Here’s another dessert you can serve at your Christmas party. But I think I’ll leave these out for Santa! These are easier to make than they look and they taste so yummy.

Ingredients: regular sized marshmallows, caramel (homemade or pre-bought), chocolate, crushed candy canes (optional), sucker sticks

Directions: Make or melt your caramel. I use a double boiler on the stove top to melt caramel. While you are waiting for the caramel to melt, stick a sucker stick into the marshmallows. Set out a sheet of parchment or wax paper or the new non-stick aluminum foil. Once the caramel is melted dip each marshmallow into the caramel, covering completely. Place each dipped marshmallow onto the parchment or whatever you’re using. Allow the caramel marshmallows to cool completely. You can crush your candy canes now, if you haven’t already. Once cooled (this can take up to a half an hour) melt the chocolate. You can do this in a double boiler on the stove top or in the microwave. Dip each marshmallow into the chocolate 2/3 of the way then immediately roll the ends in crushed candy canes. Let cool on the parchment, wax paper or non-stick aluminum foil.

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  1. How awesome and adorable are those! I may try that – it looks so easy.

    shiori    Thursday, December 9, 2010
  2. Mmmmm…I love caramel! Sounds like a great office gift too! Thanks for the tutorial!

    PartyMom    Thursday, December 9, 2010
  3. Love that! It seems so easy and darling! Thanks

    Lisa Morris    Thursday, December 9, 2010
  4. I love….love… it!!!!!
    I love marshmallow….I love caramel and peppermint!!
    I LOVE how simple the recipe and how pretty these look!! I’m trying them this week-end!

    Maryann    Thursday, December 9, 2010
  5. I love this! I featured it today on my blog Today’s Top 20! I’d love if you could stop by! While your there please click on my water widget on the top right. For each click p&g will donate 1 day’s worth of clean water! :) Thanks!


    Amanda    Thursday, December 9, 2010
  6. I can’t wait to try these…so festive. I think I’ll make them for our Christmas party on Saturday & as gifts for co-workers.

    Thanks for the great idea!

    Tonia    Thursday, December 9, 2010
  7. All of the candies I love combined…can’t get better then that!!

    JudyB    Thursday, December 9, 2010
  8. Oh my goodness, I’m in love! I can’t wait to make these, and I featured this post up on my blog to share with my readers too! Thanks!!

    SimplyChicParties    Thursday, December 9, 2010
  9. So Adorable, can you make ahead and freeze or Refrigerate?

    Jen    Friday, December 10, 2010
  10. Hi Jen–You can make these ahead of time, but I’ve never refrigerated or frozen them. They keep just fine for a few days. Although sometimes the chocolate doesn’t look as fresh.

    Brittany    Friday, December 10, 2010
  11. Is there a special type of caramel to use? Or just wrapped ones from the store that you melt? Do you have to wait for the caramel to cool a bit so the marshmallow doesn’t melt? Can’t wait to try!

    Alison    Friday, December 10, 2010
  12. Hi Alison–My mom uses this caramel but you can use the little wrapped ones if you want. No, the caramel needs to be good and melted in order to dip those marshmallows. They seem to hold up just fine.

    Brittany    Friday, December 10, 2010
  13. Yum!!!! Gonna try these babies this weekend!

    Jenny @ Hank and Hunt    Friday, December 10, 2010
  14. I’ve made these with chocolate and graham cracker crumbs; I LOVE this approach!

    Stephane in Alaska    Saturday, December 11, 2010
  15. These are TOO CUTE! I am going to make them tonight! Great IDEA!!!

    ashley wise    Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  16. Love Love Love this!!! I will be putting in all my daughters gift basket for their teachers for the holidays. I loved this so much it is my new thing for the day!!

    Jen    Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  17. Wondering where you got those lovely milk bottles? Love this post.

    Deirdre    Sunday, December 19, 2010
  18. OH my gosh, I made these last night and yummmmmmmo…love them ! Thanks for sharing this idea and have a very Merry Christmas!

    Jenny Johns    Friday, December 24, 2010
  19. Great idea and to make this even easier you can purchase the peppermint already crushed at HEB. This is the first time I have seen that available.

    Tim Mills    Tuesday, December 28, 2010
  20. I did not read any of the comments, sorry, but how about instead of dipping the marshmallows into peppermint candy how about graham crackers.

    Take care! JS

    JS    Tuesday, January 4, 2011
  21. Hi JS–Of course you can dip the marshmallows into anything. I only used peppermint candy because it was Christmas time. I think graham crackers would be yummy.

    Brittany    Tuesday, January 4, 2011
  22. I tried making these today for neighbor gifts. Not sure what I did wrong, but the carmel melted the marshmallows and it was a big mess. I then dipped marshmallows in chocolate followed by crushed Andes peppermint chocolate bits. Still looked cute and tasted great!

    Bethany    Monday, December 19, 2011
  23. Hi Bethany–Uh oh. I don’ t know what you did wrong either. I guess your caramel was too hot. But I’m glad the chocolate worked! xo

    Brittany    Monday, December 19, 2011
  24. Is the chocolate almond bark or chocolate chips?

    Robyn    Thursday, January 24, 2013
  25. Hi Robyn–the chocolate is Hershey chocolate bars or chocolate chips. But you could try chocolate almond bark… xo B

    Brittany    Monday, January 28, 2013
  26. I was wondering how you melted your caramel? I used a double boiler, however, without adding water to the store bought caramels, they just weren’t liquifying enough. Thus, when as they were drying, a good portion of the caramel slide off the marshmallow.

    How did you dip the marshmallow into the caramel and how did you set the caramel? Most of my caramel pooled at the bottom. Thanks for any tips you can offer! :)

    Natasha    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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