What have you been up to this week? Me? I’ve been caught up in the preparation of our Halloween party next week! I’m pretty excited about it! I told my boyfriend I could almost do a thesis on Halloween party, decorations and food because I did so many hours of research. I also got to this realization: it’s easier to do research than really get to it, and here I thought I was procrastinating only for my real thesis
Here is another of my family Christmas classic that can easily be transformed into an Halloween dessert! If there is orange marshmallows at your grocery store, you can use these instead of homemade ones, but here we don’t seem to have some (well except for the fruit mix that has some pale orange marshmallow but I would have needed to sort them out!).
If you do the whole recipe of homemade marshmallow, you’ll need about 2/3 of the marshmallows. I mixed store-bought white marshmallows and homemade orange ones so i only did 1/3 of the homemade marshmallows recipe.
Coming up: Halloween cupcakes!
Recipe from Joy of Baking
1 cup cold water, divided
3 envelopes (1/4 ounce each) unflavored gelatin
2 cups granulated white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Orange food coloring
3-4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
The video and the directions on Joy of Baking
Advice: you’ll see that the marshmallows are still sticky when you cut them. So always roll them in powdered sugar before cutting. I also added powdered sugar on the pizza cutter I used, it helped a lot!
Chocolate Marshmallow Rolls
See the Christmas ones
2 rolls, about 12 pieces each.
6 squares semi-sweet chocolate (or 1 package of chocolate chips)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (facultative)
1 package small marshmallows
- Melt the butter and the chocolate in a saucepan. Remove from heat.
- Add the egg and the powdered sugar.
- Let cool a little then add the vanilla, the nuts and the marshmallows (you don’t want them to melt so wait for the mix to be cool enough). Mix well.
- Pour on two aluminium foil and spread out. Form into a roll using the foil to surround it.
- Freeze until set. When ready to serve, remove the foil and slice the rolls. They keep well in the freezer.