Marshmallow pops are a favorite treat for the kids. With Memorial Day and 4th of July approaching so quickly I had fun with some colored chocolate discs, large marshmallows, and pretzels. I have named this creation 4th of July Firecracker Pops but you can serve them all summer long. I have covered marshmallows in chocolate a dozen times but this time, I purchased the large marshmallows instead of the standard size. I am sure we can use the leftovers for S’Mores this summer. All you need are a few minutes and a few ingredients to create these fun and festive 4th of July treats.
4th Of July Firecracker Marshmallow Pops
Since this is such an easy marshmallow pops idea, you won’t need much in the way of supplies. A few simple items you can likely pick up online or at your grocery store, and of course some helpers on hand for the dipping process. We didn’t add sprinkles to ours, but after we had these done, I thought about how cute these marshmallow pops would look with some star sprinkles!
What you need:
- Red Candy Melts
- Blue melting chocolate discs
- paper straw
- large marshmallows
- pretzels and sprinkles (optional)
Set out 2 microwave safe bowls for your candy melts. You will want to melt the chocolate in 30-second increments in the microwave until completely melted. I like to do this in short increments stirring between to prevent it from burning. If you plan to make a lot of our 4th of July firecracker marshmallow pops, you may want to melt only one color at a time so you don’t end up having to remelt the chocolate later. A small amount of oil can thin out the melt if it seems too thick, but avoid using water as that will make it harden.
To get started creating your marshmallow pops, you will simply dip the top half of your marshmallow into one color of candy melts. Before they set up, spear the top with your paper straw creating a handle. They will begin drying pretty quick, so I recommend doing this right away. Allow to dry completely.
Next, you will dip the bottom third into the other color. You want to leave an open stripe of white in the middle of your marshmallow pops as shown in our pictures. Add sprinkles to your marshmallow pop before the candy melt completely dries.
Do the same with the pretzels for some extra fourth of July Treats that everyone will enjoy.
You can even create a great 4th of July tablescape with these festive colors and dessert ideas. Add streamers, balloons, and decorative platters to really bring together the 4th of July firecracker theme.
We love this idea for 4th of July firecracker marshmallow pops. They are such a fun and easy treat for the holiday, and of course, most importantly, they are super kid friendly. Anything I can do to get the kids involved in the process is a plus. I love making simple treats like these that allow the kids to “cook” in a safe and easy environment.