Looking for Valentine’s Day treats that are super easy to make that won’t break the bank? Then you need to check out these Valentine Marshmallow Pops! These blinged out marshmallow pops are to-die-for.
Last week I ran into Hobby Lobby to pick up a few things. I ran into a friend and walked around with her while she was getting stuff for a baby shower she was throwing. We happened to walk down the candy making aisle and I discovered bejeweled lollipop sticks! Although I didn’t have a project in mind for them, they were too beautiful to pass up. Plus I had a 40% off 1 regular price item coupon and since everything else I was buying was on sale, it made perfect sense to get them! 🙂
When I started thinking about Valentine’s Day treats I could share on the blog, I racked my brain for what I could make that was quick and easy.
Yesterday I shared these fabulous Valentine’s Day Pretzels.
Then I tried to come up with some other recipes. I thought about cake pops, but those would require a little more time and effort than I had in me.
And then a moment of inspiration struck. I purchased a bag of marshmallows and created these yummy marshmallow pops!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Bejewelled lollipop sticks (I got mine at hobby lobby, but you can order them online too if it’s easier) or regular lollipop sticks
You’ll want to start by melting your almond bark or candy melts according to package directions. While you wait for it to melt, grab a baking sheet and a piece of wax paper or a silicone mat to place your completed marshmallows on. You can also use a cake pop stand if you have one, but it isn’t necessary and depending on how thick your candy coating is, it may work better on wax paper.
Place your marshmallows on the non-jeweled end of the lollipop stick. Dip each marshmallow in your candy coating . Allow to set for 30 seconds to a minute and then coat with sprinkles! (Do not dip your marshmallows in the sprinkles as it will leave a big mess. Simply spoon or shake sprinkles over marshmallow pops). Once the candy coating is completely dry, you are ready to display your marshmallow pops or wrap them in lollipop bags to give as gifts! I originally intended to fill my small vase with Valentine’s Day M&Ms but I hid them so none of my family would eat them and I forgot where I hid them! 🙂
If you choose to wrap in lollipop bags, tie them off with a piece of ribbon and attach a cute tag like the one below!
There you go! These are so easy! Now go create some fabulous marshmallow pops with your kiddos!