Looking for some Valentine’s Day ideas? These marshmallow pops are so cute, perfect to pass out at Valentine’s Day school parties, or make them with the kids to eat yourself!
Easy homemade marshmallow pops
DIY Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Pops
These Marshmallow Pops took under twenty minutes to make from start to finish and they turned out adorable! All you will need are: marshmallows, white chocolate, sprinkles (crushed graham cracker, coconut, etc.), popsicle sticks or paper straws and food coloring.
Note: My favorite place to buy paper straws is Amazon, fast and affordable! Also, check your local specialty baking and crafting stores.
- First cut a small slit in the top of the marshmallows to allow you to insert your straw. If you skip this step you just might mash your marshmallows!
- Insert the straws or popsicle sticks and put them in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes. They do not take long to freeze and by doing this, the marshmallow is adhered more securely to the straw.
- Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in the microwave on medium heat and stir every 30 seconds. White chocolate seems to burn a lot easier than regular chocolate so watch it closely! Add your food coloring if desired.
- Next up is the fun part: decorating! Dip the frozen marshmallows in the white chocolate. You will want to tap the excess white chocolate off. The frozen marshmallow will make the chocolate harden quickly so don’t wait too long before dipping them into the sprinkles.
My kids loved helping with this project. They are still pretty young, so I was in charge of the dipping and they rolled the chocolate covered marshmallows in their topping of choice!
These would make lovely Valentine’s Day gifts or treats all wrapped up in clear plastic and a pretty ribbon!
Cake Pops are all the rage right now. But they take so long to make, and even after many attempts at the art, my pops end up being a bit lumpy (even though delicious)! If you would like the cute cake pop look for a baby shower, birthday party or a Valentine’s Day treat but you don’t want the hassle, make Marshmallow Pops!
Feeling lazy? Want these marshmallow pops to appear without making them yourself? Grab these large handmade chocolate dipped marshmallow pops they look delicious!
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Can I use plastic straws instead of paper
These look so great and easy to make. They are a great idea not only for valentines but also for any party. I am thinking about how to celebrate my 7-year-old boy party next month, and I decide to make them in the party. I believe that the kids will be excited with the lovely marshmallow pops.
How long in advance can these be made?
i made these for Christmas they were so cute everyone love them. i will made these Valentine’s
Hi. I’d love to make these for my son’s party in 2 weeks. I’m wondering – can I make these ahead of time and freeze entire marshmallow pops along with the straw? Does the paper on the straw get soggy? Thanks!
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Can you make these ahead of time and freeZe them?
I remember seeing these last year and thinking they were wonderful! Facebook is notorious for not notifying page owners when I tag them, so I thought I would stop by and let you know myself that I featured this on my page 🙂
what a wonderful idea!
These are so adorable. I will be making them for a baby shower I’m hosting next week. Thanks for Sharing.
My gkids are allergic to dairy. Is there something else to dip them in other than chocolate? Thanks.
I use the Wilton Candy Melts for these and also the cake pops I make . They come in many colors, and you can add whatever flavoring you choose.
‘Enjoy Your Life’ makes chocolate chips that you can melt and use in replace of this! They are dairy & nut free! My daughter is also allergic to dairy. I found the chocolates at Whole Foods, but I’ve heard that Publix carries them as well. And they are awesome!
I made these with my son and they are so easy and yummy! I am making them to have on the candy bar/dessert table at my daughters Bday party next month. Just curious.. Did you use jumbo marshmallows or the regular ones? Also, do you know what size bags you used to wrap them in? I bought 3 in x4 bags at Michaels but I think the next size up will look better tied with a pink bow. Thanks for sharing this!!
Ooh this looks gorgeous! So fast and simple but it looks stunning!
Oh my, those are so pretty! I have been looking for something sweet and simple to make for my daughter’s classmates and this is perfect! Than you for the idea!
You could make some for Halloween to Just use different colors make them spooky I Love them for Valentines they are really pretty I will make some!! Love From Indiana
Thanks so much! These are great, i’m using them for Valentine’s Day in a school project.
Thanks! These are so cute, i’m using them for Valentine’s Day! Hope they turn out great.
wow.. love how simple they seem to make and how cute they are.. thank u for sharing.. i hope u dont mind me posting on my blog..
Do you think you could keep these in the freezer for a couple days after done, or should I just make them the day of or day before the party?
You should make them the day before the party. I think the marshmallows would get kinda funky if they were frozen. Maybe you can do a test run?
Hope they turn out great!
What brand of white chocolate are you using, and how much? I usually use the Wilton pink candy discs, but their color isn’t that light bubblegum pink like yours. Also, how many drops of red do you put in the white chocolate?
These pops are so very pretty:)
Try the white Wilton candy discs, then start with one drop of red to see how you like the color.
Very good idea for mothers who does not have much time to do complicated things.
I wonder which white color you used.Wilton carries white and bright white candy melts.I could’t make sure.
Oh yumm!!! I love the idea of using the paper straw too! I’m including them in my Valentine’s Day Round-up today. 🙂 XOXO
These are a great alternative to cake pops. My daughter’s 10th birthday is next week and i would love to try and make these. Wish me luck!
We are making these with Pixi sticks instead of straws, can’t wait! Thanks!
Love these! I always try to find something different for our family Christmas party. I have fourteen grand kids ages 15 to age 1. They will love these. I went to Hobby Lobby with 3 of my little grandsons and they picked out all different blue sprinkles and we got pink for the girls. Christmas party is this Sunday and I am making these for the kids. Can’t wait to see them done. Thanks for the wonderful idea : )
Hi Deanna! I loved this idea, so cute and also a lot of fun to make! not too much trouble at all, also I have a quick tip for you,I’m sorry that you have trouble with making cake pops, these are adorable but if you really want to do cake pops, buy a box of donut holes, easy cheat!!! ha-ha it works great, amd no one will know, and besides decorating is the fun part right?
Very cute. I think Iwould snip the tops of of some Pixie Stix and use those in place of straws. Another treat, when you finish your treat!
I made these for my little girl’s 1st birthday and they were a big hit.
Do you store them in the fridge or freezer? How long can they hold up? Thank You
I would store them the same way that marshmallows are normally stored, in an air tight container in a cooler area of the house. If you refrigerate or freeze them too long, they’ll probably get hard.
Thank You very much! I will try to make this for my girls Birthday in December! Super Excited!