My friend Katie, aka Wellness Mama, has a great recipe on her website for healthy marshmellows. I have been wanting to try to make them oh, for like 3 months, ever since my friend Lauren told me about her homemade marshmellows (which are not healthy, so I went searching for a heathier alternative). I had intended to do a Christmas treat with it, but obvs that came and went and I decided that Valentine’s Day a s’more treat would be perfect.
The recipe was very easy, my only tip is not to whip them too much. I was a little over zealous in my whipping. (There’s got to be a 50 Shades of Grey joke in that sentence somewhere.)
I added some red natural food dye to make them pink, but after making them, they were not as pink and pretty as I had hoped. They couldn’t stand alone as the only Valentine’s Day treat for Penelope’s school mates.
So I decided to make some chocolate hearts from a $1 heart candy mold I got a Micheals. This was also pretty easy.
You need to melt some chocolate a la double boiler style (check this video here about how I make my chocolate covered almonds to see what I am talking about) and when the chocolate is melted you pour it into the molds. I used a knife to spread the chocolate into the heart shapes evenly.
Then pop the molds in the fridge for a couple of hours. After that, take them out of the molds. Try not to eat more than one, you made them for the kids after all.
I put mine in the freezer overnight too, to make sure they were really hard and kept their shape. The plan is to keep them frozen (and the marshmellow hearts) till Valentines Day, so that all I have to do the night before is assemble the treat bags. I try to plan as far in advance for things as I can, so that I can have fun doing more elaborate things and not have to stay up super late getting something done, or end up buying something store bought-although there is nothing wrong with buying store bought Valentines. There some great organic, fair trade and real sugar candy brands out there.
Which brings to me the s’mores! I am going to bag the homemade marshmellow hearts, with the homemade chocolate hearts and add some gluten free graham crackers and use this free printable from Simply Klassic Home, that says “I Like You S’More Everyday!”
I can’t wait for Valentine’s Day to put these together for Penelope’s class!
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