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It takes just a few ingredients (along with our pastured Beef Gelatin) to get these Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows into your next cup of hot chocolate. They’re light and fluffy, yet free of preservatives and stabilizers that you’ll find in store-bought versions. We’d even argue you’ll love these so much more. Cut into large squares for easy dosing or tiny squares for bite-sized treats that your kids will love.

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chocolate dipped marshmallows

Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows

Yields 8-12 giant marshmallows

Ingredients:

  • 1 C filtered water, divided
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin
  • 1 C honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ t sea salt
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • Tapioca or arrowroot starch, for dusting
  • ½ C dark chocolate chips
  • 2 t coconut oil, plus more for greasing

Directions:

  1. Add ½ cup of the filtered water with the Beef Gelatin in the bowl of a standing mixer. Stir and set aside 3 minutes to allow the gelatin to bloom.
  2. Combine the remaining ½ cup of filtered water with the honey or maple syrup and sea salt in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture reaches 280°F, about 30 minutes.
  3. With a whisk fitted to the standing mixer, turn the mixer on low speed. Slowly pour the hot syrup into the gelatin. Continue mixing until it appears the gelatin has melted, about 1 minute. Turn the mixer up to medium speed for 3 minutes, then to high speed for 3 minutes, or until the mixture has doubled in volume and holds a stiff peak.
  4. Add in the vanilla and whip briefly to incorporate.
  5. Grease a standard 1-lb. bread loaf pan with coconut oil and dust with a light layer of tapioca or arrowroot starch. Pour the whipped marshmallow into the pan. Set it in a cool, dry place for 4+ hours, or until firm.
  6. Once set, dump the marshmallow out onto a surface dusted with more starch. Cut into squares and dust all sides with additional starch.
  7. Melt the chocolate chips with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil in a double boiler or microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between.  
  8. Dip the cut marshmallows into the chocolate and arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  
  9. Move the marshmallows into the freezer for 15 minutes to set the chocolate. Store the marshmallows in the refrigerator if not consuming immediately.