Holiday Hot Chocolate Stirrers


These candy cane and marshmallow holiday hot chocolate stirrers are a fun little addition to your hot cocoa during the festive season.

holiday hot chocolate stirrers for christmas

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Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks

How cute would these be on Christmas Eve with the kids? I’m making them to gift to my kiddos along with their hot chocolate bombs, Christmas Eve pajamas, and some cute mugs that I’ll grab from the dollar store.

candy cane hot chocolate sticks

The best party being is once it’s all melted and worked into the hot cocoa, you’ll have candy cane hot chocolate.

Want more ideas on what you can do with the hot chocolate stirrers? Why not have them for a hot chocolate bar or a hot chocolate charcuterie board?

peppermint hot chocolate stirrers

How cute would a hot chocolate bar be with different flavors of hot chocolate, hot cocoa bombs, homemade hot chocolate stir sticks, whipped cream, candy canes, cinnamon, shaved chocolate, and a ton of sprinkles?

Peppermint Stirrers Ingredients

ingredients needed to make hot chocolate stir sticks out of candy canes: candy canes, chocolate melts, peppermints, and marshmallows

You can make your own hot chocolate stirrers out of the following:

In my personal experience, the Candy Melts work best. They set quickly and the chocolate stays hard, so it makes less of a mess. I usually just zap them in the microwave according to the package instructions. They’re quick and easy.

Equipment Needed

  • Parchment Paper
marshmallows dipped in ghiradelli chocolate with crushed candy canes

How to make hot chocolate stirrers

You’re going to love how easy it is to make these hot chocolate sticks, they also make great gifts.

More Christmas party food:

What are your Christmas Eve traditions? Do you have hot cocoa nights? Appetizers? Let us know in the comments.

Also, be sure to share your favorite holiday recipes and traditions in the Party Food Favorites Facebook Group. We would love to hear from you.

holiday hot chocolate stirrers for christmas
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Holiday Hot Chocolate Stirrers

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These hot chocolate stirrers are perfect for the holidays for a festive treat or as a fun gift for holiday parties and hostess gifts.
Prep Time:30 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes


  • 8 Small Candy Canes
  • 4 Crushed peppermints or extra candy canes
  • 8 Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Melts


  • Melt the candy melts according to package instructions (in the microwave or double broiler.
    hot chocolate stir stick
  • Pierce the flat end of the candy cane into each marshmallow, ensure it will stay standing up.
  • Crush up the peppermint in a Ziploc bag (to contain the mess) and put the pieces on a plate.
    dipping a candy cane marshmallow into melted chocolate
  • Dip the marshmallow into the chocolate, roll it in the crushed peppermints but do not let the mints go on the bottom as it won't stand up.
  • Let it set on parchment paper for 20-30 minutes. You can speed up the process but sticking them in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
    lay marshmallow on parchment to let the chocolate set


If you're gifting them, wrap each hot chocolate stirrer in a cellophane gift bag and tie it with a cute ribbon. You can make a gift tag on your Cricut too.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1105kcal | Carbohydrates: 214g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 158mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 152g
Course: Christmas
Cuisine: drinks
Keyword: candy cane hot chocolate, candy cane hot chocolate sticks, hot chocolate, hot chocolate stirrers, stir sticks
Servings: 8
Calories: 1105kcal
Author: Party Food Favorites

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