Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you lovelies who read this blog of mine…. I hope your day is filled with lots and lots of love. If you’re still looking for a fun treat to make for the kiddos, this one is lots of fun, and it involves lots of sprinkles. Last week I shared my recipe for Cherry Chip Cake Pops…. this week is a slightly easier treat and oh so fun to make, Valentine Marshmallow Pops.
This treat doesn’t really require a recipe; just gather a few supplies, mainly marshmallows, candy melts, and sprinkles. I also kept a paper towel over my workspace to catch all the extra sprinkles and drippy candy melts. It definitely made cleanup a lot easier afterward. For the marshmallow pop sticks, I found adorable paper straws through Dime Story Buddy on Etsy.
The first step is to place your marshmallow on one of the paper straws. You can find different types of marshmallows at the store, from jumbo to hearts to regular. Try different things like doubling up a couple of hearts. Just have fun with it. You’ll want to have the candy melts melted and ready to go, according to package instructions. I had pink, white, and chocolate candy melts for different colors and flavors. Dip your marshmallow in, letting excess candy drip back into the bowl. Now you’re ready to grab the sprinkles and decorate. You can create polka dots all over the marshmallow with candy beads. Shake little sprinkles or hearts all over. Maybe sprinkle a little candy sugar on top; just be creative. Let the marshmallow pops set; the melted candy coating will eventually set and be ready to enjoy.
Marshmallow pops would be great for parties, for a movie night, or even a fun, edible craft with the kids.