Once in a while, I come across a treat that seems made for a certain event. This is exactly what happened when I saw these darling, dipped marshmallow pops—to me, they just scream baby shower! Not only are these little bites of goodness very delicious, they are extremely simple to make, can easily be decorated to match your shower colors, and they’re equally well-suited to be a part of your shower menu or packaged up and sent home as a party favor for your guests. Plus, since you’re already ordering the rest of your party supplies from Big Dot, you can simply add some matching square tags to your order, and your marshmallow pops will be instantly coordinated with your shower décor: simply wrap the tops of your treats in small cellophane bags and secure them with a ribbon and your personalized tags.
See? Perfect baby shower treats, no?
These marshmallow pops can be made with a variety of flavors and toppings, but the process remains the same. For my pops, I wanted a classic s’mores taste, so I used plain marshmallows with a chocolate coating, dipped in a mixture of graham cracker crumbs and colored sprinkles to complement the colors in my shower theme. You can play around with whatever marshmallow flavors and coatings/toppings you fancy to make a marshmallow pop perfect for your own shower. Some to try: white or dark chocolate (or both!), chopped nuts, crushed candies, coconut, crushed cookies, colored sugar, etc.
Chocolate for coating (I used chocolate chips)
Graham crackers, crushed
Cake and cookie sprinkles
Lollipop sticks (from your local craft/candy store)
Floral foam or Styrofoam (optional)
Place a stick in the bottom of each marshmallow and set them aside. Prepare your toppings and set them out in shallow dishes or on plates (I combined the crumbs and sprinkles in one dish). Line a baking tray with waxed paper or set out a block of floral foam to hold the dipped marshmallows until they harden. Warm your chocolate coating in a double boiler until it is melted smooth—you can add a bit of shortening if you’re having trouble getting it smooth. One by one, dip each marshmallow into the chocolate and then roll it/dip it into the graham crumbs and sprinkles until they’re as coated as you like. Set each pop aside to dry, either laid on the waxed paper or by pressing the sticks into floral foam to hold them upright. If you’re crunched for time, you can then place the dipped marshmallows into the freezer to harden. Be sure the chocolate is completely cooled and hardened before wrapping your marshmallow pops up.
Posted by Shannon, a Dot-arilla blogger