I went all out for Sophie’s first birthday this year, and one of my favorite things that I made were the homemade marshmallows. I know, you’re rolling your eyes. I heard it a few times in the week leading up to the party. “Katrina, no one does homemade marshmallows”, “Katrina, you’re nuts”, “Katrina, you said you were going to go easier this time around”.
Lots of people had lots to say, until they showed up and put one of said homemade marshmallows into their mouth. Then, well, silence. Silence everywhere.
You want to know what started it all though – the chocolate fountain. My Nana and Papa picked up one years ago for me, and nothing makes a party like an unending supply of molten chocolate with every imaginable thing to dip in it. Like chunks of sponge toffee, aka the inside of a crunchie bar. I mean, I digress, but seriously, that was my lightbulb moment of the year. Anyway, back to the chocolate fountain. I was trying to think of something new to have for it, and thought about how much Oliver and Anna love making s’mores in the summer. And, please, I was clearly running for Pinterest Mom of the Year with this party, so I figured homemade marshmallows (and graham crackers, recipe coming up next week), was the way to go (and secure my title).
Still rolling your eyes? What if I promise you that these are easy to make. Like REALLY easy to make. Only about twenty minutes of hands on time, plus a night of waiting for them to set. Which is torture, but still worth it.
You know you’re debating it now. I promise you won’t be disappointed!