Marshmallow Peppermint Dippers easy to make with the kids and delicious for dipping in hot chocolate. An easy winter holiday treat to make all winter.
A fun afternoon to spend with the kids in the kitchen is making marshmallow peppermint dippers. These are easy to make and a fun project to do with the kids. You can have the kids remove the cellophane from the candy canes, add to a plastic freezer bag then they can smash the candy canes with a rolling pin. This is always the fun part for the younger kids.
The older kids can help to dip the marshmallows in the melted chocolate and then into 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.
Let’s get dipping and have fun!Print
Marshmallow Peppermint Dippers
Marshmallow Peppermint Dippers is a very easy winter holiday treat to make with kids in the kitchen. Great for dipping in hot chocolate and they also make great gifts. If it’s a snowy winter this is a ‘go to’ treat to make!
- Prep Time: 10-20 min.
- Cook Time: 30-45 sec. melting chocolate
- Total Time: 25-35 min. + chill time
- Yield: 4-6 servings
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: American
- 4-6 medium candy canes chopped
- 6-8 regular size marshmallows
- 1/2 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.
**Increase the number of marshmallows and candy canes to yield the amount of dippers you will need.
Keywords: Marshmallows, Peppermint, chocolate dipped marshmallows, dipped in peppermint, hot chocolate marshmallows
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 I made with my grandsons. We always learn something new when we are in the kitchen together.
Today 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 the cellophane was cumbersome and wanted to remove it.
No problem, they continued to make their marshmallows but after only only 2 dippers were completed their hands were so sticky. Also the candy canes were not going to be presentable or edible.
My lesson learned today is to let the kids use their own creativity. The kids gain confidence and learn to be flexible – where there is a will there’s a way! They Got It!
HAPPY WINTER WONDERLAND!