I used, roughly:
- One bag of large marshmallows
- One package of walnuts
- About 12 oz. Hershey's Milk Chocolate
- Six peppermint candies
Then I pounded the candies in a plastic bag until they were in very small pieces.
Next step was to melt the chocolate in what we used to call a "double boiler." Basically, that's: Chocolate in a pan, first pan in a second pan of simmering water on the stove, and then stir.
When the chocolate was melted I stirred in the peppermint candy. I thought it would melt, but it stayed lumpy ..... hmmm.
Now for the fun part: I pierced each marshmallow with a toothpick and dipped it into the chocolate and then rolled it in the nuts. I put the candies on a cookie sheet and let them set in the refrigerator overnight. This morning I tasted one and experienced a nice combination of chewy, crunchy and peppermint chocolate.
I named them DIRTY SNOWBALLS:
So, they taste good today. The final test is to see how well they keep. I wrapped each candy in foil and put them in an air tight Tupperware (of course) bowl. Now I'll have to eat one every day for a few days to see how well they keep. Tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.
If my taste test is good tomorrow, I'm sending some off in the mail. Will the "lucky" recipients please send me a review after they are received?
This was a fun experiment, and I think I've invented a new candy! Don't tell Mars, Inc., OK?