These are easy to make and a fun project to do with the kids. You can have the kids smash the candy canes with a rolling pin.
The older kids can dip the marsmallows in the chocolate and sprinkle on the chopped candy canes.
Set out on wax paper or foil to allow the chocolate to harden and in 20 minutes the marshmallow peppermint dippers are ready for a snack or waiting for a cup of hot chocolate.
When I was doing this I realized that leaving the wrapper on the candy cane was a good idea while dipping and chilling. It kept the candy canes fresher and kept the kids from touching each one and getting sticky. !A Good Thing!
- 4-6 medium candy canes chopped
- 6-8 regular size marshmallows
- ½ cup chocolate chips for melting
- 6-8 candy canes in wrappers
- Chop the candy canes while still in the wrapper using a rolling pin. Remove the chopped candy and place in a dish. Set aside
- Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 25 seconds, remove and stir. If the chips have not started to melt return for another 15-20 seconds. Remove and continue to stir until all chips are melted.
- Place a candy cane in the center of each marsmallow.
- Dip the marshmallows in chocolate and sprinkle with the chopped candy canes.
- Place on waxed paper and place in fridge for the chocolate to harden. This only takes 10 minutes, maybe less.
Make you favorite hot chocolate. You can add a marshmallow in the bottom of the cup and pour the hot chocolate over it. OR, for more fun just dip the marshmallows in the hot chocolate and enjoy. This is the part that the kids love the most.
This was another fun recipe to make with my grandsons. I always learn something when we are in the kitchen together.
This easy recipe was a lesson about flexibility and support. I wanted to keep the wrappers on the candy canes for many obvious reasons, as parents you would understand. However, the boys felt they were cumbersome and wanted to remove them.
No problem, I let them continue to make their marshmallows but after making only 2 dippers their hands were so sticky and the candy canes were not going to be presentable or edible. It’s always a good lesson for kids to learn to be flexible. They Got It!