Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Retro Recipe: Stained Glass Windows

Know how our greatest thoughts come to us when we're half asleep at night and we're too cozy under the covers to do anything about it? Well, I also remember random things at this time of night - random, silly, and insignificant things.

Before the holidays, Cody's company had a cookie swap. We were settled into bed, talking about said swap (for whatever reason), and after asking him endlessly about what kinds of cookies were there, I randomly had a memory of little me eating my weight in Stained Glass Windows.

When I got really excited and asked Cody if they had them at the cookie swap, he was insanely confused as to what the heck I was talking about and what windows had to do with cookies. I was a bit surprised he had never had one before (even after explaining what was in this yummy treat) but then again, this happens a lot with us.

The next day, thinking maybe I was insane and calling it the wrong name, I Googled it to see. I didn't get many results but found a picture to back me up. I showed it to him, he had quite the disappointing reaction (basically, he shrugged and said "oh"), and I decided I had to make them for our Christmas festivities

Am I insane? Or did anyone else have these as a kid? I remember my mom never made them but friends often had them at parties and I ate the SHIT out of them. I loved them! I mean, it's basically chocolate covered marshmallows cut into convenient cookie slices but STILL. I loved the fruity marshmallows covered in yummy chocolate so much.

Because I haven't seen one created since I was in single digits, I am going to call it a Retro Recipe. You can argue my logic there, but trust me, this is SUCH an early 90's dessert. That sounds as retro, right?

Stained Glass Windows

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 10.5 oz bag of colored mini marshmallows
  1. In a sauce pan, double boiler, or microwave safe bowl, melt your butter and chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  2. Add vanilla and mix.
  3. Let chocolate cool for a few minutes - you want it to be cooled to the touch but not so cool that it has started to harden.
  4. Fold in your marshmallows until they're all coated in chocolate.
  5. Spoon mixture onto a sheet of wax paper, shaping it into a log.
  6. Roll up side of waxed paper and twist the ends to seal it so that the marshmallow mixture is enclosed in the paper.
  7. Refrigerate for at least a couple hours before unwrapping and slicing into rounds about 1/3 inch thick.
  8. Keep in refrigerator.