Jun 30, 2014

Make Me Smile Monday-Marshmallow Pops

How about some marshmallow pops to start your Monday off? The kids and grands will love them....EASY PEASY....Let's get started!


I found these cute straws at the Dollar store and decided to use them. They served two purposes...They would hold the marshmallow and then after the kids ate the marshmallow pop they could keep the straw! PRETTY SMART HUH?


 Buy a pack of Jumbo marshmallows.



 Place a marshmallow on the straw (or pop stick) Insert the stick a little more than half way through the marshmallow for a good hold. Lay to side.


Now I wanted to be a little creative so decided to go with red, white and blue....

Bought a three compartment size plastic container from the Dollar Tree, a Patriotic plastic tablecloth and I already had some Styrofoam. 


I cut the styrofoam down just a tad to fit the trays and wrapped each piece with my plastic tablecloth.





Now I am ready to melt my white chocolate. I bought Candiquick. You can use regular candy melts too.



I prepared 14 pops so I used about 5 squares of chocolate. I melted the chocolate in two batches and actually had just a tad left over of Candiquick...YEP, you guessed it! I licked the bowl! 


Prepare the Candiquick as directed on package. Then take your marshmallow pop and just swirl it around. It does not have to be perfect. As you see I had some that was totally covered in white chocolate and some that was half covered. Then sprinkle with whatever you want too.


I had some red and some blue sugar crystals so decided to use them.


Worked out perfect!


Now here is what I have learned and will pass this on to you. Since the marshmallows are HUGE...they have a tendency to be almost too heavy to place in the Styrofoam but only because the Styrofoam was not secured on the tray! I had to be careful...I recommend taping the Styrofoam pieces down to your dish to secure.

HOWEVER they did not last enough to be secured down! LOL! I think my man enjoyed them better than the grands!



I can almost see you smiling.....
Joining Marty for her Inspire Me Tuesday over at  http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/06/223rd-inspire-me-tuesday.html?showComment=1404219568604#c4012612076519104372

 Stay tuned for Tuesday Toots! Lots to share!

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


7 comments:

  1. I bets the grands loved them.
    Connie Royals

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  2. Sugar overload!! :) Awesome thing to do with the grands!!

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  3. How fun is this and so perfect for the 4th.

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  4. Those are awesome Cindy! I have a 4th of July party to go to. I think I am heading to the dollar tree:)

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  5. These always look so festive! I haven't tried them with the jumbo ones yet. Yum!!

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  6. Sounds good, and looks very festive!

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  7. I read this on my phone but it wouldn't let me comment. Now I realized I should go back and read it again. These sound wonderful! My grandkids will love trying these, too. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    ~Adrienne~

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