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February 9th 2008
archived under: Dessert, Meatless, Party Foods and Snacks, Recipes

So, here at my Joyful Abode, we’ve dipped cherries and clementines in chocolate.

And we’ve made chocolate Ritz sandwiches.

So I guess this is the third edition of the chocolate-dipping extravaganza.

First, I gathered my materials:

chocolate covered marshmallows pretzel rods sprinkles oreos

Chocolate for melting, pretzel rods, crushed Oreos, sprinkles, and marshmallows (regular and cocoa).

I actually used milk chocolate, white chocolate, and dark chocolate.

First, melt your chocolate in the microwave by setting the power to 50% and microwaving 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each zap. Then, add some non-heated chocolate and stir it in until it melts (don’t microwave again). If I’m doing it right, this is to temper the chocolate so it doesn’t end up tacky and gross when it “dries”… it’ll be like a hard shell.

Set up a couple cookie sheets with waxed paper, and start dippipng!

chocolate covered marshmallows sprinkles rainbow

Ahh… the anticipation.

I found that if you let the chocolate excess drip off before you roll/sprinkle it in toppings, the toppings will stick much better. Otherwise, if there’s too much chocolate, the toppings just slide off.

For me, the most fun part was drizzling everything with contrasting chocolates. I just got a little bit of the chocolate on a spoon and sort of swung it over whatever I was drizzling on… and it makes little fun lines!

chocolate covered pretzel rods dark white milk sprinkles oreos drizzle

For the marshmallows, normally I would use toothpicks for dipping… but I ran out! So I had to come up with a solution, and I ended up liking that solution BETTER than toothpicks.

I dipped one side of the marshmallow, and when the chocolate on that side hardened, I flipped it and dipped the other side in another chocolate.

chocolate covered marshmallows drizzle white dark milk oreos

chocolate covered marshmallows drizzle white dark milk oreos sprinkles

I served these at the craft night I hosted for our SOSA craft group I’m helping to start.  The leftovers went to work with my husband, for the student naval aviators to gobble up.

chocolate covered pretzel rods dark white milk sprinkles oreos drizzle

These would make fantastic hostess gifts or gifts for teachers or anyone else who deserves a sweet treat. Just wrap them in pretty cellophane and tie them with a ribbon. The pretzel rods are also pretty served in a clear wide-mouthed vase.

More pictures in my flickr.





Nia (1 comments)

after you dip the preztels in chocolate shoud you wait for them to harden then do the drizzle?




amber (1 comments)

im doing the choc coverd pretzls and they wount harden????any idea why




jenny (1 comments)

thanks sooo much this is going to help me a lot. Was wondering where do u get the sticks for the marshmellows? And where would u get the cellophane bags for the pretzels?? let me know thanks




Rebecca (1 comments)

I picked the bags up at Hobby Lobby but you can probably get them anywhere that has candy making supplies.




Yesi (2 comments)

You can probably pick them up at any craft store. If you have a Michaels or an A.C. Moore, you will definately find them there.




K Johnson (1 comments)

Hobby Lobby and Walmart has them, too.




Tatiana (1 comments)

Those look so Yummy :)




Vjohnmhike (1 comments)

topping of chocolate to marshmellow is to hard to create i suggest if u done dipping ure marsmellow to chocolate cool it down for 5 up to 10 mins.put it inside ure refrigarator for 10 mins and wrapped do not refrigerate it again so that it will not melt.




Pam (2 comments)

Karen-

White chocolate chips are much more difficult to melt. You need to melt them at a very low power for a short increments of time, only a few seconds at a time in the microwave. But this could take a while. Just keep the power level low and only leave them in for a few seconds at a time (10-15 max), stir, and repeat until melted. Also try adding a teaspoon of veg. oil the the chips. Also, as someone else mentioned, do not let any water get into the chips nor should you use a wooden spoon to stir since is soaks in moisture. Try using a rubber spatula instead.




Pam (2 comments)

Karen-

White chocolate chips are much more difficult to melt. You need to melt them at a very low power for a short increments of time, only a few seconds at a time in the microwave. But this could take a while. Just keep the power level low and only leave them in for a few seconds at a time (10-15 max), stir, and repeat until melted. Also try adding a teaspoon of veg. oil the the chips. Also, as someone else mentioned, do not let any water get into the chips nor should you use a wooden spoon to stir since is soaks in moisture. Try using a rubber spatula instead.




Kefira (1 comments)

if there is any water near in or around the white chocolate it will seize. if you are melting in a microwave melt on 50% power and melt in increments of about 20 seconds




Joyful Abode (1044 comments)

Karen, I think you have freak white chocolate chips. haha. I’ve never experienced that with them… sorry I can’t help you.




Karen (1 comments)

How do i melt white chocolate chips? The bowl of white chocolate chips hardened so quickly, that it became un-usable. I tried to melt it again & it just got harder. Any tips?




Yesi (2 comments)

i haave the same problem. I added shome shortening and that didn’t help either. Does anyone know what are the best white chocolate to melt?




Tiffany (1 comments)

I make these often. I use white almond bark. it melts in about a minute.




Melony (1 comments)

Wow, these are going to be great for my upcoming party. How long does the choc dipped items need to set before they are ready to package?




Tonya (1 comments)

Your pictures look deliiiish! Something that I do when I make these… I dip the pretzel rod in peanut butter and then the chocolate. Yummmm This is a little more time consuming. I smooth the peanut butter on the pretzel to make it look a little more finished. But overall well worth it =o)




gaga (2 comments)

Wow, those look fabulous! I would love to receive this as a gift (hint hint). =)




amy wellington (1 comments)

these pretzles and marshmellos came out yummy. i made them for a christmas church fair. they were a huge hit. also, the marshmellos were a little more difficult because of the softness not firm like a pretzle, but they were a huge, huge hit. i put 3 on a pop stick and they were perfect. thanks for your help.
joyfully
amy




Olga (1 comments)

wow…I’m salivating :)




Maria (1 comments)

I always make the pretzels, but marshmallows too? I love that idea! Just found your blog and I love it!




Cindy (2 comments)

Those look so good,
Kinda like the Pocky choclate sticks too,
But yours look way better!




ingrid (1 comments)

Love,love,love the idea for the dipped marshamallows! I’ve done the pretzel sticks but hadn’t used the “tempering” trick. Thanks! You also explained why the majority of my toppings slid off. Duh!
~ingrid




amanda (1 comments)

I had some chocolate covered pretzels rolled in toffee pieces the other day- store bought, but not hard to do at home. They were soooooo awesome. The salt with the toffee and chocolate… man…




JazzyJes (1 comments)

wow so easy and they look so elegant.




Naomi (1 comments)

I live in Canada and saw the chocolate covered marshmallows being sold by the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory who has a big vendors stall at the Victoria BC Ferry Terminal. They sold 4 chocolate covered marshmallows – decorated in a variety of ways from crushed nuts, to pretty-pretties on a wooden skewer. They were selling one stick of 4 marshmallows for $5.95. I thought this was a crazy price but I guess they must sell or they wouldn’t be there. I’m thinking of trying to make some myself and sell them at a Christmas Craft fair this year. Any ideas from anyone? Do I need to wrap them somehow to keep them fresh? – not sure where I would find skinny celephane sleeves that don’t cost too much. Just wondering where to store the final product and how far ahead I would be able to make them. Do I store them covered or uncovered – refrigerated or not?? Any ideas greatly appreciated!




Joyful Abode (1044 comments)

Great, Joanna! I hope your party guests love them. :)
I’m not positive about the shelf life, but you can definitely make them a day or two in advance and store them in an airtight container.




Joanna (1 comments)

The choc-covered pretzels look great and is my inspiration for party favors in an upcoming party. Do you know the shelf life if these are made in advance?




Joyful Abode (1044 comments)

Lisa, we left ours out in a bowl, and by the end they were getting a little stale, so I’d suggest an airtight container. Room temperature is good. If you refrigerate them, you run the risk of getting condensation on them which will make the pretzels soggy, so don’t do that!




stephanie (1 comments)

This up coming Sunday 7/3/11 Im having an opening for my catering business and Im nervous , I will be serving an array of desserts and chocolate covered marshmallows are on the menu (first time ever doing these)! So, if I did them the day of 5 hrs. before the event do I refrigerate , or leave them out after I cover them in chocolate
?




Lisa (1 comments)

These chocolate covered pretzels look so yummy & festive! I think im gonna make some tomorrow. Quick question…how can i store these? thanks




Karen Morris (1 comments)

I store mine in the pretzel celophane wrappers on a large platter. I usually have made 100 at a time (Halloween especially, and always Easter). Also, I use Wiltons chocolate candy melts (variety of colors). I also prefer to use double-boiler method for melting. Whatever you do, don’t get even a drop of water into the melting chocolate or you might as well throw it all away. The Wiltons candy melts and wrappers can be purchased at Michaels Craft Store. I have also seen them at Walmart, but not as many colors to choose from. I’m making a batch for my girls birthday on 2/15, so will use pinks for the Valentine theme.




Joyful Abode (1044 comments)

Anj, I got chocolates made for dipping from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. But I’ve also used chocolate chips and they work fine too!




Anj (1 comments)

YUMMY!!!! Where can I get the chocolates used for the dippings? I’m soooo clueless… I really want to try making those pretzels. =)




Kaman (1 comments)

OOOOOOO, those remind me of the Japanese stick cookie treat Pocky! Looks SO deeelicious! Major sugar rushhhhhhhh :)




Cindy (2 comments)

They look just like those Japanese chocolate sticks in the store,
So pretty and so delicious,
You’ve done a great job there!




Francine (1 comments)

Thanks so much for posting this! I planned to work on a similar project for Valentines, now I don’t have to go searching :)




Ashley (1 comments)

Wow! That looks great. The pictures alone are making my mouth water. I will have to try that with my son.




JesPlayin (5 comments)

I think I just gained 10 pounds looking at these pictures.




EmmaH (31 comments)

Ooh, that’s so inventive! And pretty and cute and sweet… I think the marshmallows are the best. I’m such a kid ;)




Sheena (1 comments)

You’ll have to try this! Take wheat thins and sandwhich them with peanut butter and dip them in chocolate! They are fabulous! Those chocolate covered marshmellows look delicious!






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