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
• 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.