Christmas Marshmallow Pops {Around My Family Table}

Christmas Marshmallow Pops {Around My Family Table}

Today’s post is by one of my best friends, Wendy from Around My Family Table. She is a master in the kitchen, a good friend, and a source of inspiration to everyday cooks everywhere. Thanks for sharing this fun idea here on Celebrating Family, Wendy!

When Janice asked me to create a holiday treat for her site, I couldn’t wait to say yes!  I have so many Christmas ideas buzzing around my head and I knew this one would be perfect here!  I’m always trying to keep my kids busy with fun recipes and this is one that the kids can totally handle.

These marshmallow pops would be perfect for holiday parties, gifts, “cookie” exchanges, or for just a fun after school snack.   I promise these babies are so easy.

I remember fond memories of my mom teaching me how to use candy melts for classroom treats.  I was probably in the 3rd or 4th grade and we would make Christmas lollipops out of the candy melts and then make a giant homemade candy bar for my teacher.  My mom had all the molds and bags and fancy equipment to get them looking great.  She also bought the chocolate covered cherry mold just for me since they were (and still are) my favorite Christmas treat!

I’m passing down the tradition to my kids with fun and creative ways to use candy melts that don’t require all the special equipment.  Although you will need to get some lollipop sticks, skewers, or something similar.    I used a squeeze bottle to drizzle the colors, but when the kids help or I don’t feel like cleaning up the bottles, I just use zip-top baggies and snip a little bit off the corner.  It works just as nice!

Christmas Marshmallow Pops

10 lollipop sticks
30 regular sized marshmallows
1 bag white candy melts
1 bag green candy melts
1 bag red candy melts
parchment or waxed paper
zip top baggies or 2 squeeze bottles

Lay out a large piece of parchment or wax paper.  Gently thread three marshmallows onto each lollipop stick.

In a large microwave safe bowl, melt white candy melts according to directions on bag.  Dip each stick of marshmallows in the melted candy.  Use a spoon to make sure they are evenly coated.  Tap on side of bowl to remove excess.  Continue with other 9 pops.  If candy cools too much, just pop back in the microwave for 30 seconds to heat it back up.  Lay pops onto parchment to cool and harden.

Once the pops are hard to the touch, melt 1/2 bag of green and 1/2 bag of red candy melts in separate bowls.  Pour into squeeze bottles or zip-top baggies (snip a tiny corner).  Drizzle one color at a time over the pops.  Allow to cool and harden.

Enjoy!

Bio:  Born and raised in Texas and then transplanted to Arizona, Wendy has love for spicy Tex-Mex foods.  But she loves making her food from scratch, raising chickens, grinding grains, and a caring for her small orchard.  Wendy is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two wonderful kids, one who has a food dye allergy.  Keep up with Wendy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram when she isn’t writing at Around My Family Table.   You can also find Wendy hard at work at AMFT Media developing recipes for several brands.

About Janice

I am Janice, an Arizona native, soldier’s girl, mom to two, and daughter of the King. I am just an average mom, although I like to think I have a little flare (maybe not). I love to cook, read, write, and run when my knees permit it. I have a dry and sarcastic sense of humor and I love a good dystopian story or classic novel. When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

Comments

  1. Juan Sanchez says:

    Great recipe! I’ll be looking forward to trying it out this year. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks so yummy and fun! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Diana Heiner says:

    My girls will LOVE this thanks for sharing!

  4. Renata Lopes says:

    What delight must be very tasty.

  5. Jennifer Jordan says:

    Thanks for sharing. This looks like an easy festive recipe to make with kids.

  6. Stephanie Larison says:

    Oh my gosh, these look amazing! I’m going to try making these with my daughter. She loves to help out in the kitchen!

  7. Debra Givens-Wagner says:

    I will make these! I love marshmallows!

  8. Jennifer Blake says:

    These are one of my favorite things! It is also fun to decorate them like snowmen!

  9. Anita Leibert says:

    I really love these! Have not seen anything quite like them and would love to try making them! Thank you for sharing :)

  10. Dorothy Boucher says:

    wow great idea, something you can definitely get the children involved with, i bet these would be great for other holiday’s as well, thanks for sharing ;)

  11. These look fabulous and easy! Can’t wait to try them.

  12. Jeana Speers says:

    yummy I will have to try this if my sisters come down to bake this year…Heck even if they don’t I bet my daughter would make them with me

  13. oh yumm im going to make these with my grandaughter ty

  14. Sandra Blanton says:

    Would love to give this a try with my grand daughters and bet it taste good too. Thank you…

  15. Candy storm says:

    I love your recipe. I’m making something similar for my kids Christmas party at school. I’m taking giant marshmallows and placing them onto mini candy antes, then dipping them into green and red chocolate coating with sprinkles. I think it’ll be festive. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I’ve have some of the equipment. I throughly enjoy making candy melt candy. Haven’t tried the marshmallows yet, oreos are good though add some extra candy (fruit roll ups and such and turn into santa)

  17. Rich Hicks says:

    Love these and sure to be a big hit. They are so festive!

  18. Had to pin this! These look really yummy!

  19. These look good… and they’re simple to make! If they meet my 2 little brother’s approval, they pass the test! :p Thanks for sharing :)

  20. Cheyenne Williams says:

    This is such a cute recipe! I might just have to test it out with my siblings. (: Thanks for sharing!

  21. I love this idea.This would be so cute to do with the grandchildren and they really look tasty too.

  22. Those look delicious! I may have to try them at some point.

  23. bianca roman says:

    OMG those look delicious! Too bad, I suck at baking or cooking.. :( Maybe I need to Wendy :D to show me how it works or I could always try You Tube! You learn anything from there..and these don’t look that hard

  24. These look unbelievable!

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