Grandma Millie's Church Windows
If you thought you had seen the last of Grandma Millie in the Grossy kitchen, you thought so wrong! Allow me to introduce you to the holiest of treats from the holy woman herself: Grandma Millie’s Church Windows. Multicolor marshmallows give these incredibly easy and incredibly gorgeous treats a stained glass window effect when cut into, giving them their incredibly appropriate name!
You can use any type, color, or flavor of marshmallow that appeals to you most or go the Grandma Millie way by sticking to the traditional multicolor ones. What you end up with is 3-way marriage between a marshmallow puff, perfect piece of fudge, and nut-happy candy all in one! Oh, and say prayer for your oven, cause these are no-bake!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
1 stick butter
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups small colored marshmallows
1-2 cup peanuts (you can use any nut you may like better, or leave them out entirely)
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Say a prayer and pull out your marshmallows, girls, because we’re gonna do this step by step!
Make it step-by-step with me below!
1. Place your chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl.
No microwave? Place a heat-proof bowl over a pan of boiling water (remove from heat after bringing to a boil) and let the butter and chocolate melt together.
2. Microwave for 2 mins or so.
3. Stir your chocolate and butter together. Set aside to cool.
4. Get your coconut, marshmallows, and nuts (if using) ready.
A note on marshmallows: You can use small plain white marshmallows or any of the fun flavored marshmallows that exist these days!
A note on nuts: You can use any nuts you like here. Have fun and personalize!
5. Once your chocolate is cooled a bit, add your marshmallows and nuts.
6. Stir until evenly mixed and coated.
7. Place a piece of parchment down on your surface.
8. Add your half of your chocolate mix in a log form on to the parchment.
9. Cover the top of your log with coconut. You could, if you wanted, lay coconut flakes on the parchment paper before adding chocolate here. Depends on what kind of day you are having, at least for me!
10. Roll your log in parchment and form into into a fairly even log shape. Don't obsess, the beauty is in the imperfect here.
Repeat this process with the other half of your chocolate mixture.
Place your logs into the freezer and freeze until firm. Likely about 30 minutes.
11. Grab your frozen log and a knife.
12. Slice your log, at an angle, in about half inch pieces.
13. This is the best moment! You get to reveal the beauty you have created! The marshmallows and nuts create a colorful "church window" pattern giving you stained glass gorgeousness.
14. Can you even handle?!
BTW if you are an atheist, feel free to rename these!!!
15. Blessed be the fruit, honey!
Amen and enjoy!
For information on how to store your cookies, head to Grossy's Guide to Holiday Cookies.