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Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

I should warn you: these chocolate covered marshmallows are dangerously addictive!

Fluffy marshmallows dipped in rich chocolate and topped with sprinkles? How can you beat that?

They’re ready in minutes and so easy to modify. That makes them perfect for parties, gift-giving, or as a sweet snack.

Marshmallows on stick covered with chocolate and sprinkles.
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Easy Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

Of all the simple no-bake treats out there, these chocolate covered marshmallows are the cutest!

All you need is a bag of jumbo marshmallows and decent chocolate.

From there, you can jazz them up however you like. Try sprinkles, crushed candy canes, nuts, cookie crumbs – you name it!

They’re not just pretty, but pretty darn good, too. They’re sweet and fluffy, with a crunchy chocolate bite.

Plus, you can get the kids involved. They can dip and decorate to their heart’s content.

Let the fun begin!

Marshmallows on stick dipped in glass bowl with melted chocolate.

Ingredients

Here are the pantry staples you’ll need to make these cloud-like treats.

  • Marshmallows: Choose large or jumbo marshmallows. Any smaller and the ratios are off.
  • Chocolate: Splurge on high-quality chocolate – you deserve it! Dark, milk, or white, it’s up to you. But remember, cheap chocolate doesn’t melt as well.
  • Coconut Oil: It ensures the chocolate melts smoothly and maintains a glossy finish after setting. You can also use vegetable shortening.
  • Optional Toppings: Here’s where you can get creative! Try crushed pistachios, toffee bits, sea salt, or maybe even freeze-dried raspberries!

(You’ll find the full list with measurements at the bottom of the page.)

Marshmallows on stick, melted chocolate and sprinkles on glass bowls.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

This 3-step recipe (I don’t count chilling) couldn’t be easier to make. Here’s the rundown:

1. MELT: Microwave the chocolate and coconut oil in 30-second bursts, stirring well in between each spin, until smooth and melted.

2. DIP. Dip the end of the skewers or lollipop sticks in the chocolate and then into the marshmallow. Let it set, then dip the whole marshmallow in the melted chocolate. Let the extra chocolate drip off before decorating.

3. DECORATE. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle your choice of toppings evenly. Work in batches so the chocolate doesn’t have time to set.

4. CHILL: Place the dipped marshmallows on a lined baking sheet and pop it in the fridge for 15-20 minutes or until the chocolate is set.

When they’re ready, dig in!

Top Tip: Stick the end of the skewers or lollipop sticks into a styrofoam block so the chocolate sets evenly.

Recipe Variations

Doll up your chocolate covered marshmallows with these creative variations.

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  • Festive Sprinkles: Use colors that match the season or occasion! Red and pink for Valentine’s Day, orange for Halloween, green for St. Patrick’s, you get the idea.
  • Contrasting Chocolate Drizzles: Elevate your treats with a drizzle of contrasting chocolate. This not only adds a visual appeal but also introduces a delightful mix of flavors.
  • S’mores Style: Dip the marshmallow in chocolate, then roll it in crushed graham crackers.
  • Candy Toppings: Try crushed peppermint candy, mini M&Ms, crumbled Heath bars, or chopped Andes mints.
  • Pretzel Stick Handles: Use pretzel sticks instead of traditional skewers for a salty crunch. It complements the sweet marshmallow and chocolate so well.
Chocolate covered marshmallows on sticks covered with sprinkles.

How to Store & Freeze

Keep your chocolate-covered marshmallows fresh and tasty with these storage tips.

To Store: Store the marshmallows in an airtight container when the chocolate is set. Refrigerate for up to a week.

To Freeze: Place them in a freezer-safe bag and freeze for 2-3 months. Let them thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.

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Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

Course: DessertCuisine: American
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Setting time

20

minutes

I should warn you: these chocolate covered marshmallows are dangerously addictive! They’re fun, sweet, and perfect for parties and gift-giving.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag large or jumbo marshmallows (about 35 marshmallows)

  • 10 ounces high-quality chocolate (dark, milk, or white)

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable shortening

  • Optional Toppings: crushed nuts, sprinkles, toffee bits, sea salt, crushed candy canes, etc.

  • 35 lollipop or cake pop sticks, optional

Instructions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring well between each spin, until smooth and shiny.
  • Dip Method 1: Use a fork or skewer to dip the marshmallows into the chocolate, either halfway or fully submerged. Allow excess chocolate to drip off, then carefully transfer them to the baking sheet and sprinkle over any desired toppings.
  • Dip Method 2: Dip the tips of 35 lollipop or cake pop sticks into the melted chocolate and insert them into each marshmallow. Repeat until all the marshmallows have sticks, then let the chocolate set. Use the stick to dip the marshmallow into the chocolate. Then, stand them upright on the baking sheet or insert then ends into a styrofoam block. Add any desired toppings while the chocolate is still wet.
  • When all the marshmallows are dipped and decorated, place the tray into the fridge for 15-20 minutes or until the chocolate is hard. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use a mason jar to melt the chocolate for easier dipping. The narrow opening allows the marshmallow to submerge without needing as much chocolate at once.
  • For the best results, use quality chocolate. Cheaper chocolate won’t melt as well and can leave a dull finish when set.
  • Dip the marshmallows in batches. That way, there’s time to add the sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
Chocolate covered marshmallows.

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