These little mugs of hot cocoa on a stick are a really adorable addition to the holiday season. They are super easy to make, using only marshmallows and some melted chocolate or frosting and decorated with sprinkles. I first created marshmallow mugs with my Green Mug O' Beer Pops for St. Patrick's Day, and then with my Father's Day Beer Mug Pops. They are just so cute I had to find another reason to make them (stay tuned for more fun marshmallow mug variations!). You can eat them off of the stick, or even stir them into your hot cocoa!
Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Pops/Stirrers
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 below.
Using the stickiness of the marshmallow handle, push them on to the sides of your marshmallow mugs. You may need to make a little hole 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 or cinnamon on top if desired.
I can't decide which one I like more! What is your favorite, the whip topped or the mini marshmallows?!
I added some cute sprinkles to create a little holiday design on my mugs, and used pepermint candy can sprinkles to put on top. You can also use edible markers to draw a design on your mugs, or leave them white.
Even stir them into your cocoa for a marshmallow-ey swirl! You can 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.
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