Each piece is a slice of heaven made of Jet-Puffed pink Peppermint Mallows, quality Baker’s Chocolate, creamy, dreamy Cool Whip, chopped walnuts, and crushed graham crackers. The flavor/texture combination is utterly divine! Let me tell you, folks, this holiday confection is simply irresistible! It’s a good thing Christmas only comes once a year, because I don’t know if my waistline could handle more than that. 🙂
I love that this recipe uses everyday Kraft® products that are probably already sitting in your fridge, cupboard, or pantry. The best part about this is it comes together in just minutes! The holidays are hectic enough without adding in complicated and time-consuming baking. So make your life a little easier, whip up a bulk batch of these in 20 minutes or less, and call the neighbor gifts done!!
1 c. walnuts or pecans, chopped
Stir until smooth. Let cool.
Whisk together pasteurized egg and powdered sugar in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved.
Add some Kraft® Jet-Puffed Peppermint Mallows on top of your egg/powdered sugar mixture. Feel free to swap in any Kraft® Jet-Puffed Marshmallows of your choice. Add walnuts and the Cool Whip/Chocolate mixture. Fold all together until completely combined.To enhance the peppermint flavor, throw in some crushed candy canes at this point! It’s totally optional, but could make this dessert even more fabulous.
Finely crush graham cracker crumbs.
You’ve worked hard this season between shopping for gifts, preparing your home for guests, and attending those many holiday parties. Let’s be honest…celebrations are tons of fun, but fun can be exhausting too! So kick back and indulge in a luscious Christmas dessert with a slice or two of this gooey, subtle peppermint-y goodness that’s sweet as candy. You totally deserve it.
I decided to include my Marshmallow Logs as part of a larger gift with a few other fun items. I found some super cute and inexpensive holiday trapezoid-shaped boxes at Walmart in the seasonal department. Next I filled them with some non-alcoholic Welch’s Holiday Sparkling Blueberry Grape and Red Grape drinks, the Chocolate Marshmallow Logs, and a fun Christmas hand towel. I dressed up the drinks with some sparkly bow ornaments (also from Walmart). I love that they add a pretty factor and they’re functional! To finish the gift boxes, I filled the empty nooks and crannies with snowflake tissue paper. Ta da! A beautiful and thoughtful package for your neighbors and those you hold dear!
I braved the below-freezing temperatures the other night and took these goody-filled boxes to some friends of ours from church. Needless to say, they were very happily received!
For an account of my shopping experience for #KraftEssentials, see this google+ album.
Happy holiday dessert making!