DIY Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Stirrers

DIY marshmallows dipped in chocolate hot cocoa stirrersWith only three (THREE!) days left until Christmas, you have plenty of time to make these hot chocolate marshmallow stirrers. Set aside an hour of your time and you can crank out a bunch of these.

Thanks to Melissa from Girly Mama who posted her version of the stirrers after seeing them on Pinterest. Swooooon! These were very easy to make (try pairing them with hot cocoa  shown below), and I’ll be stuffing them in stockings, giving them away as holiday hostess gifts, and treating my group of girlfriends at our annual White Elephant holiday party. I also gave these to my lovely co-workers at our work holiday lunch.

— Directions below —

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To Make Marshmallow Stirrers, You’ll Need:

– large marshmallows
– chocolate (I used Ghirardelli white and milk chocolate)
– sprinkles, nuts, crushed candy canes, or crushed candy
– straws (I bought paper straws from Amazon, but you can also buy them at Sur La Table), cut each straw in half
– parchment paper

Directions: Marshmallow Stirrers

Step 1: Melt chocolate in a bowl according to package directions.

Step 2: Insert straw into marshmallow.

Step 3: Dip into chocolate then immediately dip into sprinkles, nuts or crushed candy.

Step 4: Dry on parchment paper.

hot cocoa stirrers with crate and barrel ornament

wrapped up with an ornament

To Make A Hot Chocolate + Marshmallow Combo Kit, You’ll Need:

– instant hot chocolate packs
– ribbon, twine or bakers string
– make your own gift tags or find free printables online (I used these typographic gift tags from Eat Drink Chic)
– saran plastic wrap or fold-top sandwich baggies
– twist ties
– hole puncher
– Scotch double stick tape
– optional: ornaments to tie on (Found mine at Crate and Barrel)

Directions: Gift Wrapping Your TOO CUTE Stirrers

Step 1: Tape gift tag to front of hot cocoa packet leaving the instructions visible on the back.

Step 2: Punch a hole at the top of the cocoa packet, making sure NOT to place a hole where any cocoa can come out.

Step 3: Place two stirrers in a plastic wrap or baggy.

Step 4: Tie shut with a twist tie.

Step 5: String through ornament and hole and make a double knot followed by a pretty bow!

packaged marshmallow stirrers up close

wrapped and ready to go

packaged chocolate sprinkles marshmallow stirrers up close

from behind

Make sure to save some for yourself! They’re delicious.marshmallow stirrers

white chocolate sprinkles marshmallow stirrers up close

gosh I love this photo: white chocolate and sprinkles


  • These are adorable! So simple yet festive and fun! Thanks for joining the link-up and have a Merry Christmas! 🙂

    • And they’re so easy to make that even the ones you think you messed up on still look great. Have a nice Xmas too Amanda!

  • Yummy!! I am sending you my address right now. Please send some for sampling 🙂

  • What a cute idea! Thanks for linking it on o2o blog!

    • No prob. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  • Sheila

    Love these robin!