A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
December Announcement: It's time for our Eighth Annual Gingerbread Contest!  Craft and enter a project for a chance to win a prize!
Total Members: 314,823
Currently Running With Scissors:
254 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Does anyone have a recipe for chocolate shell?  (Read 926 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
...Oh, she's a crafty one, she is...
Offline Offline

Posts: 472
Joined: 09-Dec-2004

.:Drama Queen.. in the most literal sense:.

View Profile
« on: January 20, 2005 11:12:12 AM »

Okay, so I just found these delicious-looking Williams- Sonoma marshmallows today and really want to dip them in chocolate... but alas, no fondue.. So i was wondering if there were and recipes out there for chocolate shell? You know, the stuff that you put on cold ice cream and it hardens? Yumm.. please let me know if you have any ideas @ all!! (or yummy alternatives for my marshmallows)  Grin

-Millions of peaches, peaches for me. Millions of peaches, peaches for free- Look out!-
Offline Offline

Posts: 100
Joined: 01-Sep-2004
My bunny is so cute. yep, you're jealous.

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2005 11:15:54 AM »

couldn't you just melt chocolate in the microwave, dip the marshmallow in, place it on wax paper, and stick it in the fridge or freezer until it hardens? That's what you do with chocolate covered strawberrys...

You might have to freeze the marshmallows first, so that they don't melt, then defrost them when everything is hardened.
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1888
Joined: 28-Nov-2003

knit like the wind!

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2005 11:18:35 AM »

you could just melt some chocolate and mix in a little melted butter (so that it doesn't do that wierd "bloom" thing when the chocolate cools) and dip the marshmallows in it - or even paint them with it.  put them on a cooling rack to dry with some paper underneath to catch the drips.

Anyway, take a good quality chocolate bar and melt it in the top of a double boiler with some butter.  (IE put water in the bottom pan, but not enough to touch the top pan, and heat on about medium heat.  If you don't have a double boiler, use a pan with water and a bowl that fits on top without falling in).  Stir as you melt.  Once it's smooth, take the top part off the bottom and set on the counter.  touch the chocolate - when it's warm but not hot, dip your marshmallows.

I don't think the 'magic shell' stuff would neccessarily work for marshmallows - I think it needs the coldness of the ice cream to harden instantly - plus it's not as good as real chocolate!.
Offline Offline

Posts: 146
Joined: 23-Nov-2004

Don't forget to bring a towel!

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2005 11:19:32 AM »

I've done it with melted chocolate chips.  They don't microwave real well (they tend to burn before they melt) - I'd recommend a double boiler.  If you don't have one, I've also used a pyrex bowl inside of a bigger bowl of almost-boiling water.  I didn't freeze the marshmallows - just dip 'em relatively quick, and set them on wax paper to harden.  They're also yummy while the chocolate is still dripping off them - like a S'more without the cracker!  Enjoy!
Kuolema Nox
The Right-Wing Hippie
Offline Offline

Posts: 884
Joined: 30-Nov-2004

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2005 03:44:09 PM »

Chocolate will microwave well if you put it on the Defrost or Medium settings.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Holiday Lantern
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Danish Heart Basket
O, Christmas Tree

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.