Friday, December 21, 2012

Melting Snowmen {Chocolatey and Sugary Goodness}

I happened to spy a melting snowman treat while holiday shopping last week and I thought to myself--this is doable. I was right! Here is a quick shot of what I came up with:


I found the project relatively easy to do. Here is what you need for your ingredients:



Dark or milk chocolate
White chocolate
Red and yellow food coloring
Marshmallows
Milk
Chocolate chips or M&M's (optional)

Directions:

I use a double boiler to melt my chocolate. I started by heating up some water in my bottom pot to a boil. While I waited, I lined a dish with a cover with aluminum foil. I sprayed the aluminum foil with nonstick spray. (You could use wax paper but I did not have any in the house, so I made do. You also want to make sure that your dish has enough clearance for the marshmallow after putting the lid on.)

Once the water was boiling, I removed the pot from the heat. I put the top pot on and put my milk chocolate in. (You could also use dark.) I melted it while stirring gently. If the chocolate stopped melted, I would heat the double boiler to low. Once the chocolate was melted, I spooned some in spots on the foil. The beauty about these snowmen--the chocolate puddles can be uneven. I let it cool a little and the put it in the fridge to cool the rest of the way. Once the chocolate was cool, I brought it out of the fridge to warm to room temperature as I prepared the white chocolate.

I melted the white chocolate in the same method as the milk or dark chocolate. I did add a little milk to thin it out. Once it was melted, I made a "puddle" on top of my milk chocolate puddles. Then, I stuck the marshmallow into the white chocolate for the head. You can also add chocolate chips or M&M's for buttons. After I let it cool a little, I put the project back in the fridge.





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After my project was cooled, I worked on a few more details. I melted a little more milk chocolate and then "drew" arms using a toothpick. I also made eyes and a smile. Then, I melted some more white chocolate and used red and yellow food coloring to make it orange. I was able to add some noses and buttons with this.

There are a lot of steps to this, but it honestly is not hard. For this project, I did not follow my tempering instructions to a tee. However, I have found that it does make creating fudge and truffles a bit easier. You can check this About.com article for instructions.


5 comments:

  1. This is super cute. I am absolutely in love with snowman. I have no idea why - I'm a Florida gal who has never seen snow! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)

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  2. great idea and big yum too! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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  3. These are too cute! Such a clever and fun idea. I bet kids love them!

    Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things :)

    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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  4. So cute. We love marshmallows and my girls said they can do this one on their own. Stopping by from the hop.
    www.cheermamadrama.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Mel,

    This is adorable, but I would probably eat it before I got the whole thing put together :-) I’m co-hosting with Katherine this week at Thursday Favorite Things and hope you will stop by for a visit. Wishing you all the best in 2013.

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