The girl candy-makes! Heavenly Hash

February 14, 2008

Oh. Is it Valentine’s Day? Wow. This one snuck (I refuse to say sneaked.) up one me. I don’t have any romantic plans however, so no worries.

I’m not completely out of the spirit however. I made candy last night, and I’m about to deliver it to my great-grandmother. It’s her favorite — heavenly hash. Heavenly hash is, as far as I can tell, the same thing as rocky road. That is, chocolate, marshmallow, and nuts.

When I found out that Grandma loved this stuff, I was set on making it for her. However, I couldn’t find a recipe anywhere. At least, not one that I liked. I decided to keep in simple. I would just melt some chocolate and stir in the marshmallows and nuts. So that’s what I did. Grandma loved it, and I’ve been making it for her regularly since.

This recipe, if you even want to call it that, is as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. You can take the time to tempur the chocolate, or you can just melt it down and stir in the stuff in, like I did last night. (Sorry Grandma, next time I’ll temper it for you.) Of course, you want to use good chocolate. Choose something that you like to eat out of hand.

It whips up in just a few minutes, so it might save those of you who forgot to pick up that box of chocolates..

Chopped pecans.. mmm..

Marshmallows into the chocolate..

Heavenly Hash

Yields: 20-24 pieces

12 oz. milk chocolate
2-3 c. mini marshmallows
1 c. nuts, toasted and chopped*

– Lay a sheet of wax paper out on the counter.- Melt the chocolate. Use your favorite method — double boiler, microwave, bowl over simmering water, heating pad.. whatever. You may also want to consider tempering.
– Stir in two cups of marshmallows and the nuts. Add more marshmallows as you see fit.
– Using two spoons, drop dollops of the mixture onto wax paper. Allow the chocolate to set.
– Enjoy!

*Note: If you chop your nuts finely, be careful not to add the fine dusty bits to the mixture. It’ll make the chocolate grainy. (BTW, I use pecans.)