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
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
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 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.
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!