Probably the easiest treat there is! Dip a marshmallow in melted almond bark, then add sprinkles, crushed nuts, crushed candy. anything!
package almond bark (white or chocolate) or meltable candy wafers
Sprinkles, chopped nuts, chopped pretzels, chopped candy, etc.
Equipment: Lollipop sticks (sold in craft stores)
- Melt the chocolate or white (or both) almond bark in a double boiler.
- One by one, dip the very tip of the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate, then stick that end of the stick into the marshmallow until it’s not quite all the way through. Repeat with the rest of the marshmallows, standing them up as you go.
- Next, roll the marshmallow in the chocolate to coat it, then tap the stick gently on the side of the double boiler to get rid of the excess. Using your fingers, sprinkle the topping of your choice all over the chocolate. Set them stick side up on a piece of waxed paper OR stick them into that crazy florist stuff that makes flowers stand up.
- Have fun with the toppings and make no two marshmallow pops the same!
These easy-to-make pops are reminiscent of my good friend Bakerella’s famous Cake Pops, and take almost no time to make. They’re a perfect treat to make with little kiddos, and the permutations and combinations for the coating and toppings are endless.
Marshmallow pops are everywhere, and you can have some serious fun with them. Use white or milk chocolate to coat them (I used white) or get ultra creative and use different colors (green, pink, blue) of meltable candy wafers. You can dunk them all the way to coat them completely as I did here, or you can just dip them halfway to give them a more “drippy” appearance. My friend Alice did a Rocky Road version, where she demonstrates both:
If you have a little Christmas party that needs a quick treat, or if you’re looking for a fun diversion for the kids in the days leading up to Christmas, these are your man.
Wondering how to make marshmallow pops (also called marshmallows lollipop)? These easy marshmallows covered with chocolate dessert treats can be adapted using heart marshmallows (like for Valentine’s Day) or different shapes based on the holiday or party theme!
How To Make Marshmallow Pops
If you’re looking for a quick and easy Valentine’s Day treat or a heart theme party favor, try a super cute and EASY marshmallow pop!
(You can actually use any shape marshmallow you want. The heart just happened to fit with our theme. Frankford Candy Company has Mallo Licious with bunch of cool marshmallow shapes!)
My daughter’s birthday is at the beginning of February and we made heart chocolate dipped marshmallow pops for her Alice in Wonderland theme birthday party as part of the Queen of Hearts area. They were a huge hit!
And, there were enough chocolate marshmallow on a stick pops left over that we were able to include some in Ella’s Valentine’s bags for her Spanish class treats a couple of days later.
(Bonus points as a 2-for-1!)
Not only are these marshmallow pops easy and fast, the kids will also have fun making them.
Just be sure that they know not to touch the hot chocolate until it has cooled!
(And, marshmallows are are for more than just rice krispie treats , right?)
Before we get to our book pairing recommendation and the marshmallow pops recipe, let’s cover some FAQs that people have when making marshmallow pops.
Can you dip marshmallows in candy melts?
YES! Candy melts are one of the best things you can use to make marshmallow chocolate pops! Plus, candy melts come in a variety of different colors so you can match up your dipped marshmallow pops for your holiday or party theme. Also, be aware that candy melts sometimes dry with a harder shell than other chocolate.
How do you melt chocolate for dipping?
Simply heat chocolate for 15-30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring periodically, until the chocolate is completely melted. Or, one of our favorite ways to work with chocolate is to use a mini crockpot to keep the chocolate melted the entire time you are dipping the marshmallows. You can also use a double boiler.
How do you dip marshmallows in candy melts?
Melt candy melts or chocolate in the microwave or in a mini crockpot. Insert a toothpick or lollipop sucker stick into the flat end of the marshmallow. Holding the toothpick or stick, carefully dip and roll the marshmallow into the melted chocolate. Tap gently on edge of bowl to remove excess chocolate and then place on wax paper to dry.
How do you make colored marshmallow pops?
If you want to make colored marshmallows without the chocolate, you can actually dye them (using a similar process to dyeing Easter eggs!). Can you food color marshmallows? YES! Just add a few drops of food coloring to enough water to cover the marshmallow. Submerge it in the water and allow it to get to the desired colored marshmallow color. Remove from water, shake to remove excess water, and place on wax paper to dry.
How long are marshmallow pops good for?
Dipped marshmallow pops will stay good for up to one week. Just be sure to store them in an airtight container. They don’t need to be stored in the refrigerator.
How do you store marshmallow pops?
Once you’ve made your chocolate dipped marshmallow pops, you can store them on the counter in an airtight container, wrapped in cellophane, or in small party bags. It is not necessary to refrigerate them.
Can I freeze chocolate covered marshmallows?
If you want to harden the chocolate quicker, you can place it in the freezer for a few minutes. Beyond that, I wouldn’t freeze chocolate covered marshmallows to store them. Chocolate changes colors when frozen and, although it is still good to eat, it might not have the desired look that you want for your marshmallow on stick.
How do you get sugar to stick to marshmallows?
One of the easiest ways to get colored sugar to stick to marshmallows is to simply lightly wet the marshmallows with a damp sponge or basting brush. Then, roll the marshmallow in sugar. Allow to dry on the lollipop stick or on some wax paper before packaging. You can also dip the marshmallow in chocolate and then immediately roll it in sugar or sprinkles. The chocolate will help the sugar or sprinkles stick to the marshmallow.
Once you have dipped marshmallows, what can you use as marshmallow decorations?
How to make chocolate covered marshmallows pops with decorations, use:
- Colored Sugar
- Crushed Cookies
- Chocolate Chips
- Shredded Coconut
- Pop Rocks
- Mini M&Ms
- Crushed Cereal (like Cheerios or Rice Krispies)
- Edible Glitter or Edible Glitter Spray
- Crushed Candy or Crushed Candy Canes
- Colored Chocolate Drizzle
- Course Sea Salt
Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pops paired with Most Marshmallows Children’s Book
We paired our marshmallow pop recipe up with a children’s book called Most Marshmallows by Rowboat Watkins.
The book goes above “most marshmallows” and tells about marshmallows that dream big and do anything that they want to do!
“This sweet and silly book is an inspiring reminder to everyone that by being true to ourselves, each of us has the power to be extraordinary.”
We fell in love with this book for the quirky illustrations, that are really photographs of marshmallows living out their dreams!
Here’s how to make marshmallows covered in chocolate using candy melts or your favorite chocolate!
With Christmas a couple of weeks away, you may be looking for some fun party dessert ideas. We all love sweet treats at Christmas, but we don’t really want big portions. Just that little bite to satisfy our craving for something a little sweet. I have the perfect option to fill that need: let me show you how to make marshmallow pops
the cutest little sweet Christmas treat.
These bites are great options as part of a dessert platter or to take to a party (“I’ll bring the dessert!”) What if you would like to have a sweet treat as a party favor? These marshmallow pops are perfect. I’ve made them for several different Christmas occasions the past few years and I love sharing them with you.
These marshmallow pops are not just a little bite of sweet heaven, they are also so cute and versatile for any occasion. Grown
ups and kids love them. I want to show you how to make marshmallow pops, how easy they are and how you can make them for a variety of occasions throughout the year so I have created a video for you .
How to Make Marshmallow Pops for Christmas Treats
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I first made marshmallow pops on Valentine’s Day for a girlfriends’ luncheon. Then I made them as party favors for a friend’s birthday party. Since then I’ve made them as gifts for some of my blogger friends and my Bible study group, as part of dessert offerings at a Christmas party, and most recently for an annual sorority Christmas party. They never fail to delight both in presentation and taste.
Ingredients and Supplies for the Marshmallow Pops
This is so easy. Just 2 ingredients
The Wilton candy melts are available at your craft store (I bought mine at Joann) in the baking section and online. I like the Bright White for a cleaner, brighter look. The marshmallows
the standard size
are available at your local grocery store.
a sheet pan lined with a sheet of parchment paper
The florist foam is used to hold the marshmallow pops as the candy melt chocolate sets. The pops need to set for a few hours until the chocolate forms a seal around the marshmallow. When you bite into the marshmallow, the crunch of the “stiffened” chocolate is a nice contrast to the softness and creaminess of the marshmallow.
How to Make the Marshmallow Pops for Gifts or Party Favors
If you are going to use the marshmallow pops as gifts or party favors, you will need:
inch round labels
#22830 to make my stickers. There are hundreds of templates for all occasions at Averey.com that you can customize with color, font, and size. You could also make stickers on vinyl with a Cricut (I’ll be trying that soon.) or make tags and hand write them.
For these marshmallow pops in a green theme, I selected a template with red ornaments. Since I wanted a gift tag, I cut out 2 1/2 inch circles with my Cricut in green cardstock and placed the stickers on the green circles.
Next I punched holes in the tags. I already bought skinny green ribbon.
Place 1 marshmallow pop in a bag, tie with a piece of ribbon (bow is optional), and attach the tag.
You can use the florist foam to hold the marshmallow pops.
Here’s the last batch of marshmallow pops with a gold theme.
I chose a different template this time, one to go with my gold theme. This time I just used the sticker without a tag and attached it to the plastic bag.
You may remember that I recently made unicorn bark with Naomi. It turned out to be such a fun and delicious project, we decided to make something equally as pretty and delicious: marshmallow pops! I’ve seen these little beauties on Pinterest, and knew I had to make them someday. I am such a sucker for anything marshmallow, and as it turns out, Naomi is too. It should be noted that I made Naomi change our of her favorite Frozen shirt so it wouldn’t get chocolate all over it, and she insisted on changing into a custom cuteheads dress. She wasn’t too happy when I asked her to wear something else, so I just let her do it. Did it get messy? Yes. That’s what dry cleaning is for, right?
How to Make Marshmallow Pops
It really couldn’t be easier! All you need is:
- Large marshmallows
- Cute, colorful straws
- Melting chocolate
I used the leftover melting chocolate we had from the unicorn bark to make these. So really, we killed two birds with one stone… make something pretty and empty the pantry. We’re already off to a good start!
Naomi wanted to make the entire bag of marshmallows. She was having so much fun putting the marshmallows on the straws, and she was doing such a good job of it too. Sometimes she really amazes me, with her hand-eye coordination and her love of helping. I know that if I ever want her to do anything, one of the ways I can convince her is to tell her she’s helping me. It’s the sweetest thing.
You’ll want to keep the marshmallows marshmallow-side up instead of lying them on wax paper because the chocolate will drip to the bottom and dry funny. We just inserted the dipped marshmallows into a cup to let them dry.
Put the melting chocolates into individual bowls by color. Pop them into the microwave for about 30 seconds, stir, then heat for an additional 30. The bowls and the chocolate will be hot, so be careful with them around your kids. I didn’t let Naomi touch them, and waited until the white chocolate had cooled before letting her dip.
Then simply dip in chocolate, wipe a bit of the excess from the sides, and dip into your favorite colored sprinkles. Voila! It’s that easy. Once you’ve decorated all of your marshmallow pops, put them in the refrigerator to harden.
Then comes the most important part… eat them!
With Summer around the corner and 1000 degree temps on the horizon, I’m so glad we’re coming up with lots of fun, indoor activities so we don’t melt. We’re loving these marshmallow pops and can’t wait to try them again with different colors.
What fun and easy food projects have you done with your kids? We’d love to try them!
Add a spooky touch to your Halloween party with these easy chocolate covered Marshmallow pops. This quick and easy recipe for Halloween marshmallow pops is a fun Halloween dessert, make them as ghosts, mummies, pumpkins, Frankenstein or monsters.
Cake pops have always been a huge hit whether I make them for a holiday party, preschool graduation or birthday party. They’re versatile can can be easily made to match any theme or decor, but they can be a bit time consuming. If you’re stretched for time, and don’t want to bake a cake, these Halloween Marshmallow pops are so easy to make and would be the perfect addition to a Halloween party. You can even wrap them individually to sell at a fall bake sale or give out as party favors during your school Halloween party.
Decorate your Halloween Pops with festive sprinkles, or make them into a Pumpkin, Ghost, or even Frankenstein!
Halloween Marshmallow Pops:
- Candy Melts
- Lollipop sticks
- Piping bag (or Ziploc Bag)
Scroll down for a printable version.
How to make chocolate covered marshmallows:
In microwavable safe bowl or coffee mug, microwave one color of candy melts and 1 Tablespoon shortening uncovered on Medium (50%) for 1 minute, stir. Continue microwaving for 15-second intervals, until melted; stirring in between until smooth. If candy is too thick, add a little more shortening.
Repeat with additional colors.
Dip the tip of 1 lollipop stick about 1/2 inch into any color of the melted candy and insert stick into 1 marshmallow about halfway, this will act like glue holding the marshmallow onto the lollipop stick. Repeat for each pop. Allow candy to harden, you can speed this up by placing them in the refrigerator about 3-5 minutes.
Once the marshmallow is secured to the stick, dip the marshmallow into the melted candy, covering the marshmallow completely, tap off excess.
Decorate with candy sprinkles, or add faces using piping bag (or melted candy added to a ziploc bag and cutting the tip off).
Let stand until set.
You can use a piece of Styrofoam to hold the pops up, or you can also flip them upside down before decorating so that the marshmallow lays flat on a piece of wax paper with the pop stick sticking upwards.
Make sure you have everything needed to make these Halloween Marshmallow Pops. Did you know you can purchase all of the supplies needed included Wilton Candy melts and lollipop sticks online at Amazon and have them delivered right to your house? You can also order a pop display, a must have accessory for decorating and displaying these marshmallow pops.
Whether you’re throwing a Toy Story birthday party or just want a fun movie-inspired snack, you’re going to love these adorable Toy Story alien marshmallow pops! They’re made with three simple ingredients and take just a few minutes to put together. On top of being the perfect addition to your to the rest of your Toy Story birthday party ideas, these cute pops also make an adorable snack to eat while your kids watch their favorite Disney movie!
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Both my kids love Toy Story, so making fun Toy Story snacks is always a hit in my house. These cute Toy Story marshmallow pops were one of my favorite treats at my Toy Story birthday party, but I’ve made them a few times at home, too, because they’re so easy!
Looking for more Toy Story party ideas? Check out my Toy Story Party Post post to see a simple Toy Story inspired party to throw for your kids.
How to Make Toy Story Alien Marshmallow Pops
Chocolate covered marshmallows make great snacks for a Toy Story party! In addition to being simple to make, these fun marshmallows are sure to be hit with all your party-goers. To make your own Toy Story marshmallow pops, you’ll need:
- Candy eyes (available on Amazon)
- Green melting chocolate (available on Amazon)
- Paper straws
Start by prepping your marshmallow pops by putting a paper straw into each of the marshmallows. For my party, I used a full bag of marshmallows, which usually contains between 30 and 35 marshmallows. So be sure you have enough paper straws to construct all your Toy Story Party marshmallow pops!
When all your marshmallows are prepped, get your green chocolate prepared. Melt the chocolate according to the instructions on the package. Then, pour it in to a cup to make dipping your marshmallows a little bit simpler.
Carefully dip each marshmallow into the melted chocolate, making sure all the sides and bottom of the marshmallow are evenly coated. As you pull the marshmallow out of the melted chocolate, give the stick a little shake to help any excess chocolate drip off the marshmallow.
Place your chocolate covered marshmallows on a piece of parchment paper or wax paper and immediately add three candy eyes. It’s important to place the eyes on the marshmallow while the chocolate is still warm to ensure they stick. Don’t wait until the chocolate is set or you won’t be able to add the eyes!
Displaying Your Toy Story Marshmallow Pops
Now that you have all your alien marshmallow pops ready, you’re probably wondering how to display these cute treats for your Toy Story party. Here are a few easy ways to display your pops for your party guests.
My Toy Story Alien marshmallow pops were displayed in a metal bucket. But you won’t be able to simply place the pops inside the bucket because it will fall over. The key to getting your marshmallow pops to stand is styrofoam. Place a piece of floral foam in the bottom of your bucket. Then, stick the marshmallow pop sticks into the foam so they stand up straight. Finish by covering the foam with some tissue paper or paper shreds.
Another great option for displaying your Toy Story marshmallow pops is to use a cake pop stand.
A cake pop stand like this will hold your sticks in place, making it easy to display your pops and simple for your guests to grab when when they’re ready to eat.
If either of these options doesn’t work for you, I have an even simpler alternative! Just flip the pops upside down and have the sticks pointing up. Then, you can display the pops on a flat surface. If you opt for this display method, I would suggest cutting the paper straws in half so the sticks aren’t so long.
Over the last few years cake pops have becoming the hottest party treat. They look awesome and taste yummy too, but there is just one problem – they take a lot of time and effort to make. Don’t worry, there is another alternative that looks just as cool and is super easy to make – Marshmallow Pops!! Marshmallow pops require absolutely NO BAKING and require very little skill.
Marshmallow pops are very quick and simple to make. This delicious treat is just a matter of assembling certain items in a decorative fashion. Let me show you how easy they are to make.
Things you need
- Large Marshmallows
- Candy Melts (any color)
- Sprinkles (any kind & color)
- Colored Straws
Step-by-Step ‘Marshmallow Pop’ Instructions
Push the straw into the marshmallow. Set this aside.
Heat up 1/3 the bag of candy melts. It is better to only heat up what you think you will use. Follow the directions on the candy melt packet. There are various methods you can use.
Super Note : I melted my candy melts in the microwave. Since I live in Singapore and it hot year round, the candy melts were already melting in the bag even prior to my heating them up. I melted it for 30 seconds on defrost.
Add approximately 1/2 a tablespoon shortening to the candy melts. The amount of shortening you add will depend on the amount of candy melts you heat up. This will help achieve a smooth consistency.
Super Note : After mixing in the candy melts I added in the shortening and checked the consistency. If it is still not smooth, heat it up again for a few more seconds and stir.
Dip the marshmallow into the candy melt. Use the back of a spoon to get the candy to evenly wrap around.
Super Note: You can decide how much of the marshmallow you want to dip. I only dipped half, but dipping the whole thing also looks awesome!
Use your fingers or a spoon to evenly distribute the sprinkles over the candy coated marshmallows.
Super Note: Don’t feel restricted to one type of coating. Feel free to get creative by using different sprinkles, candy melt colors and colored straws.
Stand the marshmallow pop upright to dry.
Super Tip : If you don’t have a cake pop stand, you can use a tall glass to allow the marshmallow pops to dry – just make sure they do not touch each other.
Display or individually wrap the marshmallow pops!
Display : These look great on a cake pop stand, on a platter, on a candy table or as an individual place setting.
Wrap: You can wrap each marshmallow pop individually in small clear bags and tie a bow. They should last at least 3-5 days. This is great for goodie bags.
Super Note : The kids did not eat these marshmallow pops at the party because there were way too many other treats. Instead towards the end of the party, we wrapped them in mini-bags and passed them out with the goodie bags at the end.
We are certainly facing challenging times in our world right now and it is likely your annual Easter traditions or family celebrations aren’t going forward as previously planned.
One thing that seems to be in short supply are eggs.
We suggest this easy alternative to dyeing Easter eggs. We’re hoping your local grocer has plenty of marshmallows on hand. Hurry and add them to your Instacart right now so you can get a delivery before Easter.
Alternatives to Dyeing Easter Eggs
These “Insta-Glam Glitter Eggs” from the April ’17 issue of Good Housekeeping caught my eye as a very simple but beautiful way to dress up your eggs without the traditional dye and vinegar.
The traditionalist in me loves the idea of coloring Easter eggs but we often end up tossing out the eggs and it all is such a waste.
Last Minute Easter Treats
Marshmallows dipped in melted candy and sprinkled with edible glitter or sprinkles is not only a perfect alternative to dyed eggs this Easter, they are also a delicious treat.
How to Make Marshmallow Pops for Easter
Supplies: Kraft Jet Puffed Original Marshmallows, treat sticks, Wilton Candy Melts in Bright White, sprinkles