You can't beat a marshmallow dipped in chocolate for a quick and easy sweet treat and they also make a really nice gift when dressed up a little or an easy addition to a party food table. Chocolate covered marshmallows take just 10 minutes to make and are easy to adapt too.
These chocolate covered marshmallows could not be easier. Put giant marshmallows on a stick, dip them in your favourite melted chocolate and then cover them in sprinkles, nuts or even cereal. Just 10 minutes is all you need and kids will love making there own.
Why you will love them
- Quick and easy - These take less than 10 minutes to make and they couldn't be easier.
- Adaptable - There are SO many ways you can make them. From changing the chocolate to the sprinkles.
- Kids can make them - These chocolate dipped marshmallows are so easy that they are a great recipe for kids to get involved with. They will love coming up with their own sprinkle combinations.
- Great for parties - These are an easy way to bulk out a party food table and they add lots of extra colour too.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Marshmallows - You just need regular marshmallows for this (or you can use vegetarian/vegan ones if you prefer), but go for the large ones.
- Chocolate - We used dark chocolate, but milk or white will work too. Try to use the best quality you can, as it will make a difference.
- Sprinkles - Choose your favourite sprinkles and go wild!
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make chocolate covered marshmallows - Step by step
One: Push a marshmallow onto a skewer. Dip into the melted chocolate then the sprinkles.
Two: Repeat with all the marshmallows. Arrange in a jar to look like a bunch of flowers. Refrigerate until set.
What to serve with Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
We love these on a side of a hot drink and the kids will happily dip them in to a hot chocolate. Here are some hot drink recipes to serve some of these with:
- Microwave Hot Chocolate
- Baileys Hot Chocolate
- Chai Tea Latte
- Oat Milk Hot Chocolate
- Hot Chocolate Spoons
- Cinnamon Coffee
- Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate
One of the MANY reasons that we love chocolate covered marshmallows is because of how many ways you can make these. Once you have your marshmallow on a stick, the options are almost endless.
Chocolate - Firstly, we went with a half dip, so you can still see some of the marshmallows. But, you could go for a full dip, so the whole marshmallow is covered in chocolate. That means more space for sprinkles too.
We used dark chocolate, but you could use milk or white. You could even dip them in a milk or dark and then drizzle them with white chocolate for a nice contrast.
Sprinkles - The options are almost endless here. Find your favourite sprinkles and go wild. You could even use little fudge pieces. If you are making this at Christmas time, then some Christmas themed sprinkles are the way to go. Crushed candy canes are good for a Christmas feel too.
Caramel - If you want to take these chocolate covered marshmallows to the next level, then add a layer of caramel. Dip the marshmallows in melted caramel, and then leave in the fridge until it has set and then dip in melted chocolate.
Nuts - You don't have to just go down the sprinkles route for chocolate dipped marshmallows. You could add some crushed nuts too. Pecans, almonds, walnuts, pistachios and peanuts are all good for crushing and rolling the chocolate covered marshmallows in.
Cereal - You could even roll these in some Rice Krispies or Coco Pops.
Coconut - We love the combination of chocolate and coconut, so why not dip these in some desiccated coconut?
Frequently Asked Questions
Firstly, you need to make sure that the marshmallows you are using are certified vegan. You then need to use a vegan chocolate and make sure any additional toppings are vegan too.
You can either melt it in a microwaveable bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds in a time so it doesn't burn, or do it in a Bain-Marie where you melt it in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
These will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. We wouldn't recommend freezing them.
These will take about 15-20 minutes in the fridge to set.
• If you want to help the chocolate go harder a little quicker, and form more of a shell, then you can add a little coconut oil to the melted chocolate.
• To store the chocolate dipped marshmallows in the fridge to cool, put them in a jar or cup, with the sticks standing up. You could also stand them up on a chocolate dipped end, but they tend to stick to a plate/board that way.
• We used mini skewers as the sticks, but cake pop sticks or ice lolly sticks will work too.
• Why not double up or even triple up on these and put two or three marshmallows on a stick and dip them in chocolate?
• If you wanted a thicker layer of chocolate, then once you have dipped the marshmallows in chocolate, allow them to set and then dip them in again and then cover them in sprinkles and allow them to set again.
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Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
- 60 g (3 oz) Marshmallows - about 5g/0.25oz each
- 80 g (2.75 oz) Chocolate - dark; melted
- Push a marshmallow onto a skewer. Dip in the melted chocolate then the sprinkles.
- Repeat with all the marshmallows. Arrange in a jar to look like a bunch of flowers.
- Refrigerate until set.
- If you want to help the chocolate go harder a little quicker, and form more of a shell, then you can add a little coconut oil to the melted chocolate.
- To store the chocolate dipped marshmallows in the fridge to cool, put them in a jar or cup, with the sticks standing up. You could also stand them up on a chocolate dipped end, but they tend to stick to a plate/board that way.
- We used mini skewers as the sticks, but cake pop sticks or ice lolly sticks will work too.
- Why not double up or even triple up on these and put two or three marshmallows on a stick and dip them in chocolate?
- If you wanted a thicker layer of chocolate, then once you have dipped the marshmallows in chocolate, allow them to set and then dip them in again and then cover them in sprinkles and allow them to set again.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.