Here’s a recipe for an easy Valentine treat that kids especially will love—Valentine Marshmallow Pops! They’re a great little sweet treat and sprinkles make them colorful and fun! And I did discover something that makes them appealing to adults too—you can use them to stir into your coffee or hot cocoa to add a little extra Valentine sweetness! 🙂
You can make these pops with regular-size marshmallows, jumbo size, or even giant size marshmallows! I like using the regular-size marshmallows the best, but they’re good with any size marshmallow. They’re super easy to make—you just push lollipop sticks into one of the ends of each marshmallow, dip each marshmallow in melted melting wafers, and then roll in sprinkles and let the coating set!
Valentine Marshmallow Pops
VALENTINE MARSHMALLOW POPS
Makes 45 to 50 pops
1 (10 or 12-ounce) package milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white, or pink melting wafers
1 (12-ounce) bag regular size marshmallows (or use jumbo or giant-sized marshmallows)
Valentine sprinkles (use one kind or several different kinds)—you can also use decorating sugar if you want)
Kitchen items: small bowl(s) for sprinkles; 3 to 4 mugs for drying the pops, with Valentine candies (like M&Ms) used as filler to prop up the pops
Optional: small cellophane bags for gifting
Push a lollipop stick into the center of one of the edges of each marshmallow; set aside. Put sprinkles into a small bowl. Fill mugs to be used for drying the pops with small Valentine candies (M&Ms® work great).
Melt the melting wafers according to package directions.
After wafers are melted, dip each marshmallow, one at a time, into the melted chocolate, about halfway up (or a little more); let excess chocolate drip off. Right after dipping each marshmallow, roll in your small bowl of sprinkles to cover some or all of the melted chocolate—then place marshmallow pop, stick down, in a mug until the chocolate sets.
Repeat for each marshmallow, placing in mugs to set. You can also put the mugs of marshmallow pops in the refrigerator for a few minutes so they’ll set faster.
After chocolate is set, store pops in an airtight container or wrap each pop in a small cellophane bag for gifting.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
These pops are great not only for Valentine’s Day, but for any holiday or birthday celebration—just use whatever sprinkles match up with whatever holiday or special day you’re wanting to make them for! Fun and easy recipes like this really come in handy! Do you have any easy treat recipes you like to make?