Written by: Renee Reiter
Mmmmm! What could possibly make hot chocolate better than it already is? Marshmallows! And since it’s October I thought it would be fun to make some ghost shaped ones. As usual I had to do this project twice to actually get it right…I was really upset since that required me to drink some extra hot chocolate (insert devious look here).
- Powdered Sugar
- Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup (Special Dark)
- Marshmallow Fluff
The first time I made these I wasn’t really sure how I was going to get the ghosts off whatever I put them on. After some failed attempts with I found that some dusted powdered sugar on the mat made them SO easy to get back up later!
I tried being lazy (shame on me) and just dumping the powdered sugar onto the mat and rubbing it around but that only made it clump together. So I dumped it into a pasta drainer I have and just tapped the side and let it make a nice dusting.
To make the fluff into shapes I used a rubber spatula to load it into one corner of a sandwich bag (an actual piping bag would work great also). To help get as much of the fluff down into the corner I folded the bag down so the fluff wouldn’t stick to the sides of the bag as much. Then I just cut the tip and started making shapes.
I made the outline first and then filled it in. You will see there are some lines but after a minute or two they smooth out.
Once the shapes smoothed out I popped them in the freezer. They won’t actually freeze but they will firm up some. The first time I tried this I didn’t put them in the freezer before making the faces and the chocolate just spread all over and didn’t look cute at all. So into the freezer for just a few min and then back out for faces.
I used Hershey’s Special Dark to try and get the features as black as possible and a toothpick.
After the faces were done it’s back into the freezer to keep them that way. If you leave them out the faces will run. Since they need to be in the freezer until you are ready to use them I think this would probably be best for a sleep over or get together that way you can use them all at once. Luckily I had some room in the freezer for them.
Time for hot chocolate!!!
I used a spatula to pick mine up so that my fingers wouldn’t stick to it.
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– Sincerely Renee & Jessica