Heartfelt Holidays: Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Stirrers

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Since we made homemade hot cocoa this year I wanted to make something to go along with it for gift giving. I found candy cane striped straws at the Dollar Tree (12 ct. for $1).  They are perfect for making hot cocoa stirrers!

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Stirrers

Large Marshmallows
Chocolate Chips
Straws or Candy Canes
Sugar Sprinkles

Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 1 minute and then stir. Microwave at 1 minute intervals until melted. Place a large marshmallow on the end of each straw or candy cane.

marshmallow on straw

I used a tall plastic cup to hold the straws and keep the marshmallows upright. Dip the marshmallows partially into the chocolate. Just cover the end of the marshmallow with chocolate.

dip marshmallow

Apply sprinkles to chocolate. We used colored sugar but you could also use other edible decorations.

chocolate drying

Refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened. The cup came in handy for allowing the chocolate to dry!

Mr. B Marshmallows

Of course if there is extra chocolate, it’s really yummy to eat on marshmallows! My little helper, Mr. B, enjoyed this part!

Hot Cocoa Gift

When the chocolate is set, package the stirrers in a cello bag. For a gift, place a jar of hot cocoa mix and the marshmallow stirrers in a mug.

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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Comments

  1. Judy Iverson says:

    Fun!

  2. Ohhh excellent for a gift! Love it!!

  3. This is a great idea and looks like fun to make and give as gifts

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