Christmas is the perfect time for delicious holiday treats and if you haven’t noticed I am having a little too much fun with the sweets! After making the Double Peppermint Bark and Double Peppermint Candy Canes, I knew it was time for these Marshmallow Peppermint Pops! Notice a trend?
Not only are these Marshmallow Peppermint Pops easy to make but they are also scrumptious! They are great dipped in hot chocolate or as a midnight snack when no one is watching… I hope I’m not the only one who gets the munchies at midnight!
What you’ll need:
½ cup chocolate – milk, dark, or white
3-4 candy canes
Lollipop sticks – optional
First, melt the chocolate in a double broiler or in a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water – just make sure the water doesn’t touch the bowl.
While the chocolate is melting chop up the candy canes – I love my Cuisinart Hand Blender with Chopper – with the powdered sugar, which will keep it from getting all sticky, and set to the side. I usually pulse the chopper on low 2-3 times then pour the pieces into a bowl, pick out the larger pieces, pulse them again, and continue this process until all of the candy canes are crushed to the size I want them to be.
Once the chocolate has melted place a stick into a marshmallow, dip the marshmallow into the chocolate, let the excess drip off, then coat it with the crushed candy canes.
I only dipped the marshmallows about halfway into the chocolate but I made sure that this recipe had enough chocolate so that you could dip the whole thing if you wanted to!
Place the Marshmallow Peppermint Pops on a cookie sheet lined with foil and continue the above process until all of your marshmallows are deliciously coated! Have fun!
If you have any extra chocolate and candy canes try this follow up recipe for Double Peppermint Candy Canes! If you want to keep your extra marshmallows fresh, try placing them in a mason jars with a tightly secured lid – they should stay fresh for several months!
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