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. says

    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!

    • says

      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.

  2. says

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

  3. says

    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!

  4. Debbie Stanton says

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

    • says

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

  5. says

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

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. Christine McKee says

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

  10. 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.

  11. Jen D says

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