Weekly Pinterest Challenge: Marshmallow Pops

Based on the types of things I’ve been pinning lately, I’d wager a guess that we’ll be hosting a party soon. From custom menus and floral arrangements, to DIY garlands and linens, I’ve got soiree styling on the brain and should probably go ahead and plan something tangible before my imagination implodes with all of this fun inspiration. The first item I’d add to this hypothetical party’s menu? These easy-peasy marshmallow pops!

Source: Style My Pretty Living

I first came across the idea last week while scrolling through SMP Living, specifically their party section. I loved the idea of sprinkle-dipped marshmallows and, after brainstorming how I could make it work, realized quite quickly that I already had everything that I needed on hand.

Carrie’s Reimagined Marshmallow Pops:

SUPPLIES

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon Crisco shortening
  • Marshmallows
  • Sprinkles
  • Striped paper straws

Start by skewering your marshmallows with the striped straws. Mine were a bit longer than necessary, so I ended up cutting them in half with a pair of scissors. The next step involved melting chocolate. To do so, I dumped my chocolate chips and Crisco into a small glass dish and microwaved it in 30 second increments, stirring in between. You definitely don’t want to overheat your chocolate since it can end up getting hard and unworkable, so go ahead and discontinue you 30 second heatings when you see a few unmelted chips on top – Stirring for a few seconds longer by hand will eventually make those melt away too.

With my marshmallows nearby and a second glass dish filled with sprinkles, I formed an assembly line: grab a skewered “mallow,” dip in the chocolate, then dip into the sprinkles. Set aside when complete.

BONUS: If you happen to have extra melted chocolate (like I did) and a giant bag of pretzel sticks (like I did), you can make a second batch of sweet tasting goodies. Just grab a spoon and douse the ends of your pretzel sticks with the chocolate, set aside on a plate and then add sprinkles on top. These didn’t last nearly nearly as long as the marshmallow pops did – far too poppable!

After putting my tray of finished marshmallow pops in the fridge for about 20 minutes so that the chocolate could set, these cutesy, tasty treats were ready for our next big fete! Since these were more experimental than real, though, John and I have been grabbing them as snacks ever since. I’d love to try them with glitter sprinkles next for a more specific party-ready color scheme. What do you think?

What easy festive snacks have you been dreaming about lately?

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