Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Pops – Holiday Happiness on a Stick

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There’s an obvious cult happening all over the internet and home kitchens. All the wonderful and cute blame goes to adorable Angie at Bakerella. Honestly (and unfortunately) we didn’t discover the world of Bakerella and Cake Pops until we met Angie at our last Food Blog Forum seminar in Atlanta. There was an energetic buzz around Angie and her fans were clasping to her new book, Cake Pops, like it was the hottest new toy in the food world.

After having the pleasure of meeting Angie and seeing all the wonderful excitement over her Cake Pops, we’re happy to finally understand all the exciting buzz and thrilled for Angie’s success. Cake pops (and Angie) are so cute. cute. cute.

Her little cake pops always leave a permanent smile on our faces. It’s so amazing to see how much personality can exist on a stick. And best of all, it all looks so much fun.

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easy gift idea for your marshmallow pops

With bags of marshmallows purchased for holiday fudge and a bunch of chocolate left over from our last cookbook shoot, we immediately thought of Angie and her cake pops.

These marshmallow pops aren’t made of cake, but the inspired and amazing idea of Angies little cake pops and the spirit of sweets on a stick had us playing around with what ingredients we had in the kitchen. So chocolate mallow pops started appearing everywhere in the kitchen!

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These are so easy and fun to make. It’s hard to stop because the possibilities for these pops are so versatile. Anyone who like marshmallows, chocolate and candy will have a new sweet toy to eat and pass out to all their friends.

An added bonus to these marshmallow pops is that they make great gifts. Wrap them in cellophane or stuff them in a gift box, these chocolate dipped marshmallow pops will make everyone feel like a kid again!

– Todd and Diane

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crushed candy canes, maybe try green ones for more color!

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chop chop chop your chocolate

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quickly dip then sprinkle w/ crushed peppermint candy

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finished! decorate w/mini cupcake paper from Sur La Table!

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Marshmallow Pops with Chocolate & Candy Canes

Total Time: 30 minutes

There as several ways to temper chocolate, but seeding is super easy and our preferred method at home.  You can always buy and melt coating chocolate if you don't want to deal with tempering, but it isn't difficult once you try it a few times. Go for the pro! Temperatures for tempering are for dark chocolate.  If we did milk chocolate I may be disowned by my dark chocolate loving mother ;0. If you must use milk chocolate or white chocolate, the initial melting temp point is 110°F and drop a few degrees off of the other temperatures.


  • Dark Chocolate, finely chopped
  • Marshmallows
  • Candy Canes, crushed
  • Other things needed:

  • Scale
  • Bain Marie
  • Thermometer
  • Sticks for pops


  1. Temper the chocolate. Weigh out a large portion of the chopped chocolate.  Weigh out  another portion which is 25% the weight of the first. Add larger amount to a pan in a bain marie and gently heat the chocolate until it reaches 120°F. Remove from heat.
  2. Add the second portion of chocolate and stir until the temperature drops to 85°F (should take about 10-15 min.) Test the chocolate's temper-Dip one side of a small strip of parchment into the chocolate, then set aside to cool and harden.  After about 5 minutes you'll be able to tell if the chocolate is properly tempered or if there is a grittiness or bloom (looks streaky).
  3. Keep chocolate at a good working temp., between 85°F and not exceeding 89°F by occasionally placing chocolate on bain marie to gently raise temperature for a minute or so.
  4. Have crushed candy canes set aside in a bowl. Set aside a container with uncooked rice or beans to hold dipped marshmallow sticks after you are done dipping.
  5. Skewer and dip the marshmallows into the chocolate covering the marshmallow as much as you like (we like the 3/4 dip the best) then before the chocolate hardens, sprinkle crushed candy canes onto the pops. Set aside in your rice or bean filled container to set.
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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. resep

    Fun cooking, so easy to practice.. thanks 😀

  2. Anita

    Thank you so much for this fun recipe, so easy and no cooking (unless melting chocolate counts as one) 😀 Now I know exactly what I am going to serve for Christmas. ♥

  3. paddycake party

    These are gorgeous and I bet delicious. I cannot wait to make them for Christmas!

  4. Kathy Diaz (found baking)

    Bakerella is the queen of all pops! Seriously, she got us all hooked on making everything in the form of pops. This is super easy and fun! I might steal this chocolate-covered marshmallow pops for my niece’s birthday celebration.

  5. Maggie

    yay! i found a cute one 😡 promise.

  6. La Donna Childress

    OMG!!! set these on the table when guests are over…stir them up in a cup of fresh brewed coffee…great conversation…and that’s what I call a good time!

  7. Arudhi@aboxofkitchen

    Adorable!! I can taste the sweetness just by looking at the pops!

  8. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen

    Whoa! I have a gigantic crush on these. These are about the cutest dang things I’ve ever seen.

  9. meat loves salt

    what a great idea! love the matching baker’s twine and cupcake paper too!

  10. lillie bavendam

    Can’t believe I missed the blogger here in Atlanta..been cooking the pops idea, would be great for kids for Christmas party..or summertime w/ colored running. With all that’s happed here since Thanksgiving still managed two large Tiramisu now in freezer and three containers of mac and cheese…and wonder who I think will eat all of the things I make..but did miss the Atlanta bloggers but excited about the Mexico Blogger Camp!

  11. Kiran

    This looks like an amazing holiday personalized gifts. Super cute 🙂 I love Bakerella’s cake pops! So fun!

  12. Fragolina

    Great amazing photos!!! Great idea for Christmas gifts!

  13. Jun

    So cute!!! A must-try!

  14. lynne

    aww they’re adorable! What a great idea!

  15. Cathy @ Heritage Hollow

    Beautiful!! Thank you so much for the recipe! I’ll make them with my kids! 🙂

  16. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    You guys are so cute. These are perfect for a holiday treat!

  17. marla {family fresh cooking}

    So, so FUN!! Angie is a sweet gift & so are you guys. Thanks for sharing these adorable POP! marshmallows with us. I think I discovered Bakerella a tad after you & I certainly understand what all the buzz is about 🙂 xo

  18. Letizia

    What a STUNNING blog!!!!!! I love the food styling and photography!!!!!!!!

  19. Lollie

    These look amazing! I’m going to try them out this weekend.

  20. Katie | GoodLife Eats

    I love the way you’ve styled these. So cute! I made homemade marshmallows last year, dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with peppermint and gave them out as Christmas gifts with a pouch of homemade hot cocoa mix. It was a huge hit!

  21. Sues

    Bakerella is awesome!! But I LOVE the idea of making pops with marshmallows. I’m not meticulous enough to make a beautiful-looking cake pop, and these look a bit more up my alley 🙂

    1. Katie | GoodLife Eats

      Me either – cake pops are not something I have the patience for!

  22. Susan: My Food Obsession

    Your minty marshmallow pops look adorable!! Just as cute as any cake pop out there 🙂

  23. Amanda

    So cute! My boys would love these!

  24. Becky

    How adorable and delicious – such wonderful photos! The Cake Pop craze is awesome : )

  25. Ann

    Those pops look so great. This does seem to be a baking sensation.

  26. Louise Mellor

    adorable little treats… how cute is that twine… i just did peppermint brownies~ can’t get enough of chocolate and peppermint… so good!

  27. dario ( foodpixels )

    Fantastic work guys, the photos are perfect, there’s no other words to describe it ; and the attention to details in the styling and propping makes even marshmallows look elegant.
    Gonna try this at home for my kids, sure they’ll love it.

  28. the urban baker

    I love, love, love a good chocolate covered marshmallow and I am sure these would be no exception! However, your photos are CRAZY, good! You two continue to inspire me!

  29. Shanna ~ My Favorite Everything

    Oh the kiddos are gonna love these! Such pretty shots of the cutest little pops! 🙂 Happy Holidays to you both xxoo

  30. Cathy/ShowFoodChef

    Love it, Love you guys! Brilliant idea.

  31. bunkycooks

    These marshmallows treats are definitely as cute as Angie and her cake pops! What a great and easy idea for the holidays. Love them! 🙂


    Always inspired by you guys – simple, fun, sophisticated and beautiful! The whole family will be making Bakerella’s Cake Pops on Christmas Eve as a craft project . . . all 14 of us . . . in one room . . . with cake . . . and frosting . . . and sprinkles . . . pray for us!

  33. megan @ whatmegansmaking

    So very cute! Love the cupcake paper decorations – simple and elegant 🙂

  34. Maria

    These are so adorable! Great gift for the holidays!

  35. Wenderly

    I feel like I’ve just stepped into the North Pole and been wrapped in Christmas magic! LOVE these! Absolutely darling!

  36. Cookin' Canuck

    These are so darn cute! My boys would go crazy for these. Where in the world did you find that peppermint striped string?

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Dara- these are by Martha Stewart and we bought them at a speciality paper store. But you can find the same string in big rolls at Crate and Barrel! We saw them there last week.

  37. TheKitchenWitch

    My girls would go absolutely nuts for these…I think I see a weekend cooking activity in our future! The presentation is lovely–who wouldn’t be excited to receive these? I have several friends who are gluten-free, and this recipe would be perfect for them. You guys rock!

  38. Liz

    This would make a great holiday centerpiece!

  39. My Little Expat Kitchen

    Your photographs are so beautiful and these pops are incredibly cute. I don’t like marshmallows so much but these photos really make me crave them. Perhaps it’s all the chocolate on top 🙂

  40. Jessica @ How Sweet

    Just love this idea. They are so cute.

  41. Lauren at KeepItSweet

    your marshmallow pops look terrific! great photos!!

  42. Estela @ Weekly Bite

    These are so adorable! My daughter will love these!

  43. Alex Rushmer

    Absolutely stunning. A great way to get into the festive spirit and something nice to do with little ones as well. My sister would love this

  44. Geneva

    These are such a cool idea! And does anyone else think these marshmallows would be *perfect* for making s’mores? Then both your marshmallow gets toasted and your chocolate gets melty?

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Geneva- we made smores on a pop already too! We’ll be posting our smores pops on Wednesday, check back for more!

  45. Stephanie

    Your photos are so sweet ( haha! no pun intended….seriously). I love the playfulness and how these images just *pop*. They look like so much fun to make…I’m going to skip the gingerbread house this year and make these with my kids instead!

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