Heavenly Hash

Step into a world of sweet indulgence with Heavenly Hash, a classic dessert that’s as fun to make as it is to eat. This treat combines marshmallows, chocolate, nuts, and fruit for a rich, gooey delight. It’s perfect for family gatherings, holiday celebrations, or simply when you need a heavenly bite of something special.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds (toasted for extra flavor)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup candied cherries, halved
  • 1 cup drained crushed pineapple
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, combine the mini marshmallows, chopped almonds, pecans, candied cherries, and crushed pineapple. Toss gently to mix.
  2. Melt the Chocolate:
    • In a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt the chocolate chips and butter together, stirring until smooth.
    • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt.
  3. Combine:
    • Pour the melted chocolate over the marshmallow and nut mixture. Stir gently until everything is well coated with chocolate.
  4. Set the Heavenly Hash:
    • Line a baking sheet or a square dish with parchment paper.
    • Spread the heavenly hash mixture onto the parchment paper, forming a layer about 1-inch thick.
    • Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, or until firm.
  5. Serve:
    • Once set, cut into squares or bars.
    • Dust with powdered sugar for a festive look if desired.

Storing Tips:

  • To store Heavenly Hash, keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain its firmness and prevent it from getting too sticky.
  • It can last in the fridge for up to two weeks. For longer storage, you can freeze it. Place the pieces of heavenly hash on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Then, transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag. It can be stored frozen for up to 3 months.
  • To serve from frozen, let it sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes for easier biting and chewing.

This Heavenly Hash is not only a treat for your palate but also a joyous addition to any dessert table. With its mixture of textures and flavors, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that’s as nostalgic as it is delicious.

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