Tutorial: How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mallow Candies

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Have you ever had a Mallo Cup? It looks like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup but instead is filled with marshmallow cream coated in chocolate and coconut. Everytime Himself and I eat a our favorite lunch counter we like to follow our meal with candy from the old-fashioned candy counter and my first pick is always the Mallo Cups.

Last week when I was at the grocery store, I spotted Kraft’s Strawberry Flavored Marshmallows and thought it would be fun to chocolate dip them for the kids. But no, I couldn’t leave that plan well enough alone, I had to make them actually look like chocolate covered strawberries, thus a huge kitchen experiment and mess ensued resulting in Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mallow Candies just in time for Spring-time Easter Baskets.

You will need:
Kraft’s Strawberry Flavored Marshmallows
Melted Chocolate of choice, both milk or dark, and white
Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses- Special Dark was used here
Dessicated Coconut
Sprinkles of Choice
Strawberry Leaves
Wooden Toothpicks
Parchment Paper-lined Cookie Sheet
Plastic Zip-Top Snack Bags- 2
Knife and Cutting Board

Have everything you need “mise en place” so that once you start, the process will flow smoothly. On a platter place toothpicks, leaves, un-wrapped Kisses, marshmallows, sprinkles, and coconut. Have knife and cutting board close by, as well as a lined cookie sheet, and melted chocolate. You will work as if on an assembly line.

For this project I used Ghirardelli’s Candy Making and Dipping Bar, White Chocolate Flavor and Double Chocolate Flavor. This chocolate melts well and has never bloomed on me, meaning it has never formed white streaks once set. The flavor is definitely a candy coating flavor and not a real chocolate flavor. If you want to use real chocolate, follow my tips on my real chocolate covered strawberry tutorial. I like to melt small amounts of chocolate in a mug at a time as it is easier to work with smaller batches to control mess and waste.

Start by cutting a marshmallow in half. Only cut a few at a time since marshmallows like to dry out quickly.

Press the flat side of a Hershey’s Kiss to the cut side of a marshmallow then push a toothpick through the marshmallow and slightly into the Kiss to anchor it while dipping in chocolate.

Dip the candy into the melted chocolate just up to the egde of the top of the marshmallow. Gently tap the toothpick on the edge of the cup to remove excess chocolate.

Roll the chocolate coated candy in coconut being sure to cover all sides. If you do not care for coconut then this would be the time to sprinkle the candy with assorted Sprinkles. I chose Easter Sprinkles for Easter or Spring-time.

Place the dipped candy on the parchment-lined cookie sheet to set. Continue making more candies with the remaining ingredients.

Another decorating option is to drizzle the chocolate covered candies with white or dark chocolate. To do this, place a small amount of melted chocolate in a plastic zip-top bag and cut a very tiny hole in the corner. While applying gentle pressure on the bag, squeeze the chocolate out in a continuous drizzle over the candies. I drizzled the white berries in double chocolate and the double chocolate berries in white chocolate.

Let these set on the parchment-lined cookie sheet while you make more variations of this candy. Make as many as you desire.

To remove the toothpick, hold the candy in one hand, without crushing it of course, with your other hand grab the toothpick and give it a slight twist to break its grip on the Kiss, then give a gentle pull and it will come free. Replace the toothpick with a strawberry leaf. Store candies in an airtight container. If these candies are left out they will dry quickly and the marshmallow will pull away from the chocolate. These are very pretty in clear plastic containers or cellophane bags tied with pastel ribbons.

My favorite combination was definitely the chocolate covered marshmallows covered in coconut, just like my beloved Mallo Cups.

The Real Deal: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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  1. Rindy R
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 9:18 AM | Permalink

    Completely adorable – Amazingly original – Uniquely Big Red Kitchen!!! You never cease to amaze me!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Alison
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 9:31 AM | Permalink

    Yay, yay, yay! I am so excited to make these. Thanks Robin!!

  3. Greg and Donna
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 10:11 AM | Permalink

    Absolutely yummy looking! I'll eat the candy sprinkled ones and save the coconut ones for you! And they are so beautiful! Great job!

  4. oneordinaryday
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 11:04 AM | Permalink

    Robin, you're so clever! This is really cute and I wouldn't have thought of it in a million years. 😉

  5. Fallon
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink

    Those are so cute! I like time consuming little treats. It makes me feel crafty. lol

  6. Dolce
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 1:11 PM | Permalink

    These are extremely cute and addictive ! Congratulations on your great work, they look perfect.

  7. Joan Nova
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 2:37 PM | Permalink

    What a colorful and unique addition to a 'sweets' table.

  8. Karen
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 3:37 PM | Permalink

    These are adorable – perfect for Easter!

  9. Sabrina
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 4:07 PM | Permalink

    wow! how creative. And yummy. All of them are too pretty to eat. But I wouldn't let that stop me 🙂

  10. grace
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 4:33 PM | Permalink

    nifty! i really enjoy marshmallows, and this is a fancy, unique, and oh-so-tasty way to consume them. yes, i could use what i make as gifts, but i highly doubt that would happen. 🙂

  11. Mimi
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 4:59 PM | Permalink

    Too cute. What a fun and tasty project.

  12. Mary
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 5:27 PM | Permalink

    That just screams spring too doesn't it?!

  13. Maria
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 5:28 PM | Permalink

    They are so pretty! I love all of the pastel colors!

  14. Kat
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 6:36 PM | Permalink

    What a great idea. I am going to make these for my jr high kids at my church. I know they will love them!

  15. Sheila
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 6:41 PM | Permalink

    These are adorable! You know how I love things like this.

  16. makeithappen
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 9:41 PM | Permalink

    Is this perfect or what for my BG? I'll let you know if I do it! 🙂 YAY!

  17. Lori
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 10:31 PM | Permalink

    Oh man I so dig mallow cups. I remember my brother, in the seventies saved up a bunch of papers from mallow cups and sent them in for a free case, yes case of mallow cups. And the bugar didnt share one with me. He was always a sharer but not with his mallow cups.

  18. DailyChef
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 2:55 AM | Permalink

    Wow. This looks simply delectable. What a great idea. I'll definitely make these for the next special occasion..whatever that may be. 🙂

  19. HoneyB
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 5:00 AM | Permalink

    I love these! Such a great idea1

  20. Peter M
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 6:57 AM | Permalink

    R-Sue, you are indeed very crafty…these looks wonderful and something kids could help making and, of course eat.

  21. Stella
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 9:34 AM | Permalink

    Your photo is so pretty, and, I'm with Peter. Kids would have a blast making these pretty little mock strawberries.

  22. Christina and Jacob
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 10:17 AM | Permalink

    Great idea! I've got the mallows, now all I need is some Hersey kisses. These sound like so much fun!

  23. Ami
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 2:40 PM | Permalink

    These look yummy (and being a marshmallow lover I bet they taste yummy too!) but a lot of work! I'm sticking with your caramel crispy covered marshmallows instead – they are yummy and so easy the kids can do them!

  24. Jenn@slim-shoppin
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 2:50 PM | Permalink

    Holy Cow Robin, you did an outstanding job! Those look amazing, I'm sure your kids went nuts over them!

    Thanks for the great idea!!

  25. the domestic mama
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 3:23 PM | Permalink

    I love them! What a great project for kids, too! And a gift idea! YAY!

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