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Marshmallow Pops

marshmallow pops

Marshmallow pops make cute, edible decorations for your baby shower.

You can customize them any way you like to match your theme simply by changing the color of the sprinkles. Or, add a paper flag or ribbon tied in a bow around the top of the lollipop stick to dress them up even more.

They are simple and inexpensive to make. They would be perfect for your dessert table, or wrap them in a lollipop bag and you can give them out as party favors.

What you'll need:
  • marshmallows

  • Lollipop sticks

  • Almond bark or candy melts, in desired color.

  • Sprinkles

  • Lollipop bags and ribbon (if giving out as favors)

How to Make Marshmallow Pops

Step 1

how to make marshmallow pops

Insert a lollipop stick into each marshmallow, making sure not to poke it through the other side. Set aside.

Step 2

how to make marshmallow pops

Put vanilla almond bark (or candy melts) in a medium sized bowl and melt in the microwave. Start with 1 minute on high, stir. Keep heating 20-30 seconds at a time until completely melted.

Take a marshmallow and dip it into the melted candy, covering about 1/2 to 3/4 of the marshmallow. When you pull it out, twist it back and forth to let the excess drip off, or gently tap the stick on the side of the bowl.


Step 3

how to make marshmallow pops

Hold over a plate and sprinkle with sprinkles, twisting around to cover all the sides. Stand up on waxed paper and allow candy to dry and harden. You can also stick the lollipop stick in a piece of styrofoam with the marshmallow sticking up.

Here is what they will look like when you are all done. Wasn't that simple?

marshmallow pops

If you want to give them out as favors, put them in a lollipop bag or treat bag after they have dried completely. Tie the bag closed with ribbon. Attach a favor tag for an extra touch.

marshmallow pop favors

Sparkly Marshmallow Pops

sparkly marshmallow pops, pink and purple marshmallow pops

Here are some more sparkly pops, that I made for a sweet shoppe party. For these, I decided to cover the entire marshmallow with sprinkles. Instead of dipping them in almond bark, I just quickly dipped the marshmallow in a bowl of water, blotted with a paper towel and rolled them around in a small bowl filled with sprinkles. Got that idea from the decorated cookie. So quick and easy, why didn't I think of that?

marshmallow pops with candy sticks

The ones pictured above are from a sugar and spice party. I used candy sticks instead of lollipop sticks for these. If you do this, make sure to use jumbo marshmallows so they will be sturdy enough to hold the candy sticks without toppling over.

Tips:

Add food coloring to vanilla almond bark to get the color you want. Wilton also makes colored candy melts. You can find them in the craft section at Walmart or the candy making section in craft stores. This is also where you will find lollipop sticks and bags.

Use pretzel sticks instead of lollipop sticks.

Try using crushed candy instead of sprinkles.

Put them in a container with the marshmallow side sticking up for a different look.

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