Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

Candy Cane, Christmas, Marshmallow Pops


Scanning Twitter this morning I saw a tweet stating that Christmas Eve is just 10 days away.  10 days??   How could I not have realized that the day was drawing so close?  I still have packages to mail, cards to address, cookies to bake and holiday spirit to find.

This year has been difficult for me to find that "Christmas" spirit, and frankly it doesn't really feel much like the holiday season.  I guess living in San Diego might have a bit to do with it with our temperate weather, or perhaps it's the fact that Costco has had Christmas lights and trees for sale since August.  Whatever the reason, I'm just not feeling it.

Liv, however, is quite the opposite.  Her room is decorated with any leftover lights she can find, her stocking has been hung by the fireplace with care and this year she has had a bit of a change regarding Christmas gifts.  Usually her main priority is making a list of things she wants, but this year her priority has switched to a list of things she wants to give.

Yesterday we spent her day off from dance rehearsals preparing Peppermint Bark as well as these adorable Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops as treats for her friends at dance class.  Simple ingredients make these little guys easy to put together and with a cute factor off the scale, they were a total hit with the girls this afternoon.

A wonderful idea for treats for a crowd, we simply packaged them in clear cellophane bags, added a printed wish for a "Candylicious Christmas" and tied it all with pretty red ribbon.

Watching her pop out of the car, candy cane striped socks up to her knees, she was instantly surrounded by a group of smiling girls as she passed out the treats.  And the warmth on her face?  It just may have done it.  I got that little feeling in my stomach as my heart swelled by leaps and bounds.  I think I might be feeling it...

Happy Holidays! 

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops
Created with Love, by Liv

1 child to crush candy canes (optional, but fun)
large marshmallows
mini candy canes
melted chocolate (we use Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate block)
crushed candy canes


Stick a mini candy cane into the large marshmallow.  Dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate, allow excess chocolate to drip off, then roll into the crushed candy cane.  Place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet and allow to set.  

Liv Life Note:  I found that using food handling gloves helped with this project as the candy cane can get a bit sticky.

65 comments:

  1. Oh wow, these are gorgeous - perfect for gifting! :) :)

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  2. Stinkin cute! I'm snagging this idea for my son's class! I love it!!!!!!

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  3. so cute, kim!!! christmas is coming too fast!!!!

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  4. These are awesome! I can see sticking one (or twelve) of these in a steaming mug of booze...I mean, hot chocolate. Yum!!

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  5. I feel the same this year so I understand. It will come but lately my crazy life has made it difficult to ride the holiday wave. I'm so behind it's nuts!

    Liv's marshmallow pops would make me merry, though. It's so sweet that her focus for the holidays is on giving--you are raising her well, mom. :)

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  6. yummy yummy...feels like a child again...I love it.

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  7. Adorable and easy. Perfect for me because it's nutty around here right now!

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  8. These are so cute, and festive. Getting one of the yummy treats, would certainly put you in the Holiday Spirit!

    Thanks for sharing Kim

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  9. Oh I just love these treats. Thanks so much Kim...just a perfect little gift.

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  10. these are so cute! what a great idea!

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  11. What a perfect kiddo treat! And I love that they're easy. So cute!

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  12. yummy presentation looks fabulous children will love this

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  13. These are soooo cute - Perfectly festive! I'm not in the spirit yet, either. It feels more like September than December around here. It's not just the weather, just an overall feeling. I'm going to put my tree up this weekend and sing cheesy Christmas songs. That usually does it.

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  14. These are so cute! I love how easy they are too...what a great idea!

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  15. Those are really fun--I'm sure your friends are happy to be receiving them.

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  16. These are so pretty, such a great holiday gift!

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  17. What a gorgeous candy's,adorable,,,Love it :)
    Ridwan

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  18. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! What a great gift idea!!! You are really creative, Kim!!

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  19. Sweet! These pops are making me smile;-) Good luck with all your holiday preparations!

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  20. Kim, These pops have to be the most adorable I've seen all season! Captivating to the eye, festive and cheery. Thank you for sharing these. What you may not be feeling in terms of holiday spirit is easily remedied - look into the eyes of the fabulous young lady you're raising...you'll find the spirit there right in front of you!

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  21. I love your photographs very much. ... That close up shots are making me to grab food from the screen.

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  22. Pretty! Pretty!! SO pretty!!!

    I love how giftable these are. Oh, and I also think that they're PRETTY.

    Congrats on Top 9 today, Kim!! :)

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  23. My little girl will of course love to volunteer and do the crushing with lots of eating while doing it, I am sure. These candy cane treats will really welcome the holidays with a blast. Thanks for sharing...

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  24. You are so talented my friend! These look absolutely gorgeous! Love the idea. Perfect to send as presents.

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  25. These are SO cute, Kim...and then you photograph them perfectly! LOVE these!

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  26. Congrats on the Top 9 today! You'll have your Christmas spirit now!

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  27. What a wonderful idea! I love it! So clever and looks so pretty perfect on the holiday tray!

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  28. What a fantastic and simple idea all at the same time. These are definitely perfect for wrapping up all cute and giving as gifts! Thanks for the idea!

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  29. Just saw this on FoodBuzz & I had to stop by. I'm still doing some last minute Christmas gifts and I'm going to make these--they are beautiful!

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  30. These would delight my kids...so gorgeous and festive. I would want to use one to stir my hot cocoa! :)

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  31. What a cute recipe. My kids would love these. Congrats on Top 9! New follower!! :)

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  32. SO cute! And creative. Love this :)

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  33. Found them on Pinterest and making them tonight for all the kiddos on my oldest's vball team! Cute, easy, what's not to love? Thanks for sharing.

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  34. So cute and absolutely perfect for the Christmas celebrations.

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  35. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

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  36. This looks amazing! I would love if you shared this in my holiday dessert recipes Blog Hop. We're giving away a prize from Wilton to the blogger with the most "likes", come check it out! :) http://www.recipelionblog.com/december-blog-hop-holiday-dessert-recipes-giveaway

    Sarah @ RecipeLion

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  37. I make these and call them Cocoa Bobbers - they are great in a cup of hot chocolate!

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  38. I made these over the Christmas holidays and they went down a storm with the kiddies! I posted a photo on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BonkersAboutButtons (tho' its nowhere near as pretty as yours!)

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  39. Saw these on pinterest and think they are just adorable. You have a great blog!

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  40. So very cute a great idea makes me can't wait til cold weather to enjoy a cup of cocoa with these

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  41. These.are adorable can't wait til winter to have some hot cocoa with these...yummy

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  42. And just when I thought I'd had my fill of adorable holiday candy recipes today! Thanks for the Trader Joe's chocolate idea...that weird looking chocolate "bark" in the supermarkets just wasn't going to cut it for my attempt at candy making this year.

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  43. Just made these without the mini candy cane, super cute. Thanks for the idea!

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  44. Jzinola! So glad you made them and that you liked them!!! Thanks for the comment!

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  45. These little treats look like a great idea, especially one you can involve the kids with. :)

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  46. How long are these good for? I'd like to pre-make a bunch, but I wouldn't want the marshmallows going stale before Christmas!

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    1. I was thinking the same thing!

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  47. Love these and doing my own take. Will link back to you!! Thanks so much.

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  48. Oh these candy cane pops are gorgeous and fun for gift giving!! What a fantastic idea. Pinning immediately!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Link Party is open.

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  49. Yes please! Loving this - adding items I need to my shopping list now... (Linking to you!)

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  50. I made these for my daughter's class for Christmas. They turned out so cute and were a great addition to their holiday party. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. I'm so happy the kids enjoyed them!! We have had numerous requests this season too... I think they have become a tradition for us!

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  52. This is such a great idea, and so easy to make with the kiddos! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Ah so fun! I'm adding these to my Christmas recipes article! Thanks for sharing!!

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  54. Gave these on top of plates of cookies to my Lunch Bunch friends Yummy.

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  55. These are so lovely and sound delicious. Thank you for sharing..

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