Merry Christmas from our Mug to Yours | Homemade Candy Cane Marshmallows

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If you’ve ever thought store bought, bagged marshmallows were good enough … I’m here to say you are oh-so-wrong. One bite of a homemade marshmallow and you’ll forever be changed. Really, they’re that good.

For a few weeks now I’ve had all of the ingredients to make marshmallows hanging out in my pantry but they just continued to sit and sit and sit. I’ve always been a bit intimidated by any candy making process that involves a thermometer and sticky stuff boiling. But these my friends, these are not that difficult, definitely not as difficult as I made them out to be in my head. A quick internet search led me to these Candy Cane Marshmallows from Martha Stewart and after having personally tasted them, it’s so worth a try!

Just look at how pretty these candy cane marshmallow hot cocoa dippers are …

peppermint stick candy cane marshmallows

Since it’s Christmas-time I made a batch with the red swirl to look like a candy cane but I left out the peppermint extract and replaced it with vanilla. If you’re going to using peppermint candy canes with them, you’ll get plenty of that flavor in your hot cocoa, no need to overdo it.

candy cane marshmallow block

candy cane marshmallow squares


Foamy, gooey, warm and yummy!

candy cane marshmallow hot cocoa mug

candy cane homemade marshmallow hot cocoa

As much as I wanted to take the mug back to get a sip, I thought it was just best to make my own after seeing the stink eye I got from Kaydence.

kaydee cocoa mug

Try these, you won’t regret the effort that goes into making them!

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  1. courtney b says:

    wow this would be awesome in hot chocolate!:) love it!

  2. lol, I was just wondering what the point of making them was.

  3. Cat you never fail to impress me with your creativity in the kitchen. My boys love marshmallows in their hot cocoa so I may try to make these later in the week. Merry Christmas!

    • Merry Christmas to you too sweetie! I hope your boys enjoy them as much as my girls did. The only thing I wish I knew is how long they keep .. but then again with 5 people one try is gonna pretty quickly.

  4. These are gorgeous Cat! How about making some for St Patrick’s Day in green for the adults to put in our Irish Coffees?

  5. Those are so cool and would be the perfect addition to my homemade cocoa!

  6. Those look so good! Do you need my mailing address to send some over???? :)

  7. Oh these are

  8. OMG those look so delicious!!

  9. I am definitely heading over to check it out. Like you I am intimidated by any candy. I bet these are delicious!!

  10. Those turned out gorgeous girl! Good job! Merry Christmas!

  11. as always, you have more talent in your pinky than I could ever hope to have!

  12. I haven’t had homemade marshmallows since my Gramma’s Christmas parties in the late ’80’s. Oh how yummy I bet they were! I so need to make some!

  13. What a cute idea! So festive.

  14. Debbie Stanton says:

    candy making is a bit daunting for me too… although you may look it easy! So cool!

  15. A….M….A….Z….I…N…G pure and simple. I want one!

  16. They look amazing! I doubt my ability to make them, but I really want to try one now, lol.

  17. I want one!!! Yum! I love that you made them into dippers! :)

  18. Those look amazing… you did a great job as can be seen by the look on your daughter’s face.

  19. get out! Those look so good! Can I have one?

    • Plenty of leftovers … I bet they’d ship okay … I’m just not sure how they wouldn’t stick to everything.

  20. Wow! The swirls are so pretty! They are really worth trying. The clicks are so wonderful!!!

  21. Very cute idea with the peppermint swirls and the candy cane sticks. :)

  22. These look so yummy!

  23. These look amazing!

  24. this is great the kids would love this. So neat

  25. kasey says:

    thank goodness I don’t have a candy thermometer! I just checked out the recipe and I think it’s beyond me, but I set it aside just in case – they look beautiful and I think they’d taste amazing

  26. I just licked my screen!

  27. That is so cool. My kids would love this in their hot chocolate. Thanks I love it.

  28. Oh my word! Those look amazing, and what a great way to boost a holiday cocoa! I am a little nervous, but I think I’ll take the plunge!

  29. Amber says:

    So darn cute! Love the idea and the cute photo of your lil one

  30. Cathy W says:

    My gosh, those look so pretty and yummy.

  31. Heather H says:

    These are like catering worthy and they do look a little intimidating to make but not only is it a beautiful presentation but I’m sure it tastes just as great!

  32. Eileen says:

    OH ..MY…GOSH…they are so adorable. too cute to eat for sure. But looks like your sweetie was ALL over it. LOVE that picture Cat! I have done tons of candymaking for decades but never tried them. I am ALSO intimidated by the home made marshmallows but these are so pretty and make such a nice treat to take for holiday get to gethers! Our family celebration with my mom is New Years Eve and I think this would be the perfect little treat and warm up the kiddos with some hot chocolate too!

  33. Those look so yummy, Cat! Homemade marshmallows are on our to-do list here at some point!

  34. Yum! These look amazing!!

  35. Christine McKee says:

    Oh these are perfect for a hot chocolate bar at family gatherings!

  36. Those look amazing!!! I love it.

  37. Teri C says:

    I love the red swirls on the marshmallows! How pretty!

  38. Chelsey says:

    Those look delicious! I wish I had read this post a few days ago so that I could have made them for Christmas.

  39. Jen D says:

    oh my goodness… these look amazing! makes me wish i had a candy thermometer :)