We are in the final stretch now so it's time to make some sweet treats for gift baskets! I love making home made marshmallows to give. Bagged up and in the basket with some hot cocoa mix these look really special!
I made plain vanilla and peppermint flavors, find the recipes here, and then you can decorate them in lots of different ways.
I rolled some in plain powdered sugar, but some of the peppermint flavor marshmallows also got rolled in crushed candy canes,
And some were dipped halfway in melted chocolate and then crushed candy cane.
Some of the plain ones got a toss in cocoa. The sweetness of the marshmallow is enough to counteract the bitterness of the cocoa. This is Earl's favorite:>)
And some were dipped in powdered sugar, melted chocolate, and sprinkled with gold sugar sprinkles. Wouldn't these look great for News Years parties?
Roll your marshmallows in any color sugar to go with a party theme, or package some of them with fancy chocolates and graham crackers for a special s'mores kit to enjoy next to a crackling fire. Yum! Not your usual Christmas cookie package at all!
These are super easy and inexpensive to make but really special and gluten free if you have someone on your list who has special dietary needs.
Now we are off to enjoy the Hobbit movie, one of my favorite books when I was a kid and I have been loving the series of movies. Have you seen any good movies lately?