My mom got me a subscription to Food Network Magazine which is really funny if you know me. While I like cooking and food, I have little time to do anything elaborate and even less time to watch the Food Network. But I have gotten some nifty inspiration from Food Network Magazine. You may remember the Cookie Tray we made from an ad in a previous issue.
As I was flipping through the April 2012 issue, I came across this photo for marshmallow pops. They sounded pretty easy for kids to make, and I had sticks leftover from the last time I made cake pops.
Supplies you will need:
- Large marshmallows
- Lollipop sticks
- Colored sugar, sanding sugar or sprinkles
I had red colored sugar leftover from Christmas and thought the pink and blue would be fun for the Easter season.
Place a stick in the center of each marshmallow to make a lollipop. Provide your child with a small cup of water. The water should be deep enough for the child to dip the marshmallow. Have them dip the marshmallow in the water and turn it so the entire marshmallow gets wet.
Next, have them dip the wet marshmallow into the sugar. If they turn it, they can get more of the marshmallow covered. When I made my lollipop, I used a spoon to scoop the sugar on the underside of the marshmallow. I was worried about the sugar mess that would occur if I gave the kids spoons, (we are selling our house) so their lollipops have a little less sugar on them - which may not be a bad thing.
The kids were excited to try all the different colors of sugar, so each of the girls made one lollipop of each color.
After the dipping, lay out the pops on some waxed paper to dry. We went outside to play for 45 minutes and when we came in they were dry.
Which is your favorite? The girls loved red the best, but I am partial to pink.
These do make a bit of a mess (think blue mouth and tongue), but they are so yummy and easy to prepare.