Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thankful Treats!

Here at More Than Paper, we have so much for which to be thankful!  One of our annual traditions to begin celebrating Thanksgiving week is to make Chocolate Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats!  Someone shared this recipe with us years ago, and we have been enjoying making them for more than 18 years!  These are so adorable and are enjoyed by young and old alike!

Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats

24 Chocolate-striped shortbread cookies (such as Keebler Fudge Shoppe cookies)
12-oz. package of chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet)
24 large marshmallows
1 tube of yellow decorators frosting with small piping tip

How to prepare:
1. Set the chocolate-striped cookies stripes down on a wax-paper-covered tray.
2. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler (if microwaving, use approx. 20 sec intervals and be sure to mix the chips in between each heating).
3. One at a time, stick a wooden toothpick into a marshmallow, dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate, and promptly center it atop a cookie (I scraped the bottom of the marshmallow a bit with the back edge of a knife to remove excess).
4. Using a second toothpick to lightly hold down the marshmallow, carefully pull out the first toothpick.

5. Chill the hats until the chocolate sets, then pipe a yellow decorators' frosting buckle on the front of each hat.

6.  Keep refrigerated until ready to eat!

Need some great personalized napkins or platters to use for serving these wonderful treats?  Here are some ideas:

Personalized Napkins
Personalized Napkins - Thankful

Personalized Melamine Platter

Boatman Geller - Personalized Melamine Platters (Herringbone Chocolate)