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Marshmallow penguins recipe

Marshmallow penguins recipe

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These fun and easy marshmallow penguins are the cutest homemade Christmas gifts. The festive recipe makes four gift bags but if you want to make more simply up the recipe. See method

  • Makes 16
  • 30 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook, 1 hr to cool
  • 69 calories / serving


  • 10g white ready-to-roll fondant icing
  • Cake Décor choco writer milk chocolate
  • 100g dark chocolate (74%)
  • 16 marshmallows
  • 8 sprinkle chocolate beans

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    3g 4%
  • Saturates

    2g 8%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    trace 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.8g Protein 0.9g Fibre 0.9g


  1. Briefly knead the fondant icing and make 32 small balls for the eyes, smaller than a pea. Lightly press them down so they are a little flatter, and use the writing icing to make pupils. Use a lightly damp finger to press down any peaks in the writing icing if you need to. 
  2. Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt in the microwave or in a small bowl over a pan until smooth. Leave to cool for a few mins.
  3. Pinch a marshmallow on an edge between the fatter base and the side of the marshmallow, and dip into the melted chocolate, leaving the space where your fingers are. You want to coat the top of the marshmallow and all the sides except where your fingers are, to make a white belly for the penguins. Use a spoon to help you coat, if you need to. Leave for 10-15 mins on a lined tray or board for the chocolate to semi-set.
  4. Carefully cut the chocolate beans in half with a sharp knife so you get a semi-circle. Press them into the semi-set chocolate, cut-side in, to make a beak. If they fall off, leave the marshmallows to set for a few more mins, then try again. The chocolate will start to look less shiny: that’s a good indication that it’s ready. Add 2 eyes to each marshmallow above the beak, using the side of a knife or some tweezers to help you place them.
  5. Leave to set somewhere cool (or in the fridge) until completely set, about 1 hr. Will keep for 2 weeks in bags in a cool place.

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