I love to get dressed up. Ever since I was little this has been the case for me. I have always loved dresses and heels and presenting my best face to the world.
My love of wearing nice clothes and shoes and playing with makeup has only intensified as I have grown up and learned more about creating my own style. I love putting together outfits that represent me and not something I saw on TV or my mom chose for me.
It amazes that people stare at me with dirty looks, as though I am doing something wrong by wearing a dress and heels instead of the sweatpants they seem to find so fashionable. I have even had someone question me repeatedly over looking nice. Where was I going? Why was I wearing these clothes? What was wrong with me?
When did our society decide that it’s not okay to look nice? Even worse, when did it decide that it’s not okay to be an individual? If you don’t want to dress up, that’s your deal, but don’t tell me what to do. The great thing about life is that we are all unique individuals. No one’s stares or comments are ever going to get me to change who I am.
And because I like company, I took some unassuming marshmallows and dressed them up too. What does that mean? It means I dipped them in carob, white chocolate, and peanut butter chips and drizzled them accordingly. You could also add nuts or sprinkles for a bit of crunch, but these are amazing as is.
Not only are these little treats delicious, but they are also easy to make and gluten free. They would be awesome to serve at a party or wedding or baby shower. I also think they would make great s’mores. I think we should all investigate 🙂
Whether you like to dress up or not, you will love some fancy dressed up marshmallows!
1 10-ounce bag regular sized marshmallows
1 cup dark chocolate or carob chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
3 tablespoons pure vegetable shortening
Place marshmallows on a piece of parchment paper.
Place carob or chocolate chips in one microwave safe bowl, white chocolate chips in another, and peanut butter chips in a third. Add 1 tablespoon shortening to each bowl.
Melt chips in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted.
Place one marshmallow on a fork and dip into one of the coatings. Roll around with the fork to coat completely. Place carefully on the parchment and allow to set. Repeat until all the marshmallows are used.
Take the fork and drizzle the remaining coatings onto the marshmallows to create a pretty design or pattern. Have fun! If at any time the coatings harden too much, place them back in the microwave for about 15 seconds.
Allow marshmallows to set completely before placing in an airtight container and storing at room temperature for up to 1 week.