Chocolate Candy Making and Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Awhile ago I was the lucky winner of a blog contest over at Joy’s Misadventures blog!  Here is the loot:

2 bags of pink chocolate disks, 1 bag of milk chocolate disks, lollipop sticks, lip molds, lollipop lip molds, a decorative ring mold, and a giant heart mold!

Jamie had been waiting patiently for me to find time to make them with him, and we did it on a perfect rainy weekend afternoon.

Joy got the candy disks and molds from Morkes.  The chocolate needs no tempering and all you do is heat them in a microwave safe bowl.  We did 30 seconds at a time and stirred.

Then we spooned it into the molds.  And let it harden.

The reward for helping:

Jamie really wanted to do the ginormous heart, but I didn’t think we had enough chocolate, so I got inspired and decided we could fill it with marshmallow fluff.  It’s not a staple in our house, so we didn’t have any, but I figured we could make some ourselves.  There are two basic recipes — one uses egg whites, confectioner’s sugar, and corn syrup.  The other is just melting 16 oz. store bought marshmallows and 1/4 cup corn syrup together.  I opted for the easiest one– i.e. the latter!

First, we lined the mold with melted milk chocolate.

Then I made the fatal mistake of taking a shortcut while making the marshmallow fluff and omitted the corn syrup, because it seemed redundant — more corn syrup on top of corn syrup and sugar in the marshmallow??

Ok, it’s not so bad here…

Covered with the rest of the chocolate.

Finished products.  Aren’t they cute?
But wait — about that “fatal mistake”…  when we tried to eat the marshmallow filled heart, the marshmallow filling had hardened into something close to a chalky nougat.  Sweet and still candy, but murder on your teeth!  So if we were to make this again, we would definitely NOT omit the corn syrup!

You’d never know what lurks within…

Thanks, Joy, for such a generous giveaway!  We had a blast making candy, and we’ll definitely use the molds again and again.  🙂

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14 responses to “Chocolate Candy Making and Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

  1. That heart-shaped mold is certainly pretty, with the roses and all.

  2. It is neat that your son is interesting in creating in the kitchen with you. That does make for a fun afternoon. I have never made molded chocolates, but I do like your idea of using the marshmallow filling. The heart did turn out picture perfect. You two do make a great team!

  3. Candy making sounds like a blast – especially with such pretty moulds and your creative ideas 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  4. This is definitely something fun to do! Love the chocolate marshmallow filled heart, well the pink lips too! lol

  5. Beautiful! I am always scared of tempering chocolate…

  6. They look beautiful. And thanks for that syrup tip, it sounds like a short cut I’d try to take (but now I know better) 🙂

  7. making chocolates always makes me nervous. i can never get the temperatures right

  8. Congrats on winning the chocolate making loot! 🙂 It looks like Jaime had a great time. Funny about the marshmallow, now I know never to leave out the corn syrup. 🙂 Hope all is well!

  9. Great Job, this looks delicious. It’s really awesome to see such a young kid with an interest in cooking. Looking forward to following your blog!

  10. Thanks for all the nice comments!

  11. joy

    I don’t believe I missed this. It is great you enjoyed the molds 😀

  12. That looks really good you should also go and check out this site to get some custom made candy its good for gifts and parties and more go to this site for more info http://www.myidolpops.com/

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