Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rock Star Marshmallow Pops

We recently celebrated SweetPea's 5th birthday {darn they grow up fast!} and she wanted a ~ROCK STAR PARTY~. Woohoo!!!!

Um. Yeah. OK. Whaaaaaat?

But, not to be put off, I hopped online and found a bunch of ideas and said "SURE, Sweetie!! No problemo!" And I thought....

Hot Pink ~ Black ~ White ~ Aqua
Guitars ~ Stars ~ Zebra Stripes

...Yes, I could do that!

I haven't gotten my act together yet to give a full round up of the party so you'll have to wait a little bit for that. But in the meantime, I thought I would give you a ~taste~ with one of the yummy treats I we made. How does THIS look?? Ka-pow!

Rock Star Marshmallow Pops

Yes, you've got that right folks... Rock Star Marshmallow Pops!!

I gotta tell you, this was SO incredibly easy that my two pre-schoolers were able to do 95% of this project (with minimal supervision).

The first thing I did was make the pop stand. I bought a large piece of white foam at Michaels (using a 40% off coupon, of course). I decided to secure it in a round cake pan to give it a little more stability (which may or may not have really been necessary) so I cut it down to size using a serated kitchen knife. (Note: You'll probably want to do this outside so you don't get white styrofoam fluffs all over the place. Trust me.).

My styrofoam and cake pan base

Then I covered the styrofoam with some awesome zebra wrapping paper and coordinating ribbon and poked my lollipop sticks in to "pre-drill" the holes ensuring the spacing would be adequate for the width of the marshmallows.

Insert lollipop sticks ensuring adequate spacing for marshmallows

Next I melted some white vanilla Wilton candy melts in the microwave (following the directions on the package) and got my other supplies (marshmallows and sprinkles) and helpers (SweetPea and Boogey) ready.

I didn't take pictures of this part (and it may or may not have really been a necessary step) but we dipped the end of each lollipop stick into a little bit of the melted chocolate and then stuck them into the bottom of each marshmallow to ensure they didn't fall off the sticks. We let that set up for a few minutes and then got to dipping.

You could do any color scheme your heart desires, but I used a mixture of hot pink and chocolate brown sprinkles (that I had found at the grocery store) to go with the rock star theme. I mixed in some silver edible glitter stars (Wilton brand purchased at Michaels, using a 40% off coupon) to really glam it up.

First we dipped the top of the marshmallow into the melted chocolate and then dipped the wet top into the sprinkles. Then we just stuck the whole thing into the base for drying.

Even preschoolers can do this activity!

Here are a bunch of pictures of the finished product.

"Marshmallow Pop Stars"

Love the colors!

Aren't those silver star sprinkles cute??


Rock Star Marshmallow Pops ROCK!

These were a HUGE hit at the party! Only one was left at the end of the day! I will definitely be making these again for future parties. And I may even make some for Holiday Gifts.

Note: We made our marshmallow pops the morning of the party since I wasn't sure how fresh they would stay (since there was so much "exposed" marshmallow). They lasted fine all day out on the table, but the sole pop that was left the next morning had definitely lost its freshness. I think they would have been just fine overnight if they had been in an air-tight container and I also think they'd stay fresher longer if you dipped the entire marshmallow in chocolate which would then act as a protective layer. (I didn't want to do this as I thought it would just be too much hard chocolate for such an airy treat).

What do you think? Yum-factor?? Yes, I think so. :)

**See more details from this Rock Star party HERE**

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  1. I love these! They are beautiful. I love the colors. My daughter would love these.

  2. These look so cool! I love how you wrapped up your styrofoam with wrapping paper and ribbon. They're 'rockin'!

  3. Those are so cute! Glad to find your blog on the tt&j linky party :)

  4. So cute. I love everything about it. The stand, the colors, everything. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

  5. Yummy and awesome! Totally my kind of treat! Way to go rock star mom ;) Love the star sprinkles! They totally ROCK (ok enough cheesiness) ;) Thanks for linking up with us and sharing!

  6. these turned out great and i love the colors! i'm hosting a grab bag giveaway over at my blog and i'd love for you to stop by and check it out- xoxo nicole

  7. Super cute! I'm sure your daughter loved it!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  8. I love making these, but I have never thought to use those star sprinkles. Totally rock star!!

  9. oh...i'd LOVE to see more pics from the party. DD is turning 16 and wants the same colors and a rock star theme.

  10. These are adorable. They are becoming one of my favorite quick snacks to make lately!!

  11. yes hi my daughter is having a rock party theme also this sunday and these would be a great treat where do i purchase the sticks?

  12. Sammie - I bought them at Michaels in the cake decorating/candy making section. But you might even find them at Walmart. Not sure though.

  13. omg1 i totally LOVE, adore, & have to have these

  14. these. Def gonna try something like this for our girls.
    Following you from Show & Tell...

  15. how cool! these look awesome! Thanks for linking up to fine finds friday :) See ya around!!!!


  16. have you posted the rest of your rock star party ideas yet? i found this while searching on the interenet i am looking for some great ideas for my 3 year old daughters rock star party! :)

  17. hello, where did you get the sticks for the marshmallows?

    1. I bought mine at Michaels using a 40% off coupon. They're lollipop sticks and were found in the candy/baking section. I think you can probably find them at Walmart too.


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