Don’t lose it on me but I just realized there are exactly 7 weeks (to the day) until Christmas Eve…Yikes!!!
Okay, okay…it seems bad but it’s really just under 50 days…doesn’t that sound so much better??
We have soooo much time to get everything done…plan parties, put up Christmas decorations, clean the house well before you put up Christmas decorations, write your Christmas cards, buy all the presents, plan your family holiday dinners…oh ya, and while you’re doing all those fun things, fit in the other stuff like go to work, pay the bills, make dinner, do the laundry…
Pffft…piece of cake, right? Loads of time, right?
Will having a drink help calm your nerves? Okay, let’s start with this one!
Inspired by something I saw in a book by Bob Blumer (The Sureal Gourmet), I’ve made these a few times for parties and they are always a hit! Get your fire on and start drinking!
12 large marshmallows
1 c half and half
8 oz dark chocolate
1 c milk
1/2 c coffee (or if you prefer, just use another 1/2 c milk)
3/4 c coffee based liqueur
1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
handful of chocolate chips
1. Melt chocolate chips in a shallow plate (microwaving it for 30-40 seconds will do) and stir when melted; in another plate, dump cookie crumbs.
2. Dip the rims of your glasses into the melted chocolate and then dip into the cookie crumbs; set aside.
3. Place dark chocolate in a medium bowl.
4. In a small saucepan, bring half and half to a boil; pour over chocolate and stir until melted.
5. Return mixture to pan and whisk in milk and liqueur; while it’s heating, toast your marshmallows (no, I don’t expect you to go out and make a bonfire…although, you’d totally rock if you did that!)…you can either use a kitchen torch (like the one I showed you in this post) or you can even hold it over the flame on your gas stove top (use a skewer to hold the marshmallow…unless you didn’t need a couple of your fingers anymore).
6. Pour the hot chocolate mocha mixture into your rimmed shot glasses and top with a marshmallow!
Now, drink up.
Heck, they’re small…have another!
I thought so…