January 22, 2011

Marshmallow Valentines

 I've been wanting to make homemade marshmallows all winter - I even thought they'd make cute Christmas neighbor gifts, sent along with hot chocolate.  Well, here it is, almost February, but it's still cold and I thought the same idea would work for Valentine's Day.

It's just 2 packets of hot chocolate, 2 homemade heart-shaped marshmallows, and a scrap of paper folded over the top and stapled down that says "You Melt My Heart" - I debated on using "My Heart Melts for You" - also cute.....

I used the recipe for Peppermint Marshmallows from Martha Stewart - really, check out the link and how the marbling looks so great and everything is pristine - here's my mess:
I don't know how they got theirs to look so nice - mine was crazy!  Then I tried cutting it with a heart cookie cutter, and that was a big goey messy.  But I got enough out.  (How bout that hand sneaking into my picture - I couldn't bring myself to crop it out - just keeping it real...)


 You could opt to eat them plain....
Or you could plan to mix them into hot chocolate, which is what I think would be yummy.  To bag them up I just put them in a baggie and folded it over on itself:

And that's it!  They're a little tricky to make, but it was fun to try something I'd never done before - - -


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17 Fabulous Comments:

these are adorable, i made these for xmas but used premade marshmallows in holiday shapes.
very cute
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MMMM YUM, AND FUN TOO!

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so like 3 years ago found an old family recipe for homemade marshmellows i cover mine with poweder sugar while they set up which helps with the cutting and i also like to use gram cracker crumbs and sprinkle on the bottom of the pan and then poor the marshmellow in and then cover with more gramcrackers and after i cut them out i dip the top in choclate and let it harden its like a smore its so yummy

i think this is so cute ill have todo this for teacher gifts v day! ill send you the recipe i have bc my doesnt have eggs its just sugar geltin and water and vanilla and than you mix mix

I make these at Xmas and give them to friends as gifts...they are super yummy in coffee too! I use the recipe from Barefoot Contessa and really like it. I also make toasted coconut and they are yummy too!

Such a cute idea for Valentine's Day!

So cute and a GREAT idea to use them for Valentines Day!
I want to try...but not sure I'm up to that kind of a mess today!
BTW --love the little hand "sneaking into the picture" - precious!

These are so much fun! I did these for Valentine's 2 years ago but here is the recipe that I used: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/homemade-marshmallows-recipe/index.html It seems to be all about using a lot of powdered sugar to keep them from sticking. I also experimented with coloring and flavoring them:)

What a cute idea! I can just imagine the mess I'd make. How do you get marshmallow out of your hair, lol?

these are so cute!! i've thought about trying to do homeade marshmallows... hmmm? i might just have too:)

Those look so yummy!! I bet they would be delicious in hot chocolate!!! :)

These look delicious!
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That's great! If you have not been by yet, make sure you enter my linky contest! The best of January 2011 will be showered with prizes! I also have some great Valentines giveaways going on right now!

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What a fun idea!

Happy Day,
Jasey @ Crazy Daisy
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Those would be an awesome teacher gift paired with a cute mug. :) Thanks for sharing how your version of the recipe went. :) I like it when bloggers are honest about how a project worked out. Yours are great! I'm visiting from The CSI Project today. Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)

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