WHITE CHOCOLATE COVERED PEPPERMINT STRAWS
I’m not gonna lie, one of my favorite parts of Christmas is peppermints. But, I have a love/hate relationship with the white and red swirls.
I love seeing peppermint at the grocery store or even on a Christmas tree, just because of what it represents! — Christmas is around the corner! — But really, I hate the taste of peppermint. Eek! I can eat a candy cane, but don’t ask me if I want a peppermint shake or a peppermint whats-it-called from Starbucks.
Blek! No thank you, hunnie!
It’s kind of weird that I’m writing about peppermint straws today huh?
Well, I had some candy canes (I told you I loved seeing them at the store!!) and I needed peppermint ‘sticks’, so I figured I’d do something with the extra pieces. Hopefully you can put it to good use!
I chopped off the tops of my candy canes… the little hookie part, and threw them in my Ninja food processor. (my favorite kitchen gadget I promise. Thanks hubbz.)
[ peppermint hooks just look so cute! ]
[ chop! chop! chopppp! ]
And *sigh* look at these ridiculously cute Santa straws that I found on the clearance aisle in Target! How could I not get them?!
[ Santa straws for Santa’s milk! ]
I know peppermint and chocolate always pair well together, so I melted some white chocolate, dipped my straws and dusted them with the crushed peppermint. So super easy! Lay them out to dry on parchment paper. <– that way they won’t stick!
That’s it! Finito!
Did I not tell you this is probably the world’s easiest DIY?
Perfect to add to hot chocolate, milk, or even coffee! (If you like that sorta thing.) These are actually going to be perfect for the holiday gift idea I have rolling around in my brain. But, I’ll share more about that later!
What reminds you of Christmas? Do you have any other peppermint recipes?
I bought wayyyy too many candy canes and I need something to do with all this peppamint! (Yes, peppa.)
Share your Christmas recipes with me on Instagram and use #mwinsider! I wanna know what you got goin’ for the holidays! Kay? Kay! x Chels
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