It’s back to school time, and Zoe loves when I pack her a lunch and I love to find little ways to add an extra bit of Pixie Dust to her day.
My favorite way to do that is by recreating some of her favorite treats at Walt Disney World, and her favorite just happens to be the easiest to recreate at home…Dipped Marshmallows!
Adding A Little Pixie Dust At Home: Making Walt Disney World Dipped Marshmallows
How to Make Walt Disney World Dipped Marshmallows at Home
Some schools have specific rules about skewers in lunches sent to school, so I chose to make individual dipped marshmallows instead of the kabob style dipped marshmallows you find at Walt Disney World.
What you will need:
- Chocolate or White Almond Bark
- Marshmallows (I chose the Giant)
- Microwaveable Bowl
- Cutting Board
- Sharp Knife
- Silicone Spatula
- Cookie Sheet
- Small Bowl (I used a cereal bowl)
- Parchment or Wax Paper
- Cupcake Liners
- Airtight container for storage, but you could also use large zip-top bags
Let’s get started!
- Cut up your Chocolate or White Almond Bark into uniform sized pieces to help ensure even melting, and place the pieces inside your microwaveable bowl.
- Microwave the Almond Bark for a total of 2 minutes stopping it every 30 seconds to smooth out the mixture. Also, this helps prevent the Almond Bark from burning.
- While your mixture is in the microwave set up your dipping area. I like to first lay down a piece of Paper Towels or Wax Paper in my work area, and then I also put a sheet on my cookie sheet to help make clean up a breeze. In my work area I lay out my marshmallows, put my sprinkles in a small bowl (I used a cereal bowl), and took the cupcake liners out of their packaging.
- Once the chocolate is melted and has a smooth and shiny consistency, it is time to get a’ dipping!
- Dip your marshmallows about halfway in the chocolate, and spin it around to get the excess Almond Bark off of the bottom. Wait a few seconds, and then dip the marshmallow one more time making sure to wipe off as much excess Almond Bark as you can from the bottom of the marshmallow.
- To apply the sprinkles to the chocolate, simply roll the marshmallow around in the bowl or place the marshmallow in the center of the bowl and scoop the sprinkles over the chocolate.
- Once you have covered the chocolate in sprinkles, place the dipped marshmallow in a cupcake liner, and place it on the cookie sheet.
- When your cookie sheet is full of dipped marshmallows, place the sheet in the refrigerator making sure it is flat for an hour or until the chocolate has set.
- For storage, place the marshmallows in an airtight container or zip-top bag. Since the chocolate has set and is has its own liner, you can stack them in your storage container or bag. Stored in a cool place, your dipped marshmallows will last for quite awhile.
Some fun ways to elevate the Pixie Dust in these Walt Disney World inspired treats would be…
- Use seasonal sprinkles and cupcake liners
- Coordinate the sprinkles and cupcake liners for a character inspired treat
- Use colored Candy Melts instead of Almond Bark for an extra pop of color
- Dip marshmallows in two colors instead of using sprinkles
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