I love finding new goodies to make for this most special day of the year and Valentine Marshmallow Pops are my new favorite! Ever since my daughter’s wedding I have enjoyed making these for our Christmas parties and other festive occasions.
Besides tasting great, these little bits of marshmallow goodness are also a fun addition to a holiday table. (However, I may just be a little biased about this special holiday after our 25th wedding anniversary surprise and all the fun we had celebrating with beautiful decorations and our family photo booth.
regular sized marshmallows
red candy melts
peppermint candies, crushed
Melt red candy melts in the microwave, according to package directions. (Just don’t overcook because then it becomes a giant blob of red chocolate. Don’t ask me how I know ~sigh~
Insert lollipop stick, dip marshmallow into melted chocolate and roll in crushed peppermints.
After marshmallows have set, insert into 3×4″ plastic bag and tie with ribbon. These marshmallow pops will stay fresh for a week or so.
Group them in a bunch and give to your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.
You can also use styrofoam inside a glass container to make a “bouquet.” I used a sparkly Christmas ribbon and tied it around the container.
I used crushed up peppermint candies from Christmas, but you can make these pops with sprinkles, mini chocolate chips or other candies.
This is a fun project to do with the kids. Give them some toppings and let them loose!
Can you think of other holidays and colors you could use?
- Bag of large marshmallows
- Bag of red candy melts
- Peppermint candies
- 4 inch lollipop sticks
- 3×4″ clear plastic bags
- Crush peppermint candies in a separate plastic bag or glass bowl.
- Melt candy melts in glass measuring cup in microwave, according to package directions.
- Insert lollipop stick into marshmallow.
- Dip marshmallow into melted chocolate and roll in crushed peppermints.
- Stick marshmallow pop into styrofoam to harden.
- Wrap in plastic bag and tie with a ribbon.
I didn’t have any styrofoam so I just laid the pops out on waxed paper to harden.
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