Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and at some point, the kids will more than likely express interest in taking something sweet for their teacher at school. Who doesn’t love to celebrate the day of love? Even if you don’t, there is no doubt that you would squeal with delight if someone put a chocolate covered marshmallow in front of you in a cute bag with a greeting – am I right?
Seriously though – is there anyone out there that doesn’t love chocolate? Looking at these makes me just want to lick the screen and pull those marshmallows off the stick. Yummy!
These marshmallow pops would be perfect not only for a teacher, but for a Sunday School teacher, friend, or even family member. You could make these with your kids and drop off at the local nursing home too!
Grab some card stock and print out these Valentine Tags; then hole punch and use string or ribbon to tie each pop in a treat bag.
Valentine Marshmallow Pops
- Large Marshmallows (3 per pop)
- Lollipop sticks
- Melting chocolate or chocolate chips
- Colored melting chocolate for drizzling (red, pink, white)
- Valentine Tags Printable (best printed on white card stock)
- Treat Bags
- String or Ribbon
Lay a piece of parchment paper on a clean flat surface. Find three marshmallows that are about the same size and thread them onto the lollipop stick – making sure the top marshmallow completely covers the top of the stick.
Melt the chocolate chips or melting chocolate according to packaging directions in a shallow dish – using a spoon to stir and even out the chocolate. Gently dip one side of a marshmallow pop into the chocolate to coat. Slowly and carefully turn the marshmallow pop (using the spoon to even out the coating) into the chocolate to ensure all sides and the top is covered in chocolate.
Lay the coated pop onto the parchment paper to dry. If using sprinkles, immediately add them while the chocolate is still melted. Continue this process until all marshmallow pops are coated in chocolate.
While marshmallow pops are cooling, melt the colored melting chocolate wafers in separate small bowls according to package directions. Note: You may place the pops in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process. Spoon each color of melting chocolate into its own sandwich bag, and push the chocolate toward one corner. Snip off a very small corner. Drizzle the chocolate, alternating between the varying colors chosen.
If using valentine packaging:
Place the marshmallow pops in the refrigerator for a few minutes while cutting out the valentine tags. Punch a hole in each tag in the top left corner. Write “To” and “From” on the back of the tags if desired.
Remove the pops from the refrigerator and place one in a treat bag. Wrap string or ribbon around the base of the pop and thread it through the hole in the valentine tag at the front, tying a small bow to finish.
Your treat bag may be too long – if so, simply use scissors to cut around the bottom to the desired length and use that bag as a guide to cut the remainder of the bags before starting the next marshmallow pop’s packaging.