The ingredients we used are:
Regular sized marshmallows
Soft peppermint sticks for crushing.
Small candy canes
Chocolate for melting (any kind will do, I used Milk chocolate chips)
Melt chocolate chips in small container. You can add a few drops of vegetable oil to thin if it seems too thick. Place soft soft candy cane sticks in 2 layers of plastic bags and crush with mallet. Pour into small bowl. Dip marshmallows into chocolate then roll in peppermint pieces. Set upside down to dry.
When cooled, make a slit in opposite end of marshmallow using a sharp knife and push candy cane stems into the marshmallow.
Add to hot chocolate and enjoy! The kids love these and I think they add a festive touch.They can keep for about a week in a sealed container.
Just as a note...you can use regular candy canes to crush. However, the soft ones melt more quickly in the hot chocolate. The candy cane doesn't melt as quickly, so it can hang on the side of the cup without melting off.