Happy Easter! I haven't participated in Baked Sunday Mornings for a while and hadn't planned on doing this week's recipe for Marshmallow Chocolate Cups either since I'm not that crazy about marshmallows. In the spirit of being open minded, I perused the recipe and was sold when the Baked boys mentioned their inspiration for it was Mallo Cups.
Mallo Cups were one of my favorite candies as a kid. A cousin of the Reese Cup, they are chocolate cups filled with marshmallow creme. As you bite into one the marshmallow would ooze out and give you a perfectly good excuse to lick your fingers. My favorite part is the bits of coconut that are hidden in the chocolate top. I still love them but they are increasingly hard to find. When I come across them they always manage to find their way into my shopping cart.
I was surprised at how easy these were to make. Painting the cups was a little time and labor intensive but I enjoyed the process. I stopped my mixer a couple minutes shy of what was called for in the recipe and my marshmallow was thicker than I wanted. Still tasty though. I added some toasted coconut as a homage to the Mallo Cup.
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