Chocolate dipped candy canes are super simple to make but will turn any hot chocolate or coffee you might be enjoying this Christmas into a holiday treat! #SweetSquad
Here we are only 5 days away from the big day, guys it’s almost Christmas!
I wish the season didn’t go so quickly, I feel like I was just planning the menu and making spider cups for my first Halloween party!
We’ve really done a lot the past month though. In the beginning of December, we visited Disney World to see the Christmas decorations at the parks and resorts (for FREE!) so that really put got us in the festive spirit!
We also got two Christmas trees. Yes, I said two!
We picked out a beautiful 7-8 foot Fraser fir tree from Home Depot, brought it home, set it up, decorated it, fell in love with it, watered it, admired it, and watched Christmas movies around it.
After two weeks, it completely stopped drinking water, turned brown and got extra crispy. Horrors!
I can’t have a dead tree as the centerpiece for our Christmas celebration!
Not to worry, true to their word (return policy), Home Depot exchanged our extra crispy tree for a brand new fresh chubby 7-8 foot tree. Just another reason we always get our tree at Home Depot! Had we gotten our tree at a roadside stand, there’s no way they would have exchanged it for us and we would have had to buy a brand new tree.
Bring Home The Christmas Tree Day Traditions
Have I shared our Bring Home The Christmas Tree Day traditions with you?
- We always wear festive Christmas shirts or ugly sweaters (lets be real– that never happens in Florida) if it’s cold enough to pick out our tree.
- We always get our tree at Home Depot because they’re very affordable (only $49 for a 7-8 foot tree compared to $80+ at a tree lot) and they have a return policy!
- Once we get the tree home and Travis unloads it from the car, he likes to give it a big giant hug before he drags it inside. I have no idea how this tradition started but I love looking back at the pictures!
- We decorate the tree the same day we bring it home and we always watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation while we decorate it.
- I put up the tree lights, we both hang the ornaments (I do the special breakable ones and Travis is in charge of the not-so-breakable ornaments), and when Travis isn’t looking I re-arrange the ornaments he just hung.
I’ve already got the next 5 days planned out with exactly what I need to get done every day. My list consists of cleaning, cooking, wrapping, decorating and crafting with a few Christmas movies thrown in. Are you doing the same thing?
Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes
I had to take a mini break today to do something easy and festive —> enter chocolate dipped candy canes! BTW they go perfectly with a big mug filled with a (Starbucks copycat) mocha frappuccino!
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Not that we won’t be watching a Christmas movie tonight while enjoying a pitcher of cranberry ginger Christmas margaritas, but I just needed a sugar boost to get me through the afternoon slump. That’s totally acceptable 5 days before Christmas when I’m running around like a crazy person!
These chocolate dipped candy canes are seriously the easiest treat I’ve ever made. Ever!
Melt chocolate —> Unwrap candy canes —> Dip —> Coat in crushed candy —> Chill —> Eat —> Repeat.
Use your favorite candy canes, dip them in melted milk, dark, or white chocolate, and dip them in crushed up candy. I crushed up a few candy canes and red and green M&M’S® for the chocolate lovers in my house. The red and green M&M’S® made them look extra festive!
I obviously had to eat one one right away to make sure they were delicious, which they were! Then I put a second one into my coffee cup to enjoy while I worked. This would be a perfect treat to make with the kids on Christmas eve to leave out for Santa or for a Christmas morning treat with coffee.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday with your friends and family. Eat lots of delicious food, spend time together, love one another, and help someone in need if you can!
- 12 candy canes
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup M&M'S, crushed
Melt chocolate chips in a glass bowl over a double boiler.
Unwrap the candy canes and arrange on a parchment lined tray so you're ready to dip.
Break up two of the candy canes and M&M'S, crush them separately in a nut chopper or ziploc bag.
Dip each candy cane two inches into the melted chocolate and then dip in the crushed candy canes or M&M'S.
Place on a parchment lined tray and put into the freezer for 10-15 minutes until chocolate is set. Serve immediately.
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What’s your favorite Christmas treat to make? Let me know in the comments!
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