Deeply chocolaty and almost fudgy chocolate marshmallows. These are the perfect topping to a truly indulgent hot chocolate or s'mores!
My family can inhale a bag of marshmallows in about an hour, if you're lucky. Personally, I've never been a huge fan of them unless they're toasted.
When I discovered flavored marshmallows, that changed a little because then I realized how delicious marshmallows can be on their own, too. I've made all types of marshmallows, and I thought it was time I shared these chocolate marshmallows with you.
What Makes These Marshmallows so Good
Chocolate. All. The. Chocolate.
Let's be real, chocolate makes pretty much everything better. These marshmallows have a ton of chocolate in them, and are studded with chocolate chips.
They're fluffy, but still a bit denser than what you find in a standard vanilla marshmallow. But a denser chocolate marshmallow kind of reminds me of fudge and how can you be mad at that?
How Do You Make Chocolate Marshmallows?
Chocolate marshmallows are made in much the same way as vanilla/regular marshmallows. They are made by quickly beating sugar syrup at high speed with gelatin. While it is at its peak, you slowly incorporate the cocoa powder.
It is important to go slow otherwise it will deflate your mixture and your marshmallows really will be more like fudge than marshmallow (which isn't entirely a bad thing).
Then you delicately fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the mixture into a coated baking pan and allow it to set for a few hours - preferably overnight.
Can You Freeze Chocolate Marshmallows?
Yes! They don't get as hard as some other products when you freeze them in your standard freezer. They also thaw fairly quickly (which I discovered while developing the recipe for gooey s'mores stuffed cookies)
Some sources say you can leave an opened bag of marshmallows in the freezer and it will be fine, but I still highly recommend storing your marshmallows in an airtight container.
What Can I Do With These Homemade Marshmallows?
I personally think these are perfect for eating on their own. The soft chocolate marshmallows and chocolate chips are a delicious combination. And yes, they are also good roasted - just make sure you aren't roasting any exposed chocolate chips because you'll end up with a mess on your hands.
You can also put them in your homemade hot chocolate. I actually love adding them to white hot chocolate for a nice contrast. They're also good in Black Forest hot chocolate and gingerbread hot chocolate.
Sandwich them in homemade graham crackers and some chocolate for a chocolaty s'mores.
Add them to hot chocolate on a stick for a delicious holiday gift, or just dip them in chocolate and coat the chocolate in chopped nuts or crushed pretzels or candies.
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