Valentine’s Day just got a whole lot sweeter! Whip up these valentine’s chocolate dipped marshmallows as a treat for your family today.
Its that wonderful time of year. I am a mush ball at heart so its always a fun time for me. I have 4 beautiful boys and a wonderful husband who make Valentine’s Day extra sweet for me.
Valentine’s Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
I really believe in teaching my boys at their young ages the art of romance and celebrating Valentine’s Day in the sweetest of ways. These Valentine’s chocolate dipped marshmallows will make very sweet gifts for each of them. Hopefully they will remember such small sweet offerings and put them into practice when they are older.
These little cuties were super easy to make.
I am lucky to have a wonderful chocolate making supply store close by but I know not everyone is that fortunate. You can easily order the chocolate Melting Wafers from Amazon. The trick to melting the wafers is to microwave at 50% instead of full temperature. Then decorate however you like.
Instant Pot As A Double Boiler
So my latest find is using my instant pot as a double boiler. It melts the chocolate perfectly and then you can keep it warm as you dip away.
No having to stop to reheat your hardening Chocolate. Plus you can move it anywhere there is a plug-in by, for optimal use!
Do I Have To Stick Marshmallows On Sticks
No you don’t. Feel free to just leave them out sitting on a platter if you don’t want to do sticks. Personally, I find the sticks a fun way to serve them up to my children.
Can I Use Milk Chocolate
You sure can. I loved using the colored candy melts as I found it really made the pop and scream Valentine’s Day. But if you are a fan of milk or even semi-sweet chocolate go right ahead.
Just add on the sprinkles, or even a drizzle of pink or red chocolate for a pop of color.
How To Store Marshmallows Dipped In Chocolate
Marshmallows need to be stored in an airtight container. If you leave them out on the counter uncovered you will find the marshmallows will harden and dry out as it sits.
Once these dipped marshmallows are all dry just place in a sealable bag or airtight container. You can store these marshmallows on the counter.
Can I Make Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows In Advance
You bet! Feel free to make these marshmallows up to 2-3 days in advance. If you store them properly you will have no problem with them tasting fresh and moist!
I tend to just make them one day in advance so everyone gets the best tasting dipped marshmallows.
Tip For Dipping Marshmallows In Chocolate
Make sure that you shake off the excess chocolate. If you don’t do that you will find the chocolate will look clumpy in spots and run down more.
Also feel free to dip you chocolate partially like I did, or go crazy and dip the entire marshmallow.
If you do the whole marshmallow just make sure you have parchment paper laid out to set wet marshmallows on.
No Bake Valentine’s Day Dessert
This truly is one easy no bake Valentine’s Day dessert. If you have a bit older kids, let them toss on an apron and help.
Have fun with colorful chocolate, sprinkles and make the most of your dessert making.
Want even more Valentine Desserts
- Strawberry Honey Butter | slather this honey butter on bread, crackers, biscuits and more. Sweet strawberry flavor in every bite.
- Valentine’s Chex | Sweet as can be is what you get with this Chex. Smothered in a homemade caramel and topped with a drizzle of chocolate.
- Valentine Fudge | Heart snapped white chocolate fudge topped with colorful sprinkles. This is my favorite holiday dessert.
- Place your marshmallows on the popsicle sticks.
- Dip each marshmallow into pink chocolate
- Quickly, before your chocolate dries, decorate with Valentine's sprinkles.
If you are not using your instant pot as a double boiler.. you can melt you chocolate:
In a microwave-safe container microwave candy melts at 50% power or the defrost setting on your microwave. Melt for one minute to start. Remove and stir. Place back in the microwave for additional 30 seconds at 50% power. Remove and stir. Continue to do this in 30 second intervals until smooth and creamy. Remember less is better. You can help melt some pieces that are still not fully melted by stirring with a spoon. You do not want to over microwave your chocolate.