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