Sunday, December 9, 2012

Pin-Spired Day #9 ~ Christmas Cocoa Stir Sticks

OK ~ I will admit it... I think THESE ARE JUST ADORABLE!!!!  I had a blast making these fun little candy cane stir sticks for our hot cocoa the other night.  I informed my family that we would be having a FAMILY Christmas Card Making Night & their attendance was MANDATORY!  So I thought since I was making them come help me, the least I could do was provide some fun refreshments!  So I made some festive brownies with hot cocoa and these fabulous little gems!  OMW ~ THESE ARE SO EASY!!!!

The first thing you need to do is gather & prepare your supplies...large marshmallows, small candy canes, Christmas sprinkles, and melting chocolates.  I use the Wilton Chocolate Fondue Melting Pot ~ it works beautifully and the chocolate doesn't seize up on you.  Totally worth the money {especially if you have a 40% off coupon}!  Get everything ready to go because you'll need to work fast.

Cover a plate with parchment paper & put a glass in the middle (you'll see why in a second).  Unwrap your candy canes and dip one into the melted chocolate.  Immediately stick the chocolate tip into the marshmallow while it is still hot.  This will help keep the candy cane in place inside the marshmallow.  

Then place the marshmallow on the plate right up next to the glass.  The glass will help keep the marshmallows upright so they don't tip over.  If they tip over, the melted chocolate will run over the side and make a mess.

Once you have your marshmallows dipped, put them inside the fridge for about 10 minutes so the chocolate hardens.

Next... taking hold of the marshmallow, dip the end of it into the melted chocolate...

...and then immediately into the Christmas sprinkles.
Place the completed marshmallows on a parchment covered plate.

place the plate in the fridge for another 10 minutes so the chocolate hardens.

Transfer to a lovely festive plate for display!
{store in the fridge...they melt fast}

When you are ready to serve, hang the Candy Cane stir sticks off the side of the mug.
{warning...they do melt pretty fast so you'll want to wait to hang them on the mugs}

Here's my festive spread!

My project today was "Pin-spired" by this Pin
{just click on the photo for the link}

Today I have another "Pin-spired" friends joining me ~ Beate Johns.  So hop on over to her blog and see what she came up with for as a "Pin-spired" project!

Don't forget ~ Weekly Blog Candy!  Each Friday I will be drawing a random comment from my blog to give away some cool blog candy.  You may leave as many comments as you'd like each week.  Then at the end of my "Pin-Spired" Celebration, I'll have more prizes to share with more lucky winners!  

Blog Candy Rules:  Comments that I deem unkind or look like spam will be deleted.  Winners will be posted on my blog each Saturday and must send me an email with your contact information.  Deadline for final blog candy drawing will be midnight (ET) on December 21, 2012.  If you fail to provide contact information to me by December 31, 2012, prizes will be forfeited.

See you tomorrow for more "Pin-spired" fun.


Beate said...

Oh...those are a great idea and look yummy!
Hugs and smiles

Debbie Corbari said...

ShaZAM! This makes me feel giddy! I am DOING THIS on Christmas EVE! OH yes I am!

lisa808 said...

OMGosh--too cute to use!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun idea! These add such a festive look to the table!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Oh my goodness!!!! These look like so much fun! I think I need to make these and wrap them up with a mug and hot cocoa pkt. Love it!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

How fun! My granddaughter would love these!

Loly Borda said...

I'm coming from Beate blogs, I'm so glad she talked abour yout blog, I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing it. It looks pretty and yummy.

Unknown said...

YUM! Makes me want some hot chocolate with one of the candy cane stir-sticks! TFS! ;)

Broni said...

I just love this idea, Kendra! I'll have to try it for the kids' cocoa at our family Christmas dinner!! Thanks!!

Kim K. said...

You have absolutely made my day!! And I LOVE what you did with these treats. The chocolate dipped candy cane is such a fun idea, and they are so cute hanging off of the mugs. Thanks so much for the link love!

CraftyRia said...

I'm coming you YOUR house for cocoa!

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