Festive Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Stirrers
These festive chocolate peppermint marshmallow hot cocoa stirrers are a very easy and delicious way to add to your Holidays! Spruce up your hot chocolate this year with a quick and easy recipe the kids are bound to love!
What you need
A bag of normal sized marshmallows (about 36 come in a bag)
A bag of small candy canes
4-6 cups of semisweet chocolate chips (depending on how many you hope to make)
2 bowls. One for candy pieces and one for melting chocolate.
What to do
Begin by taking the marshmallows out of the bag and placing upright on a cookie tray with tinfoil.
Unwrap each candy cane and stick into the center of each marshmallow- try to place them in such a way so they will stand without falling.
Open the bag of peppermint candies, (unwrap if needed) and place several handfuls into a plastic gallon ziplock bag.
Wrap the bag in a dishcloth and take a meat hammer (or anything hard and strong enough) and begin to lightly crush the candies into pieces. You don’t want them to be so big they won’t stick but not so crushed that all you have is dust. Pour the candy pieces into a wide rim bowl.
Start with 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips- placing them in a microwave safe bowl. Heat until they begin to melt- stirring frequently until smooth.
Pick up the candy cane marshmallow and with a spoon in hand – dip it in the melted chocolate. Use the spoon to ensure chocolate makes its way around the whole lower half of the marshmallow.
Dip the chocolate side of the marshmallow into the peppermint candy pieces, you may need to roll it around in there a few times to make sure you get as much to stick to the chocolate as possible.
Place on wax paper. Repeat until all are complete.
Then heat up the kettle, make yourself some hot chocolate and toss one of these Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow hot cocoa stirrers in there!
If interested in giving them as a gift, locate some plastic gift bags and place one in each- tying them off with a ribbon. Enjoy!