Monday, November 29, 2010

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Marshmallow Pops


I love this time of year. The scents are amazing. The treats that have been hiding all year long have finally come out to play!

I think just everyone loves marshmallows and chocolate. I mean, who doesn't love a s'more? But this time of year it's time for a little twist- a peppermint twist! These creamy marshmallows are dipped in dark chocolate, then topped in crunchy peppermint. They are crazy good on their own, but when you dunk them in a hot cup of coffee, amazing things happen... They are so easy, you gotta give them a try!





Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Marshmallow Pops

6 marshmallows
1 c dark chocolate candy melts
1/2 c crushed peppermints or candy canes
6 candy sticks (wood or paper)
6 red gummy candies for garnish
Foam platform, to hold pops

Place peppermint candies in a small bag. Crush with a rolling pin or a mallet until pieces are small. Set aside.

Melt candy melts in microwave. Place sticks into marshmallows, and one at a time, dip into chocolate coating evenly. Lightly tap stick on edge of bowl to remove excess chocolate. This may take a few seconds- you do not want the chocolate to drip down sides while cooling. Once excess is removed, place the sticks standing up in the foam board. You can then place in the fridge or the freezer to set quicker.

After chocolate is set, dip just the top end and edges once again into the melted chocolate, and then immediately into the crushed peppermints. Place onto the foam board once again. On the very top center of the marshmallow/ peppermint, place a small dot of chocolate. Then place a gummy candy on top.

No need to refrigerate... Just enjoy!


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17 comments:

Patsyk said...

ok, those are absolutely ADORABLE! I may have to give those a try... soon as I figure out what gets kicked off my treat list. ;)

kat said...

Wrapped in some pretty cellophane those would make a lovely hostess gift

SMITH BITES said...

Janet - those are so stinkin' cute!! and I bet even tastier!

foodwanderings said...

So attractive looking saw someone make peppermint bark cookies as well. These lollipops are absolutely adorable! Shulie

Big Boys Oven said...

so cute! just awesome!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh yeah.... I am makin those bad boys next week!

♥peachkins♥ said...

awwww.it looks really cute!

Megan said...

What a great idea! Too dang cute!

Kudos Kitchen said...

These are just so festive and cute! I'll bet they'd be extra good with a steaming cup of hot chocolate!

Elle said...

Ahhh, so sweet and cute!

Lisa said...

Hey Janet - long time - I just went back and looked at your most recent posts - awesome work, especially the cakes. But also the appletini - sheer genius! Hope you are well.

Graciela said...

Ficou maravilhoso! Uma gra├ža!

Denise Michaels @ Adventurous Foodie said...

These are so pretty and festive. There are so many new ideas to make Christmas feel even more Christmas-y. I'll bet my grandkids would positively love them.

white on rice couple said...

these are so beautiful! great minds definitely think alike. :D
we especially love your gummy candy on top. it certainly finishes off your gorgeous pops perfectly.

Jamie said...

Oh these are beautiful!!! And I am now drooling thanks to your description! Wow! Wishing you the very best in 2011, dear friend, health, happiness, prosperity! xo

Seattle Real Estate said...

Very delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Gourmified said...

Oh how yummy and delicious looking! Brilliant!