Want a fun, easy, breathtaking Valentine’s treat or dessert to make and share? Well, what about a Valentine party idea? This next idea is one that is frugal, fun, tasty and really makes for some beautiful treats. You can make them ahead and pass out or take to a party – or make this a party feature and let everyone make and decorate their own Valentine Pops!
What is great about this idea is that it is like the cake pops, or truffle pops, but the work is so.much.less! They look just as pretty and far less time (and money!).
Here’s how to make Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Pops!
- Big Marshmallows (we did regular and strawberry flavored for Valentine’s Day)
- Different chocolates for dipping (we used white chocolate and chocolate chips)
- Candy sprinkles of all kinds, including conversation hearts
- Cooking Wax
- Lollipop sticks
- Cardboard box
How to Make Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Pops:
It’s really not complicated at all! But here’s how to make them!
- First, you will want to prepare the box to stand the pops in so that they can dry. If you lay them flat to dry, they will have a “flat” side. Just simply cover a box in aluminum foil and poke small holes in the top that are not bigger than the sticks.
- Then you need to get your supplies ready – start by sticking the lollipop sticks into your marshmallows. Get your toppings in dipping bowls and then finally, add your chocolate to microwave safe bowls.
- In your chocolate, you will want to add a thin chunk of cooking wax to melt along with your chocolate. I like to use cooking wax for homemade chocolates because it makes the chocolate shiny (the more you add the shinier the chocolate). Otherwise, you get a very dull looking chocolate candy look.
- Melt your chocolate in 30-60 second intervals, stirring between each round of melting.
- Once your chocolate is melted, you are ready to start dipping your marshmallows!
- Dip them in the chocolate, partially or completely (we did both for fun variety) and before the chocolate dries, add your candies! You can dip or sprinkle the sugars/sprinkles on and then for conversation hearts, you will need to put them in place and “hold” for a few seconds. The small sugars and sprinkles will stick without holding, but conversation hearts will slide right off due to their weight without holding them in place for a bit.
- Then stick into the top of your box to completely dry and harden.
Once they are finished, you can wrap each in cellophane or decorative treat bags (upside down over the pop) and finish with a ribbon and tag for gifting, or in a vase as a flower arrangement that is an edible treat for table decor or however you want to present these easy, tasty beauties!
Here’s some fun varieties our kids made!
The Sparkly Princess Pop made by the littlest of princesses in the house!
I made this one for the hubby. 🙂
Sparkly Princess Pop by the eldest girl who LOVES chocolate!
Simply perfect Valentine’s Pop – chocolate and hearts! You can’t go wrong there.
As you can see, you can literally make a couple dozen – all different, with just a handful of ingredients! The variety is so fun. Or you could also make them all the same! It’s entirely up to you!
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Made these today as a festive Valentine’s Day centerpiece for our family dinner table. Really brightened up the whole room! Served them as a fun dessert. Just the right amount of ‘sweet’ – 3 a piece.
Oh, so sweet and glad that they added to your day’s festivities!! 🙂
My kids would love making these. Such a cute craft. Might make them for Christmas.