Easy Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Pops
Valentine’s Day is taking over my mind! I love hearts and all things pink so I guess it makes sense. With the addition of Pinterest in my life, I’m always saving things I want to make! Marshmallow pops have been on my to-do list for quite a while. And I figured Valentine’s Day was the perfect time to give them a try!
Who can go wrong with marshmallows, almond bark, and adorable sprinkles? The great thing about Valentine’s Day is that strawberry marshmallows are available in stores. (They are pretty tasty if you haven’t tried them!) So you can have white and pink marshmallows as the base for your marshmallow pops!
Although I used vanilla almond bark, you can also use candy melts if you would like red or pink. I just love the look of the colored sprinkles on the white of the vanilla so I usually stick with it. Next time I may try white marshmallows, pink candy melts, and white sprinkles. I think they would add great variety!
The great thing about Valentine’s Day marshmallow pops is that the kids can help out! Sticking lollipop sticks in the marshmallows is a great activity for younger kids to do. You can’t really go wrong sticking sticks into marshmallows. They think it’s a lot of fun too!
Older kids can help stir the almond bark as you melt it over low heat on the stove top. I prefer to do it this way as I have more control over the temperature. I’ve had better luck doing this than using the microwave. Although I want to try a double boiler sometime too. I would love to see how it works.
But my tips are to use low heat on your stove, prep your marshmallows beforehand, and put your sprinkles in smaller containers if you’re working with kids. Prep a cup to put the finished marshmallow pops in while they cool. We used small cups with sugar in the bottom to keep them from tipping over.
Then get creative!
- 1 bag of marshmallows
- 1 package almond bark or candy melts
- Lollipop sticks
- Assorted sprinkles
In the Kitchen
- Put each marshmallow on a lollipop stick.
- Melt the almond bark over low heat on the stove top (or follow microwave directions on the package).
- Dip top of marshmallow in melted almond bark.
- Let cool for 30-60 seconds.
- Dip lightly in desired sprinkles.
- Set aside to cool.
Have you ever made marshmallow pops? What Valentine’s Day treats do you enjoy making?
Check out all of my ideas for Valentine’s Day treats and crafts!