If you’re looking for a tasty treat for a sweet Valentine’s Day gift, you’re going to want to make this chocolate covered marshmallow and peanut brittle recipe. It’s quick to make, you get to get messy with chocolate, and the end result is absolutely delicious. What more can you ask for with sweets?
Everything is better when covered in chocolate. When Nebraska Furniture Mart reached out and asked me to craft a recipe for their See’s Candies Valentine’s Day promotion, I immediately knew I wanted to dunk some stuff in chocolate.
I used See’s Candies Peanut Brittle as the base of my recipe. This peanut brittle is absolutely amazing on it’s own, but trust me, you’re going to want to try some dunked in chocolate. 😉
And so this recipe was born. With just three ingredients you can make your own gourmet looking (and tasting!) treats! It’s the perfect mix of crunchy and chewy, with all the flavors complimenting each other perfectly.
Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Peanut Brittle Recipe
- 24 oz semisweet chocolate chips, plus 2.4 oz additional chocolate chips for tempering
- 12 large marshmallows, cut in half
- 24 medium pieces of See’s Candies Peanut Brittle
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside for later.
- Set up a double boiler by filling a medium saucepan halfway with water and resting a stainless steel bowl on top.
- Bring the water to a boil and add the 24 ounces of chocolate chips. Stir frequently until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Remove the chocolate from the heat and pour in the remaining 2.4 ounces of chocolate, stirring until completely dissolved.
- Allow the chocolate to cool slightly (about five minutes), stirring occasionally.
- Return the chocolate to the stove and heat for an additional ten minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove the chocolate from the heat once more.
- Place several marshmallow halves on a plate and microwave on high for about five seconds, or until marshmallows are soft and sticky, but not melted.
- Working quickly, stick a marshmallow half onto each piece of peanut brittle.
- Take the marshmallow and peanut brittle combination and dunk completely in the chocolate.
- Carefully place the completed confection onto the parchment paper, and repeat for the remaining pieces of peanut brittle.
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least an hour to allow then chocolate to fully harden.
- Serve and enjoy!
Josh and I made these together and had so much fun. The time making them together is a gift just as much as the treats themselves!
I actually first discovered See’s Candies on my first trip to Nebraska Furniture Mart to pick up furniture for our new apartment, nearly three years ago. As Josh and I wandered around what felt like the world’s biggest furniture store, we noticed a candy shop. The odd thing was, all the candy was from California! It turns out Warren Buffet, the owner of Nebraska Furniture Mart, is a huge fan of See’s Candies. And so, naturally, he stocks his stores with his favorite candy (#Swag). Naturally we had to try it out and immediately fell in love. Now no trip to Nebraska Furniture Mart is complete without picking up a few things from See’s Candies.
Questions of the Day: Do you enjoy making your own sweets? Have you ever heard of See’s chocolates?
Thanks to Nebraska Furniture Mart for sponsoring this post!