Have you ever needed to make a homemade treat, but just haven’t had the time or energy to turn on the oven, get out the mixer and hunt around for a bunch on ingredients that you may or may not have in the house? Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love to bake and make fancy, yummy desserts, but sometime you just need to get something done quickly and easily. Look no further — just make these delicious marshmallow pops. They look so appealing, no one will care that you weren’t up all night making them! The best part is that kids can actually do the whole thing themselves, with just a little help with the microwave.
This recipe has an endless possibility of variations, a few of which I’ve listed at the end of the post.
- 1 Bag of regular sized marshmallows (please don’t use those gigantic ones unless you want everyone to go into a sugar frenzy)
- Candy sticks or crafts sticks (enough for each marshmallow)
- Candy melts (color of your choosing. 2 bags of melts will usually cover 1 bag of marshmallows)
- Candy sprinkles
- Tray covered in wax paper
- Poke a stick through each marshmallow. We held ours horizontally. Make sure the stick goes all the way to the top of the marshmallow, just poking through.
- Melt the candy melts in the microwave according to instructions on package.
- Dip the marshmallow in the chocolate, being sure to cover the base where the stick goes in.
- Sprinkle by hand with candy sprinkles. (rolling in the sprinkles is very messy and make the wet chocolate fall off)
- Lay down on wax paper to dry.
Here are some fun variations:
Truffula Trees – Dip marshmallows in pink, purple, orange, and yellow chocolate. Sprinkle with colored coconut of a matching color.
S’Mores on a Stick – Dip marshmallow in dark chocolate; sprinkle with crumbled graham crackers. (this idea came from my friend Stephanie who served them at her daughter’s birthday party!)
Jackson Pollock Pops – Dip marshmallows in a solid color of chocolates. Drizzle and drip various other colors on top for a splattered effect.
Rainbow Treats – Dip marshmallows (separately) in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet chocolate. Sprinkle with colored sugar in coordinating colors.
Here are some photos of the Truffula Trees we made for a fundraiser last month. Very yummy!