Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chocolate Marshmallow Roll

Another Christmas Favorite...this pretty sliced chocolate roll would find a place on Mom's three tiered serving tray when company arrived.

Ingredients

  • 4 squares of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 pkg. coloured miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup coconut

Melt butter and chocolate. Remove from heat (I use the microwave with 30 second spurts.) Add 1 well beaten egg and icing sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and then beat til glossy. Add 1/2 cup broken walnuts. Mix and cool a little. Add the marshmallows when it is cool enough not to melt them. Stir until coated. Pour on wax paper and spread out sprinkling with the coconut. Form into a roll using wax paper to surround it. Put into fridge to cool. Slice before serving in 1/8 inch slices.

Can also be shaped into balls and roll in coconut or icing sugar or press in pan for square coating with a sprinkle of icing sugar.

Note: This slice must be kept refrigerated.

10 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! My Grandma always made squares using peanut butter chips. Yum!

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  2. I remember my Mom making this Trish! It was a special treat!

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  3. This would be perfect for neighbors! So pretty and festive! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! You are my source of new and time honored recipes.

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  4. This was one of my favorites when I was a girl. My grandaughter loves these too. What little girl wouldn't with all the colors. I just pulled out this same recipe this morning to make today. If anyone reading has a nut alergy, I'm going to substitute the nuts with rice krispies. Isn't it so fun to use some of your Mom's Christmas plates. I've been using some of my Mom's too and it feel right.

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  5. Oh my anonymous, you are so right....it does feel good to 'revisit' our mother's recipes. And yup....that substitution for nuts is a terrific idea! I am going to pass that tip to other friends....rice krispies..who would have thunk?! :P

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  6. Around our area these are referred to as Church Windows! They look really pretty made with the red and green (trees and stars) marshmallows that Kraft sells around Christmas, too!

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  7. Thanks for posting. My Great Grand Aunt used this recipe and my mom had it in her cook book. I called today to get it. I seem to remember using only egg yolks when I made it but I think maybe my chocolate squares were semisweet vs unsweetened because it came out a bit light coloured.

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  8. I love this recipe as well..... my mom also added red and green glace cherries to this.... even prettier when sliced into!

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  9. my mother used to make this every christmas and she too would display on a three tired serving dish for company. I remember helping her make this at christmas. you will forever be remembered mom.

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  10. this receipe was a waste of time and money and ingredients....it wouldn't stick together....and is it really safe to eat raw eggs?

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