Introduction: Cocoa Mug Marshmallow Pops/Stirrers
These little mugs of hot cocoa on a stick are a really adorable. Pair them with a festive mug and packet of hot chocolate mix, wrap it all up in cellophane or wrapping paper and you have a perfect handmade holiday gift, great for all ages! They are super easy to make, using only marshmallows and some melted chocolate or frosting and decorated with sprinkles. You can eat them off of the stick, or stir them into your hot cocoa!
You will need
-popsicle sticks/craft sticks
-melted chocolate or chocolate frosting
-white jimmie sprinkles for the mini marshmallows (optional)
-vanilla frosting for the whipped cream swirl dusted with cocoa powder (optional)
-festive confetti sprinkles to decorate your marshmallow mugs
Push the Popsicle sticks through the flat bottom of the marshmallow.
Create the handles for your mug by cutting a marshmallow into 4 slices. Cut each slice in half and cut out the center, creating a "C" shape as shown.
Using the stickiness of the marshmallow handle, push them on to the sides of your marshmallow mugs. You may need to make 2 little holes on the side of the mug to push the handle into if they are not sticking on their own.
Using melted chocolate or chocolate frosting, add your "cocoa" to the tops of your mug, making sure to leave a rim around the edge of the top of the marshmallow.
Break up white jimmie sprinkles to resemble tiny little marshmallows and place on top of your chocolate. Alternatively, you can create a swirl of "whipped cream" out of vanilla frosting, using a small star tip. I used Wilton tip #18. Sprinkle cocoa powder on top if desired.
Add some cute sprinkles to create a little holiday design on your mugs, or leave them plain white if you prefer.
Individually wrap your pops in clear plastic bags tied with ribbon, or you can create a display for your pops. To create a display that your pops can stand upright in, take a block of Styrofoam and wrap it in festive wrapping paper or tissue paper. Push the bottom of each stick into the styrofoam for guests to easily grab and enjoy. You can eat them off the stick or stir them into your cocoa for a marshmallow-ey swirl! Be sure to check out our entire Holiday roundup for more fun recipes & inspiration.