Patriotic Marshmallow Pops for the 4th of July!

This Cooking With Kids recipe comes just in time to celebrate the 4th of July with a fun, patriotic goody. These Patriotic Marshmallow Pops are easy to make and look so fun when finished!

They only require a few ingredients. In fact, you probably already have everything you need on hand.

Ingredients for Patriotic Marshmallow Pops

Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, pour the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and melt for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until chocolate is smooth and completely melted. (Hint: add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the chips to help them melt even more smoothly.)

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and insert the lollipop sticks into the marshmallows. Also, go ahead and pour the sprinkles into a bowl. That will make it easier to get them onto the marshmallows once they are covered in chocolate.

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Use a spoon to help get the marshmallow completely covered in chocolate.

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops

Use another spoon to sprinkle the colors onto the marshmallows.

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops

Once you’ve got all the pops decorated, place them on the parchment lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes for the chocolate to set.

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops

That’s it! Have fun coming up with ways to display your Patriotic Marshmallow Pops so they look festive!

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops

Karee & The Build a Menu Team

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops for the 4th of July!
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Recipe type: Cooking With Kids
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 24 marshmallows
  • 1 bottle patriotic colored sprinkles
  • lollipop sticks
Instructions
  1. Pour sprinkles in a bowl.
  2. Insert a lollipop stick half way into the bottom of each marshmallow.
  3. Lay a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet.
  4. Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Melt an additional 15-20 seconds, remove and stir. Continue until it's smooth, but be sure to stop before it starts to harden or get clumpy.
  5. Dip a marshmallow into the chocolate, making sure to cover right up to the stick.
  6. Gently shake a spoonful of sprinkles over the chocolate getting them as evenly covered as you can.
  7. Place the marshmallow pop on the cookie sheet and continue the process until all pops are finished. Place the cookie sheet in the fridge for 20-30 minutes to help the chocolate harden.
  8. Optional: for an added patriotic touch, tie a red, white or blue ribbon on the lollipop stick, just at the base of the marshmallow.

 

 

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