Is hot chocolate your version of coffee? Love hot chocolate, but want a new twist? Here it is a new twist! The marshmallows are just a plus! 🙂 You will need…
two envelopes of unflavored gelatin
1/2 c. sugar
2/3 c. light corn syrup
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Place parchment paper over a 12×17 baking sheet and cover in non-stick spray. Get 1/3 c. cold water and gelatin in an electric mixer. Let this sit while you make the next part! Pour corn syrup, sugar, salt, and 1/3 c. water in a pot. Cover the pot until boiling. Remove the lid and stir every so often until the syrup hits 238 degrees or until smooth!
Pour the hot mixer gently into the mixer. You don’t want it to splatter everywhere! Slowly move the mixer speed up until the marshmallow mix turns into fluff! While spinning, add the vanilla extract and ONE drop of lavender oil. (DO NOT USE MORE THAN THAT! It will take OVER the flavor!) Once it is fluffy and wispy, pour the mix onto the baking sheet! Spread the marshmallow fluff with a knife. Wait for 3 hours or over night for it to harden. Spray cookie cutters with non-stick spray before you cut them out. They will not work if you don’t!
Now onto the hot chocolate! This is super easy and adds so much flavor to hot chocolate. I have hot chocolate powder that I use, but you can make the crockpot hot chocolate and add rosemary twigs while it cooks! You can either clip the rosemary pieces off the stem or just put them in the hot chocolate whole. I heat up water, add a little milk, powder, and rosemary! I then sprinkled some dark chocolate pieces onto the top and added my marshmallows!
I LOVED the combined taste of the lavender and rosemary! If you have a lot of guests over this Christmas OR are celebrating with a few, this is a simple recipe that you can whip up by yourself or together!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas together with family and friends! I know I will!