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chocolate dipped marshmallow pops | styleberryPARTY Pt. 4

Happy Monday! The chocolate dipped marshmallow pops might be the most requested post of the series. Hope you enjoy–they are YUMMY, CHEAP, EASY & make a STATEMENT! I wanted mine to look pretty, not all drippy & messy. & I figured out how. After making a mess, of course. ;) Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • large marshmallows (they even make JUMBO now!)
  • Chocolate specifically made for candy making (Hobby Lobby $6, used 40% off coupon)
  • sprinkles (these are from Michaels $6, used 40% off coupon)
  • mug
  • skewers
  • foil

1. Put the chocolate in the mug & heat as directed. I chose a mug because it was tall & narrow, so I could get a deep dunk, without wasting too much chocolate.

2. Dunk marshmallow.

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3. Place on foil to cool a bit, not not completely.

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4. Pick up the marshmallow before it cools completely (2-3 min), it will look like the image on the left. Don’t freak out.

5. (if you let it cool too long it will harden & look like this–which is not good, so watch them carefully!)

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6. Make a little pool of chocolate on the foil. Dip the already dunked marshmallow in a little more chocolate to cover the ugly bottom.

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7. While holding in one hand, use the other hand to sprinkle on the decorations. You could also dunk it in a bowl of sprinkles if you are using the really little ones. These were too big to do it like that.

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8. Immediately put on the skewer & let cool completely while upright. I put the skewers in a heavy glass cup & let them cool. You could also use tall lollipop sticks if you wanted the stick to be white. I wanted these to be long to flank the cupcake display on the table, so I opted for length over color.

& there you have it: pretty chocolate dipped marshmallow pops!

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But what on earth do you stick them in? I have seen them done a few cute ways, but here’s what I did…& it cost me NOTHING. :):):)

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Hobby Lobby had these pinwheel displays in their seasonal/garden section & they had a TON of empty ones. I had a vision…& tracked down the store manager & asked if he’d let me buy a couple. He said he was just going to throw them away, so I could have them! A couple coats of spray paint + some scrap fabric tied in a bow & you’ve got a free display! :) You could also use a block of the green floral foam & put it in any container to hide it. I also recently saw Beth wrap a foam block in wrapping paper to serve her cake pops–it was super cute! I almost used the jars I put the forks in…& that would have worked too. & would have cost me nothing. So just get creative!

Total cost~ about $10. Big bang for your buck!

& this was my original inspiration–but I decided that dark chocolate was much yummier than the alternative. Not as pretty, but YUMMY nonetheless!

Source: hostessblog.com via miss shawna on Pinterest

BUT…if you were trying to match a party theme, you could always buy the white chocolate (like the dark chocolate I used) & add some food coloring to make the perfect color. You can also buy pre-colored melting candies that you’ll find in the candy making aisle. What fun!

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  • Tori [at] FIToriBLOG.com - I thought later (after I’d slept) that we should have taken pics that night…BUT they would have been dark and crummy! These are way better! :)

    And, I need all of these fun detail pics for a page or two in baby’s book on her shower! :)ReplyCancel

  • Marylin - I will def be doing this for Aubrey’s party! So pretty! I know this is not the best place to put this but… I wanted to ask your opinion about lenses. I’m new to photography and got interested in it to take photos of my toddler. I bought a Rebel t2i and it came with a 18-55mm lens. I also bought a 50mm f/1.8 on the recommendation of my friend Casey. What lenses would you recommend for good portraits of my baby girl? As $$$ as everything is I don’t want to buy anything on my own. Lol. I love bokeh but not really getting as much of it as I would like. I’m shooting all manual and feeling good about it! A lot to learn but so much fun. I know you’re busy busy so any help would be greatly appreciatedReplyCancel

    • -shawna- - I think you have what you need! the 50 is great & produced beautiful bokeh. Just open your aperture more & play with that.ReplyCancel

      • Marylin - Thanks Shawna! Depending who you talk to, you need to buy this, this, and this. I’ll keep playing!ReplyCancel

  • Joy - so cute! can’t wait to try this!ReplyCancel

  • Camme - Thanks for the tips. I have an 8th grade graduation to help with and the kids will love these.ReplyCancel

  • Abbi Z. Meadows - One comment regarding the last thought in the post…if you are going to add coloring to regular white chocolate or almond bark, you cannot use regular food coloring (ask me how I know!), you have to get special candy dyes. Food coloring is water based and reacts with the oil in the chocolate and makes it clumpy. Yuck. Personally, I think it’s easier/cheaper to get the pre-colored ones. Hope that saves somebody some trouble. :)ReplyCancel

    • alicia - Thanks Abbi for the advice! I was thinking getting food coloring to match my daughter’s 1st bday theme, hopefully michaels or ACMoore has pre-colored chocolateReplyCancel

  • Heather - How did you store/travel with these without the marshmallows getting hard? Silly question! But I’m assuming you kept them in a container and put them on the sticks last minute? I saw these on Pinterest a while ago too & wanted to make them for an out of town bridal shower, but didn’t know how well they’d travel. Marshmallows dry out quick!ReplyCancel

  • FITbaby’s 1st Birthday | The morning of the party… [Part 1] | FIToriBLOG - […] every detail and they were each perfectly executed. Che Check it out here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part […]ReplyCancel

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