Friday, November 2, 2012

A Treat of hot marshmallow fudge sauce

It’s with a slight sense of relief that Halloween is over for another year. Because, the past couple of years, we’ve been ‘disappointed’ that no eager, dressed up, cute lil’ munchkins have come knocking for trick or treat. Well, there was the one time that some manky teenage girls turned up in torn fishnets, short skirts and smeared makeup – I’m sure it was their usual weeknight outfit rather than a costume – and I threw some Minties at them with a distinct look of disapproval that probably mimicked their mothers…

This year, I asked ‘Should we buy some lollies for Halloween?’ and got a shouted ‘No!’ for an answer. So the only sweets in the house that night was a bag of marshmallows, my ‘emergency stash’ for when I need a sugar hit when I get home from work. Can you imagine receiving a handful of loose marshmallows in your trick or treat pumpkin? I am so glad no kiddies turned up.

And I used the marshmallows in this Hot Marshmallow Fudge Sauce and it was good, a definite Treat.

Hot Marshmallow Fudge Sauce
serves 4

1 cup thickened cream
150g dark chocolate, chopped
100g marshmallows, chopped roughly
¼ cup roasted hazelnuts, skins removed, halved
Ice cream, to serve

1. Place cream in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate, until smooth.

2. Return to the stove, reducing the heat to low. Add the marshmallows and stir until they melt. Allow sauce to cool slightly.

3. To serve, put 2 scoops of ice cream into a bowl, pour over the hot fudge sauce, and sprinkle over the hazelnuts.

Store leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Heat on medium-low heat in the microwave for 30 seconds (keep a close eye on it, it quickly boils over).

recipe adapted from delicious (October 2012)

Ingredients, including hazelnuts, marshmallows left over from Halloween, good dark chocolate

Serve the sauce drizzled over ice cream.
Here, the ice cream flavour is honey caramel macadamia.
There are no limits on what flavour you choose - this fudge sauce is awesome on anything.


  1. Great stuff...a perfect sweet treat any time of year! Yes, I like to eat ice cream with the heater on high ;-))

  2. Oh Bel, this looks incredible! Bugger wasting marshmallows on kids, this one's for the people who appreciate them. I had a bag of rubbish ready if any kids knocked on my door for Halloween. I'd ask them to drop it in the bin before they let themselves out the gate.

  3. I have grand plans to make some ice cream this I'll just have to pick a flavor that will go with this sauce! AMAZING!

  4. oooooooooooh looks so dangerous for my waistline =P

  5. We get manky teenage girls in our neighborhood too...sigh, so not ideal.
    I am glad that no kids showed up though - this was such a better idea for the marshmallows.

  6. Yum! I will definitely try this...I love marshmallow, great treat Bel!
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a wonderful week :)

  7. I had no kids knocking on my door too.... I have loads of chocolate sauce to finish up so might steal this idea!