Is it wrong to start thinking what food to make for this Christmas already? Hence, I present you the pistachio chocolate marshmallows.
Trick 'cha! These were actually made for the Halloween over the weekend. I actually had not prepare anything for the Trick or Treaters, so decided to churn up these quick and easy pistachio chocolate marshmallows as back up just in case. But alas, none of the Trick or Treaters came to knock on our door. Oh well, none for them, more for me! Ha! :D
I am actually not big on marshmallow on its own, I found them too sweet. You see, I don't grew up with marshmallows, there was no marshmallow roasting around the camp fire in my younger years and definitely no hot chocolate with a marshmallow on top. So I guess I simply can't see the attraction of eating a bouncy lump made out of sugar and egg white.
On the other hand, the Pom can easily eat a whole pack on its own, which I find quite disconcerting. I prefer them with a cup of coffee, or like what I did - coated them in chocolate. I had some pistachios in the pantry so decided to roast them, then roughly chop them up and sprinkle on top of the marshmallows. Have to say the simple marshmallows instantly looks like a million dollar with the shiny coat of chocolate and the speckles of pistachios. Did I mention how easy it is to make? I definitely will make them again for many special occasions to come.
Pistachio Chocolate Marshmallows
1 bag of marshmallows
200g dark chocolate
1 tbsp vegetable oil
30g pistachios, roasted and roughly chopped
Methods 1. Melt the chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan with hot simmering water. Do not let the water get to the chocolate.
2. Once the chocolate is melted, add vegetable oil and stir well. Set aside and let it cool.
3. Roast the pistachios and roughly chopped.
4. Dip marshmallow in the chocolate sauce and make sure is well coated, then rest it on cooling rack.
5. Sprinkle chopped pistachios and let it rest until the chocolate is set.
6. Try not to eat all at once, like that is gonna happen.