Traditionally these are made with the multi-colored mini marshmallows, which can be difficult to find in New York. I tried no less than four grocery stores and three drug stores and came up empty handed. If you aren't able to find multicolored marshmallows, you can use regular mini-marshmallows, or substitute, as I did, two-thirds of a bag of large red and green Christmas marshmallows (cut down to mini-marshmallow size) and 1/3 of a bag of regular mini-marshmallows.
You can line the waxed paper with shredded coconut or very finely chopped nuts if desired before adding the chocolate mixture, and sprinkle additional topping on top to coat.
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or 12 ounces best quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 bag (10.5 ounces) colored mini marshmallows
In a large bowl combine butter and chocolate. Microwave on high for approximately 45 seconds. Stir then repeat at 20-second intervals until the mixture is fully melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla until thoroughly combined.
Let chocolate cool for a few minutes until it is cool to the touch, but hasn't hardened. Fold in marshmallows and stir to completely coat marshmallows in chocolate.
Spoon mixture in shape of a log down the center of a sheet of wax paper about 24 inches in length. Roll up sides of waxed paper and twist the ends to seal. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set. Cut in 1/3 inch slices and serve. Keep in the refrigerator, covered.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30%|
|Total Carbohydrate 23g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 17g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|