Candy Cane Marshmallow Floaters! (As Seen on CTV Ottawa Morning Live!)
One of the Kids in the Kitchen Christmas Treats that I showed this morning on CTV Ottawa Morning Live was the Candy Cane Marshmallow Floaters! It is super easy to do, and totally kid friendly! With these, you can use the candy cane as a ‘hook’ to put on the rim of your hot chocolate mug! The chocolate and candy cane pieces will melt giving your hot chocolate a super yummy mint flavour! Makes a cute gift for your child to give teachers, friends or family! Also look cute hanging on the tree! So here are the ingredients, and steps you take to make them yourself!
- large marshmallows
- mini or large candy canes (your preference to colour/flavour etc!) I used the regular peppermint candy canes!
- chocolate chips
- Place candy canes into a ziplock baggie, and with either a meat mallet or rolling pin, crush the candy cane to get the pieces to dip into. Place the pieces into a bowl, and set aside.
- I tried to use the mini candy canes as the ‘hook’ but they kept breaking on me! So I ended up cutting the regular sized candy canes the same size as the mini ones. ( I then used the left over pieces for another treat!)
- I then took the ‘hook’ and inserted it into the marshmallow. Deep enough to stick, but not enough to poke through! The inside of the marshmallow is sticky, so it acts like a good glue!
- In a double broiler, melt your chocolate chips until smooth and velvety! I would let cool a couple minutes before dipping your marshmallows in it. Be sure to help kids with this step, as it is still warm!
- While your chocolate is melting. Place wax paper or parchment paper in a square baking dish. I used an 8″x8″ cake pan. (You can use a cookie sheet, but I found the edge of the pan helped hold up the candy cane while setting!)
- Dip the marshmallow into the chocolate, covering the bottom to mid section of the marshmallow! Wipe excess chocolate onto the side of pot, and then dip into the crushed candy cane pieces!
- Place the marshmallow candy cane floaters into the wax lined baking pan to set.
- Once you are finished you can place them into a fridge to harden. (I found upon taking them out of the fridge, the candy canes were ‘sticky’, just leave them sit on the counter at room temperature for a bit and they will go back to normal! This is easier to work with them, and won’t smudge the bag!)
- Once they are ready, remove and place into your designated baggies for gift giving fun!