If you're on Pinterest at all, you've no doubt seen these:
Hot Chocolate Sticks!
I fell in love with these and since I'm not able to indulge in these while nursing Baby M, I settled for making them for my family to enjoy:)
The first step was deciding to make the marshmallows vs buying them & then deciding on a recipe...
...I chose this one, adapted from an Alton Brown recipe, as the tutorial is great with preferred pics...
...and they came out well despite the fact that I cooked them a bit longer than necessary due to my candy thermometer being off:/
Note to self: calibrate candy thermometer BEFORE baking!
Glossy & thick...it was a pretty sight...
...until my kitchen was covered in powdered sugar- the above pic is after I cleaned the counters!
(Insert Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas")... if you can't have the real thing, make marshmallows!
Here's the complete tutorial that I followed:)
Stay tuned for part 2 of my homemade hot chocolate sticks:)