Chocolate dipped marshmallows topped with more chocolate and a tasty wee sweetie. What's not to love about this simple old school treat?These tasty treats are perfect for kids to prepare as a Mother's Day or Father's Day gift. Or if your having an Alice in Wonderland themed party these little Top Hat Treats would be perfect to serve at a Mad Hatters Tea Party!
Course Dessert, Party
Cuisine Northern Irish, Scottish
Prep Time 30mins
Cook Time 0mins
Total Time 1hr30mins
tray/plate for treats to sit on
heat-proof bowl for melting chocolate
Saucepan for stove-top method of melting chocolate, optional as can melt chocolate within a microwave
Set out the mini paper cupcake cases onto a tray or large plate. Set out the marshmallows and sweets.
Melt the dark chocolate.
Add the dark chocolate broken into even sized pieces into a microwave safe bowl.
Set the microwave for 20 seconds and continue the short bursts until the chocolate melts. After a few bursts give the chocolate a stir to check to see if its melting.
Once the chocolate has nearly melted completely remove from the microwave and stir quickly and it will continue to melt. Be careful to not over heat the chocolate in case it seizes up into a clump!
Heat an inch or so of water in a saucepan and place a heatproof bowl in the pan. Add the broken chocolate. Give it a little stir now and again to check the chocolate is melting.
Don't allow the water to fast boil and once it is simmering switch the cooker ring off as the chocolate will melt in the heat.[be careful not to drip any water into the melting chocolate or allow any hot steam to get near the chocolate as it could seize up]
Once the chocolate has nearly melted stir it quickly until completely smooth.
Assemble top hat treats
Using a teaspoon carefully cover the base of each paper case with melted chocolate.
Gently press a marshmallow into each chocolate case.
Dip the base of each sweet/candy into the leftover chocolate and press lightly but firmly onto the top of each marshmallow.Or add a blob of chocolate to the top of each marshmallow and press it down lightly. Sprinkle cake sprinkles over. [As well as a sweet topping or cake sprinkle topping, sprinkles can also be added to the chocolate that the marshmallow is sitting in.]
To finish, leave the chocolate to set before enjoying. Either place the treats in a cool, dry area of your kitchen or for faster setting place in the refrigerator or freezer.
Nutritional information is not exact as it is calculated via a computerized programme and ingredients vary.
This recipe is enough to prepare 18 top hat treats but if preferred more or less chocolate can be melted to prepare less or more treats.
Store top hat treats within a covered container in either the refrigerator or a cool, dry area of the kitchen, so as to prevent the chocolate melting.
Top heat treats will store for up to 7 days if well covered, possibly longer.
Or freeze for up to 3-4 months. Place somewhere in the freezer where the marshmallows will not get squashed!
Top hat treats are perfect for an after dinner treat, afternoon tea, birthday parties, buffets, and special occasions.
Jazz up the top hat treats by scattering cake sprinkles over the chocolate base for a festive treat, red, white and blue sprinkles for the 4th of July, a vegan mini egg top for Easter, red or pink candy for Valentine's Day, a scary jelly sweet top for Halloween or a little skull candy for Day of the Dead.
Instead of a candy topping use vegan cake sprinkles.
A top hat treat is perfect for leaving out on Christmas Eve for a treat for Father Christmas or enjoy one with your festive hot cocoa.
Top hat treats are the perfect easy bake for kids to prepare for a Father's Day or Mother's Day treat.
Any vegan-friendly chocolate that melts well can be used. Check the supermarkets own brand of inexpensive dark chocolate as many are accidently suitable for vegans. Such as some of the Lidl dark chocolate bars and the Co-op own brand of dark chocolate.