Candy cane stir sticks are a darling and delicious touch to any cup of hot chocolate. Grab the free printable for a cute and easy DIY gift!

Candy cane stir sticks are a darling and delicious touch to any cup of hot chocolate. Grab the free printable for a cute and easy DIY gift! #giftidea #diygift #hotchocolate

Hot cocoa is a favorite around the holidays and these candy cane stir sticks are perfect for gifting or enjoying at home.

Candy cane stir sticks are a darling and delicious touch to any cup of hot chocolate. Grab the free printable for a cute and easy DIY gift! #giftidea #diygift #hotchocolate
Candy cane stir sticks are a darling and delicious touch to any cup of hot chocolate. Grab the free printable for a cute and easy DIY gift! #giftidea #diygift #hotchocolate
Candy cane stir sticks are a darling and delicious touch to any cup of hot chocolate. Grab the free printable for a cute and easy DIY gift! #giftidea #diygift #hotchocolate
Candy cane stir sticks are a darling and delicious touch to any cup of hot chocolate. Grab the free printable for a cute and easy DIY gift! #giftidea #diygift #hotchocolate

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What you need

Large marshmallows
Small candy canes – see note below
Chocolate chips
Butter

*A note on small candy canes*
It’s harder than you think to find mini candy canes with an OPEN hook. I like the open hook because they look so cute and they can hang on the edge of your mug. So darling! I went to eight stores trying to find them. I finally found these. They worked perfectly! If you want to avoid the drama, just order online.

Make your candy cane stir sticks

  1. Crush up a few candy canes in a plastic bag.
    Candy cane stir sticks are a darling and delicious touch to any cup of hot chocolate. Grab the free printable for a cute and easy DIY gift! #giftidea #diygift #hotchocolate
  2. Stick a candy cane into a marshmallow for as many as you want to make.
  3. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 tsp butter in the microwave.
    *hint – don’t melt them all the way, just until they’re getting melty. Stir while they finish melting
  4. Dip the marshmallow in the chocolate.
  5. Sprinkle on some of the crushed candy cane pieces.
    Candy cane stir sticks are a darling and delicious touch to any cup of hot chocolate. Grab the free printable for a cute and easy DIY gift! #giftidea #diygift #hotchocolate
    I like to hang them on something to cool – skewers balanced between things or a clean hanger work well.
  6. Enjoy!
    Candy cane stir sticks are a darling and delicious touch to any cup of hot chocolate. Grab the free printable for a cute and easy DIY gift! #giftidea #diygift #hotchocolate

If you’re making these for gifts, put them in a plastic bag, cut out the printable, then fold the paper in half and attach to the plastic bag.

Candy cane stir sticks are a darling and delicious touch to any cup of hot chocolate. Grab the free printable for a cute and easy DIY gift! #giftidea #diygift #hotchocolate

I love making these for gifts because you can gift them alone or add things to go with them. Here are some ideas of things you can pair them with:

  • Your favorite hot chocolate mix

  • A cute mug

  • Slippers
  • Coasters
  • Mug cozy

Welcome to the Inspire My Creativity Link Party! Check out the theme of the month and the projects from our hosts!

Welcome to the Inspire My Creativity link-up! I’m co-hosting this link party with some blogging friends and each month we share our ideas to get your creative juices flowing. We’d love you to join in the fun- link up with us below!
This month’s theme is DIY GIFTS!
Be sure to check out what the other hosts have made this month as well!

Meg  |  See The Happy
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Jaclyn  |  The Dotted Nest
Victoria  |  Dazzle While Frazzled
Julia  |  The Quiet Grove
Stephanie  |  The Gifty Girl
Brooke  |  My Beautiful Mess
Heather  |  Glitter On A Dime
Niki  |  365 Days of Crafts
Jessica  |  Designers Sweet Spot


Candy cane stir sticks are a darling and delicious touch to any cup of hot chocolate. Grab the free printable for a cute and easy DIY gift! #giftidea #diygift #hotchocolate

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