There are 2 things my Dad asks for, lemon cake with lemon filling for his birthday and Chocolate Marshmallow Squares for Christmas. This is a recipe that my Nana always made at Christmas time. It was one of many! She would make several big desserts as well as squares, perhaps this is where I inherited my sweet tooth. This is a very simple recipes that requires no baking, but to be honest, not many people outside my family like it. It kind of reminds me of a s’more, I am fairly certain I could eat the entire tray!
Nana’s Chocolate Marshmallow Squares
24 large marshmallows or equivalent in small
2 oz of semi sweet baking chocolate
1 tsp butter
2 1/2 cups Graham Crumbs
1 can Eagle Brand Milk
1. In a double boiler melt chocolate with butter
2. While chocolate is melting prepare an 8×8 pan. Coat with butter or Pam and sprinkle with extra graham crumbs. You must do this or it will stick like glue to the pan!
3. Prepare marshmallows. I have never used the large marshmallows, I just can’t see cutting them up, it just wouldn’t look right. I generally take 24 small handfuls (6-8)
4. When chocolate has melted add Eagle Brand milk and stir
Don’t skimp, get the good stuff!
5. Pour chocolate mixture over marshmallows and add Graham crumbs
6. Stir! as it starts to set quickly
7. Pour into prepared pan, cover and refrigerate over night
8. The next day it is firm and ready to cut
I love these!! They are hard to describe. They are kind of dry compared to most sweets and squares, but deliciously sweet! I think it might be the texture that turns people away, because the taste is amazing!
Our family loves them and I will continue making them each Christmas, give them a try, you might love them!