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If you’re still looking for a fun treat to make with your kids this Valentine’s Day, this is one both you and they 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 to make.
Supplies You’ll Need to Make Valentine Marshmallow Pops
Gather a few supplies, including the following:
- Wilton Candy Melts
- Sprinkles – All sorts of Valentine-themed sprinkles
- Paper straws
- Paper towel for work space – This will catch all the extra sprinkles and drips from the melted candy melts. It definitely makes cleanup a LOT easier afterward.
- This Wilton Cake Pop Decorating Stand comes in handy too.
How to Make Valentine Marshmallow Pops
The first step is to place your marshmallow on one of the paper straws. You can find different types of marshmallows at the store, from jumbo to regular-sized to heart-shaped (though they seem a bit harder to find lately). Stick the paper straws through your marshmallows, coming up with different designs (like doubling up hearts).
You’ll want to have the candy melts melted and ready to go, according to package instructions. I had pink, white, and chocolate candy melts for different colors and flavors. Dip your marshmallows in the melted candy melts, letting excess candy drip back into the bowl.
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.
Go ahead and let the marshmallow pops set; the melted candy coating will eventually set and be ready to enjoy. This is where the cake pop stand comes in handy.
Marshmallow pops would be great for parties or a fun edible craft with the kids.
Enjoy! And Happy Valentine’s Day!