I love recipes that are quick, easy, and generate conversation.  This one is a home run everytime, is impossible to mess up, and best of all, can be made weeks in advance and sliced quickly when you’re ready to use.  I got this recipe from my husband’s cousin, Natala, who is an amazing caterer in Dallas, and wanted to share here at The Lounge.  After you make them, you’ll understand their name.  I’ve added some of my own notes, and feel free to improvise.  Again, tough to mess up 🙂

Cousin Natala’s Stained Glass Windows


1 package colored miniature marshmallows (Amy note – white fine too, but multi-colored looks really cool)

1 package (large 12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

1 stick butter

1 teaspoon peppermint flavoring (Amy note –  can add any flavoring you like – I typically don’t)

1 pinch salt

1 cup pecans if desired (Amy note – I’ve never added nuts)

Colored sprinkles (Amy’s modification)


Melt chocolate chips and butter. (Amy note – go a minute at a time, and stirI).  Let cool a little before adding marshmallows and other ingredients. Take a piece of wax paper and sprinkle powdered sugar on it.  Spoon some chocolate and marshmallow mixture to form a log shape. Amy note – I sprinkle now with colored sprinkles/jimmies – you could also do coconut or nuts or anything you want on the outside. Pull wax paper over log tightly and roll. Twist ends. Put in freezer until hard. Thaw slightly to slice. Slice and serve. The slices thaw quickly. Can make way ahead and stay frozen for weeks.

Amy’s final note…warm a slice for a few seconds in microwave, not too much to burn your tongue, but enough to make it soft & yummy.  Trust me, you won’t stop at one!