The Candy Cane is one of the most familiar symbols of Christmas.
It dates back to 1670 in Europe but didn’t appear in the U.S. until the 1800s.
The treat we see today, where the shape is Jesus’s hook to shepherd his lambs and the color and stripes hold significance for purity and Christ’s sacrifice, became common in the mid 1900s. (me too got to know it only now ;) )
Marshmallow - Candy Cane Pops
White cooking chocolate
(red and green candy melts would be perfect for this, but that we dont get it here, had to add a drop or two of red and green food colour to the melted white chooclate)
Red and green food colour
Marshmallows (large sized ones)
Trim irregulary, the top edges of a marshmallow to make it look like an umbrella (opened, of course)
Insert a candy cane into the marshmallow.
Now melt the white cooking chocolate about 10 secs at a time, and divide it into two parts.
Add red food colouring to one and green colour to the other.
Take sugar in two bowls and add the green and red food colours to each. Some quick coloured sugar instantly done.
Now dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate, gently let any drippings fall off the marsh...and roll in the same coloured sugar.
(sorry this goes as a very short quicky post...running out of time...)
Hearty seasonal greetings sent your way ....