I must admit that Marshmallow Pops are my go-to treat for lots of different holidays. They are just so easy to make and there is something about putting something on a stick, dipping it in chocolate, adding festive sprinkles and wrapping it in cellophane that makes it look like you are super crafty and put in a big effort. I promise you, especially with these St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops, I didn’t. They are so easy!
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St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops
Lollipop Sticks OR St. Patrick’s Day Straws
Dipping Chocolate (I just grabbed whatever I had on hand, which also included chocolate chips)
Green Drizzle Packs OR Green Candy Melts and a disposable decorating bag (optional)
Shamrock Sprinkles OR Shamrock Sprinkles
Shamrock Washi Tape (I skipped the ribbon this time and just used the Washi tape it went extremely well!)
Step 1: Insert straws or sticks into jumbo marshmallows. Set aside (I like using a cake pop stand but a shoe box with holes in it will work also, as well as tall glasses.)
Step 2: Set up your decorating station so, everything is ready to go when you have your chocolate melted. I set some chocolate up in mugs for dipping and created my own drizzle bags for decorating.)
Step 3: Melt chocolate. If you have special dipping chocolate, simply follow the package directions. They usually say melt in 30 second increments and stir until melted. I usually do about the same for the chocolate chips.
Step 4: Dip the marshmallows in the chocolate. I am going to tell you my trick though- sometimes I just spread the chocolate on the marshmallow (or Oreo) using a butter knife. It gives a thinner coating and sometimes looks neater. I figure if you are covering it with sprinkles, you can’t really tell anyway.
Step 5: Holding your chocolate covered marshmallow over a bowl, drop a few sprinkles on as you rotate the stick (or straw) around. I never roll directly it the sprinkles. It would create a huge mess. I also never use colored sugar sprinkles on dark chocolate. It just doesn’t show up and it doesn’t give the same look as the other types of sprinkles. A note about the sprinkles, you can order shamrock sprinkles, but I couldn’t find any in the store and I wanted to do the project now (I am terrible with waiting!). I think the straws and the green sprinkles I used look plenty festive and make the perfect St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops!
Step 7: Let your Marshmallow Pops dry. It doesn’t take long. When completely dry, insert pops carefully into cellophane bags. Seal with twisty ties, ribbon or washi tape. Add a gift tag if you like. I didn’t make any for this batch, but if I do make some, I will come back and add them to the post! We devoured ours too quickly to give them away! lol In the meantime, enjoy!