Birthday Treats: Marshmallow Pops!

As I tried to wrap my head around what I would make for Ruby’s classmates to celebrate her 5th birthday at school I was starting to feel a bit stressed out. Then I finally had an idea! Marshmallow pops! Easy peasy, bite sized & oh so pretty!

These were an absolute cinch to make and I love the way they turned out. I had a bunch of paper straws left over from various parties and thought “why not put them to use”.

I dipped half of the marshmallows in pink chocolate and the remaining in white (girls + boys). Once freshly dipped, I quickly dusted them with sprinkles.

I waited roughly 30 minutes and placed little clear bags on top of each marshmallow and secured them with ribbon. I also made little tags out of old scrapbook paper and attached them to the pops. I found cute bows in my craft drawer with gems and adorned them on the marshmallows for the girls.

Last but not least, I had one of those cardboard cupcake stands which I had saved from Nate’s 1st birthday (no I am not a hoarder!). I took a hole punch and with a bit of force made the correct number of holes on the top layer of the stand and slid each marshmallow pop through. I was worried about transport on route to her school and didn’t want them to get knocked around. The stand kept them looking gorgeous.

What You Need:

  • Paper Straws
  • Jumbo Marshmallows
  • Sprinkles
  • Baking chocolate (or Wilton buttons)
  • Cake pop covers (or cellophane paper)
  • Ribbon
  • Craft paper
  • Cardboard cupcake stand
  • Hole punch

Directions:

  1. Pierce marshmallows with paper straws and set on large plate
  2. Prepare sprinkles for quick application
  3. Have a few glasses on hand to set the marshmallow pops inside while drying. If you have a cake pop stand it would be even better!
  4. Put a small pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil
  5. Put a glass bowl on top of the boiling water and add chocolate pieces to melt
  6. As soon as the chocolate is at a nice runny consistency quickly begin dipping your marshmallow pops inside and dusting with sprinkles
  7. Allow pops to dry
  8. Once dry cover the marshmallows with individual wrappers & decorate as desired
  9. Using a hole punch create holes inside your cardboard cupcake stand
  10. Slide sticks inside the holes and voila!

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