Valentine’s Day is any craft lover’s dream! Not only can you create paper hearts and valentines to display and give, but you can also give adorable edible Valentine treats that deliver love on many levels! These Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pops for Valentine’s Day resemble cake pops, minus the baking.
The Valentine’s Day marshmallow pops are so sweet! Just melt some dipping chocolate, dip the marshmallow skewers, drizzle sprinkles and melting chocolate for added Valentine flair, and you are done! Your kids will love these easy (microwave safe) Valentine’s Day treats.
Marshmallow Ideas for Valentine’s Day
Marshmallows and valentines pair so well. Maybe it’s the whiteness of the marshmallows that mimic the outdoors. Or, perhaps it’s the sweet gooeyness as a metaphor for the love we want to share?!
For me, it’s that I can create a yummy and attractive treat without a lot of preparation, baking, or fuss!
Chocolate covered marshmallows for Valentine’s Day are so easy and quick to make, they are often my go to! Just dip, add valentine-themed sprinkles and let them set.
You can make large skewers, small pops, dip the bottoms only, submerge the entire thing, or mix them with rice cereal for a classic treat. Take your pick and enjoy!
How to Make the Valentine Marshmallow Pops
Follow the Valentine marshmallow pops recipe below to create a festive treat.
- 24 regular-size marshmallows
- White candy melts or vanilla flavored almond bark
- Pink candy melts
- Red candy melts
- Valentines sprinkles
- Piping bags
- Bamboo skewers/treat sticks
- Waxed/parchment paper
- Line a baking sheet with waxed/parchment paper.
- Press four marshmallows onto a skewer or treat stick with a twisting motion. Lay on paper.
- Melt white chocolate candy according to package directions making sure not to overheat. If the candy gets too hot, it will seize. If desired, add 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening or coconut oil to make the melted candy pourable.
- Hold the marshmallow skewer over the bowl and pour melted candy over the marshmallows while turning the skewer to coat all sides. Allow the excess to drop back into the bowl. Place skewers on the parchment. For best results, scrape the candy from the bottom (the side you place on the waxed paper.) Allow to dry completely.
- In separate bowls, melt the pink and red candy according to package directions, making sure not to overheat. If the candy gets too hot, it will seize. If desired, add 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening or coconut oil to make the melted candy pourable.
- Transfer melted candy to individual piping bags. One at a time, drizzle colored candy melts over the marshmallows. While the candy is still wet, add sprinkles as desired.
- Allow the marshmallows to rest on waxed paper until set before packaging in treat bags or serving. Before removing the marshmallow pops from the waxed paper, cut along the sides with a knife.
Adapt the Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Recipe
Any good treat/craft recipe allows for adaptations and creativity! Consider altering the recipe to suit your individual needs:
- Create chocolate dipped marshmallow valentines by melting chocolate chips instead of candy melts.
- Add a layer of peanut butter before dipping in melted chocolate.
- Tie a ribbon to the bottom of each skewer, then personalize with names or a sweet valentine message.
- Create a smaller, super easy valentine by sliding one marshmallow onto a lollipop stick, then dip and sprinkle as desired.
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