Peppermint Cocoa Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint Cocoa Christmas Ornaments – A tasty treat for those neighborhood gifts or use them to decorate your own Christmas tree!

Peppermint Cocoa Christmas Ornaments

Our first apartment was a loft (aka: attic)/studio apartment above a dental office. Our only neighbors were the folks at Taco Time and Pizza Perfect. Lucky us. Now that we have our own house, we also have a real neighborhood. And that means… neighbor gifts! When trying to decide what to give out for our first Christmas in the neighborhood, I settled on something I would love to get: Hot Cocoa. I loooooove hot cocoa. I drink it all. year. round. no matter the weather.   That is not a joke, I absolutely promise I drank hot cocoa at least seven times when we went on our cruise to the Eastern Caribbean last year. Crazy? Maybe a little.

Peppermint Cocoa Christmas Ornaments

These Peppermint Cocoa Christmas Ornaments were easy to make and they turned out so CUTE. In fact, I’m contemplating keeping all of them and hanging them on my Christmas tree! Imagine a whole tree with these adorable ornaments all over. Ahhhhh, I love it! But, I’d feel bad because I have nothing else to give my neighbors… so I suppose I’ll have to part with them at some point. I could always make more though! They were cheap, easy, and it took me less than an hour to put them together. Yay!

Peppermint Cocoa Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint Cocoa Christmas Ornaments
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Peppermint Cocoa Christmas Ornaments

A tasty treat for neighbor gifts or to decorate your own Christmas tree!
Course Dessert
Keyword christmas, holiday, hot chocolate
Cook Time 30 minutes
Author Tiffany


  • clear round christmas ornaments
  • hot cocoa powder (I used milk chocolate)
  • mini marshmallows
  • candy canes, crushed
  • ribbon
  • small funnel


  • Carefully remove the tops of the ornaments and set aside. Place one ornament in a small bowl to keep it from tipping over. Place the spout of the funnel into the opening of the ornament. 
  • Pour 5-6 tablespoons hot chocolate into the funnel and shake gently to get cocoa into the ornament. Add 1 tablespoon crushed candy canes. Remove the funnel and drop about 10 mini marshmallows into the ornament. Carefully put the top back into the ornament. Repeat process with remaining ornaments.
  • Optional: When finished, glue one piece of ribbon around the top and use another piece of ribbon (about 6-8 inches long) to tie a bow onto the ring.


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These are so creative! I would love to get one as a gift. Thanks for sharing this great idea 🙂

So cute and fun! Who wouldn’t love to receive one of these! We love hot chocolate at our house.

Yum, these look delicious! 🙂

I am so happy I found your website! You are an adorable cook, and your recipes are delicious (I have the tomatillo ranch chicken cooking in my oven right now)! I love these cocoa ornaments, and wondered what your suggestion would be if one wanted to consume what’s inside? What should I recommend to my neighbors as I pass them out (breaking the ornament would mean glass…etc)? Or maybe it’s just more for looks?

    Hi Tiffany, Thanks for your kind comments! My husband absolutely loves the tomatillo chicken, I hope you did too! For the ornaments, it’s hard to get the cocoa into the ornament without a funnel, but it’s easy to get out without it. Simply remove the top again and pour, the cocoa will come right out! Of course, they can always use it for looks too, it’s almost too cute to take apart! 😉

      Oh great! Thanks!

The ornaments are adorable , but I’m wondering how you get the marshmallows out of the ornament. It seems they will clog the opening and the chocolate and peppermint will not be released. Please explain.

    Hi Cathy, if you use the mini marshmallows (they usually come in a plastic container kind of like shredded parmesan cheese) then they will shake out very easily!

Thanks for sharing this! You could have a kitchen tree to hang these on & whenever you have a visitor, give them one.

5 stars
are this glass ornaments or plastic?

    I used glass but you can also use plastic 🙂

I made these and they looked cute until the next morning. The crushed peppermint pieces and the marshmallows hardened to each other and became one solid mess. Why?

Where can you find the oranments to buy and how do you clean them ?

    I’ve bought them at walmart and at craft stores! There’s really just a bit of cocoa dust left at the end after dumping out the cocoa but you can always just rice them out in the sink. 🙂

Such a great idea! How far in advance do you think I can put these together? This time of year, as I’m sure you know, is very hectic so the more I can cross of my to do list the better!

    5 stars
    These look so cute! I’m thinking of making them for all the girls in my bible study. Thank you for sharing this cute idea!

I am very happy to find these for party favors. for the amount of ingredients usedin your directions what was the size of the clear ornament?

    Hi Colette- I didn’t measure them ahead of time and don’t have any of the ones pictured anymore! Sorry about that!!

Love these hot cocoa filled ornaments and the crushed peppermints adds such a wallop of color! Not to mention marshmallow snowballs! How lovely they will be on my tree and in my friends’ tummies! Thanks!

    Happy Holidays! 🙂

These were a snap to make! I love them!! i bought a huge container (25) of plastic ornaments last year after christmas and wondered what to do with them. Using the packages of cocoa mix made it easy – no measuring. thank you!

    Super excited to hear that yours turned out so easy and wonderful! Thanks for your feedback, Jody!

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