Monday, December 24, 2007

Minty Road Candy

I'm a big fan of Rocky Road candy, so I put this together during the Christmas holidays primarily because of the colors, but also to see if it had any worth as a new recipe. It was a fun alternative and I'll make it again, perhaps substituting the Guittard chocolate mint chips that are made with milk chocolate, not white chocolate. Either would work.

1/2 bag of large marshmallows
1 bag of Guittard green mint chocolate chips
1 dozen small crushed peppermint candies (I use canes)

Extra kitchen Equipment:
a pair of scissors (easier to cut the marshmallows)
loaf pan


Butter a loaf pan so the chocolate will not stick to the pan when you attempt to remove it. While you are cutting the marshmallows in half and placing them in the buttered pan, heat the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave (in 30 second bursts) to melt it. Stiring will help the melting progress a bit faster. If you are using a bowl over a pot of water, remember that the steam could seize the chocolate, so be careful. After you have the first layer of marshmallows in the pan, pour or spoon some of the melted chocolate on top of them and spread it inbetween the marshmallows. Sprinkle on some of the peppermint candy.

Add a second layer of the marshmallows and more chocolate. Sprinkle another layer of the peppermint and keep repeating the layering until you are out of chocolate (3 layers for me). Let cool and remove from the loaf pan. Cut into modest pieces and serve.

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