Create an edible bouquet with these delicious MARSHMALLOW POPS! Recently I styled a party for a 13 year old dancer who wanted everything pretty and pink. So we went with the elaborate ballet tutu cake with point shoes on top and an all-out pretty pink theme. The dessert table was full of delicious delights like chocolate covered strawberries with pink chocolate drizzles, ice cream sundae cupcakes, mini ballerina tutu cupcakes, pink ombre mini cakes, iced cookies, pink lollies and of course MARSHMALLOW POPS!! There is something about those individually created marshmallow pop and how gorgeous they look grouped together that gets me excited every time I make them… and see them! I would like to show you my method of making these pops which is really very simple to achieve. At first when I was experimenting with this I just melted the chocolate without any additives and I found it difficult to get a good even coverage and it dried so quickly in the bowl, I was forever reheating… grrr. I found if you add some vegetable shortening to the chocolate it seems to solve this problem and makes life so much easier. I usually have Crisco shortening on hand, which can be bought from specialty food/cake decorating shops in Australia, and basically anywhere in the States.
You can make these marshmallow pops suit any party theme by changing the colour of the straw and the combination of sprinkles but today I will show you the pretty pink version which would suit all sorts of party themes like; princess, glamour, whimsical, wonderland, magical, beauty, baby shower, kitchen tea you name it!
What you will need:
- A packet of 20 or more bright patterned paper straws.
- A packet of nice fat marshmallows if you can find them (I couldn’t find any for this demo)
- 225 grams white chocolate (or candy melts in the colour you want)
- 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable shortening or 1 tablespoon for real chocolate
- 4 -6 different types of sprinkles, glitter, coconut or anything you like, that co ordinate well together
Insert the straws into the marshmallows. Warm up your chocolate and shortening in the microwave for 10 -20 seconds then stir, if its not completely melted after stirring then pop in microwave again for 5 seconds at a time. If you want to colour some of your chocolate to pink for example add in some gel colour and mix thoroughly. Dip the marshmallow into the chocolate and swirl around to achieve desired coverage, then dip into sprinkles to create your masterpiece. Cool and set in a tall glass or similar at room temperature not in the fridge. Your pops are ready for ooing and ahhhing. AND EATING!
I hope you enjoyed my post. Leave me a comment and let me know how your Marshmallow Pops turned out or if you have any questions I’d be happy to help. If you liked my post please share it by clicking on any of the icons below and spread the word. Lets make the world a happier place!! 🙂
EAT – CELEBRATE – ENJOY!!
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