Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

Looking over my list of baking so far in the 24 Days of Christmas Baking I discovered that I needed something fun for the kids. Each year I like to make a couple treats that are totally for the kids. So, I made these Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops and immediately the kids wanted to try one. I don’t know if it was the marshmallow, the bright colours of the crushed candy cane or that they are sitting on a lollipop stick, but the kids flipped when they saw them. I must admit that the kid in me wanted to eat one as well! Super easy to make these are an awesome addition to any holiday sweet tray.

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Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16
Author Steve Cylka


  • 16 marshmallows
  • 8 peppermint candy canes
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate candy melts
  • 16 lollipop sticks


  • Stick one lollipop stick in the centre of each marshmallow, making sure you do not go all the way through.
  • Place candy canes between two sheets of wax paper and bang with a hammer or meat mallet until they are in fairly small pieces. Place the crushed candy canes in a shallow dish.
  • Melt candy melts until smooth.
  • Dip the marshmallow into the melted candy melts about up halfway the marshmallow. Lift it out and let the excess drip off.
  • Dip the marshmallow into the crushed candy canes. Lift out and rest (with the lollipop stick pointing straight up) on a sheet of wax paper until the candy melts are set.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

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