Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pinterest and Patriotic Marshmallow Pops

I have a new addiction. It's called Pinterest. Have you heard of it? The best way I can describe it is this. Remember how we used to save recipes, room decor ideas, craft ideas, fashion tips, etc. from magazines? I don't know about you, but I had a little filing system where I'd keep the ripped out pages...all categorized. I hardly ever went back to it though because there was so much! Well, Pinterest is a site that allows you to create different boards where you can PIN anything you find on line. I have one for inspiring words, recipes, fitness inspiration, party get the idea. Everything you save is right there for you and when you click on the photo that you saved, it takes you to the website where you found it. I love it! So much inspiration, but ORGANIZED!! You can click on the button in my side bar to follow my boards if you are already on Pinterest. If you'd like to be on Pinterest, you must be invited. Shoot me an email and I'd be glad to get you started!
So, one day, I was cruising through other people's inspiration boards on pinterest when I saw these pops. They looked so cute and I happened to have everything on hand except the red, white and blue sprinkles and the lollipop sticks. I went to the store and picked up the things I needed and then very, very late that night - my daughter and I decided to give it a try.
They are very easy, but you just have to get the hang of it.

First you melt the white chocolate melts in the microwave. Stir until smooth.

Poke your lollipop stick or skewer into the marshmallow. If you are going to do the ones with the horizontal stripes, you stick a toothpick in one end and dip the marshmallow in one color. Then you work it off of the toothpick by sticking the skewer in the other end so that you can do the flip side a different color.

Have your sprinkles ready. I ended up moving the red and the blue sprinkles onto flat plates as well. You need to be able to really roll your marshmallow freely.

Here's the first batch. You really have to tap off the chocolate when you dip it in order to not let the sprinkles get too lumpy. We got better towards the end.

These were the trickiest.

Here's one batch. Bagged and tied. =)

I passed them out the next morning at our church's 4th of July celebration. Everyone really liked them. Of course, you can do any color or themed you'd like! We will definitely be doing more!

These were just some festive goodies I put together to give away as prizes. You can find lots of great deals in the bulk section of your grocery store.


  1. Sherry,
    I loved the way it turned out.
    can you please invite me to Pinterest. I am interested :)My email is :

  2. You ROCK.
    Everything you put your hand to... is beautiful!
    I want a redwhitenblue marshymallow so bad right now. lol


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