Monday, March 15, 2010

sophisticated marshmallow squares

That is the existential question for the marshmallow square:

Can I be sophisticated?

I would argue yes. Especially when that marshmallow square is made up of dark chocolate, cashew butter, almond butter, and pristine white mini-marshmallows.
(No kiddie pink and green mini-marshmallows here.)

The good thing is, it tastes a lot like the squares you may remember from potlucks in your childhood. Except that this square is grown up and sophisticated, just like you.

Note: You may use any nut butter you please, including peanut. I happen to love almond and cashew.

sophisticated marshmallow squares

makes about 20 squares

8 oz. (250 g.) semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 c. cashew butter
1/4 c. almond butter
1 tbsp. butter
8 oz. (250 g.) white mini-marshmallows

Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler. (Or in a bowl suspended over boiling water.) Stir in the butter. Remove from heat.

Stir in the nut butters. Let it cool for 5 minutes.

In the meantime, line an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Cut 1-2 inch diagonal slits in each of the corners to help it sit more snugly.

Pour the marshmallows into a separate bowl. Pour and scrape the melted chocolate mixture on top. Stir it all together with a big spoon until every single little marshmallow is coated.

Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Refrigerate until set – probably just over an hour. Enjoy your grown-up treat.


  1. stephanie these look delicious!!!! Now that I know they are sophisticated I feel that I can confidently serve them to guests ;) -andrea

  2. That's very creative! I would like to indulge in these right NOW!