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St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops

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St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops are a simple yet elegant recipe that will make any novice look like a professional! These are fun festive treats that everyone young and old will love.

While I love making an involved dessert and testing my skills in the kitchen, what I love even more is a simple treat that looks great but kids will still love. These St. Patricks Day Marshmallow Pops are the ultimate, easy, kid-approved treat!

St. Patrick's Day Marshmallow Pops

What is a St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pop?

St. Patrick's Day Marshmallow Pops


St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops are thick puffy marshmallows dipped in melted chocolate and popped on a lollipop stick. These are friendly for the whole family (who doesn’t like marshmallows and chocolate?!) and so easy to make.

Ingredients and Supplies

How to make St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • In a small, microwaveable bowl, melt 1 – 1 ½  cups of one color candy melts according to package instructions. Do not overheat. Once candy is smooth, put one marshmallow on a stick (stick can be poked all the way through except for the marshmallow you plan to be on top).

  • Dip the marshmallow into the candy melts at a 45° angle, twisting the stick until the marshmallow is fully covered. Gently tap the stick on the edge of the bowl to get rid of excess candy. 

  • *If adding sprinkles or sanding sugar, add while candy melts are still wet. This will make them stick once the candy dries. For gel or drizzling, add once candy is dry. 
  • Once a marshmallow is ready to dry, carefully remove it from the stick (using scissors works great) and set it on the parchment paper, the side with the hole facing upwards. 

  • If you’d like the marshmallow to have a smooth top, put the stick into the styrofoam for the marshmallow to dry. 
  • Repeat all steps again with the other color of candy melts. 
  • Once all marshmallows are completely dried and decorated, assemble 3 on each stick and eat!

How to make each marshmallow:

Green marshmallows:

  • White candy melt drizzle
  • Silver diagonal confetti sprinkles
  • Silver sanding sugar
  • Leprechaun Belt: Gold confetti sprinkles with black food gel (For the buckle, add 3 gold confetti sprinkles on top and bottom of where black belt line would be while candy is wet. Once dry, draw the black belt line and add the remaining 2 gold sprinkles to complete).

White marshmallows:

  • Gold diagonal confetti sprinkles
  • Gold sanding sugar
  • Gold food color spray with green sanding sugar
  • Pot of Gold: Black food gel and gold confetti sprinkles (done when candy is dry, you can use a dot of black food gel on the back of the sprinkle to make it stick).

Toppings and Decoration

While I made my pops for St Patrick’s Day, using green, gold, silver, and black, you can adjust for any holiday or party! Feel free to switch up flavor and textures by dipping in milk chocolate, or sprinkling on some Oreo crumbs!

How long do Marshmallow Pops last?

These will get stale very quickly, so I wouldn’t keep these for more than 5-7 days. Store in an airtight container for best results.

St. Patrick's Day Marshmallow Pops

Tips and Tricks

  • If candy melts are still too thick after melting, add some vegetable shortening or coconut oil to smooth it out.
  • Transfer candy melts to a cup if a bowl isn’t deep enough for dipping.
  • For faster drying, put pops in the fridge.
  • These make great seasonal gifts and would look adorable in little treat bags!
  • It’s easiest to work with one color at a time to ensure candy doesn’t harden. Dip and decorate one marshmallow at a time, unless the candy needs to dry first (for adding gel or a drizzle). 
  • The sticks used for dipping the marshmallows can get messy, other sticks (I used white) can be used to keep the gold display sticks clean. 

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  • Before dipping the marshmallows, try to select ones that are similar in size and shape, so that the final products come out looking more uniform.
  • If bowl isn’t deep enough for dipping, candy melts can be transferred to a cup.
  • For faster drying, put marshmallows in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. 
  • Tweezers work great for adding confetti sprinkles.
  • The lollipop stick should be long enough to fit 3 marshmallows and have a handle.
  • To make candy melts more smooth on the marshmallow, rest the stick on the edge of the bowl (horizontal with the bowl) and shake back and forth until smooth. 
  • For the marshmallows you want on top, don’t poke the stick all the way through the marshmallow and put stick in styrofoam to dry.
  • You can use a double broiler instead of a bowl to keep candy melts warm for longer.
St. Patrick's Day Marshmallow Pops

St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow Pops are a simple yet elegant recipe that will make any novice look like a professional!

Ingredients

  • 24 regular sized marshmallows
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag green candy melts (I uised Wilton)
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag white candy melts (I used Wilton)
  • Gold & silver confetti sprinkles
  • Gold, silver & green sanding sugar
  • Gold food color spray
  • Black food sparkle gel
  • Supplies:
  • 8 long wooden/lollipop sticks (I used gold colored sticks for the final products, and some white sticks to help with dipping)
  • Styrofoam block/half sphere

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  2. In a small, microwaveable bowl, melt 1 - 1 ½  cups of one color candy melts according to package instructions. Do not overheat. Once the candy is smooth, put one marshmallow on a stick (stick can be poked all the way through except for the marshmallow you plan to be on top).
  3. Dip the marshmallow into the candy melts at a 45° angle, twisting the stick until the marshmallow is fully covered. Gently tap the stick on the edge of the bowl to get rid of excess candy. 
  4. If adding sprinkles or sanding sugar, add while candy melts are still wet. This will make them stick once the candy dries. For gel or drizzling, add once the candy is dry. 
  5. Once a marshmallow is ready to dry, carefully remove it from the stick (using scissors works great) and set it on the parchment paper, the side with the hole facing upwards. 
  6. If you’d like the marshmallow to have a smooth top, put the stick into the styrofoam for the marshmallow to dry. 
  7. Repeat all steps again with the other color of candy melts. 
  8. Once all marshmallows are completely dried and decorated, assemble 3 on each stick and eat!

How to make each marshmallow:

Green marshmallows:

  • White candy melt drizzle
  • Silver diagonal confetti sprinkles
  • Silver sanding sugar
  • Leprechaun Belt: Gold confetti sprinkles with black food gel (For the buckle, add 3 gold confetti sprinkles on top and bottom of where black belt line would be while candy is wet. Once dry, draw the black belt line and add the remaining 2 gold sprinkles to complete).

White marshmallows:

  • Gold diagonal confetti sprinkles
  • Gold sanding sugar
  • Gold food color spray with green sanding sugar
  • Pot of Gold: Black food gel and gold confetti sprinkles (done when candy is dry, you can use a dot of black food gel on the back of the sprinkle to make it stick).

Notes

Makes 24 Marshmallows

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 34Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g

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