Hello friends! We have been truly enjoying this wonderful Christmas season and I hope you have as well. One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to bake and make goodies for friends and family. We make fudge, cookies, and pretty much anything we are in the mood to make! This year we made a few goodies from my childhood days and attempted new treats too. I am so excited to share this latest Christmas treat with all of you today.
I was poking around on Pinterest last week and found these adorable and mostly healthy Marshmallow Penguins by Eats Amazing. I fell in love with their adorableness and knew I had to make these with the leftover marshmallows I had in the pantry!
Here’s what you need to make these:
Marshmallows (regular size)
Semi-sweet chocolate chips
First, melt your chocolate chips in the microwave. I started with 30 second increments and then 15 second increments, mixing after each until the chocolate was very smooth. Next, grab your marshmallow from one edge and dip each side in the chocolate, leaving about a thumb’s width of marshmallow showing (this will form the stomach of the penguin). Lastly, dip the head in the chocolate, about halfway down the front of the marshmallow. These form a slight tail in the back. I pressed mine down slightly to smooth it out but a small amount may form at the bottom which is totally fine. Pop these in the fridge for 15 minutes to set the chocolate.
Using a toothpick, add chocolate to glue the eyes on the penguin. I found it easiest to place the chocolate on the marshmallow and stick the eyes on afterward. Cut each m&m in half using a sharp knife. These will cut more cleanly if you do a quick, swift chop. They do not need to be perfect! I used red and green m&ms but you can use any color you would like. Using the toothpick, add chocolate to the cut side of the m&m and place on the marshmallow to form a nose. And that’s it! Can you believe how easy these are to make? They took me less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
I placed these on a cake plate with shredded coconut dusted with powdered sugar. They make an adorable centerpiece! You will definitely impress your family and guests with these and they are so easy to make.