Valentine Marshmallow Pops

Posted by Dani on February 11, 2012

As you can see from all these pictures there has been lots of marshmallow fun happening here at Lifeovereasy. I thought it might be great to experiment with dipping the fresh marshmallows in various coatings. After a trip to the local Bulk Barn, I decided to try white and dark chocolate and also Wilton candy melts for a touch of colour.

The dark chocolate was easy to work with. I started by melting some chocolate chips in a double boiler. This was a little too thick so I added some butter to create a chocolate ganache with a consistency similar to that of chocolate syrup, so that a nice thin coating was left on the marshmallow. I found that about 6 tablespoons of butter in 8 oz. of chips gave me the right thickness. I dipped a corner of the marshmallow in the melted chocolate and sprinkled on some toppings such as shredded coconut, crushed cinnamon hearts, toasted ground almonds, and various candies and sprinkles. I used candy apple sticks, also from Bulk Barn, to make the marshmallow pop. Pretty easy!

The white chocolate chips were a little trickier to work with. I wasn’t able to successfully add the butter without making the chocolate a little grainy, so I just used plain melted chocolate and spread it on the marshmallows with a knife. The coating was a little thicker, but looked great anyway and the taste wasn’t too overpowering for the delicate flavour. More candy sprinkles, and voilà – cute and delicious marshmallows!

I had never worked with the Wilton candy melts before, but they were even easier than the chocolate. These were the colours I had to work with.

I just melted them in a double boiler, and the consistency was perfect for dipping. I found the colour a little dark, but I just mixed them together to get the look I wanted. Basically, a ratio of 1 part coloured melts to 3 parts white melts did the trick. For example, for the lighter blue coating I used about 6 blue melts together with 18 white melts to get a nice colour.

These coatings made very pretty marshmallows, and the taste was sweet and light – similar to white chocolate.

Just for fun, I cut a few in a flower shape, and these turned out pretty cute, too!

I tucked the marshmallow pops into little cello candy bags, and tied them with ribbon. These were easy and quick to make, and delicious too. I liked the dark chocolate coated ones best – a nice adult touch to one of my favourite childhood treats. Can’t wait to try some of these in my hot chocolate!

6 Responses to “Valentine Marshmallow Pops”

  1. Michelle says:

    Those are so pretty! What a neat idea for a gift! 🙂

    • Dani says:

      Thanks Michelle! Making marshmallows is easier than it looks. And dipping them in the candy melts is easy enough that kids can try. Best thing is even the “mistakes” taste great!

  2. Shannon says:

    Loving this idea. You could do one for every Holiday! Pinning this for later. 🙂

  3. Yvette Gomez says:

    Did you buy them that shape or used a cookie cutter to make them them for shape?? They are too cute

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