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    Pink Heart Shaped Marshmallows and Homemade Hot Chocolate

    It’s February…the month of love and that means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! 

    We are about to head south for a few weeks of family-filled fun in the sun, but before we do, I wanted to share with you these super sweet, super easy and super Valentine’s pink heart shaped marshmallows and homemade hot chocolate!


    My kids absolutely love hot chocolate with marshmallows and yet I find that I never have any on hand. Recently, I decided that it probably wasn’t that hard to make these at home and figured I most likely had all the ingredients on hand.

    Sure enough, I did! And within no time flat, we had some delicious and uber cute homemade pink heart shaped marshmallows and hot chocolate!

    So instead of buying the mix in bulk or big bag of marshmallows, I encourage you to try these yourself! Add in a few drops of red food coloring and use heart shaped cut-outs to make this a truly Valentine’s Day treat!

    Pink Heart Shaped Marshmallows
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    Ingredients
    1. 3 packages (1/4-ounce each) unflavored gelatin
    2. 1 cup cool water, divided
    3. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    4. 1 cup light corn syrup
    5. 1/8 teaspoon salt
    6. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    7. Powdered sugar, to sprinkle
    8. 2-5 drops red food coloring
    Instructions
    1. Coat a 9x13 glass baking dish with nonstick spray and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
    2. In the Kitchenaid mixer bowl, combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup cool water. Let soak about 10 minutes.
    3. In a small, deep saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup cool water. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar completely dissolves. Raise the heat to high and bring to a rapid boil. Allow to boil, without stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
    4. Using a Kitchenaid mixer (or hand mixer) slowly pour the sugar syrup into the gelatin. Increase the speed to high, and whip until the mixture is very thick and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Add in the vanilla at the end and beat to incorporate. Add 2-5 drops of red food coloring, depending how dark you want it, and incorporate.
    5. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the baking dish and spread evenly using a greased spatula. Sprinkle additional powdered sugar over the top, and place in the refrigerator, uncovered, for at least 3 hours (or overnight) before cutting.
    6. Use a greased cookie cutter to make heart shapes and gently separate. Place heart shaped marshmallows in a bowl with 1/4 cup powdered sugar and gently toss to coat them on all sides. Shake off any excess.
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    Homemade Hot Chocolate
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    Ingredients
    1. 1/4 cup cocoa
    2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    3. 1/2 tsp salt
    4. 1/3 cup water
    5. 4 cups milk
    6. 1 tsp vanilla
    Instructions
    1. In a saucepan mix the dry ingredients.
    2. Add the water and bring to a boil, keep boiling for approximately one minute.
    3. You can then add the milk directly into the pan and heat until desired temperature. Or if you have a milk steamer, steam milk separately and then add into the chocolate mixture.
    4. Take off the heat and add the vanilla. Stir, serve and enjoy!
    Amidst the Chaos https://amidstthechaos.ca/

    I’m excited to be looping up again with some of my favorite Canadian home, decor and lifestyle bloggers for a Canadian Bloggers Valentine’s Day Hop! There are 24 other amazing Valentine’s Day inspired recipes, decor and DIY for you to check out! Trust me, they are all fabulous! Head below to visit each of their blogs for some crazy inspiration!

    Monday

    Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
    Blood Orange Limoncello Cocktail for Valentine’s Day by Tara of Suburble
    Ombre Cake Makeover from a Grocery Store Cake by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
    Valentine’s Popcorn by Janella of Ma Belle Vie
    “Warm Heart” Hand Warmers by Sarah of Flourish & Knot

    Tuesday

    Valentine’s Day Embroidery Projects by Heather of Home to Heather
    Valentine’s Candy Inspired Table Setting by Andrea of Personally Andrea
    Valentine Heart Strawberry Pop Tarts by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
    Valentine’s Day Date Night In Gift Basket Idea by Christina of The DIY Mommy
    Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies by Shauna of Satori Design for Living

    Wednesday

    Felt Valentine’s Day Cards by Alex of Northstory
    Lovey Dovey Vegan Chocolate Bark by Joann of Woman in Real Life
    Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging by Thalita of The Learner Observer
    DIY Valentine String Art by Tash of The Dreamhouse Project
    Fluffy Valentine Sugar Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home

    Thursday

    Easy DIY Valentine’s Wreath by Laurie of VinYet ETC
    Raspberry Pie Mousse Cups by Daniela of Lifeovereasy
    Valentine’s Day Breakfast by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
    Valentine’s Mantel by Jen of Rambling Renovators
    Boyfriend Bouquet | Floating Heart Terrarium by Cynthia of Cynthia Zamaria

    Friday

    Embroidery Hoop Valentine Art by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
    “You & Me” Wood Sign by Lindi of Love Create Celebrate
    Chocolate and Coconut Coated Heart Mini-Cakes by Jane and Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
    DIY String Heart Wall Hanging by Melissa of The Sweet Escape
    Heart Shaped Marshmallows for Valentine’s Day by Christine of Amidst the Chaos

    Love & Blessings,

    CMartin-Sign

     

     

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    24 Comments

  • Reply Christine February 3, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I totally need to make some, my girls would just love it!!! Thanks for sharing Christine.

    • Reply Christine March 23, 2017 at 11:54 am

      My pleasure. Depending on your girls’ age, they probably would love to help out.

  • Reply Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com February 3, 2017 at 10:46 am

    These are so darn cute! Making my own marshmallows is on my to-do list! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Christine March 23, 2017 at 11:52 am

      My pleasure. Hope you enjoy making them.

  • Reply Shauna February 3, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    A friend of mine makes homemade marshmallows with honey all the time and they are SO, SO GOOD! Love the heart shapes. And the pink is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy your getaway 🙂

  • Reply Lindi February 3, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    you can make your own marshmellows?!? **mind blown!** LOVE it!

    • Reply Christine March 23, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Yes and super easy. Thanks Lindi.

  • Reply Jo-Anna February 3, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I really need to make my own marshmallows…I love that you can make them into different sizes! Yours are so pretty and perfect for love day!

  • Reply Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc. February 5, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Two for the price of one, that’s so awesome, homemade hot chocolate and homemade marshmallows, that is so amazing! Like Lindi, I had no idea you could make your own and then cut them into gorgeous shapes!

    • Reply Christine March 23, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Thanks. Super easy and fun to make.

  • Reply Dannyelle @www.lifeisaparty.ca February 6, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Yum, this looks so, so good. I love making homemade marshmallows, and everyone’s always so impressed. Your’s look great, love the colour and heart shape!

    • Reply Christine March 23, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks so much Dannyelle.

  • Reply Sarah February 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

    I love these!! Hot chocolate and marshmallows is still one of my favourite treats.

    • Reply Christine March 23, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      Same here and for the family as well.

  • Reply Alex February 8, 2017 at 11:01 am

    My daughter drinks hot chocolate every single day. She would love this!

    • Reply Christine March 23, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Just adds a little special treat and I’m sure she’ll feel special.

  • Reply Lesley Metcalfe February 8, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I’m too scared to make my own marshmallows so I’ll live vicariously through you. 🙂
    But what I WILL do is try your hot chocolate recipe – I’ll bet it’s so much richer in flavour than store-bought.

    • Reply Christine March 23, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      Too funny. You should try it one day. Super easy and fun to make.

  • Reply Andrea February 8, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Agreed, homemade marshmallows are definitely better. Love the idea of making them pink 🙂 Super cute!

    • Reply Christine March 23, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Thanks Andrea. The kids loved them.

  • Reply Lilian February 9, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Those heart marshmallows are just adorable! Gotta try to make some for the Valentine’s Day!

    • Reply Christine March 23, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks. Hope you were able to make them.

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