Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue
This post is sponsored by Campfire Marshmallows. All opinions are as always, 100% my own.
It’s February! I’m super excited that it’s finally feeling like winter around here. January lacked any real Midwestern winter characteristics, like snow up to your knees and white-out driving conditions. You know, the things that make winter exciting and not just gray and dreary. Well, as soon as the calendar changed to good old February, things certainly picked up around here. I’m a girl who likes her snow and cold weather. I live in Ohio for goodness sakes. It’s what I know. It’s what I love. Speaking of what I love and haven’t had in way too long, let’s chat fondue.
Nice segue, huh?
Fondue is one of those desserts that is most often reserved for a special occasion. In fact, I’ve never heard of fondue being a weeknight treat. Can you imagine if your mom had fired up the fondue pot on a Tuesday when you were a kid? I don’t know, maybe you were a lucky mid-week fondue eater and it was me that was the odd ball. Either way, it’s funny to think that a dessert that is so insanely simple is only ever made for a special occasion. I mean, it’s way easier to make a pot of chocolate fondue than say, bake a cake. Or a pie. Jeez, the pie crust alone should make it a holiday only treat.
Pie crust stresses me out.
But fondue, that’s a different story. For instance, this chocolate marshmallow fondue recipe is literally 3 ingredients: cream, chocolate and marshmallows. My five-year-old could make it, and she has. Although, have no fear, she was heavily supervised due to the heat and all.
We used to have a fondue restaurant in town (you’re probably familiar with the one I’m referring to) and we would go for all of our big occasions – birthdays, anniversaries…well, I guess that’s about it. Anyway, on the tray of dessert dippers, there were always these mysterious and magical graham coated marshmallows. And for some reason, they tasted so much better than dipping a plain marshmallow into chocolate every could. Or at least they did in my mind. After having these coated marshmallows several times, I was determined to learn the magic of these soft coated mallows.
And do you know what? It turns out, all you have to do is roll a marshmallow in some water to get it wet, and then roll it in crushed graham crackers.
That is seriously the entire thing. I couldn’t believe it. I was a touch embarrassed for being so taken by such a simple treat, but then I thought they must be pretty magical if something so simple could be so decadent. For the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about Valentine’s Day desserts and something that would be easy enough to make on a week night, because we’ll actually be traveling Valentine’s weekend and will need to celebrate, most likely, on a Wednesday. I figured a pot of fondue would get the kiddos involved plus be super crazy simple.
I decided to make my *not-so-fancy* graham coated marshmallows out of Campfire CupidMallows. They are incredibly soft and fluffy and come in a bag of strawberry (pink) and vanilla (white) hearts. They are so adorable I can’t even help myself from eating about six of them out of the bag every time I walk by the pantry. They turned out awesome! But don’t worry, if you can’t find these cupid mallows, you can make this recipe (fondue and coated marshmallows) with Campfire’s Regular Marshmallows and it works just as beautifully!
I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Campfire Marshmallows again in 2015 to bring you year of exciting, seasonal, and family friendly recipes. We have some new features coming up that I can’t wait to share with you. Be sure to check out Campfire on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Plus, check out our Marshmallow Madness Pinterest Board and the Campfire Marshmallows website for even more marshmallow inspiration! If you’ve been getting hit by a lot of snow, there are some great, kid-friendly recipe ideas on there for snow days (which we’ve had three so far this week!). The marshmallow winter snow man painting is so much fun!
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Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue Recipe
Yield: 12-14 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 16 ounces dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup Campfire Marshmallows Cupid Mallows, cut in half
Graham Coated Marshmallows
- 1 package (or remaining marshmallows from fondue recipe) Campfire Marshmallows Cupid Mallows
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs or chocolate graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup water
- strawberries, washed and dried thoroughly
- banana slices
- pound cake pieces
- graham coated marshmallows
- plain marshmallows
In a small heavy bottomed pot, gently heat cream over medium low heat. When cream is hot, add chocolate and marshmallows. Stir until all the chocolate and marshmallows are melted. Transfer to fondue pot, heated following manufacturers instructions.
Make Graham Coated Marshmallows
Place graham cracker and cookie crumbs in two separate shallow dishes. Add water to a third shallow dish. Gently roll marshmallows in the water and then into one of the crumb bowls. Place coated marshmallows on serving tray and allow to dry for several minutes before serving. Repeat with remaining marshmallows. Serve coated marshmallows with chocolate marshmallow fondue.