Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Pops



Holiday baking is fun but it can be very time consuming. I was just introduced to these wonderful treats and was amazed at how pretty they were and yet how remarkably simple to make. These are a perfect treat for those of us who want to create a "wow" presentation but lack the time to do so.

These simple marshmallow pops require just a few ingredients and take just moments to create.

You'll need marshmallows, chocolate (baking or chips) and peppermint pieces (either from a candy cane or store bought) and lollipop sticks.

Directions:

Over a double boiler (you can make yourself by placing a metal mixing bowl over a pot of boiling water) slowly let the chocolate melt. Keep stirring. When chocolate has melted reduce the heat to low.

Insert sticks into marshmallows -This can be done while the chocolate is melting. Carefully dip the marshmallow into the chocolate, wiping off excess with a small spatula or knife. While chocolate is still warm dip the chocolate into the candy cane bits. Place on wax paper, parchment paper and repeat until all the marshmallows have been covered.

Place in the fridge or freezer to help the chocolate harden.

To serve, display on a pretty plate or platter or stick the lollipops into a foam shape (covered if desired) to create a candy topiary.
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4 comments:

Miss Janice said...

Oh my goodness, these are so cute and something I would like to make...'cuz you know i'm all about presentation! Very festive for the season:)

Town and Country Mom said...

I'm thinking I'm going to try these but use a candy cane instead of lollipop stick, that way you can swirl them around in your hot chocolate!

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