I stumbled across this wonderful little sweetie project a few days ago and have been hoping that Livvy and I would get round to making these before Christmas arrives… I don’t know how we have managed to fit it in, but we have – YAY!!
Super simple, super sticky, super fun to make!
Candy Canes (about 10 of them)
How We Made Them
- We melted the chocolate in the microwave, this is my preferred method to melt chocolate rather than on the hob, it is much quicker and I think produces better results. Break the bar into small pieces and put into a microwaveable bowl. Choose the lowest power setting you have and do it for 40 second blasts at a time until the chocolate has melted completely
- Take one whole Candy Cane using scissors make a snip in the top and stick the Candy Cane into the hole
- Once chocolate has melted dip the Candy Cane Marshmallow into the chocolate
- Crush some Candy Canes in a separate bowl and roll the chocolate dipped Marshmallow into the crushed Candy Canes
- Place the Candy Cane Marshmallow Pop on to the wax/baking paper and allow to set in the fridge
Top tip! Candy Canes do get a little sticky so you might want to use disposable gloves
Now I’m really enjoying doing little bits of research into the links that things have with Christmas…and I got to a wondering, you always see Candy Canes at Christmas so there must be some sort of connection – right?! Well here is what I discovered;
Candy Canes are typically peppermint in flavour and are stripped red and white (although as you can see by ours they also come in different colours!). It is believed that in 1670 a German Choirmaster that asked a Cologne sweet maker to make some sweet sticks for the children to pacify them during the church service. In order to justify giving sweets in a church service the choirmaster asked the sweet maker to put a crook in the stick to symbolise the shepherds that visited baby Jesus. Some people also point out that if you turn the Candy Cane upside down it is the letter “J”, for Jesus. It is believed that it wasn’t until the 1800′s that people hung their Candy Canes on Christmas Trees.
So there you have it a little bit of Christmas trivia for you all