Easy Eats – Marshmallow Dippers Recipe

Marshmallow Dippers – non cook dessert.

The boys love their desserts, they always have. They’ve come in really handy over the years to use as a bargaining tool, to get them to eat all of their tea, especially the vegetables.

We usually stick to the same sorts of treats after tea such as sweets, chocolate or ice cream. My eldest is a Type 1 Diabetic, he can eat exactly the same as anyone else, but we save sweet treats to meal times where possible, so that he doesn’t need extra injections of insulin to cover the carbohydrates he’s eating.

I have decided though to try and make dessert a little bit more exciting for them, and get them to try some new things. I’m in the midst of a health kick myself, so I will be trying to find some healthier recipes for myself, and will just have a little taste of theirs.

Tonight for dessert I made them some marshmallow dippers, which took me less than five minutes to do, and which they absolutely loved. To do them yourself, here is what you’ll need;

cocktail Sticks – for younger children you could leave this bit out and let them get a bit messy

marshmallows

chocolate for melting – white, milk chocolate or dark, whatever your preference

sprinkles or other cake decorating bits – you could use chopped nuts if you wanted

Ingredients

The boys chose the different types of sprinkles, I’m not sure that I would have chosen the silver balls personally as they’re very hard, but they enjoyed them.

This dessert is so simple, and quick to make. You literally just need to break some chocolate in to single chunks, pop them in a bowl and melt the chocolate in the microwave. We melted 80g of chocolate at a time, and it took 1 minute and 40 seconds in our high powered mcrowave, although I suggest you do it for a minute, stir and then see how melted it is before you work out how much longer it needs.

Heart-shaped bowl

Heart shaped bowls are optional – I mostly used ours to prove to Si they were a ‘necessary’ purchase!

The rest is pretty obvious, but basically you need to stab each marshmallow with your cocktail stick and dip them in the chocolate. Then ‘roll’ them in whatever topping you have chosen. The boys chose to have a mix in their bowl, but you could have separate ones.

Marshmallow Dippers

If you wanted to make this a slightly healthier dessert, you could use fruit instead of marshmallows, and chopped nuts instead of the sprinkles.

There you have it a simple ‘throw together’ in 5 minutes dessert, that tastes amazing. Keep an eye out for more recipes coming soon!

Stevie x

A Cornish Mum
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62 Comments

  1. 21 September 2015 / 10:33 pm

    This is such a great dessert! I really must do it for the kids x

    • 22 September 2015 / 10:19 am

      Thanks Donna, I love a simple dessert that I can do in 5 minutes on a school night! :)

      Stevie xx

  2. 21 September 2015 / 10:53 pm

    These look like such a simple idea! Will give this try – sure hubby will love it!

    • 22 September 2015 / 10:20 am

      Thanks hon, I’m being good so I only had one but ooh I fancy some with chopped nuts next ;)

      Stevie x

  3. Fern
    22 September 2015 / 9:55 am

    SO SO YUMMY!! I used to make these all the time at my friends house but with fruit as both her & her brother wernt aloud too many sweets. it was great fun. However I CANNOT melt chocolate in the microwave! I burn it every single time, Ive given up and have to use a bowl over a pan method.

    you could also use the same method to make toffee apples (although thats a fair bit harder as toffee is a pain to make!) however chocolate & nut covered apples are very very nice too! and not too bad for you as long as you dont use too much chocolate.

    • 22 September 2015 / 10:21 am

      The key to doing it in the microwave is to keep checking it, so that you get it just as it’s melted. I love any dessert that tastes yumy and doesn’t take a lot of effort ;)

      Stevie x

  4. 22 September 2015 / 11:01 am

    Hi Stevie ! I loved that you followed yesterday’s “Look how determined I am to lose weight !” by a blog on chocolate and marshmallow dippers ! Perfect ! Life is never straightforward. There’s always a bend in the road :) Happy dieting and happy treats !

    • 22 September 2015 / 12:30 pm

      Ha Lucy, these were for the boys who never stop running around and so burn a lot of energy, if I was outside running and riding a bike all evening til homework and bedtime I’d be fine to have these as well ;) I did have one to taste though.

      Stevie x

  5. 22 September 2015 / 10:46 pm

    Why did I read this at 11:45pm!!? All my favourite things and ideal for having fun with the kids too x

    • 22 September 2015 / 10:51 pm

      Ha I’m on a healthy eating kick so although all the ingredients are in my cupboard I need to be good ;)

      Stevie x

  6. 23 September 2015 / 3:41 pm

    These are right up my street!! Can I come for dinner if this is what you’re serving for pudding?! haha.

    • 23 September 2015 / 7:09 pm

      Ha more than welcome lovely ;)

      Stevie x

  7. 25 September 2015 / 7:06 am

    Love this idea, even as an adult it’s such a treat! May do this for A with fruit as he’s still young but I’m sure he’d get so excited! #picknmix

    • 25 September 2015 / 1:21 pm

      I used to use fruit for my two when they were smaller as well, and they loved it. Very messy though ;)

      Stevie x

  8. 25 September 2015 / 7:25 am

    Oh my god so yummy! This is amazing. I love marshmallows, I love chocolate. I have to try this! xx #picknmix

    • 25 September 2015 / 1:23 pm

      I love how quickly this can be done, if I wasn’t on a healthy eating kick I’d probably be eating some more right now ;)

      Stevie x

  9. 25 September 2015 / 7:57 am

    Sweet! Literally. This is such a cute idea. And a great way to keep them engaged round the table! I might have to do something similar next time I have friends for dinner. I mean who doesn’t LOVE dipping stuff in chocolate? #PickNMix

    • 25 September 2015 / 1:09 pm

      I bought this serving platter/bowl thing (great description I know ha) from the £1 shop a long time ago that has one round bowl bit n the middle and little ones all around it, that is perfect for dipping things. The boys used to love fruit on the outside with chocolate angel delight in the middle when they were younger…back when they didn’t mind sharing! ;)

      Stevie x

  10. Tracey Abrahams
    25 September 2015 / 8:12 am

    That looks like a great idea for a kids party too #Picknmix

    • 25 September 2015 / 1:10 pm

      Definitely would :)

      Stevie x

  11. Sarah
    25 September 2015 / 8:31 am

    Yummy! I’d like this myself – not for the kids ;-) #PicknMix

    • 25 September 2015 / 1:12 pm

      Me too ;) perfect movie night snack

      Stevie x

  12. Gemma @ Confessions of a Nagging Mother
    25 September 2015 / 10:33 am

    Ohhhhh my kids would love this!! I like to use strawberries, yummy!

    #picknmix

    Gemma xxx

    • 25 September 2015 / 1:16 pm

      Slightly healthier than this version ha ;) I used to do this with fruit when they were smaller, as a way of getting them to eat more of it

      Stevie xx

  13. 25 September 2015 / 10:33 am

    What a great idea- my kids are obsessed with sprinkles and ‘decorating’ stuff! I also have those ramekins and need to justify their existence!! #picknmix

    • 25 September 2015 / 1:16 pm

      Ha I love the fact that I’m not the only one who can’t resist buying things like this and then needs to find a role for them ;)

      Stevie x

  14. 25 September 2015 / 10:34 am

    OOO I see a birthday treat on the horizon. Thanks. Will add this to my shopping list x

    • 25 September 2015 / 1:17 pm

      They are delicious!

      Stevie x

  15. 25 September 2015 / 10:53 am

    I’ve just discovered how to make s’mores – we’re loving marshmallows in our house this week! #picknmix

    • 25 September 2015 / 1:18 pm

      Ooh yummy! I’m definitely a marshmallow fan :)

      Stevie x

  16. 25 September 2015 / 11:17 am

    Yum! Kids will love this :) Thanks for having us on #PicknMix

    • 25 September 2015 / 1:19 pm

      I love anything that can be made in 5 minutes on a school night ;)

      Stevie x

  17. 25 September 2015 / 12:51 pm

    I love marshmallow dippers – and chocolate & sprinkles is my favourite! #picknmix

    • 25 September 2015 / 1:20 pm

      You can’t beat sprinkles ;)

      Stevie x

  18. 25 September 2015 / 1:38 pm

    This is a fun idea and I could see my son really enjoying this and so easy too :) #picknmix

    • 25 September 2015 / 2:57 pm

      For something so simple it’s ridiculously scrummy :)

      Stevie x

  19. 25 September 2015 / 2:44 pm

    Ooh now these look tasty. Definitely moving these to my “to do” list. Can’t promise that the kids will get a look in though. (Keeping them all for me, mine mine mine…) :0)

    • 25 September 2015 / 2:58 pm

      Ha I was tempted to hide from them and eat them all ;)

      Stevie x

  20. 25 September 2015 / 5:51 pm

    Salivating at the thought of these! Nice and easy too. May stick to fruit for the littlies for the time being as pretty young and would go loopy on the sugar

    • 25 September 2015 / 6:26 pm

      Ha I can just imagine ;) Mine used to love it with fruit as well

      Stevie x

  21. 25 September 2015 / 7:38 pm

    Ah my daughter would LOVE this! Definitely one to do on a autumn day after nursery x MMT #picknmix

    • 25 September 2015 / 7:58 pm

      It gets very messy but sooo worth it ;)

      Stevie x

  22. 26 September 2015 / 6:31 pm

    A lovely fun dessert idea! These would be great as a gift too, let the chocolate cool down and harden then pop in little cellophane bags with ribbon for Xmas gifts for friends. Definitely going to do this with O :) x

    • 27 September 2015 / 3:24 pm

      The bit of chocolate the boys didn’t finish – I got a bit carried away – came out of the bowls in a heart shape :)

      Stevie x

    • 27 September 2015 / 3:25 pm

      Beware they taste a little too good, took all my will power whilst I’m dieting not to bury my face in it ha!

      Stevie xx

  23. 26 September 2015 / 9:48 pm

    It’s so simple – can’t believe I never thought of this before! As a proper chocoholic, I will definitely give this a try, and I know Tyler will love dipping the marshmallow in the different toppings! Sabrina xx #picknmix

    • 27 September 2015 / 6:41 pm

      It does taste yummy :) The boys used to love it with fruit, but I made the mistake of letting them try it with marshmallows, not sure fruit will do it anymore ;)

      Stevie xx

  24. 27 September 2015 / 11:37 pm

    Oh! How I love this idea! It will definitely by a hit for Ethan (&me!) :) x #PicknMix

    • 28 September 2015 / 2:18 pm

      A little bit too yummy these are ;)

      Stevie x

  25. 28 September 2015 / 10:02 am

    What a great idea for a pudding! My boys love marshmellows and chocolate so I think combining the two and adding in sprinkles would blow their minds!! #PicknMix

    • 28 September 2015 / 2:19 pm

      Very simple, but the yummiest stuff usually is as far as I’m concerned ;)

      Stevie x

  26. Ashleigh
    28 September 2015 / 9:55 pm

    These sound and look amazing! just my kind of treat! ill be giving these a go! #PickNMix

    • 29 September 2015 / 7:19 pm

      They really are yummy! :)

      Stevie x

  27. 29 September 2015 / 11:52 am

    Sounds and looks delicious Stevie. We do love a bit of Marshmallow and chocolate. Perfect Autumnal treat too and great for Halloween! Nicky x #picknmix

    • 29 September 2015 / 8:23 pm

      Very very very temptingly yummy ;)

      Stevie x

  28. Philippa Wilson
    29 September 2015 / 2:10 pm

    This looks like one seriously yummy (and messy) treat! Think we will try this with an episode of Dr Who this weekend ;-).#PickNMix

    Philippa
    -x-

    • 29 September 2015 / 8:23 pm

      Ooh I love Dr Who :) We always snuggle up as a family to watch it

      Stevie x :)

  29. 30 September 2015 / 1:59 pm

    Oh yum, I shall definitely be having a go at these. Thanks for sharing the post. x #picknmix

    • 30 September 2015 / 2:24 pm

      Definitely yummy :)

      Stevie x

  30. 2 October 2015 / 7:18 pm

    Oh wow so yummy!! I should definitely try this at home!! I fancy one now!! LOL Thanks for hosting and so sorry for commenting so late!! I had a crazy week!! xx
    #PicknMix

    • 4 October 2015 / 12:17 pm

      Not a problem lovely I know how it is, we all need more hours in the day! ;)

      Stevie xx