Anyone who has spent even a small amount of time with me knows I have a weakness for marshmallows. Oh, how I love them! Especially in the fall and into the winter monthsâ€¦ sâ€™mores, cocoa, afternoon snacks! (donâ€™t judge me) And this year as the weather started to turn cooler, and people starting whispering of Christmas treats and cookie exchanges I was wondering to myself what perfect confection I could make this year to really blow the socks off of everyone. Then it occurred to meâ€¦ We love marshmallows, we love coffee, how could the two together be bad???
The two together were in fact much more than â€˜not badâ€™. Frankly, I think the combination was downright glorious! The marshmallows were not intensely coffee flavored, but you tasted the coffee as a sweet afterthought almost. They make a lovely treat on their own, or as an addition to cocoa, sâ€™mores, or whatever your favorite marshmallow treat.
Now lean in, because hereâ€™s the deep dark secret about gourmet marshmallows: everyone seems to think they are super fancy (which they are) and therefore super difficult to makeâ€”but they are NOT all that difficult to make. However, if you would like to keep your friends in the dark when you present them with your gourmet coffee marshmallow happiness this Christmas, well, I will not rat you out. You can be the hero. Thatâ€™s my Christmas gift to you. Youâ€™re welcome.