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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Dolores SAYS:

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

Reply 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?

Reply April 9, 2011 at 8:08 am


These look great!

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

Reply 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:

Reply 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!

Reply 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

vanessa SAYS:

ohh they are adorable, and look so nice and easy… I hope there will be a aprty soon to make them *like*

Reply February 27, 2012 at 5:40 am

Hellow SAYS:

so i’m making these for mothers day and i’m going to bring them to school for everybody to eat so i was wondering how would i carry them

Reply May 13, 2012 at 8:05 am

Jeff Moravetz SAYS:

Looks great! But fyi: when I clicked on the link from Pinterest to get to your site–it came with a page first that said that your site has been reported as spam and/or inappropriate content. I'm glad I clicked on the go on button but I wonder how many others decided not to go on…

Reply June 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Thanks for the heads up, Jeff! I have no idea why it would say that :0 We definitely don’t allow either here! :)

June 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm

adriana SAYS:

How pretty they look. Too nice to eat. Quick question. How many marshmallows can you dip with a bag of candy metls??

Reply September 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

Columbus Inflatables SAYS:

We made this for my little girls birthday, Thanks!

Reply January 17, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Tina Teuscher SAYS:

I need to make 450 of them, can I make them a week in advance? Well at least 5 days in advance. I am thinking of making a few each night after work. Placing the marshmellows on candy canes, then dipping in almond bark, then rolling in crushed candy canes. Please let me know what the longest span of time was that you made them in advance. I would hate to make them all, then find they are no good come Saturday. Thank you.

Reply November 27, 2013 at 12:03 am

lucy SAYS:

How do you keep the marshmallow from sliding down the stick?

Reply January 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Karen SAYS:

they look so festive.. can you use Hershey’s chocolates

Reply July 4, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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