Sunday, December 18, 2011

Church Windows Marshmallow Candy


It's Sunday, and just a week before Christmas - what better time is there to post Church Windows Marshmallow Candies? From the first minute that I saw these candies I knew that I wanted to make them. They are pretty and unusual and they looked relatively easy to make. I loved that they evoked a church, which makes them perfect to mark the holiday (holy day) season.

n.o.e.'s notes:

- You can find the recipe on this blog post.

- After melting butter and chocolate chips, and cooling the mixture a bit, you stir in the marshmallows. Then you divide the mixture in two and roll each half into a log shape.

- I experimented a bit with the coating for the chocolate rolls. For half the recipe, I rolled the chocolate log in in dessicated coconut, and the other log in hazelnut meal. In the future I'd like to experiment with different rolling and coating techniques. I think powdered sugar would be nice, or chocolate sprinkles, or crumbs of chocolate wafer cookies.

- The colored mini marshmallows can be a bit difficult to find. The first couple of grocery stores that I checked didn't have them, so I was thrilled to find them in Target. In theory each of the 4 colors of marshmallows has a different flavor, and if I concentrated very hard I could detect it - but that was before putting the marshmallows with the chocolate.

- I'm sure that you could make your own marshmallows for this candy; if you do, let me know how it goes!

- Be sure to use a very sharp knife to cut slices of the candy, so the chocolate doesn't drag through the marshmallow, and so the marshmallow cuts cleanly.

the verdict:

These are good at room temperature and straight from the fridge. Because they are so quick to throw together, they're perfect for adding to Christmas trays.

6 comments:

sarahe said...

Thanks for posting this! My granny used to make these and I loved them so much!

natalia said...

how cute ! I love your church too !

Abby said...

Oh my goodness, I forgot about these! My mom used to make them when I was little. I love the way they look (and taste)! :)

bellini said...

I used to make these when my daughter was little. It was so much fun to be in the kitchen with her.

Jessica said...

What a beautiful little scene! I don't think I've ever seen or eaten these before. For some reason, I'm in more of a candy-making than cookie-making mood this Christmas, so I'm definitely bookmarking this one.

Kayte said...

Well these are interesting and very pretty. I want to make these...probably for next year as they would look stunning on my cookie trays.