Thursday, December 30, 2010

Chococaramallow: An adventure it sweet maddness!

I have a slight obsession with making things myself.  Take for instance these caramel wrapped marshmallows from Not So Humble Pie.  I looked through the recipe and thought  "I can make those!".  After all, I've had experience making homemade marshmallows.Wrapping them in caramel shouldn't add too much trouble.  Three attempts later I had the perfect soft and delicious caramel to wrap my light and fluffy marshmallows in.


But my ultimate goal was to dunk those pillows of caramel and marshmallow goodness in chocolate. This is where the adventure began. My first batch was melted by the warm chocolate goodness I bathed them in leaving puddles of caramel topped with marshmallows. Then I decided to only make ten at a time. Between each batch I refrigerated the chococaramallow goodness, and the results were wonderful.


I ended up with much more caramel wrapped marshmallows than chocolate coating so I wrapped what was left  in wax paper, and gave them to friends and family.


And with the extra caramel I had, I made these Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies and with the extra batter I had from making those I made Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies.  And just now as I am finishing this post the timer on the oven is ringing to let me know that the cranberry apple bread I made this morning is ready!  School needs to start soon or I'll bake my way to 400lbs!


aola said...

HOLY CRAP!! that's all I've got to say to this post... that is cooking "above and beyond"!!

beautiful photos and delicious looking candies.

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness. OH MY GOODNESS! How incredibly pretty are these. I can't imagine anyone wouldn't love getting a treat like this! Really cool!