Ok, so it’s been a crap week and a bit for me since I last posted. I didn’t mean to leave it for so long but then there was always an excuse not to blog. Not to worry though, I’m back with a great fun & easy recipe that you can make for Christmas (or any occasion, really…)
What you need:
- 2 packets of chocolate buttons; one large & one small
- 1 large packet of M&Ms
- 1 packet of white marshmallows
- Icing Sugar
- Small cupcake cases
Lay out the cases on a large microwave safe plate and place one large chocolate button in each case. Microwave in 15 second bursts until chocolate has melted slightly and is soft to the touch. In this case, as the chocolate was dark chocolate, it took about 1 minute but normal chocolate is quicker to melt
Quickly remove the plate from the microwave (watch those fingers, the plate will be hot!) and squidge a marshmallow into each case. If you’re not sure if the chocolate has melted enough, you’ll be able to tell now – if the marshmallow sticks, it’s good.
Put half of the small chocolate buttons into a microwave safe jar and melt – usually 30 seconds is enough, but make sure to keep doing it in short bursts so you don’t wreck the chocolate. Once the chocolate has melted, use a teaspoon to drop a small amount on top of each marshmallow and top straight away with a M&M. I like to use green & red M&Ms for Christmas, but of course you can use whatever colour you can get your hands on!
Top with a light dusting of icing sugar and store in a airtight container. You can keep these for quite a while but in our house, we’re lucky if there’s any left after a day of making them!