Disney Peppermint Marshmallow on a Stick

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This Disney-inspired peppermint Marshmallow on a Stick recipe is the perfect treat for the holiday season. It’s one of my favorite Disney copycat recipes! Fluffy marshmallows are coated in caramel and dark chocolate, and the whole thing is covered in crushed peppermints. This marshmallow stick delight comes together in just about 15 minutes… you’ll just have to have a bit of patience while it sets in the fridge.

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Marshmallow on a Stick

We LOVE visiting Disney™ in my house… it’s one of Munchkin’s favorite places, and I have to admit I always have a magical time myself.

One of my favorite things to do at the park is to sample all of the wonderful foods.

And, you know me, when I try something once and love it, I immediately start thinking up ways to make it myself at home.

I’ve already whipped up the famous Monte Cristo Sandwich and classic corn dogs as well as these decadent Butterfinger cupcakes and churros

Next up on my mission to create the best Disney copycat recipes? This fabulous peppermint marshmallow on a stick!

They’re just perfect for the holiday season! You could even bring these instead of cookies for a bake swap.

With only a few minutes of prep needed, this recipe is about to become your easy go-to dessert!

ingredients for Disney peppermint marshmallow on a stick

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Baking Caramels – Make sure to look for baking caramels specifically as they melt the best!
  • Heavy Cream – I don’t recommend melting the caramels on their own as you run the risk of burning them.

    Instead, add some heavy cream to the mix. It will keep the candies moist, and you won’t have to worry about scorching them.
  • Marshmallows – It wouldn’t be a peppermint marshmallow recipe without those ‘mallows! Opt for large ones.
  • Dark Chocolate – As with the caramels, don’t use any old dark chocolate. Dipping chocolate melts a lot easier.

    If you’d like to go the homemade route, you could also use my magic shell recipe instead!
  • Peppermints – If you’re lucky, you may be able to find pre-crushed peppermints at your local supermarket.

    So easy! If not, simply grab some peppermint candies or even candy canes and crush them yourself.
marshmallows on sticks

Handy Tips for Making a Marshmallow Stick

  • Have everything ready to go.

This peppermint marshmallow recipe moves very quickly once you get started. 

If you don’t want to get stuck running around like a chicken with its head cut off, make sure to have all of the ingredients ready to go!

  • Keep a watchful eye on the caramels as they melt.

And keep stirring! When you add the heavy cream to the baking caramels, don’t even think about stepping away from the stovetop.

You also have to make sure that the candies are completely melted and the cream is fully incorporated before you assemble each marshmallow on a stick.

It’s the best way to ensure that the marshmallows get coated evenly!

  • Consider chilling before adding the dark chocolate.

As you’ll discover on the recipe card below, you’ll have to let the caramel-dipped marshmallow stick set for about 40 minutes before adding the dark chocolate.

For even better results, you may want to stick them in the fridge for 15-20 minutes instead. It will speed up the whole process!

dipping marshmallow in caramel sauce

How to Store Marshmallow Sticks

If you end up with leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

They’ll last for up to a week, although the texture and consistency will change a bit over time. You could also keep them in the refrigerator if you’d like.

This recipe is freezer-friendly too! Make a double batch and save half for later.

They will be good for about 2 months — when you’re ready to eat let them thaw in the fridge. 

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

dipping caramel covered marshmallows in chocolate and rolling in crushed peppermints

Peppermint Marshmallow Recipe FAQ

How do I keep the marshmallows from sliding off the stick?

Make sure that the marshmallows are firmly secured onto the stick, without pushing the stick all the way through the top. 

If you’re really concerned about sliding, you could try slightly melting the bottom of each marshmallow before adding them to your lollipop stick. This way, your marshmallow on a stick will be a lot sturdier!

Can I add any extra toppings to my marshmallow stick?

Sure! I like these with peppermint for the holidays, but don’t let that stop you from making this recipe your own. 

Chopped nuts, sprinkles, shredded coconut, a peanut butter drizzle… get creative!!

Do I have to use heavy cream?

No, but you do need to use some sort of liquid with fat in it. Alternatives to cream include condensed or evaporated milk. 

I personally like heavy cream best, but play around with these substitution options until you find what works for you.

closeup of inside peppermint marshmallow on a stick

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Disney Peppermint Marshmallow on a Stick

Donna Elick
Peppermint Marshmallow on a Stick is perfect for the holidays! It’s also so easy to make. It’s one of the best Disney copycat recipes!!
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
chill time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 6 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 11

Ingredients
 

  • 11 ounce bag of baking caramels
  • 5 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 24 large marshmallows
  • 10 ounces dipping dark chocolate
  • 2 cups crushed peppermints

Instructions
 

  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat, spray with a nonstick spray.
  • Place your caramels in a saucepan with your heavy cream over medium heat. Stir the caramels with a rubber spatula until they have turned into a liquid.
  • Stick three marshmallows onto a stick and repeat with the remaining marshmallows.
  • Dip the marshmallows into the caramel; you can use a spoon to help ladle it over the top of the marshmallows. Scrape some of the excess caramel off the marshmallows. Place them onto your sheet pan. Allow the caramel to set for about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Press any extra caramel that might have pulled on the bottom around the marshmallows.
  • Melt your chocolate according to directions on the package. Place your crushed peppermint onto a plate.
  • Dip your marshmallows into the chocolate, wiping off any excess chocolate that’s dripping, and immediately roll the marshmallows into the peppermint, making sure to get the top too. Place the marshmallows back onto the sheet pan and allow the chocolate to set for about 20 minutes.

Donna’s Notes

I like to use six-inch sticks. Whatever you do, don’t use the 4-inch sticks, or you will not have anything to hold onto.
During the holiday seasons, you can buy crushed peppermint in the baking section of your local grocery store. If you want, it’s super easy to make your own crushed peppermint though you can take peppermint candies or candy canes and place them in a freezer Ziploc bag and crush them with a meat mallet or a rolling pin.
You can store them in an airtight container. They last for up to a week; at one point, they might start collecting moisture, and the candy cane might become sticky, but they’re still good to eat.
I found that kraft baking caramels work the best for dipping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 568cal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 115mg | Sugar: 58g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 3mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published November 2023

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