Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Candy is a fun holiday treat. This sweet treat is made up of fluffy homemade marshmallows dipped in decadent chocolate!
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Candy
Continuing on with more holiday treats, I bring you Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Candy. These little candies are so delicious, I can’t even begin to explain. They may seem simple, but they really are special. The homemade marshmallow in this candy is like fluffy little pillows. Dip them in chocolate and they are over the moon phenomenal.
I started making homemade marshmallows a few years ago after some encouragement from my sister and some fellow food bloggers. They scared me, but I thought I would take a chance and I’m so glad I did. This marshmallow recipe is from Martha Stewart and it’s a tried and true recipe. There are two parts to make these marshmallows together. One is the gelatin mixture that provides the pillowy, smushy texture to the marshmallows. Second is the sugar mixture that is boiled to give the marshmallows their structure and of course their sweetness. Here are some tips to make sure they come together easily:
- Make sure you allow the gelatin to sit in the water for at least 5 minutes to make sure it’s properly softened.
- Invest in a decent thermometer to check the temperature of the sugar syrup.
- Add the sugar syrup SLOWLY so it doesn’t splash up and also so it incorporates thoroughly.
- Don’t skimp on greasing the baking dish or knife, these marshmallows can be sticky!
- If the chocolate starts to set up before you finish dipping, you can microwave it again to melt it using the same instructions.
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Candy
- 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 12 Tablespoons water, divided
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 10 Tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 16 oz semi-sweet chocolate , chopped
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing the baking dish and knife
- sprinkles for decoration, optional
- Brush a 9"x13" glass baking dish with vegetable oil and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer add 6 tablespoons of water and sprinkle in both envelopes of gelatin. Set aside.
- In a saucepan, add the remaining 6 tablespoons of water, granulated sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Once sugar is dissolved, stop stirring and continue to cook until the mixture registers 238° on a candy thermometer (approximately 8-10 min). Remove from heat.
- Take the bowl of water and gelatin and attach it to a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Turn mixer on low and while it is mixing, slowly pour in boiled sugar syrup. Once the syrup is completely added, slowly raise the speed to high on the mixer. Beat the mixture on high until it becomes stiff (approximately 10-12 minutes). Beat in vanilla.
- Pour marshmallow mixture into greased glass baking dish and use a spatula to smooth it out. Set aside to cool completely and set up (approximately 3 hours).
- Once the marshmallow is cooled and set up, lightly dust a work surface with ½ cup powdered sugar and unmold onto the surface. Flip it over so both sides are covered with powdered sugar. Lightly brush a sharp knife with vegetable oil and cut the marshmallow into approximately 1 ½" squares. Dust the squares with the remaining ½ cup of powdered sugar.
- Line a sheet pan with waxed or parchment paper and set aside.
- In a microwave-safe glass bowl, add chopped chocolate and 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil. Microwave in 30-second increments at 50% power, stirring in between. Be careful not to microwave too long or the chocolate will burn. Only cook it until the chocolate is 75% melted and then stir it until it finishes melting.
- Dip marshmallow squares into the melted chocolate, using a fork to roll it around until all sides are covered. Place dipped marshmallows on the prepared sheet pan to dry. Sprinkle tops of the dipped marshmallows with sprinkles if desired.
- Let chocolate set up completely before serving or storing.
Making marshmallows is a fun activity for the holidays. Keep an eye out for one more marshmallow recipe that’s perfect for sharing this holiday season!