Easy and Fun Valentine Marshmallow Pops

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Use candy melts and marshmallows to make easy Valentine marshmallow pops. A kid-friendly Valentine's Day recipe, they make perfect party treats with oodles of decorating ideas.

If you're still looking for a fun treat to make with your kids this Valentine's Day, Valentines marshmallows are something both you and your kids will love. Awhile ago, I shared my recipe for cherry chip cake pops…. Valentine marshmallow pops are a slightly easier treat and oh so fun and kid-friendly to make.

Ingredient Notes:

Snowman marshmallow pops are another fun marshmallow dessert for kids, especially during the wintertime.

Gather a few supplies, including the following:

heart shaped Valentines marshmallows on Valentine paper straws

How to Make Valentine Marshmallow Pops

  1. The first step is to place marshmallows on the paper straws. Insert the paper straws into the center of your marshmallows, letting the straw act as a lollipop stick.
insert paper straw or lollipop stick into center of marshmallow
  1. Be creative and make different designs, like doubling up heart shaped marshmallows on one stick.
heart shaped marshmallows doubled up on stick

How to Melt the Candy Melts and Chocolate for Dipping

Depending on the dipping candy you decide to use, you can melt it a couple different ways:

  • Melt using a double boiler on the stove – This is basically a pan inside of another pan with boiling water in the bottom pan. It allows for more even melting without burning, and it also keeps chocolate warm for dipping. If you're wanting to use different colors, this may not be the easiest way to melt the candy melts. So instead…
  • Melt it in the microwave – This is usually the route I go. Just follow the package instructions for melting. Usually, you heat and stir in 15-second intervals until the candy is melted and smooth enough for dipping.

One Important Tip: Depending on the type of chocolate you use, some people like to add shortening or paraffin wax to their chocolate as it melts. This allows for a thinner coat and stretches the chocolate a little further. If you use a good quality chocolate, you likely won't need this step.

Dip and Decorate Marshmallows

  1. Dip the marshmallows in the melted candy melts, letting excess candy drip back into the bowl.
dip marshmallow pops in chocolate or melted candy melts
  1. Now you're ready to immediately grab the sprinkles and decorate before the candy coating hardens. You can create polka dots all over the marshmallows with candy beads and shake little sprinkles or hearts all over. Maybe even sprinkle a little candy sugar on top. Just be creative and let your kids do their thing; you never know what they'll come up with.
chocolate dipped marshmallow with pink bead sprinkles
Valentine dipped marshmallow with white candy coating and tiny heart sprinkles
chocolate dipped heart shaped marshmallow with tiny Valentine nonpareils
  1. Place the Valentine marshmallows in the marshmallow pop holder, and let the candy coating set.
easy Valentine marshmallows with chocolate and candy coating and Valentine sprinkles in Wilton cake pops decorating stand

There's nothing like festive Valentine dipped marshmallows to wish someone a very Happy Valentine's Day.

heart shaped and jumbo Valentine's Day marshmallows with sprinkles and nonpareils in marshmallow pop holder

Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ's

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can, though it'd probably be best to make them only 1-2 days in advance, so they don't get stale.

How should I store marshmallow pops?

They should be stored in an airtight container in a slightly cooler environment. Not chilled in the fridge, but you want them to keep their shape and the candy to not melt… So you don't want them next to a stove or oven.

heart shaped sprinkles on white candy coated Valentines marshmallow pop

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Valentine marshmallow pops with sprinkles and nonpareils in glass cup

Valentine Marshmallow Pops

Use candy melts and marshmallows to make easy Valentine marshmallow pops. They make perfect kid-friendly Valentine's Day party treats.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff
Cost: $15-20

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Insert the paper straws into the center of your marshmallows, letting the straw act as a lollipop stick.
  • Be creative and make different designs, like doubling up heart shaped marshmallows on one stick.

How to Melt the Candy Melts and Chocolate for Dipping

  • Depending on the dipping candy you decide to use, you can melt it a couple different ways… Melt using a double boiler on the stove – This is basically a pan inside of another pan with boiling water in the bottom pan. It allows for more even melting without burning, and it also keeps chocolate warm for dipping. If you're wanting to use different colors, this may not be the easiest way to melt the candy melts. So instead…
  • Melt it in the microwave – This is usually the route I go. Just follow the package instructions for melting. Usually, you heat and stir in 15-second intervals until the candy is melted and smooth enough for dipping.

Dip and Decorate Marshmallows

  • Dip the marshmallows in the melted candy melts, letting excess candy drip back into the bowl.
  • Immediately grab the sprinkles and decorate before the candy coating hardens. You can create polka dots all over the marshmallows with candy beads and shake little sprinkles or hearts all over. Maybe even sprinkle a little candy sugar on top.
  • Place the Valentine marshmallows in the marshmallow pop holder, and let the candy coating set.
  • Then they're ready to serve and enjoy!

Notes

One Important Melting Tip: Depending on the type of chocolate you use, some people like to add shortening or paraffin wax to their chocolate as it melts. This allows for a thinner coat and stretches the chocolate a little further. If you use a good quality chocolate, you likely won't need this step.
Can I make these ahead of time?
Yes, you can, though it'd probably be best to make them only 1-2 days in advance, so they don't get stale.
How should I store marshmallow pops?
They should be stored in an airtight container in a slightly cooler environment. Not chilled in the fridge, but you want them to keep their shape and the candy to not melt… So you don't want them next to a stove or oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 0.4mg | Iron: 0.03mg
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