Looking for a fun kid’s activity this spring? These easy marshmallow pops are fun to make and decorate!
Truth be told, marshmallows are really not my favorite sweet in the world. Not even close. But my son can woof down an entire bag if I would ever let him. The funny thing is we always buy the jumbo marshamallows for something like smores or cocoa and then they get stale before I can use the rest. This time I came up with a plan to have a fun kids food craft and using up those marshamallows while they were still fresh and soft. We made some fantastic marshmallow pops!
I just love the colors on these marshmallow pops. So spring! So bouncy! So much chocolate! I may have eaten one around the marshmallow because after having so much fun decorating them, they were just as fun to eat. In fact, we made several to share with the neighborhood friends.
Long Cake Pop Sticks or colorful straws
Large or Jumbo Marshmallows
Melting Chocolate (I used Dolci Frutta from the produce section because I like the taste over other chocolates but Merkens produce better melting consistency)
Squeeze bottles for chocolate decorating or Piping bags and cake decorating tips
For decorating – candy melts in various colors, sprinkles, or small candies such as Mini-M&Ms. You can use the full size version but they may slide or not stick as well)
Slide the marshmallows down firmly on the pop sticks.
To maximize the chocolate, use a deep but small bowl to melt the chocolate in. Lay wax paper out for cooling. Melt the chocolate in the microwave per the instuctions. Using a spoon, pour the chocolate over the marshmallows and coat evenly. Using a second, larger bowl, bang the marshallow pop against the side to remove excess chocolate. Allow the pop to cool on the wax paper.
If decorating with candies, place the candies on the chocolate pops before they cool and harden. If using decorating chocolate, wait until they harden.
This was a very fun activity with my son to celebrate the coming of spring and got us into the Easter spirit. I had to laugh since after the first few pops, he got really creative and started drawing shapes and arrows on the pops. Of course, every one of them was beautiful in this mom’s eyes.
I hope you will give these a fun try. Easy peasy and I love when there is a craft or cooking that kids can join in on the fun!
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