Sometimes I have a whim to create something fun the kids will enjoy. And sometimes it turns into something sort of cute. I thought it would be fun to dip some marshmallows in white chocolate and them dredge them in sprinkles. After putting them on the straws, dipping in the chocolate and then then sugar, I immediately thought of The Lorax and the Truffle Trees.
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We had recently watched the Lorax by Dr. Seuss in movie form on Netflix (sadly, it’s since been pulled). The girls really connected with it. They love pretty much anything they’ve seen from Dr. Seuss including The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That which we regularly stream! They enjoy the fun facts and silly nature of the show for sure.
Back to the Truffula Trees. I don’t have a double boiler or a fondue set, but putting a smaller pot into a bigger pot with water did the trick. I did have to be careful not to let the water slosh into the smaller pan. Gradually, I heated the water and melted the white chocolate chips (you can color the chocolate or use candy melts). Once smooth, I removed it from the heat, I dipped the paper straw into the white chocolate and then pushed the marshmallow on it while twisting. Then, they went into the freezer for a bit to make sure the marshmallow was stuck on there good.
Then I dipped the marshmallow into the melted chocolate and smoothed with a spatula. Then into a bowl with colored sugar crystals (sprinkles would work, too). You will need a lot more sugar crystals than you think! Then back into the freezer to harden and cool for just a minute or two. It also helps to have some florist foam to set them in while they cool.
Then, enjoy! They are the perfect treat to enjoy with a Dr. Seuss movie or show!
- jumbo marshmallows
- white chocolate chips
- sugar crystals
- paper straws
- Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler.
- Dip the end of a straw in the melted chocolate and then push into one marshmallow while twisting.
- Place in freezer to harden and cool.
- Remove from freezer.
- Dip marshmallow into melted chocolate and spread around marshmallow.
- Dip into sugar crystals and coat.
- Place in florist foam and then into freezer to harden and cool.