I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this or not but my brother in laws are total rock stars. They are kind, loving and generous men and they constantly give me the giggles in the best possible way. One of them does a “valley girl” impression of me that they “swear” sounds “just like” me. It sounds more like an SNL skit to me but it never gets old.
A few weeks ago we celebrated one of my brother in laws birthday. He’s one of those “I don’t need anything” kind of people that makes gift giving tough. He also doesn’t like a lot of fuss especially for events like his birthday. Anyway, we could not let his special day go by without a celebration so we all got together a pot luck dinner and ate family style on the lanai which was relaxed, low key and tons of fun.
I knew we would have pie and coffee after dinner which meant we would also let the littles have a bit of hot chocolate. My mom and I had spent the day putting up holiday decorations and decided to create an easy marshmallow bar for the party. You guys, these are super simple to make and it’s something the whole family can do together. Here’s a look at what you’ll need to create an Easy Marshmallow Bar of your own…
You’ll need to pick up some melting chocolates at the store. We bought these at Hobby Lobby in the cake decorating section.
Place the chips in a bowl and
melt the chocolates in the microwave according to the directions on the back of the bag.
While the chocolate is melting, gather other supplies like marshmallows (we used these square s’more marshmallows you can find at your local grocery store)
kabob sticks and crushed toppings like toasted coconut,
toffee, peppermint and other candies your family enjoys.
Place the kabob stick into the marshmallow. Use caution and care as kabob stick will be sharp.
Then place the marshmallow directly into the melted chocolate.
Once you have the desired amount of chocolate on your marshmallow, garnish with candy topping. Here’s one with peppermint,
and toffee. Allow to set as per bag instructions. (FYI-wax paper worked better for us than cling wrap)
We created this display out of an old drawer.
How cute are these mini marshmallows?
We used this glass cake plate to corral the cocoa mugs and carafe which made serving a breeze.
Of course, we had to add a bit of gingerbread!
This cranberry and popcorn garland is faux but it looks so real. It definitely gave a nostalgic vibe to the marshmallow bar.
Once you put all of those elements together, you have a super easy marshmallow bar. It’s a low fuss way to share holiday cheer with your loved ones.
See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll share the North Pole Pops we made using white chocolate melts. They’re just as easy and the littles loved them. Until then, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.