Friday, December 21, 2012

Chocolate-Topped Marshmallow Sticks


2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
3 teaspoons shortening, divided
36 lollipop sticks
1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows (about 36)
1/2 cup white baking chips

Optional toppings: assorted nonpareils, colored sugars, small or crushed candies and flaked coconut


In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons shortening; stir until smooth. Insert one lollipop stick into each marshmallow. Dip marshmallows in melted chocolate, turning to coat; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. In a microwave, melt white baking chips with remaining shortening; drizzle over chocolate. Decorate with toppings if desired. Let stand until set. Use to stir servings of hot cocoa. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: 3 dozen.

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