Chocolate Covered Beer Marshmallows.
I made marshmallows with beer.
Not water. But beer.
That stuff you drank in college. That stuff you might drink now. That stuff your grandpa chugged while sitting on his porch steps. That stuff that Lindsay Lohan shouldn’t touch. I don’t think we need to worry about that though. Vodka in plastic water bottles seems more like her thing.
Freaking? No need to freak. There shan’t be any freaking about beer marshmallows. Especially if you don’t like beer.
See… beer marshmallows are kind of like beer braised short ribs. Or beer battered fish. Or beer margaritas. Without the ribs, the fish and the tequila. And all the bones and limes and stuff. Not a beer lover? Beer marshmallows can still totally be your thing. There’s a lot of love to give. Beer just enhances the regular fabulousness of food. Know this.
I didn’t really think I liked beer either. But as it turns out… I do like it. I kinda love it. Perhaps it comes with age, which would make sense since I’m getting old and finding subsequent wrinkles? Or maybe I’m just trying to find a way to consume more calories than I already do? <—- Yeah… that.
So what do beer marshmallows taste like?
They melt in your mouth like fluffy vanilla pillows with a slight hint of… wait for it… beer. Some may say they taste like college. You know… sort of how college tastes? Every time I kiss Mr. How Sweet after he drinks beer I think he tastes like college. But that’s just what I hear… from other people… because I have no idea what the correlation is between boys + kissing + college + beer. You know. And yeah, married people kiss. Sometimes.
Oh, hi beer marshmallows!
I definitely coated these marshmallows in both milk chocolate and dark chocolate. And you can barely tell. How annoying. I wasted like 75 minutes of my life last night alternately dipping uniformly sized mallows into deep pools of milk and dark happiness. Had I known they would all look the same, I simply would have dunked them all in creamy milk chocolate since I believe the sun rises and sets on the unpure, milk-powdered solid. Whatev. I’m an equal opportunity marshmallowist.
Annnnd just in case you didn’t notice, there are a billion crumbles of salty pretzel on top.
Heaven? I think so too.
I’m pretty much in love with these things.
I want to make another batch – uncut this time- to lay my head down on at night.
That would be a sweet nap. Bouncy beer pillows. Now that is something I can get behind.
So yeah… only one problem when you make chocolate covered beer marshmallows.
Youcan’tstopeatingthem. That happened.
- 3 1/2 envelopes unflavored gelatin, I used Knox
- 1 cup cold, flat beer, divided in two
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large egg whites or reconstituted powdered egg whites
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups dark chocolate morsels
- 2 cups milk chocolate morsels
- hard sourdough pretzels
- To flatten the beer, take the cap off the bottle and leave open overnight, or pour beer into a bowl and whisk vigorously to remove some carbonation. I did the second option and it worked perfectly! Just make sure it is cold.
- Oil a 9 x 13 baking pan (I actually just used a good bit of Pam) and sprinkle on powdered sugar to cover and coat. Set aside. In the bowl of your electric mixer (a whisk attachment is best), pour 1/2 cup cold beer and 3 1/2 packs of gelatin. I gently mixed with a spoon once, then let sit while you make the sugar mixture.
- In a medium pot combine sugar, remaining beer, syrup and salt. Heat over low heat and whisk until sugar is dissolved, about 3-5 minutes. Turn heat up to medium and let sugar come to a boil. It will bubbly up so keep yours eye on it so it does not overflow. Let it boil for 8-12 minutes, until it reaches 240 degrees F (measure with a candy thermometer). The mixture will appear to be a lightish brown color depending on the beer you use – don’t worry, the marshmallows will still be white.
- Once mixture is at 240 degrees F, turn off heat and gently pour it in the mixer over the gelatin with the mixer on low speed. Once all of the sugar has been added, turn the mixer to high and beat for for 6-8 minutes. It should grow in size and be white and fluffy. About 3-4 minutes in, add the egg whites to a separate bowl and beat until stiff peaks form. I used a hand mixer to do this. If you don’t have a hand mixer, I assume you have to remove the whisk attachment, clean it (it will be a sticky mess), add a new bowl to the mixer, beat egg whites. Once stiff peaks are formed, add egg whites and vanilla extract to the sugar/gelatin mixture and beat until just combined.
- Pour marshmallow mix into the 9 x 13 pan. It will impossibly sticky so be careful, and you will not be able to get it all out of the bowl. Get as much as you can, then spray a spatula with non-stick spray and smooth. Dust powdered sugar on top and let sit to firm up for 3-5 hours.
- Once firm, turn the pan upside down on a cutting board to release marshmallow rectangle. Cut them into pieces of whatever size you like. Melt milk and dark chocolate chips separately (I melt in 30 second increments in the microwave and stir) in two bowls. Crush hard sourdough pretzels. Using a fork, toothpick or fondue pick, coat marshmallows in chocolate then sprinkle with or roll in pretzel crumbs. You can also drizzle with salted caramel. Let sit at room temperature until chocolate hardens. Marshmallows can be stored in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks!
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232 Comments on “Chocolate Covered Beer Marshmallows.”
These look absolutely incredibly good! Have a wonderful weekend!
Oh beer definitely tastes like college. Not that I know anyhing about late night beer tastings either. But I kind of do. And when I say “kind of”, I mean, yes.. yes I do.
Hmmm after beer marshmallows – you should make something that resembles jelloshots. Not that I know anything about those either.
My mom just said yesterday she wants me to make jello shots! I don’t know if I consider those blog worthy.
we do! ;)
On the agenda for this weekend – jello shots w/whipped vodka. Chocolate whipped w/cherry jello, and vanilla whipped with orange jello. And of course a swirl of whipped cream on top :)
Love the whipped vodka… so good.
Funny that you bring up jello shots right after I saw these really cool ‘classy jello shots’ mentioned on snippet and ink. Check them out!
I saw those too!! SO cool.
I have never made homemade marshmellows before..with water.. OR beer. It doesn’t look to tricky though.. and I am totally intrigued by the whole beer thing!
It’s pretty easy!
Oh. My. Gosh. I don’t even drink beer (ever</i) and I want to try these. I think maybe I should start with making marshmallows the "traditional" way first, though… before moving on to more scandalous things!
I think my husband would love these…anything with beer right?!
Holy crap. I need to make these. NOW.
Beer Marshmallow Smores comes next?
I’m not a big beer drinker but I do like the slight taste of beer — and you just had to put some pretzel pieces on top too, didn’t you?
You are smart. ;)
Seriously, what next? You just blew my mind on that one! I’m still not sure I can conquer making my own mallows…need to take that leap!
You definitely can! Everything I read kept saying how “easy” they were. I honestly didn’t think they were easy when I was making them, but probably because I didn’t know what to expect and wasn’t sure if I was doing it right. But now that I’ve made them, I can tell you that they are really easy and basically foolproof!
I’ve never made marshmallows and I had no idea you could make something as creative as beer marshmallows! What a fabulous idea… especially combined with chocolate and pretzels!
I’m definitely not a beer drinker in any capacity, but I think beer marshmallows could change that.. especially when double-dipped in chocolate!
These look so good! And beautiful too :)
Salty pretzels on top? 5 stars for that one! 6 stars, actually.
Those look like the most amazing ‘turtle’ candies I’ve ever seen!
and I can’t believe you combined all of those words into a recipe! – awesome! :)
Have a wonderful weekend! :)
I’m not big on beer either so I’ll have to give these guys a try.
My first thought upon seeing this title? “Oh no she didn’t!” But you did, and they look amazing!
It’s official. I’m in love with you.
These would make the BEST s’mores.
I really love that photograph with the squares of marshmallows everywhere and 2 bowls of melted chocolate… so beautiful!
I know huh! I love all the photos on this site. I’m a sucker for pretty photos and even if I don’t fancy certain foods/ingredients, I still want some b/c it’s so pretty. :P
You have out done yourself again, Jessica! I am not a beer drinker, but these are genious! I can’t begin to imagine what you are making next, but I’m sure it will be amazing! :-)
Beer marshamallows!? I want an occasion to make these ASAP. Or maybe I just want to make them for myself.
You are worth it.
Omg. These look *crazy* good. … You are a genius, Jessica :) …And seeing the crumbled pretzels on top makes me want to take the rest of my day off work and race home to make a pan of these babies!
OH. MY. GOD.
these are amaze-balls. And i hate it when people say that.. but this post deserves it.
I like your disclaimer because I hate that word too. :) Thanks!
These are kind of amazing. Really amazing, actually. Next up: jungle juice marshmellows?! :-)
Hahaha! Don’t know if those would fly…
You are a genius. But seriously, how can you top beer marshmallows???
Oh, and I wouldn’t know anything about the college-beer-kissing connection, either. Foreign concept. Totally.
Wow! I think you’ve out done yourself! Love the salty pretzel bits on top- that’s some seriously smart attention to detail!
wow! those look amazing and yummy. but i i know the kissing-beer-breath idea. my hubs doesn’t drink beer much, but when he does, i love it! hahaha
Totally know what you mean… haha.
Ummmmm – I think my husband will fall in love with me all over again!
So… I am going on a ten day, cross-country road trip in July. There will be no hotels. Only camping. There will be no store-bought marshmallows. Only these. It is decided.
I am so excited to try these! And I couldn’t put my finger on what Ben (my hunny’s) kisses tasted like after he had a beer until you said it – college. He tastes like college. oh the good ol days!! :)
beer marshmallow s’mores!! :)
I wonder if these ship well… ;)
Happy Friday friend!
These look insane!!!!!!!!
I especially love the added chocolate and pretzels. I just posted a recipe for toasted marshmallow milkshakes yesterday – now I want to try them with your beer marshmallows and add crushed pretzels and chocolate for garnish!!!
Girl, these are so awesome! I’m dying to try them!!
Did you use PBR? Please tell me you used PBR…
Hahah sorry! I did not.
I am oh-so intrigued by this. I don’t really like beer either, but when combined with something so sweet…I just might be into it.
Also, I tell Meeker that he smells like college whenever he has a few beers and then lays down next to me as we go to sleep. I totally know what college smells like, and the fact that you captured that in a marshmallow recipe is kind of awesome.
I’ve always wanted to make marshmallows because they look so pretty! And these are extra fun due to the beer (regardless of whether or not you can taste it :)).
Why, why, WHY did you post these when I have to be at the beach in a bikini in 11 days?? :) And even though I’m 5 years out of college I’m up for a little reminder anytime!
I hate marshmallows but this I may just have to try
Homemade marshmallows are nothing like store bought, I promise!
I would have never thought to put beer in marshmallows, these look great!
Pretty sure I am going to try this today! Along with the Brown Sugar Banana Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting! Thanks for sharing both your recipes and humor! :)
this is the best thing I’ve seen in a while. ever. anywhere. I want them now.
and I love that you said beer margaritas. my chef friend makes them for us regularly…
My college tasted like vodka and tequila. Wonder how those marshmallows would taste…
Well I like tequila!
Never in a million years could I imagine a beer marshmallow! Sounds… intriguing. I made beer cheese last night to go with homemade soft pretzels, but I’d never thought of using beer as part of a dessert! I just may have to try this sometime.
LOVE beer cheese!
GENIUS IDEA! Please tell me you will make a recipe involving bloody mary mix because that is my elixir of choice :)
I’ve never even tried bloody mary mix! I think I’ve only had one bloody mary before. Too many vegetables. ;)
This one bar near my apartment has bacon bloody marys (bacon vodka) I bet you would like that one! :)
Beer marshmellows? You are amazing.
I seriously did a double take when I read this title. Beer. In a marshmallow. What in the world will you think of next?
Wow. You are every man’s dream. I don’t know if I should let my husband know about these ;) They sure do look incredible!!
OMG you are seriously a genius. AMAZING!!!
ok, I want to know what led to the thought to make marshmallows out of beer…because that is just crazy…and I am assuming crazy delicious :)
What a cool idea!!
Love this idea! And would love it even more floating in a massive hot chocolate right now.
So you make lot of fantastic things, but these look OUT OF CONTROL. So out of control I might actually make them the second I get home tonight. Holy MOLY, I love this blog.