Friday, January 13, 2012

Snowy Day Treat

Well, it happen . . . Winter has come to Cincinnati.  We were hoping that we would luck out this year and Mother Nature would "somehow" forget us BUT no such luck!  Fortunately, we are only getting a dusting of snow (so far!!) but the temperature is supposed to drop in the teens tonight - chillers!!!  Perfect night to huddle under a warm blanket in front of a roaring fire in the fireplace, reading a good book while sipping on hot chocolate - doesn't that sound good!!  I am right there with you!!

Since we brought up the topic of hot chocolate (I did that on purpose - in case you didn't know!!).  I read somewhere today on the Internet the PERFECT hot chocolate treat.  And OH MY!!! is it ever GOOD!!!  White chocolate covered marshmallows with sprinkles and you put these in your hot chocolate!!  How cool (or how HOT) is that!!  They didn't include a recipe, but it really would be quite simple, actually.

Well, this is how I would make them.  First you need a bag of the big marshmallows (not the minis), a bag of the Wilton's melting chocolates - white, a jar of white sprinkles, a box of toothpicks (for sticking into the marshmallows to dip in the chocolate and then the sprinkles) and some wax paper to put the marshmallows on after you have dipped and sprinkled them.    You can melt the chocolates in the microwave - just put them in a nice size bowl and  follow the instructions on the package.  I think you put them on high for a minute, stir, heat them again for a minute, stir - repeat until you get the consistency that you want.  Spear a marshmallow with a toothpick, dip in chocolate, sprinkle with the sprinkles (doesn't that sound cute!!) and place on wax paper.  Repeat this until you get sick of looking at marshmallows.  I bet these also taste really good to eat as is!!!  Let me see - one for the hot chocolate . . . one for me!

Let us lift our mug of hot chocolate and give ole Mother Nature a toast.  Enjoy and keep warm!!

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