Holiday Recipe: Chocolate Gingerbread Men (with Candy Canes) | Evermine Blog |

I grew up loving the story of the Gingerbread man, even though it’s a strange fairytale: A runaway gingerbread man escapes from a little old lady and little old man, taunting all the animals as he goes, saying, “Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!” But *spoiler alert* in the end, he gets eaten by a fox. I always really enjoyed it and all the other modern twists that have come along, such as The Stinky Cheese Man.

You would think that, since I enjoy the story so much, I would also enjoy making gingerbread men. It may come as a shock, but honestly, I’ve never attempted to make my own gingerbread men before. What?! How could I not try to make my own gingerbread men, you ask, and see for myself that they don’t actually jump out of the oven and run away from me?

I know. That’s why this holiday season, I’m making chocolate gingerbread men with candy canes for an extra treat. Happy holidays everyone – catch a gingerbread man if you can! They’re delicious.

  • 4 ounces of baking chocolate
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • Candy Canes
  • wooden chop sticks