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January 8, 2014

Chocolate-Coated Marshmallow Treat

My New Year's resolution is to make better tasting and better looking treats for our guests. Almost a month after I started my work at the resort, bakery/pastry/confectionery-related duties were handed down to me including the production of turn down desserts.  I was provided with a recipe which I followed for months. It was good for the first few weeks. I changed flavors for variation. I used assortment of colors for nice presentation. But towards the end of last year I got  bored of the stuff I made. It was the same recipe over and over again. Then came the holiday season.  I was commissioned to make  holiday treats for all events at the resort. What a relief! I was hoping to get  a challenging role and it came right in the moment when I needed a break from making boring desserts.

These chocolate -covered marshmallows marked the start of my newly revised turn down dessert recipe.

These marshmallows are filled with chocolate and berry fillings. I skewered each piece with a barbecue stick.  I used a combined semi sweet and bitter dark chocolate. I melted the chocolate over a saucepan of simmering water. I dipped marshmallow into the melted chocolate and laid it on a paper liner.  I garnished it with multicolored jimmies. I put it in the fridge for the chocolate to set.

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