So, how cute were Jonie’s little star ornaments yesterday!? She is just the most darling Mom out there.
Today I’ve brought you a fun edible gift idea that also makes a great party treat. Have you ever tried hot chocolate on a stick? Last night we had a Christmas party and we served these peppermint marshmallow hot chocolate sticks alongside empty mugs and a big pot of hot steamed milk. They were so fun! Everyone loved making their own cup of hot chocolate and watching the marshmallows foam and melt while the milk turned minty chocolate.
They look so pretty all lined up on a platter, just waiting to be dissolved in a hot cup of milk.
Homemade marshmallows are really easy to make, too! I added peppermint oil and red food coloring to my marshmallows to give them that “peppermint candy cane” look.
Underneath that candy cane coated chocolate is a square of creamy chocolate ganache that melts quickly and tastes incredible. I caught my Dad eating it right off the marshmallow stick, which I guess is one way to eat these.
I’ll save mine for a cup of cocoa.
You’ll find a recipe at the bottom of this post for the chocolate ganache. For the marshmallow recipe, as well as stick assembly instructions and more pictures head on over to my site, The Kitchen McCabe.
Thanks for letting me share this fun Holiday treat with you! I hope you all have a bunch of fun parties to look forward to!
- 1 lb. Dark Chocolate chips
- 1 C. Heavy Cream
- 1/2 t. Vanilla Extract
- Place the Chocolate Chips in a microwave safe bowl. Pour 3/4 C. of the heavy cream over the chocolate chips. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. After the third melting session, whisk the chocolate and cream together(if the chocolate does not melt completely, pop it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds). When the chocolate is smooth, add in the remaining 1/2 C. heavy cream and the vanilla. Whisk until well blended and smooth.
- Pour the ganache into a 8x8 square pan lined with parchment or plastic wrap. Smooth out the top of the ganache with a rubber spatula. Chill the ganache for at least 3-4 hours, or until firm.
*****Thanks Kayley, for another AMAZING recipe! You all really need to go subscribe to her blog already if you aren’t. Kayley is doing a series right now with fun edible gift ideas like her Jalapeno Pepper Jelly! Go check them out, and be sure to follow The Kitchen McCabe on Facebook for more amazing pictures and recipes!