Neapolitan Dipped Marshmallows

filed under: Candy on November 19, 2014

I wanted to make a super fast, easy and yummy dessert.  For some reason I thought, chocolate & caramel dipped marshmallows!  So I googled that, found a recipe and got started.


Chocolate Shell for Marshmallow Dipping
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

I wanted to make a super fast, easy and yummy dessert. For some reason I thought, chocolate & caramel dipped marshmallows! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Shell for Marshmallow Dipping
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 11 ounces chocolate chips or finely chopped
  • 3 -4 tablespoons vegetable oil or shortening
  1. Combine chocolate and oil in a medium heat-proof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Transfer to small container with high sides (like a drinking glass, just make sure its wide enough to fit cupcake), and let cool about 15 minutes. OR Place chocolate and oil in a tall glass in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir. If chocolates not all melted, return to the microwave in 15 second increments until chocolate is all melted.

Neapolitan Dipped Marshmallows!

Well.  After an hour of dealing with caramel and dipping marshmallows and it pooling weird and the not setting enough to dip in chocolate and then giving up because ITWASUGLY, I decided to try these little guys.

Strawberry marshmallows.

Chocolate dip.

White sprinkles.

Neapolitan fun.

Neapolitan Dipped Marshmallows!

Now these, these are easy.  If you do not have strawberry marshmallows, don’t fret.  Make some from scratch!  Is there anything better than from scratch marshmallows?

If you don’t want to do that, use regular old white vanilla marshmallows, dip them in chocolate, then add some pink sprinkles.

Voila!  Neapolitan. Or at least, my version of neapolitan.  I basically refer to anything that is pink, brown and white as neapolitan.


I am giving a recipe for the chocolate shell, but you can even do something as simple as melting some chocolate chips in the microwave (15 second increments) and dipping the marshmallow in that.

The instructions are simple:

Insert marshmallow into a toothpick or skewer.

Dip into chocolate.  Let excess drizzle off.

Dip freshly chocolate coated marshmallow into sprinkle of choice.

Set on parchment to set.  (Can refrigerate to speed up process)

Best served within 24 hours.


Neapolitan Dipped Marshmallows!

The hardest part about this whole process should be finding a pretty sprinkle to embellish these beauties.

Now, since I love you all and we have no secrets here I will show you my colossal failure of marshmallows dipped in caramel and chocolate.

Marshmallows Covered in Caramel and Chocolate

Ok, ok.  So they were not a colossal failure.  I just didn’t like how the recipe nor the consistency nor the final appearance turned out.

Marshmallows Covered in Caramel and Chocolate

I tried a few different things and just found them all to be not up to par.

I think that the marshmallows have to be homemade, that the caramel needs to be homemade, and that the chocolate is a good quality dark chocolate.

So I promise, I am working on this recipe and will be sharing it when it is perfected!

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  • Allie | Baking a Moment says:

    You are the Neapolitan queen! I love how sweet and simple these are. And I think the caramel ones look pretty darn good too!

    • Amanda says:

      I do kinda love neapolitan everything. 🙂

  • Jennifer Farley says:

    Speechless. I need these.

    • Amanda says:

      lol you funny lady.

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

    These are super cute! So often simpler is better!

    • Amanda says:

      Yes, you are wise my friend.

  • Liz says:

    I’ll be happy to eat your colossal failure! Both look darn tasty to me!

    • Amanda says:

      lol Thanks!

  • Jessica @ Sweet Menu says:

    These are super cute! Great for parties!

    • Amanda says:

      Great idea!

  • Adorable! The caramel ones are also cute in my opinion but I look forward to your perfected recipe!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much Tori!

  • Kerry @ Kerry Cooks says:

    I love that you showed us the caramel ones too! They do look great, but I completely understand you not wanting to post them until they’re perfect 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks for understanding. 🙂

  • Joanne says:

    Easy and so pretty! Gotta love a dessert that has it all.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you!

  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments says:

    These are too much fun! I can’t wait for the final results with caramel and chocolate ones. Yummy!
    Have an awesome day Amanda!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks! I am excited too! 🙂

  • Becca from says:

    No way! These are too flippin’ cute to eat! I’m hanging them in my kitchen so I can be graced with happy thoughts all day. (You DO know that sprinkles bring happiness to any and that sugar buttons are the answer to world peace, don’t you?)

    • Amanda says:

      LOL I do now!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says:

    These marshmallows look absolutely incredible! I can’t even deal with how talented you are wow!

    • Amanda says:

      Girl, I dipped a store bough marshmallow into melted chocolate. I think my 3 year old could do that. LOL You are funny. And waaaaaayyyyy to nice to me. 🙂

  • Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour says:

    The idea of dipped marshmallows is so fun..can’t wait to see the perfected caramel version!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks! Me too. 🙂

  • Heather @ Shards of Lavender says:

    Amanda, you posses such talent for making the simplest of recipes look so artistic! Neapolitan anything will always remind me of my grandpa’s love for ice cream… Can’t wait to see if you manage to perfect the caramel chocolate marshmallows because they look divine!

  • K. Mitchell-Day says:

    I just use Ateco gel colorings,add a drop to melted white chocolate, then dip again in chocolate. 🙂

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    Amanda, I love these marshmallows . . so so pretty. . and the kids can make these too!! LOVE!

  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says:

    Love this idea! Stumbled 🙂

  • Christina says:

    These look great, can’t wait for the caramel version, I’ll be getting that book tonight on my kindle!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    Um, can I come eat all of your colossal failures please? Because if they are all this delicious, I am IN!!

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    you can’t go wrong with chocolate & marshmallows -love these!!

  • Susie says:

    At the risk of sounding like a complete baking moron, I can make my own marshmallows? For real? Um, this is amazing news!

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says:

    These are super pretty and adorable! They look like so much fun to make and perfect for parties. I think the caramel dipped ones look sensational too!

  • Sarah says:

    These are so beautiful and simple! Also the perfect finger desserts at a party. Pinned! I must try this!

  • Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy says:

    these little treats look wonderful!

  • Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says:

    Oh boy, these marshmallows are so cute! They would make the perfect holiday gifts!!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    What a fun and easy recipe! I think your caramel and chocolate marshmallows look great!

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