This recipe for Marshmallow Pops is one of the easiest yet visually impressive homemade food gifts that you can make in a jiffy! What I love about them the most is that they look like cute little cupcakes on a stick. And as a fun twist, this recipe calls for paper straws instead of the traditional lollipop sticks, making for a colorful change to the treat-on-a-stick idea.
With just a few simple ingredients, these marshmallow pops are easier to make than cake pops, and are perfect for any occasion. From party favors, bridal and baby showers, tea parties, to a summer BBQ (there is no baking required and you can make them ahead!), these are a great little treat to make for people of all ages.
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
48 large marshmallows
24 paper straws, cut in half to make 48 shorter sticks
2 c. colored candy melts (or chocolate, chopped into small pieces)
1/2 c. sprinkles
48 small red candy malt balls (or red M&M candies)
1 large bowl of rice
1) Stick a paper straw 3/4 of the way into the bottom of each marshmallow.
2) In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the candy melts or chocolate on high heat in 20 second intervals until just melted. Stir until all pieces are melted.
3) Dip the top half of a marshmallow on a stick into the melted candy/chocolate.
4) Immediately dust with sprinkles, and place one red candy malt ball (or M&M) on top.
5) Stick the straw handle of the marshmallow pop into the bowl of rice to keep it upright, and allow to harden at room temperature for 30 minutes.
6) Repeat steps 3-5 with all remaining marshmallows.
These marshmallow pops look best when placed in an upright position, so a great idea is to stick their handles in a container full of rice. For something unique, use a flower pot as your rice container – not only will it look like a pretty pot of flowers, it will add nice spring and summer touch to the idea. If you are making these as a party favor to go, you can also wrap the top of each pop in a small plastic bag and secure it shut with a ribbon (similar to these fake pops from a previous post).