Skittles Marshmallow Pops

Skittles Marshmallow Pops | Very Culinary

by Amy on February 8, 2013 · 21 comments

No recipe today, per se. But It’s cute. And fun. And easy. And yummy. Quadruple threat!

Kristy, of Wicked Noodle fame, posted these marshmallow pops last 4th of July. So stinkin’ cute, I was left with my usual response “why didn’t I think of that?” I just continue to live vicariously through my clever friends. 

She used jell-o sugar on her marshmallows, but then I saw them coated with Skittles powder and I thought the kids would enjoy that slightly more. Just separating the colors, alone, made them giddy. Why can’t I achieve that same elation when sorting socks? Ah, to be 4 again…

Anyway, if you have marshmallow lovers in the house, or want to bring treats in for a classroom Valentine’s Day party next week, these require so little effort, but return great smiles.

Skittles Marshmallow Pops
Prep time: 15 minutes

• large marshmallows
• Skittles candy
• water
• lollipop sticks

Separate the different colored Skittles. Using a Cuisinart, grind up the colors you’re using, one at a time (cleaning out after each color), until they are pulverized into a powder. Remove any chunks that wouldn’t cooperate. Transfer to a bowl or large plastic bag, depending on the coating method you use.

There are three methods to coat the marshmallows: (1) you can dunk the marshmallows quickly in water, letting any excess drip off, then roll them in a bowl that’s been filled with the Skittles powder, and poke a lollipop stick in, (2) add the powder to a large plastic bag, drop some wet marshmallows in and shake away until they’re all coated. Then just add them to lollipop sticks, or (3) Skewer each marshmallow with the lollipop stick, dip in a bowl of water, dab the marshmallow on a paper towel, hold the marshmallow over a bowl and sprinkle the ground Skittles over the marshmallow to generously coat.

Prop in a styrofoam block and let dry.

(from The Wicked Noodle and The Decorated Cookie)

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Sandra October 1, 2014 at 6:27 am

love the idea; but I don’t have a Cuisinart (gasp!); I’m going to try the powder candy that comes in a straw; you know; the ones we had as kids. But, now I’m wondering if the powder is colored? Or, I might try that messy powder candy.
Nevertheless, thank you for the great idea!


Amy @Very Culinary October 1, 2014 at 6:32 am

Oh, great question – I *think* it IS colored! But I don’t remember. Fingers crossed and good luck!


kristy @ the wicked noodle February 15, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Why didn’t I think to do Skittles?? So very clever! It’s a fun treat to make with your kids, right? Thanks for the love, my friend! xo


Amy @Very Culinary February 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

You bet! I saw someone else do them with all the different colors and it was super cute. Taste the rainbow! xoxo


Amy January 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Those are SO cute. I’m totally making them for my son’s second birthday! He’s a Valentines baby so they’ll be so fitting :) Silly question. Can I pulverize the skittles weeks in advance & keep it in zip lock bags to then make these the day off?


Amy @Very Culinary January 30, 2014 at 2:54 pm

I don’t think I would do it several weeks in advance, because the powder will become stale and possibly clump together. But I can’t see a problem with doing it 1 week early – just make sure you seal those bags tight!


Amy January 31, 2014 at 1:40 pm

That’s true about clumping together. Didn’t think about that. Good thing I asked! ;) Thx. I’ll just do it the week of. Can’t wait.


Heather - Chickabug October 30, 2013 at 11:08 am

Great recipe! Thank you! : )


Mary April 4, 2013 at 8:15 am

Adorable! I plan to make these as favors for my son’s birthday party. Any idea how far in advance you can make them?


Amy April 4, 2013 at 9:09 am

Hi Mary! These would make super fun party favors! I would actually make them the same day if at all possible, or at most a day before. You don’t want the marshmallows to get soggy from the water or stale from sitting out.


Meghan {For the Love of Dessert} February 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

I LOVE this! I wish I had children so I would have a good excuse to make these (just kidding universe, I really don’t wish that). Buuuut since I don’t, “because I love marshmallows and skittles and things that are cute” is going to have to suffice as my excuse.


Amy February 13, 2013 at 8:06 am

It is my firm belief that you don’t need to have kids to make fun food. And the beauty of these is you can make as many or as few as you want. So go treat yourself! Do it! :D


Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles February 12, 2013 at 5:52 am

Too much fun. I love Kristy’s recipes, and saw this on Kristen’s beautiful site…love!


Amy February 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Brenda!


Carla February 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Found your site from Dine and Dish. Love the idea! Skittles makes so many flavors, I can only imagine all you could make.


Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes February 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I am the marshmallow lover in our house :) These are too fun!


Joanne February 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

You know, I would not have thought that pulverized skittles turn into powder…I thought they would make some kind of weird gel-like chewy substance or something. Good to know!


Dani H February 8, 2013 at 9:43 pm

toooooo cute!


Lisa February 8, 2013 at 11:17 am



Kristen February 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

I have to bring treats for a party next week and I think these will be it. So much fun and easy!


pam February 8, 2013 at 8:35 am

So cute!


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