Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows are the easiest treat there is. Three ingredients, less than 30 minutes and they can be changed up for any holiday or occasion!
Special food can make any day feel like a celebration.
This treat recipe is one that you’ll want to hang onto for that very reason.
These chocolate covered marshmallows can be changed in so many different ways. From the marshmallow flavor to the color of the chocolate and the sprinkles.
Make them into pops like these Valentine’s Chocolate Marshmallow pops or serve them as is. A VERY easy recipe that’s loved by all ages.
Easy Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
With a hands on time of only 10 minutes this is a fun treat you can whip up in well under 30 minutes total.
Keep the three ingredients on hand for a last minute surprise.
Or for a holiday dessert treat using special colors or sprinkles.
It really doesn’t get easier than this recipe.
Recipe Ingredients + Notes
Only three ingredients are needed for this fun treat!
Melting Chocolate. We recommend using melting wafers also called candy wafers. They are designed to melt and harden quickly.
They are available in many colors so it’s easy to change up the appearance without using food coloring too.
Marshmallows. This recipe is based on standard size marshmallows. Any marshmallows will work though.
Sprinkles. These make the treat special! Smaller sprinkles work best. Holiday sprinkles as shown in the photos are really fun to use too.
Favorite ingredients we’ve used
Not all ingredients taste or perform the same. Here are some favorites we’ve personally used:
We recommend using these because they melt easily and harden well.
Colored wafers are available in many brands including Wilton.
These are the Easter sprinkles used in the photos.
Use vegan marshmallows. If it’s a better fit for your dietary preferences use vegan marshmallows.
Use different chocolate. From our testing chocolate melting wafers work best and are available in many flavors. Change it up! Chocolate chips can work too.
Use different size marshmallows. Depending on the size used the amount of melting chocolate may need to be increased.
Homemade Marshmallows. Making your own marshmallows is fun and they can be made in so many flavors from extraordinary rose flavored marshmallows to Vanilla-Coffee Liqueur Marshmallows. Use our How to Make Homemade Marshmallows guide to make your own.
Try different marshmallow flavors. Often different flavors of marshmallows are released seasonally. Try a new flavor!
Change up the sprinkles. The sky is the limit with sprinkles. Use what you love or coordinate for a holiday.
Crushed nuts and more. Instead of sprinkles use finely crushed nuts, pretzels, chopped candies.
How to Make it – Step-by-Step
STEP 1. Preparation
Melt the chocolate wafers to package instructions in a small dish.
Pour the sprinkles out onto work surface (photo 1).
STEP 2. Dipping the marshmallows
One at a time, dip each marshmallow halfway into the melted chocolate (photo 2). Allow excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
Immediately dip into the sprinkles to coat the chocolate (photo 3).
STEP 3. Allow to set
Set the coated marshmallows on a sheet of parchment or wax paper while the chocolate sets up (photo 4)..
Repeat with the rest of the marshmallows.
They are best within 2-3 days.
Unless you are in a hot or humid climate they can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature. If you need to put them in the refrigerator make sure they are in a sealed container.
How to Store Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
Once they have set wrap them individually in a cellophane treat bag or in an airtight container at room temperature.
Refrigerating them is not recommended as moisture can effect them as well as dry the marshmallows out.
Be sure to keep them in a cool location during hot temperature months.
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Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
- ½ cup quality chocolate melting wafers
- 12 standard size marshmallows
- Melt the chocolate to package instructions in a small dish.
- Pour the sprinkles out so you’re easily able to access them when they are needed.
- One at a time, dip the marshmallows into the melted chocolate, about half way down, and then add the sprinkles on top.
- Set the coated marshmallows on a sheet of parchment or wax paper while the chocolate sets up.
- Repeat with the rest of the marshmallows.