In the Summer I love settling in on the pavement and people-watching until the Fantillusion parade! But before choosing my spot I always stock up in snacks to have with me! One of my favourite candy snacks in Disneyland Paris is the Chocolate Coated Marshmallow sticks! Or as they're known in Dlp 'Guimauve enrobées'! These are available at the Boardwalk Candy Palace on Main Street :)
It's not the best pic but you get the idea! :P They come with just chocolate coating (Chocolat), Chocolate with sprinkles (Chocolat Vermicelles) or Chocolate with coconut (Chocolat noix de coco) and sell for around 2 Euros each :) My favourite is the one with chocolate and sprinkles!
With the long Summer nights officially here - I thought I would try to re-create this really simple treat at home to munch on while I watch the Fantillusion parade on YouTube in my garden in a desperate attempt to imagine I'm in Disneyland Paris on a warm summer night :) lol!
Like I said, these are SO easy to make! All you need is some marshmallows, cooking chocolate, BBQ skewers, and olive oil (though any cooking oil will do)
First I prepared my marshmallow sticks. I used 3 - 7 per stick depending on the size. I also added mini marshmallows to the top to cover the pointy tip - I now realise it would have been safer to just snip off the pointy ends - but these weren't going to small children so it was ok this time! :)
Then I melted a couple of packs of plain cooking chocolate in a jug in the mircowave for 30 seconds at a time, mixing until it was all melted. The I added a couple of tablespoons of olive oil to make the chocolate thinner - this also stops it setting so fast :) Time to start coating!
I found the easiest way to do this was to run the chocolate between two jugs - pouring the chocolate over the mashmallows into one jug and then swapping them for the next stick - if that makes sense! lol! It's the same method I used to coat my Mickey and Minnie Candy Apples! A little trick I picked up was to spin the marhsmallow stick once it was coated to remove any excess chocolate - this saves waiting until the chocolate stops dripping! You can see the spin marks on the side of the jug :)
I had my sprinkles already out on a plate, and I used a spoon to coat the chocolate marshmallows! If you try to roll it in the sprinkles, some of the chocolate can come off and it gets pretty messy! :P
Once the stick was coated with sprinkles, I needed somewhere to let it set! I used a cardboard box turned upside down (the bottom was sturdier than the top) and I punched a small hole in it with a knife - the hole can't be too big because then it won't hold the stick steady! Then I pushed the marshmallow stick into the small hole so that it could set standing up :)
And that's pretty much it! :D Chocolate Marshmallow Sprinkles Sticks complete! :P I had loads of fun trying out different types of sprinkles! :) I tried chocolate ones ...
... some pink sprinkles! ...
... and some mixed sprinkles! Whenever I'm making cakes etc, if I have left over sprinkles that I can't get back into the container, I scoop them into a tub so I can use them in future - so I've ended up with this mix up of all different sprinkles! :D
And here's how all the sticks turned out!
I even made a stripey one! :P My favourite was the chocolate sprinkles one by far! :) It was less crunchy than the others - something I'll remember when choosing sprinkles if I make these again! An important tip is to keep them in the fridge because the chocolate can melt quite easily!
It's amazing how something so simple can take me right back to Summer in Disneyland Paris ... now if you'll excuse me ... I'm off to watch the Fantillusion parade in my back garden! lol!
Happy Friday everyone! Let me know if you try these out! :) Have an awesome weekend!