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…)
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 – - -