These are simple vanilla meringues, which I tinted blue to match the theme of the party. I added vanilla bean and a little bit of marshmallow flavoring to the meringue right before I baked it, which gave them a little bit more flavor.
These are a simple fudge-cake cookie. The batter is a lot like a cake or whoopie-pie batter. They’re great filled with buttercream or frozen like an ice-cream sandwich. These just got a drizzle of blue-tinted white chocolate.
2 cups peanut butter (creamy)
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tablespoons sugar
Mini M&M’s or chocolate candies, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine peanut butter, sugar and eggs and beat until well combined. Scoop about a tablespoon of dough into the wells of a mini-muffin pan. Make an indentation in the center of each cookie to leave room for the candy filling. They will look like little mini-pies when you’re done. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until they are almost done. Remove from the oven and press a few chocolate and peanut butter chips into the center of each cookie (about 5-7 regular size chips). Top with 3 mini marshmallows, slightly pushing them into the cookie. Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 2-3 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the marshmallows have puffed up.
Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack. While they are cooling, prepare the chocolate topping.
In a small glass bowl, heat the cream to almost boiling in the microwave. Add the sugar and chocolate and allow to sit for 30 seconds. Then, using a wire whisk, stir the mixture until it’s completely smooth. Allow it to sit and thicken slightly, then spoon it over the cooled cookies. Top the warm chocolate with mini M&M’s or chocolate candies before it hardens.
Source: Adapted from Annie’s Eats0