I know after you all saw this week's Tasty Tuesday Treat, S'mores from Scratch, you had to have them. If you did follow through with making your own homemade vanilla scented marshmallows you might have realized something I didn't mention - your marshmallow to graham cracker ratio is way off. You will be left with a ton of extra marshmallows, but don't worry! Refrigerated and well-sealed, these babies will last 2-3 weeks. So what can you do besides the obvious with extra marshmallows? Give the adorable gift of homemade hot chocolate mix of course!
With the extra, I used a small cookie cutter to cut out little hearts of fluffy marshmallow. If you don't have a small cookie cutter you can use an oiled knife to cut the marshmallows into little squares and it will be just as cute! Next fill an 8oz mason jar 3/4 of the way with hot chocolate mix (recipe provided below) OR 3-4 store bought hot chocolate mix packets. Then, fill the remainder of the jar with your marshmallows and close the lid. Decorate with cute fabric, a nice label, or some pretty twine. Viola!
Photo: Zac Wolf Photography
Hot Chocolate Mix
From: Brown Eyed Baker
Makes 10 servings
1 + 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder, dutch-process or regular
3/4 cup white chocolate chips or finely chopped white chocolate
1/8 teaspoon salt
1. Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Working in batches, pulse the ingredients in a food processor until the chocolate is finely ground.
3. Store dry mix in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
To make hot cocoa, put 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of hot milk or water.
Top with marshmallows, if desired.