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    Tuesday
    Feb032015

    Valentine's Day Marshmallow Pops

    A fun and tasty activity and treat in one!

    marshmallow pops

    What you need:

    20 large marshmallows

    4 ounces or so vanilla candy coating, aka Almond Bark

    festive decorative cookie sprinkles

    20 lollipop sticks (popsicle sticks might work equally well)

    What you do:

    Have kiddos poke sticks into marshmallows, all the way in but not poking through tops.

    marshmallow pops

    Give each child a saucer filled with decorative sprinkles. Lay out waxed paper nearby.

    In small bowl, melt candy coating in microwave, 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each 30 seconds. (Should only take about one minute; do not nuke too much or coating is ruined.)

    Swirl marshmallow "pop" in melted candy coating, scraping excess on side of bowl. Immediately hand over each pop to a kiddo to roll sides in the decorative sprinkles. Note: Too much coating will result in sprinkles and coating sliding off the marshmallow so be sure to scrape off excess before passing pop along the production line.

    marshmallow pops

    Place pops on waxed paper to dry and harden.

    marshmallow pops

    Once all the pops are set on waxed paper to dry, give kids graham crackers to dip and eat the remaining candy coating, along with the extra sprinkles, if desired.

    marshmallow pops

    Be sure baby brothers get a taste of the vanilla coating, too.

    baby tastes vanilla coating

    Once coating on pops hardens — which takes about 15 minutes — allow taste tests.

    marshmallow pops

    Await thoughts on the treats.

    marshmallow pops

    Brace for the sugar high. There surely will be one — but it surely will be worth it.

    Shared in the Grandma Ideas and Inspire Us Thursday link parties.

    Today's question:

    What is your favorite marshmallow treat?

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    Reader Comments (5)

    Thanks for posting this tasty activity! It seems challenging enough for older kids and easy enough for the toddlers.

    My heart still belongs to Rice Krispie treats...

    February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNonnie Kelly

    My favorite will always be S'mores! But, this one looks fun, cute, and yummy!

    Thanks!

    February 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    What a yummy project to do with your kids or grandkids. I love your photos!

    February 3, 2015 | Unregistered Commenternancy@skinnykitchen.com

    Best pictures ever! Love the faces! As for marshmallows, I've never been a big fan except in rice krispie treats. II really don't like S'mores. They sure did a great job decorating and eating!

    February 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Mine will also be smores as well. However these do look pretty good.

    February 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarol
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