03 Sep

DIY: Marshmallow Treat Pops

marshmallow treat pops

Several people have asked about the marshmallow pops pictured in the Pink Ribbon Tree Centerpiece DIY (posted earlier today) – so here are the details on how to make these fun – and SUPER easy! – little treats, as well as the display tray pictured above.

I first discovered the marshmallow pop idea on Kim’s Lollipop Party feature. She used chocolate and rainbow sprinkles on her marshmallows to mimic the look of Bakerella’s adorable cupcake pops… a genius shortcut, especially when you’re pressed for time!

Here are the DIY details:


For the Pink Marshmallow Pops:

You’ll need:
pink Candy Melts
pink M&M’s (or similar)
white nonpareils
lollipop sticks

1. Insert the lollipop sticks into the marshmallows & set aside.

2. Melt the candy in the microwave, according to package instructions.

3. Dip each marshmallow (with stick) into the melted candy, until about ½ of the marshmallow is coated.

4. Sprinkle with nonpareils and top with a pink M&M while candy coating is still warm.

marshmallow treat pops


For the Presentation/Display:

You’ll need:
craft styrofoam sheet – approx 1″ thick
shallow vase/container (such as the 6.75″ ceramic dish used here)
decorative pink ribbon
pink rhinestones (optional)

1. Measure your vase/container, and cut a piece of the styrofoam sheet to match.

2. Place the styrofoam piece in the container. (If the fit is not snug, add smaller pieces of styrofoam to close up any gaps.)

3. Pour pink M&Ms (or other candies) on top of the styrofoam until it’s completely covered.

4. Insert the finished marshmallow pops into the styrofoam, in neat rows.


Shopping Resources:
styrofoam sheets, pink Candy Melts, pink M&Ms, white nonpareils, lollipop sticks, ribbon, & pink rhinestones – ALL from Michaels
6.75″ White Ceramic Low DishWholesale Flowers


*These pink marshmallow pops are actually part of a larger Pink Dessert Buffet we shot a couple weeks ago in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month… full details to come soon!

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Down Pillow SAYS:

These are so cute :) I think they’d be really yummy using chocolate & mini butterscotch chips, too.

Reply September 3, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Sibylle SAYS:

oh yes, they are! when i made them, I had chocolate left over, and i dipped ladyfingers in it and made little guys out of them: http://fun.kyti.me/index.php/2011/03/marshmallow-ladyfinger-pops/

March 13, 2011 at 5:20 pm

blakely SAYS:

I tried this for my friends baby shower and they were a hit. it was so much fun and i was so proud of myself for doing them. I’m not the most crafty or the best in the kitchen.
I’m now doing them for a friend and need to incorporate black in the bowl somehow. I have glass rectangular bowls i am using and will be doing the marshmellows the same as pictured here.

February 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Mrs. R SAYS:

these are GORGEOUS! I am dying to try them :)

Reply September 4, 2009 at 6:57 am

Shelley SAYS:

I am waiting for an occasion to make these! Thanks for the instructions and have a great weekend!

Reply September 4, 2009 at 7:16 am


I have made these with chocolate and crushed graham crackers! Just like a mini s’more.

Reply September 4, 2009 at 7:28 am

Rachel SAYS:

So pretty I’m afraid to eat them!

Reply September 4, 2009 at 8:10 am

Arizona Bouncers SAYS:

Those look delicious and very nice!

Reply September 4, 2009 at 8:12 am

Amber SAYS:

Where can I buy candy melts? Other than online!

Reply September 4, 2009 at 8:34 am

lkh SAYS:

jo ann fabrics!

January 3, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Erin SAYS:

Michaels Craft Store, Walmart…Winco…

September 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Tina-Bash Event Studio SAYS:

I will be making these for my Tween Girls Night Out, they will love them!

Reply September 4, 2009 at 8:40 am

Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

These are GORGEOUS! I love PINK! Thank you for the link LOVE! :)

Reply September 4, 2009 at 9:42 am

urvi SAYS:

These are so cute. I am planning to make these for my daughter’s bday. How many days in advance can I make them? Also how to store them?

Reply September 4, 2009 at 9:52 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Amber –
You can buy Candy Melts at Michaels – that’s usually where I get them – or probably at any sort of baking supply store.

Urvi –
You should be able to make them 2-3 days in advance, just make sure to store them in a cool place. The refrigerator might dry the marshmallows out too much – so I’d opt for a cool pantry or cupboard. (If they get too hot the candy melts could start to melt again!)

Reply September 4, 2009 at 10:40 am

Ellen Collis SAYS:

OMG, these are ridiculously cute!! And not many ingredients–perfect! Cheap, easy with a dramatic effect, LOVE IT!


Reply September 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

katrina SAYS:

simply adorable! will be making these for something-or-another soon!


Reply September 4, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Michelle SAYS:

Every bit as cute as cupcake pops but way easier. You’re a genius.

Reply September 7, 2009 at 4:51 am

Down Pillow SAYS:

Wow! What an amazing idea for SOOO many parties. Halloween, Christmas, Baby Showers… I can’t stand it- what a fantastic idea!~

Reply September 7, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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