2.10.2009

How to make marshmallow lollipops

I've had lots of inquiries into my marshmallow lollipop post and now that Valentine's Day parties have rolled around, I can finally show a quick tutorial on this simple treat. 

These are perfect to send to school because while small enough to create minimal mess (Does anyone else hate cupcakes for this reason? Let me clarify - I love cupcakes. I just don't love classrooms of 4 year-olds eating cupcakes.), they are fun enough that kids will remember it. I've made them as favors for birthday parties and now I am sending them as an adorable alternative to Hannah Montana or Jonas Brothers or Camp Rock or whatever else Disney can endorse Valentine's Day cards.

Begin by attaching marshmallows to the ends of lollipop sticks. These inexpensive sticks are easy to find in the candy making aisle at most craft stores - I've even picked them up at Wal-mart. 


Melt white chocolate and add a few drops of food coloring. I have found that almond bark (the square melting "chocolate") works the best because it dries firmly within a couple of minutes. 


Dip marshmallows and spin off excess coating. 


Sprinkle. Sprinkle. Sprinkle. 

Have I ever admitted my sprinkle addiction? I have 30-40 types of sprinkles. Even farm animal sprinkles. I am not ashamed. 

Once adequately sprinkled, I place the lollipops in a heavy glass, and set it in the freezer for 2-3 minutes (just until set). 


Then, I package them in clear bags tied with ribbon and label them. Personalized Valentine's Day stickers bring the cuteness to a whole new level. Click here to get your own stickers. 


So, like I said.

E.Z.

Make them and your kids will think you are the coolest mom, and all the mothers will be amazed at your Martha Stewart-ness

69 comments:

Rachel said...

You know, I really don't like marshmallow...but these look so cute I might just have to make them anyway! Thanks for the tutorial!

And don't worry about the sprinkles. I just might catch up with you!

Songbirdtiff said...

These are cute. Your kids must be the coolest in class.

Janelle said...

I have a friend who made these last year for her daughter's class on Valentine's Day, but below the marshmallow on the stick, she put a bright red strawberry. It was really pretty with the pink chocolate coating.

Nikki said...

I just made these yesterday with my son, for his class. But yours look way cuter. I just used rainbow sprinkles.

Positively Creative! said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial...I am doing this tonight with my church group...you are awesome!!

Sheila said...

My 8-year-old and I did this for her Valentine class party tomorrow. They came out really cute! Thanks for the idea!

MammaDucky said...

Girl, I made these for my girls' birthday party back in November and got tons of "ooohs" and "aaahs" and lots of whispers of "how does she have time to do all that stuff?!"
Thanks a million!!

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

SO cute! Thank you for the idea.

For Your Inspiration said...

Hi, Kristen. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog.

I've been following Grace Violet for awhile now and I always love your ideas. These marshmallow pops are in my "to-do with daughter someday" list.

If you look close, they actually look like little cupcakes, right?

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Great idea! The bigger kids can help too.

I LOVE SPRINKLES! There I said it :)

Kristen said...

I tripped across your site today while searching for a cute Valentine treat idea for my kids' classes. (I just love Flickr!) I'm adding you to my bookmarks! You are amazingly creative! Thank you so much for the idea.

Kristi said...

Thank you! What a cute idea!!

Missy said...

Those look YUMMY! I love that you admitted your sprinkle addiction! So funny!

belle said...

Wonderful. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Nora said...

Such a great idea and so cute! I can't wait to have an excuse to make these :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

A real winner!

The Brown Box said...

Love them!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

oh my! those look wonderful! love your blog!

Virginia said...

Just got back from Walmart with all my ingredients for these! Thanks for the inspiration!

Heidi Thompson said...

I followed your lead, when you posted this several weeks ago! Your sister's labels are awesome & I'm really pleased with my pops! Thanks for the idea.

Check my post about them on my blog.
www.heidit76.typepad.com

Heidi

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Too funny--I just typed up my blog post for tomorrow (Thursday) and one of the things I blogged about was marshmallow lollipops. :) I used pink candy melts for mine.

~ Sarah

Bethgem said...

Oh those are SO CUTE!

Elizabeth said...

I just found your blog through Jodified http://jodified.typepad.com/a_mom_and_her_camera/2009/02/oh-thursday-please-be-good-to-me.html
And now I'm going to be ADDICTED to your blog. Oh, great! And even worse? Now I'm feeling crafty after reading your blog. Aack! I need another 24 hours in the day!
I'll be back to visit more!

Faerylandmom said...

Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial. :-)

Holly said...

Those are so cute! Unfortunately, we can't bring anything homemade to school. It must be store bought and packaged. :/

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

What a fabulous idea! I just might have to make some of these for my middle schoolers at church.

randi said...

These are so cute!

I love sprinkles too. This afternoon my hubs and I went to the library and we stopped to get ice cream--mine with sprinkles, of course! Without the sprinkles the ice cream seems so plain!

Jill said...

This is SO fantastic! All the other moms are going to secretly hate me... I totally win! :) Thanks! Hee hee...

~Jill
jilljones43@msn.com

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Your marshmallow pops are adorable and pretty as well. A great little Valentine's treat! Thanks for sharing with your tutorial!

Stay Cozy,
Carrie

Polly said...

What a great idea. These little treats are almost too cute to eat. I can hardly wait to show this to my daughters and daughters-in-law.

Angelle said...

I just finished making these! I used popcicle sticks (I found coloured ones at the store) and used crushed candy instead of sprinkles.

I am taking them to a valentines day party and giving them to adults!

Christy said...

I love these..I want to make some!

TeresaM said...

WOW!!! They look wonderful!!! Need to pass this along to my daughters to make for my grandkids!!!

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness, sooo cute! I wish I had seen this a day or so ago and I would have made some up for my little girl to take to school today! Maybe next year! :) Thanks for sharing this!

Molly said...

SWEET! No pun intended. ;)

I can't wait to try these!

(Well I actually CAN wait since I don't have the sticks part yet, haha)

Katie said...

These were a hit with my daughter's class yesterday! Thanks for making me look like the coolest mom at the school. :)

Simply Sara said...

Hi, just came over from Rocks In My Dryer. What a sweet idea! I'm definitely going to make these next year...or maybe I won't be able to wait that long :)

I really enjoyed reading through your blog. You have some really creative ideas! Thanks for sharing them all!

zandor said...

Those are kind of neat. I don't have any kids, but I think I might make some just because.

Sandy said...

I've seen this idea and it's fabulous! Great, fun post!

The Baglady said...

That's so cute. I saw the pictures of these on my friend's facebook profile!

alittleilife said...

Those ROCK!! I wish I'd found you sooner!

Tom and Cindy said...

How cute ! I love this idea. I will file it away for a special day. Love reading your blog daily.
Happy Valentines Day
Cindy

Elizabeth said...

You are just a wealth of great ideas, aren't you?! I'll be back!

Kristi said...

I made these for a Valentine's party. They were cute and very easy! Thanks :).

Susan said...

I'm soo all over this one next year! I did lollypop lilies from another blog, and they were cute, but time consuming, with all the cutting. Thanks for a super cute idea!

Freck said...

I just found your blog, I love it! Looks like we have similar tastes : )

Kate said...

These are so cute! I'll definitely have to try them. =)

~Kate
"Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman?"
http://proverbs14-1.blogspot.com

Shelley in SC said...

What an amazing, fun idea for Valentine's Day . . . and easy too! Thanks for sharing!!

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

These look so so yummy!!!!!

Tabitha said...

I am going to combine your idea of the stickers with the idea I found here of using twistie straws! http://www.chicaandjo.com/2008/06/19/chocolate-covered-marshmallow-treats/
My daughter's girl scout troop will love these!

Leah said...

I made these the other day! I loved how cute they turned out! Thanks for the awesome tutorial....I can't wait til my son is older so I CAN be the coolest mom of the class. :) (He's only 16 months)

Rebecca said...

Hi, I'm a friend of Krista B. I frequent your blog for cute ideas, and I LOVE this one. I made these for a baby shower (blue tinted chocolate with sprinkles) and for my sons class for Valentine's Day. For the Valentine's party, I used the large pink strawberry marshmallows and left the white chocolate just white and then sprinkled with cute white, pink and red heart sprinkles. They turned out SUPER cute and were a big hit! Thank you SO much for the great idea! If I get around to it, I'll send Krista a picture of the ones with the pink marshmallows to forward on to you...so fun!

Katie C said...

THANK YOU SO SO SO much for this idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i made these for a valentines event and they were a HUGE hit. i made mini cupcakes instead of marshmallows..because i don't really like marshmallows but quickly found out that cupcakes take substantially more work!

here are a few pictures:
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs008.snc1/2149_43068355834963676_2147_n.jpg
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=43673309&id=10027633

A happy heart at home said...

Those are adorable! Thanks for the tutorial.

~Susan

angie said...

ok, so this might be a dumb question, but i tried them and my chocolate got 'lumpy' as soon as i added the food coloring, so i couldn't dip the marshmallows. I tried heating the choc. in the microwave as well as on the stove --could it be that my food coloring is 'old' or have others had the same problem? THANKS!

Jazzy said...

These look uber sweet, but such a good and economical idea!

anita said...

These are awesome and I plan to make Easter-themed ones with the little ones at church. Thanks!

Stephane said...

Adorable - I'll have to make these for the kids I babysit (and, of course, a batch to satisfy my sweet tooth!).

Jedda said...

ok, we bought marshmallows today...I was wondering what to do with them. I wonder no more-thanks!

joanne, lulu bel's fancy said...

Too late for me to try this for Valentines--but I'm taking this idea and "greening" it for St. Patrick's day. Love the idea!!

Allie said...

I just finished making these and they are soo simple and delicious!!!
I made some Green ones for St.Patty's Day and Red ones just for fun! CHeck them out:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=227867&id=896585656&saved#/photo.php?pid=6126712&id=896585656

Anonymous said...

i want to make those so much they look so tah tastey

Anonymous said...

kool thanks!

UK Foodie said...

They look so cute, simple but delicious - will give these a try for out next Birthday party - thanks for sharing!

Log Homes said...

Wow, that looks absolutely delicious! Great post, you did such a nice job presenting the pictures too...I am definitely going to have to try that recipe this weekend! Thanks :)

sir jorge said...

that's just incredible, amazing even

Anonymous said...

FYI Food coloring makes white chocolate clump. You have to use icing coloring for it to work.

Anonymous said...

Easy, easy, easy.....thanks a whole bunch.....:)

Katharina said...

Those are the kinds of things that look and taste great and are soooo easy to make.. someone just needs to think of it! And who said this was only for kids?