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How to Make Caramel Chocolate Marshmallows

Learn how to make caramel chocolate marshmallows from pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse in this Howcast video.


Hi, I'm Katie Roseness and today I'm making Chocolate Caramel Marshmallows, the perfect Christmas treat.

And in my pot here, which is just about ready, I brought 1-1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup of corn syrup, and about 1/4 cup of water to a boil. And I continue to cook it. You don't have to stir it too much. You don't want to rustle up those little granules of sugar. But just let it boil and boil until it turns this nice golden brown color and then you're ready to work with it.

So that's our base for our caramel.

And just to thicken that up a little bit, I have some heavy cream. I'm going to pour it in slowly because it tends to steam up a little bit. So just a little bit at a time. Stir it in. And if it tends to steam too much, just avoid stirring. You don't want to burn your hands.

Last but not least, a little extra. And that's perfect. We're just going to stir that in. And I have some salt here just to balance out that sweetness of the caramel. Give it a little salty bite. And just stir those things together and you'll get this beautiful caramel sauce.

So I'm using store-bought marshmallows but we have a great video on making marshmallows. Feel free to check that out. If not, store bought marshmallows are great. I just skewer them with a lollypop stick. Perfect.

So I'm just going to finish these marshmallows. Here we go.

We'll start with that. And I've my caramel ready to go, and I've got my chocolate melted down and ready to drizzle. So I'm going to just go ahead and start plunging my marshmallows right into the caramel sauce. So if you need to tip the pot to make the caramel a little deeper so you can go deep in there, go ahead and do that. And this is just going to create a nice thin layer of caramel but by all means, if you want a thicker layer, let your caramel cool almost completely and it's really going to thicken up nicely.

So before my caramel sets too much, I'm just going to go in with my chocolate and just drizzle. And then here I have some really festive sprinkles. Just to give it a little holiday spirit.

I'll do a couple more. Remember, tip your pot. You'll get a nice deep layer of caramel. Let it drizzle off a bit into the pot. And then with my chocolate, I just go in all over the sides. A nice, thick layer of chocolate. And then right into my sprinkles.

And that's how you make holiday caramel chocolate marshmallows.

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