Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I’m not one to really celebrate BUT if you are going to talk to me about a “Hallmark” holiday that involves food, I guess I’ll listen. After all, I will never argue with a day that celebrates chocolates and love. Thanks to Smashmallow for sending me some samples to try out, I decided to see what I could make with their deliciously simple & clean marshmallows. I now present to you these Chocolate Strawberry Dipped Marshmallows, don’t say I never gave you anything 😉
I’d love to know what fence you are on, do you celebrate Valentine’s Day or do you not? There really is no right answer, you do you baby boo. I get it, we can always use another day to celebrate chocolate and/or the love of another human (ok, or pet, friend, yourself, etc.). I can’t argue with that.
We don’t NEED a day to celebrate chocolate or love but we certainly can use it to our advantage to enjoy treats like these Chocolate Strawberry Dipped Marshmallows, am I right!? I can bake but I don’t often bake and these are EASY enough to do in a day (hello, Valentine’s day is Thursday) and made by even the least comfortable baker.
These treats are gluten, dairy, and nut free so you can make them and know that you aren’t going to make the guy/gal/friend of your dreams sick. You’re welcome. These Chocolate Strawberry Dipped Marshmallows will woo the hearts of many, and if not at least they woo’ed my own heart.
I found Smashmallow at Expo East, and was intrigued from the very beginning. I’m usually NOT a marshmallow fan believe it or not. Sure, I love a good homemade rice Krispie treat ( I don’t really like the store bought ones because taste like plastic to me) but I often pass up marshmallows, Peeps, and anything marshmallow related. It’s not that I don’t think they can fit in a balanced diet, they just don’t do it for me.
When I saw the packaging for Smashmallow, that’s what actually drew me in. Yes, I’m also affected by marketing just like the rest of the world. However, I’m glad I was drawn in because it allowed me to get to know the company and get to enjoy their tasty, not-to-sweet, but oh so clean treats.
Their packaging may be amazing, but I love that they created a treat that was cleaner for the general public. I’m all about balance but I’m also about eating real food. Their ingredient list is clean, short, and #sassyapproved. You could say it was #Loveatfirstbite (ok, and #loveatfirstreadingoftheingredientlabel).
They’re basically an adult’s marshmallow that allows you to add this treat any time of day in any creative way you want, even if it is just by reaching in the bag and eating one as is (yes, they’re that good).
Chocolate Strawberry Dipped Marshmallows
Once, again, I’m a dietitian, I get it, but I love finding ways to bring you healthy treats, because after all, life should not only be enjoyable, but also tasty. These Chocolate Strawberry Dipped Marshmallows are a great little (and easy to make) treat you can enjoy for yourself (any day of the year) or to give to others for Valentine’s Day or just for a “I don’t need a reason to give these to you” day.
You can have your cake and eat it too, but make sure you strive for a balanced real food approach. Aka you can’t live on marshmallows and chocolate but you certainly can fit them in your day to day 🙂
Pro Tip: Make sure your hands are clean of melted chocolate so you don’t get chocolate around the whole marshmallow, unless you want that, then go for it, because that also sounds awesome.
Chocolate Strawberry Dipped Marshmallows (Valentine’s Day Treats)
- 1 4.5 oz bag Smashmallow Marshmallows Strawberries & Cream
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries crumbled
- Lay out a piece of parchment or wax paper on a baking sheet, set aside.
- Place dried strawberries in a bowl, set next to baking sheet, set aside.
- Melt dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 seconds increments, stirring and making sure not to burn! Should take ~2+ minutes.
- Dip 1/2 of marshmallow in chocolate, roll in strawberries, and then place marshmallow (non-chocolate side) down on the baking sheet and let cool/harden for 5-10 minutes.
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