Today I’m sharing another easy homemade gift idea that children can make themselves. This very simple recipe is for chocolate dipped marshmallows with sprinkles, another favourite Christmas treat in our household! These look beautiful served on a platter for party food treats at any time of year, or pop them into a cellophane bag and tie them up with ribbon for a pretty homemade gift or party favour.
I’ve used Christmas sprinkles for these, as we usually make them for Christmas presents, but you can use any sprinkles of your choice, from rainbow hundreds and thousands to flowers or snowflakes to suit any time of year. I’ll also often make these with dark chocolate for a dairy free treat, and if you’re making them in bulk you could also use a mixture of milk, dark and white chocolate. One more tip: if you have any chocolate left over after making these, don’t waste it but instead use it to make a few homemade chocolate jazzies instead!
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
- 200g marshmallows
- 100g milk chocolate
- sprinkles of your choice
Break up the chocolate and pop it in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the chocolate by cooking at 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring in between each time until it is smooth and lump free. Take care not to burn it!
Dip the marshmallows one by one into the chocolate, then place on a small baking tray or plate, chocolate side up. Take a good pinch of sprinkles and sprinkle liberally over the chocolate.
Repeat until you have used up all of the marshmallows, then place the tray or plate into the fridge until the chocolate has set hard.
Pop into an airtight container somewhere cool until ready to serve, or place in cellophane bags and tie with ribbon if giving as gifts. I’ve found that a 200g bag of marshmallows usually contains around 25 marshmallows, so this recipe makes enough for nice sized gifts for 2 people, but you can easily double or triple up the recipe if you need more.
If you enjoyed this recipe, you might also like these other easy homemade gift ideas that I’ve shared here on the Eats Amazing Blog: 2 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge, Giant Chocolate Jazzies or Raspberry Coconut Ice. You might also like to follow my edible gift ideas Pinterest board, for homemade gifts ideas from all over the web, or check out these great child friendly recipes from some of my blogging friends:
- Edible Christmas Ornaments from Red Ted Art
- Sugar Mice from Thinly Spread
- Reindeer Cookies from The Mad House
- Christmas Tree Biscuits from The Sensory Seeker
- Festive Cookies in a Jar from Tin And Thyme
- Spiced Orange Shortbread from Recipes From A Pantry
- Homemade Biscotti from Snotty Noses
- Candy Cane Hearts Edible Ornaments from Tips From A Typical Mom
- No Bake Snowflake Cookies from Sunny Day Family
- White Chocolate Pretzels from The Resourceful Mama