Thursday, December 20, 2012

Chocolate Graham Marshmallow Drops


This is my favorite no-bake cookie/candy/confection whatever you want to call it.  I must confess that I posted the non-chocolate version last year as part of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats 2011.

In that post I said to make a chocolate version simply use chocolate graham crackers.  That certainly works.  However chocolate graham crackers are not that easy to find in my area any more; and if found, are usually the brand names ones which are more expensive.

When chocolate and marshmallows were the ingredients for December’s Improv Challenge, hosted by Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, I decided to develop a chocolate version using regular graham crackers and cocoa.  So today, I present Chocolate Graham Marshmallow Drops.

As I said in my original post the recipe came from Better Homes and Gardens magazine many, many years ago, and I have never seen it anyway else since.

I takes about six double graham crackers to make the 1 1/4 cups.  Be sure that the eggs are at room temperature.  Place them in a bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes if you did not remember to remove them from the refrigerator.

Chocolate Graham Marshmallow Drops
adapted from Better Homes and Gardens magazine
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 c. sugar
2 T. cocoa
2 well beaten eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
2 c. mini Marshmallows
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. flaked coconut

In heavy saucepan, melt butter.  Stir in sugar and cocoa and mix until well combines.  Remove from heat.  Add well beaten eggs slowly, stirring constantly.      Return to heat; cook and stir over medium heat till mixture is thickened and bubbly.  Remove from heat; let stand 25 minutes at room temperature, stirring once or twice.  Add vanilla and stir.  Add graham cracker crumbs and mix well.  Blend in marshmallows, nuts, and coconut.  Drop from teaspoon onto waxed paper.  Let set.  Makes 3 1/2 doz.

January's Improv Challenge is bananas and nutmeg.  If you would like to join in next year for this fun link up, you can get all the details on Kristen's Improve Page.  You are not committed to participate every month.

Linking to Improv Challenge

1 comment:

  1. Whoa, these sound so yummy! What a great combination of flavors!!!


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