This Christmas marshmallow pops will light up everyone’s face who sees them. Easily made with marshmallows, melted chocolate, pretzels, and candy pieces.
This week’s weather has been horrible! The wind chill is dangerously cold!! How I wish my daughter’s school got cancelled so I don’t have to get out of the house 🙂 (did I just say that?!?) But, I supposed I need to make the best of what I have. December sure gets me into the mood of making Christmas cookies and treats. Now that the kids are older, especially my Kindergartener, they are into Christmas. So, Christmas cookies are definitely on the list. I saw these adorable Reindeer Marshmallow Pops here on pinterest and I pinned it and here they are. I made some non-reindeer pops as well using the Christmas nonpareils. And I did make some “mistakes” (green noses on some instead of red noses). But oh well, still turned out cute I think 🙂 A little messy to make, but not disastrous!
- Melt the milk chocolate by setting up a heat-proof bowl on top of a pot with water simmering (but not touching the bowl). The chocolate will slowly melt. Do not heat it on high heat, or it will disintegrate the chocolate. Cut the pretzel pieces into half. They will not be perfectly half, don't worry. The reindeer antlers aren't perfectly mirror images I don't think
- Gently pierce the lollipop stick into the marshmallow. Dip the marshmallow into the chocolate and turn it round and round to drip off excess chocolate. Gently insert the pretzel pieces on top of the marshmallow to look like the antlers. Place green or red M&M for eyes and nose (I got some the other way around). If you want to make Rudolph, make sure the nose is red 🙂 You can also wait until the chocolate is set and solid before adding the eyes by using a bit of the melted chocolate as a glue. I just put them on when the chocolate is still wet 🙂 Either way works
- Another variety I made was to sprinkle on some Christmas nonpareils on the wet chocolate
- Let the pops sit on top of the cake pop holder or Styrofoam. If you don't have both (like me), I just use a cooling rack 🙂 Not the most perfect solution, but we pulled through 🙂
- After the chocolate has set, tie the ribbon on the lollipop sticks and there you go, you have adorable Christmas marshmallow pops
I actually used dark chocolate (because that's all I had). I love dark chocolate as I think the marshmallow is sweet and the dark chocolate has that slight bitterness. But keep in mind that kids might not like dark chocolate 🙂 (one of mine doesn't)
I don’t have cake pops stand nor Styrofoam on hand, so I just use the cooling rack 😉
The kids reminded me to send some of these over to Santa !