One of the gifts my 6 year old got for Christmas was a chocolate fondue kit. I won’t lie – my initial thought was, “Wow, this is going to be frustratingly messy.” Horrible, right? I’ve always admired the mothers that have the ability to roll up their sleeves and dig into an extensive craft project with their kids. I just don’t enjoy it.
In fact, I don’t really enjoy doing crafts much at all – even when I’m child-free. I love looking at other people’s crafts, yes. Making them myself? NO. Heck, I even have a Pinterest Board called “I’m not crafty, but if I were….”
So, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner I decided it would be the perfect time to pull out the Christmas gift I so dreaded. Turns out it wasn’t so bad after all. A couple of AA batteries, and some Hersey’s Kisses later we were on our way to chocolate fondue. And it was kinda fun, and not labor intensive at all. It was a good Christmas gift! Shame on me and my snap judgment.
If you weren’t lucky enough to receive a chocolate fondue kit for Christmas, you’ll still be able to make these simple marshmallow treats – just microwave the chocolate in a heat-safe bowl until it’s melted. Simple.
- 20 Hersey’s Kisses or 1 cup chocolate chips, melted
- 1 bag pink heart-shaped marshmallows
Poke a toothpick into a marshmallow and dip it into the chocolate. Gently lay the marshmallow on a plate, and allow it to set before eating, about 30 minutes.
Note: The chocolate covered marshmallows are just as delicious if you eat them before the chocolate’s set, say my 6 year old and 3 year old.
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About Liza Hawkins
With her down-to-earth approach to food, and a dash or two of snark, Liza enjoys eating, reading, cooking, dining and writing on a daily basis. By day, she's an insurance professional, by night she gracefully (or not sometimes) barrels through life keeping up with her blog (a)Musing Foodie, other freelance writing jobs, non-profit work, Twitter and Facebook, her kids, her husband, and whatever else happens to fill her plate. Read her blog here: www.amusingfoodie.com