How about chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallows!
If you read the Happy 4th! post from a few days ago, then you might have noticed these little gems of goodness:
These little treats need only a few ingredients, meaning they're extremely easy to make. In fact, the hardest part for me of the whole recipe was finding red, white, and blue sprinkles. For some reason, there was a complete dearth of patriotic baking stuff at the stores I went to this year, but I eventually found some :)
The best part of these are there's no cooking involved (other than a little microwave action), and let's face it, who wants to stand over a hot stove on a hot summer day. Not me, that's for sure.
Smooth Peanut Butter
Marshmallows (not the minis, but the larger sized ones)
Chocolate for dipping
White Chocolate for dipping
Sprinkles in your choice of colors.
1) Spread peanut butter around the sides of each marshmallow then place them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
2) Pop the peanut-buttery marshmallows in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes, so they'll be easier to dip.
3) In a microwave safe container, heat the chocolate in the microwave for about a minute, stir, then microwave in 30 seconds intervals, stirring after each until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Tip: You can thin the chocolate to make it a little easier for dipping by stirring in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil once it's melted.
4) Take out the marshmallows from the freezer and place a lollipop stick into the bottom of each one. Then, dip each marshmallow in the melted chocolate til its covered, shaking off the excess. Decorate with sprinkles and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet until the chocolate hardens.
Tip: If the marshmallows and peanut butter begin to get too soft while you're dipping them, place them back into the freezer for a few minutes.