Chocolate covered marshmallow pops – Hot chocolate stir sticks

In past years, I’ve made “hot chocolate on a stick” using a chunk of fudge-like chocolate and homemade marshmallow squares.

This year, when trying to throw together a last minute party favor for the kids for our pre-Christmas get together, I just dipped some jumbo marshmallows I already had in some melted down chocolate chips. I didn’t think they’d be any good really, but the kids absolutely loved them. One of our friend’s kid’s kept asking for more, whispering in my ear “can I have more of that good stuff things?” After already being shut off after 3, I heard him ask for another as I was headed out the door. Oops!

It wasn’t until after the fact that I remembered the hot chocolate sticks and how these just as easily could’ve been used as yummy stir sticks. I’d suggest leaving off the nuts, of course, but try rolling them in crushed up peppermint candy canes instead. Delicious. To be eaten as is, I tried plain chocolate, rolled in crushed walnuts, sprinkles, and cinnamon candy pieces.

Oh, and it worked out quite nicely that I had transported them in cups and glasses. When I arrived and set them on the table, they looked like vases of festive flowers instead.


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