peppermint-straws

WHITE CHOCOLATE COVERED PEPPERMINT STRAWS


crushed peppermint bowl

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.)

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[ peppermint hooks just look so cute! ]
 
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[ 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?!

 
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[ 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?

 
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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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