graham cracker crumbs – like a smore. Or use butterscotch chips instead of chocolate? The possibilities are endless!



March 8, 2011

Chocolate Covered Bananas

I think by now you have come to realize that I really just love anything that is covered in chocolate. Chocolate -covered bananas are a great treat to keep in your freezer (if you don’t eat them as you make them that is).  I like them in little slices instead of the more traditional way which is a whole banana dipped in chocolate. With smaller slices I can at least pretend that they will last longer!



8 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate or chocolate chips

1 tbsp canola oil

Toppings to dip them in. My absolute favourite is Skor Bits! Toasted coconut and crushed nuts come in as close seconds.


Place all of your toppings in separate bowls (the wider and flatter the bowl the better).

Slice your bananas into half inch slices.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler with the oil. (The oils helps to thin out the chocolate a bit).

Using a fork or two tooth picks, dip the banana slices into the chocolate one at a time and immediately transfer them into the bowl with the topping.

Cover completely with your topping. Press in to make the topping stick.

Lay on wax paper covered tray and throw those babies in the freezer!

Wait til chocolate is hardened and eat eat eat!