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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ginormous Peppermint Marshmallows

Do you like a little bit of hot chocolate with your marshmallow?

My family sure does.

Ginormous peppermint marshmallows are so delicious added to a cup of your favorite hot cocoa.

They take just 15 minutes to make and are so easy.

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You need just three ingredients:

1 package of ginormous marshmallows

1 package of small candy canes

1 container of dipping chocolate 

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Unwrap a candy cane and insert it slightly into the top of a marshmallow.

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Once the marshmallows are finished unwrap the remaining candy canes, place them inside a plastic bag and seal the bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the candy canes. You can also use a food processor but the manual crushing helps eliminate any holiday stress you may have. Win, win!

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Melt the chocolate according to the directions. While the chocolate is melting line a tray with wax paper.

Once the chocolate is melted carefully dip the marshmallow about halfway into the chocolate, remove the excess chocolate then dip into the crushed candy canes.

Place the chocolate/candy cane marshmallow on the waxed paper and let cool.

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Store in an airtight container.

When ready for use just make a cup of cocoa and hook the candy cane on the side of the mug and let the marshmallow melt.

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If you have any leftover chocolate and candy cane bits it is fun to dip the edge of the mug into it. Yum!

peppermint hot cocoa

What is your favorite wintertime beverage?

Laura

6 comments :

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh these look so good and are so fun. I need to make these for sure.

GSGreatEscaper said...

For the past couple of years, I've been drinking hot vanilla milk - I put vanilla and sweetener into milk and microwave. Fewer calories than cocoa, soporific, and a good source of calcium!

But I'll be making real cocoa at my party this weekend - cocoa, sugar, vanilla and real milk on the stove - the last time I did it we went through 2 gallons of milk because many attendees had never had the real thing, only that nasty powdered stuff!

Linda said...

LOVE this great idea, Laura!!! Thanks!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Yum! I'm pinning this to make for the grandkids. Actually, my daughter will try to eat them all. She loves marshmallows in her hot chocolate.

Karena Albert said...

Too cute and perfect for the holidays and cocoa!!

xoxo
Karena
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ellen b. said...

Such fun ideas!