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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Amanda SAYS:

Please what is the name of the font used in Mashmallow?

September 28, 2009 at 6:51 am

Erica SAYS:

I simply love this!
I’m making these for my birthday party next month and I’m sure everyone is going to love them!

January 17, 2010 at 11:02 pm

rachel SAYS:

So adorable, were can i buy the lollipop sticks.

January 31, 2010 at 7:56 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Rachel –
You can buy the lollipop sticks at Michaels, Joann, or a similar place with a baking supply aisle :)

February 1, 2010 at 9:53 am

Gennifer SAYS:

to cute for words. i have done choclate covered marshmallows for V-day and have found if you dip the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate it helps secure the marshmallow a little better especially if you are covering the entire marshmallow

April 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Tanisha SAYS:

What size of lollipop sticks did you use? Very cute. I love it!

June 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm


Hi Tanisha –
I believe the lollipop sticks were around 5″ tall :)

June 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Party Rentals SAYS:

It looks so delicious and YUMMY. Thanks

August 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Sarah SAYS:

How did you get the candy melt so smooth on the marshmallow? I had trouble getting the candie melt to adhere to the marshmallow.

August 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Claudia SAYS:

Hello, I, wondering ir u can help me…..i been doing cake pops but I guess im doing something wrong, but i dont know what’s this exactly, cause after I cover them they’re folling down….Could you tell me why? what i need to do? i read in some blogs and thery were talking about add some wax to the melt candy…….is this right? and what kind of wax is? Thanks so much for your help :)….blessing

August 27, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Dolores SAYS:

I love them such a great fundraiser idea for breast cancer awareness which is our Relay for Life thanks

January 30, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Tina SAYS:

love the look of these and can’t wait to taste. I am hosting a rehearsal dinner that we want to be light weight family like get together at a local fire dept with about 50 people. Saw the navy & orange theme on your web for a bridal shower and thought this might just be a fun but nice put together way to do a rehearsal dinner. Considering it will be a beef and dumpling dinner by the auxillary, it doesn’t need to be fancy. Would like it to be a way to bring everyone together without overstating the beach wedding 30 miles away that will be the next day. These marshmallow pops would be great with orange coating as a nice treat and centerpiece for tables along with light flowers as your website showed. Considering our home town colors are navy & orange and it’s a young couple, I was thinking the mix of two would be great. What do you think? The rehearsal dinner doesn’t have to coordinate with the wedding does it?

April 9, 2011 at 8:08 am


These look great!

Q: What are the names of the fonts used for “Marshmallow” and “Treat Pops”?

August 5, 2011 at 1:47 am

jenn s. SAYS:

“Marshmallow” is in Albemarle Swash, which you can download for free here: http://www.azfonts.net/load_font/albemarle_swash.html

“Treat Pops” is in Arriere Garde, which you can download for free here: http://www.fontriver.com/font/arriere_garde/


August 8, 2011 at 6:54 am

jen D SAYS:

These are beautiful! Quick question though, how far in advance can I make these if they are indiviually warpped in cellophane treat bags?

Thank you so much ahead of time c:

September 22, 2011 at 2:37 am

bridge SAYS:

What a great idea! When you dip the marshmallow in the chocolate, do you leave it laying flat to dry or sit it upright? Also, should they be covered when storing before the event? Thanks!

January 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

I kept them sitting upright to dry – the best thing to do is use an extra sheet or block of styrofoam to stand them up in while they dry – or you can also use small tumblers or juice glasses to keep them upright. Styrofoam will keep them perfectly upright and give you the best use of space though :)

January 31, 2012 at 7:18 am
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