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
- In a sauce pan, double boiler, or microwave safe bowl, melt your butter and chocolate chips and stir until combined.
- Add vanilla and mix.
- 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.
- Fold in your marshmallows until they're all coated in chocolate.
- Spoon mixture onto a sheet of wax paper, shaping it into a log.
- Roll up side of waxed paper and twist the ends to seal it so that the marshmallow mixture is enclosed in the paper.
- Refrigerate for at least a couple hours before unwrapping and slicing into rounds about 1/3 inch thick.
- Keep in refrigerator.