This is a recipe I saw on Taste of Home a while back and thought it was a perfect holiday treat. You can decorate these according to the specific holiday, red/green for Christmas, Orange and black for Halloween, pastels for easter. The possibilities are endless. It's a quick and fun little treat for kids to help with. As a side note, you can use either popsicle sticks or sucker sticks for the actual sticks.
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 4-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
- 36 to 40 large marshmallows
- 18 to 20 Popsicle sticks
- 3/4 cup colored or chocolate sprinkles
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1 cup ground walnuts or pecans
Directions:In a shallow microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and oil. Stir until smooth.
Thread two marshmallows onto each wooden stick. Roll marshmallows in melted chocolate, turning to coat, I found using a knife was more effective in getting an even coating on the marshmallow. Allow excess to drip off. Roll in sprinkles, coconut. walnuts, candy, or drizzle with white chocolate. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets, or stand upright in a foam block to avoid smashing pop.. Chill until firm.