Large, fluffy homemade marshmallows dipped in white chocolate and covered in sprinkles. A Valentine's Day treat your kids will love!
Some people believe that Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate romantic love between two people. That's always seemed so foreign to me because in my family, Valentine's Day has always been about celebrating all the people in your life that you love. Family and friends. It's a day of love for everyone.
So I always do something extra special for my daughter on Valentine's Day. I get her a little basket and fill it with goodies and we spend the day together. The other day, she saw these jumbo sprinkle-covered marshmallow pops at the store and asked if she could have them. I decided it would be better to just make them.
Because somehow I thought it would be easier.
Hint: Buying them is definitely easier.
But homemade marshmallows are more fun.
.....And more delicious.
The last time I made homemade marshmallows was back in 2013 when I was blogging at my other website and made these cinnamon peppermint marshmallows that were amazing. I don't know why I took so long to make marshmallows again.
Here's one thing I forgot about homemade marshmallows: they are STICKY. They will stick to everything that it comes in contact with. The only way to stop it is with the marshmallow mix. So this presents a bit of a challenge when turning these into marshmallow pops.
I decide to go the hard route and put them in little Dixie cups to make the pop shape. I coated an ice cream scoop in grease, then in the marshmallow mix and scooped the marshmallow into the cups which takes a bit of practice. At first, you might not be able to pack it in enough and have litle holes in your pops. Not a big deal, flaws are easily covered with white chocolate and sprinkles. You can try putting the mix into a piping bag and pipping it into the cups, but I didn't try this, so I don't know how well it would work. Perhaps if you lightly grease the inside of the bag and tip.
OR, if you aren't all about that, you can simply put the homeamde marshmallows into a smaller pan to make them thicker and cut them into cubes. Either way, make sure the Dixie cups or baking pan are greased, then completely covered in marshmallow mix.
If you want to try something a little more fun, be sure to check out these delicious and beautiful strawberry marshmallows!
Serving Size: 24
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g