Thursday, December 16, 2010

Peppermint Swizzle Sticks

Aren't they beautiful?  Who knew it would take 5 minutes to make an absolutely stunning homemade edible gift?  I DID haha!  These are the simplest, cheapest thing in the world to make and people go GAGA over them.  This year, I even saw little candy bags with ties at the Dollar Store.  Can you believe it? And that tray they are sitting on? Dollar Tree.  Please trust me and make these.  4 ingredients.  Then the recipient simply swirls the sticks into their favorite hot beverage whether it be hot tea, hot cocoa, hot coffee..mmmmmm creamy minty goodness I tell you!  Children fight over these as well, so make a lot people!

Peppermint Swizzle Sticks
(Courtesy of - I have no idea)

1 bag large marshmallows
1 cup of powdered sugar
Several candy canes or red & white mints, crushed (not powdered)
Candy bags
Lollipop sticks

Pour powdered sugar into a bowl and add a teaspoon of water at a time until you get a "glaze" consistency.  Take a marshmallow and dip the top of it into the glaze, about a 1/4 of the way onto the sides.  Shake off excess.  Dip and roll into candy cane pieces.  Set onto wax paper, on the side that is not glazed, until completely set.  Thread 1-2 marshmallows onto the sticks and put inside candy bags and tie to keep fresh.  


  1. Hi Kelli...this is such a awesome idea! I have lots of friends who love coffee and this is just a neat idea to go with coffee and a mug...or sounds delicious with hot chocolate...I can't wait to try this...I have never seen them b/4! I hope I can find some of those little plastic bags with ties!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love your super easy recipes!!!!

    You have such great ideas.


  3. Thank you so much Rena - I WISH I could think of this stuff on my own. I'm good at following directions lol

    @ Tory - you know Walmart had these little bags too in their cake decorating section (by the gift bags & stuff) they come with silver ties for like 150 of them for $3.50! AND, totally throwing ideas out, dollar tree for coffee mug and Hershey now sells a premium hot cocoa looks divine :) OH DARN IT I must post my toffee recipe eek!