Crembo: A Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow on a Cookie

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Any kid raised in Israel will tell you they grew up on crembo. This recipe will show you how to make these delicacies completely from scratch.

Crembo typically mark the Winter season in Israel, that's when they replace the more common ice pops during the hotter months.  They are usually wrapped individually in colored foil, but there is nothing like making this Israeli dessert yourself. 

Krembo Recipe
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  • 15Servings

Ingredients

Cookie base

  • 4 ounces unsalted butter (110 grams or ½ cup) or vegan butter

  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons milk or non-dairy milk

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour

Marshmallow filling

  • ⅔ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 large egg whites

Chocolate coating

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate

  • ½ cup coconut oil

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉ / 175℃.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the butter with the powdered sugar.

  3. Add the egg yolk, vanilla extract, milk and flour. Mix until a dough forms. Use your hands to shape it into a block. Wrap in plastic and place in fridge for 20 mins.

  4. Roll out the dough and cut out circles about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on nonstick baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until slightly golden. Re-roll out the unused dough into new circles. After baking let cool on wire rack.

  5. For the marshmallow filling, add the sugar and water to a pot. Watch the temperature with a candy thermometer. On medium heat, stir often and be careful not to let the sugar burn. When it hits 220℉/104℃, beat the 2 egg whites in a large bowl until very fluffy. When the sugar water hits 243℉/117℃ pour it slowly into the egg whites. Whip the mixture until it stiffens up and looks like marshmallow!

  6. Pipe the marshmallow onto the cookies.

  7. For the chocolate coating, melt the chocolate and add the coconut oil. Mix well. Pour over the crembos. It helps to use a spoon. If the marshmallow is very stuck onto the cookie, you can also dip it into the chocolate.

  8. Carefully move the crembos onto a clean tray. Allow about an hour to cool or place in the fridge before serving. An extra tip for the chocolate: everyone’s chocolate and coconut oil are different, so after you melt the chocolate, add the coconut oil one tablespoon at a time until is drips off a spoon smoothly and quickly.