////DIY: Marshmallow Treat Pops

DIY: Marshmallow Treat Pops

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Several people have asked about the marshmallow pops pictured in the Pink Ribbon Tree Centerpiece DIY (posted earlier today) – so here are the details on how to make these fun – and SUPER easy! – little treats, as well as the display tray pictured above.

I first discovered the marshmallow pop idea on Kim’s Lollipop Party feature. She used chocolate and rainbow sprinkles on her marshmallows to mimic the look of Bakerella’s adorable cupcake pops… a genius shortcut, especially when you’re pressed for time!

Here are the DIY details:


For the Pink Marshmallow Pops:

You’ll need:
pink Candy Melts
pink M&M’s (or similar)
white nonpareils
lollipop sticks

1. Insert the lollipop sticks into the marshmallows & set aside.

2. Melt the candy in the microwave, according to package instructions.

3. Dip each marshmallow (with stick) into the melted candy, until about ½ of the marshmallow is coated.

4. Sprinkle with nonpareils and top with a pink M&M while candy coating is still warm.

marshmallow treat pops


For the Presentation/Display:

You’ll need:
craft styrofoam sheet – approx 1″ thick
shallow vase/container (such as the 6.75″ ceramic dish used here)
decorative pink ribbon
pink rhinestones (optional)

1. Measure your vase/container, and cut a piece of the styrofoam sheet to match.

2. Place the styrofoam piece in the container. (If the fit is not snug, add smaller pieces of styrofoam to close up any gaps.)

3. Pour pink M&Ms (or other candies) on top of the styrofoam until it’s completely covered.

4. Insert the finished marshmallow pops into the styrofoam, in neat rows.


Shopping Resources:
styrofoam sheets, pink Candy Melts, pink M&Ms, white nonpareils, lollipop sticks, ribbon, & pink rhinestones – ALL from Michaels
6.75″ White Ceramic Low DishWholesale Flowers


*These pink marshmallow pops are actually part of a larger Pink Dessert Buffet we shot a couple weeks ago in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month… full details to come soon!

By |2018-12-19T16:04:15-07:00September 3rd, 2009|Sweets|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Down Pillow September 3, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    These are so cute :) I think they’d be really yummy using chocolate & mini butterscotch chips, too.

    • Sibylle March 13, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      oh yes, they are! when i made them, I had chocolate left over, and i dipped ladyfingers in it and made little guys out of them:

    • blakely February 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      I tried this for my friends baby shower and they were a hit. it was so much fun and i was so proud of myself for doing them. I’m not the most crafty or the best in the kitchen.
      I’m now doing them for a friend and need to incorporate black in the bowl somehow. I have glass rectangular bowls i am using and will be doing the marshmellows the same as pictured here.

  2. Mrs. R September 4, 2009 at 6:57 am

    these are GORGEOUS! I am dying to try them :)

  3. Shelley September 4, 2009 at 7:16 am

    I am waiting for an occasion to make these! Thanks for the instructions and have a great weekend!

  4. Jen September 4, 2009 at 7:28 am

    I have made these with chocolate and crushed graham crackers! Just like a mini s’more.

  5. Rachel September 4, 2009 at 8:10 am

    So pretty I’m afraid to eat them!

  6. Arizona Bouncers September 4, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Those look delicious and very nice!

  7. Amber September 4, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Where can I buy candy melts? Other than online!

    • lkh January 3, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      jo ann fabrics!

    • Erin September 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Michaels Craft Store, Walmart…Winco…

  8. Tina-Bash Event Studio September 4, 2009 at 8:40 am

    I will be making these for my Tween Girls Night Out, they will love them!

  9. Kim - The TomKat Studio September 4, 2009 at 9:42 am

    These are GORGEOUS! I love PINK! Thank you for the link LOVE! :)

  10. urvi September 4, 2009 at 9:52 am

    These are so cute. I am planning to make these for my daughter’s bday. How many days in advance can I make them? Also how to store them?

  11. jenn s. September 4, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Hi Amber –
    You can buy Candy Melts at Michaels – that’s usually where I get them – or probably at any sort of baking supply store.

    Urvi –
    You should be able to make them 2-3 days in advance, just make sure to store them in a cool place. The refrigerator might dry the marshmallows out too much – so I’d opt for a cool pantry or cupboard. (If they get too hot the candy melts could start to melt again!)

  12. Ellen Collis September 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

    OMG, these are ridiculously cute!! And not many ingredients–perfect! Cheap, easy with a dramatic effect, LOVE IT!


  13. katrina September 4, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    simply adorable! will be making these for something-or-another soon!


  14. Michelle September 7, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Every bit as cute as cupcake pops but way easier. You’re a genius.

  15. Down Pillow September 7, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Wow! What an amazing idea for SOOO many parties. Halloween, Christmas, Baby Showers… I can’t stand it- what a fantastic idea!~

  16. Erica Stone September 8, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I think these are easy enough even for me. :) I have all boys but my six year old loves marshmallows and I bet I could do them in blue! Really cute stuff.

  17. Julianne September 11, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Those are awesome. No other way to put, they are awesome. I am going to remember those for the next party I work on!


  18. Elsa September 11, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Probably use these for Ellie’s tea party!!

  19. Lindsey September 15, 2009 at 7:19 am

    wouldn’t these be great made with orange, chocolate, and purple for halloween? love this!

  20. Polka Dot Sally September 18, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Kim at Tom Kat Studio has the best designs and ideas! I love this recipe and design especially. Fabulous!

  21. Amanda September 28, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Please what is the name of the font used in Mashmallow?

  22. Erica January 17, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    I simply love this!
    I’m making these for my birthday party next month and I’m sure everyone is going to love them!

  23. rachel January 31, 2010 at 7:56 am

    So adorable, were can i buy the lollipop sticks.

  24. jenn s. February 1, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Rachel –
    You can buy the lollipop sticks at Michaels, Joann, or a similar place with a baking supply aisle :)

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  26. Gennifer April 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    to cute for words. i have done choclate covered marshmallows for V-day and have found if you dip the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate it helps secure the marshmallow a little better especially if you are covering the entire marshmallow

  27. Tanisha June 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    What size of lollipop sticks did you use? Very cute. I love it!

  28. Jenn @ HWTM June 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Tanisha –
    I believe the lollipop sticks were around 5″ tall :)

  29. Party Rentals August 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    It looks so delicious and YUMMY. Thanks

  30. Sarah August 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    How did you get the candy melt so smooth on the marshmallow? I had trouble getting the candie melt to adhere to the marshmallow.

  31. Claudia August 27, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Hello, I, wondering ir u can help me…..i been doing cake pops but I guess im doing something wrong, but i dont know what’s this exactly, cause after I cover them they’re folling down….Could you tell me why? what i need to do? i read in some blogs and thery were talking about add some wax to the melt candy…….is this right? and what kind of wax is? Thanks so much for your help :)….blessing

  32. Dolores January 30, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I love them such a great fundraiser idea for breast cancer awareness which is our Relay for Life thanks

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  34. Tina April 9, 2011 at 8:08 am

    love the look of these and can’t wait to taste. I am hosting a rehearsal dinner that we want to be light weight family like get together at a local fire dept with about 50 people. Saw the navy & orange theme on your web for a bridal shower and thought this might just be a fun but nice put together way to do a rehearsal dinner. Considering it will be a beef and dumpling dinner by the auxillary, it doesn’t need to be fancy. Would like it to be a way to bring everyone together without overstating the beach wedding 30 miles away that will be the next day. These marshmallow pops would be great with orange coating as a nice treat and centerpiece for tables along with light flowers as your website showed. Considering our home town colors are navy & orange and it’s a young couple, I was thinking the mix of two would be great. What do you think? The rehearsal dinner doesn’t have to coordinate with the wedding does it?

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  36. Vee August 5, 2011 at 1:47 am

    These look great!

    Q: What are the names of the fonts used for “Marshmallow” and “Treat Pops”?

  37. jen D September 22, 2011 at 2:37 am

    These are beautiful! Quick question though, how far in advance can I make these if they are indiviually warpped in cellophane treat bags?

    Thank you so much ahead of time c:

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  40. bridge January 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    What a great idea! When you dip the marshmallow in the chocolate, do you leave it laying flat to dry or sit it upright? Also, should they be covered when storing before the event? Thanks!

    • jenn s. January 31, 2012 at 7:18 am

      I kept them sitting upright to dry – the best thing to do is use an extra sheet or block of styrofoam to stand them up in while they dry – or you can also use small tumblers or juice glasses to keep them upright. Styrofoam will keep them perfectly upright and give you the best use of space though :)

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    ohh they are adorable, and look so nice and easy… I hope there will be a aprty soon to make them *like*

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  44. Hellow May 13, 2012 at 8:05 am

    so i’m making these for mothers day and i’m going to bring them to school for everybody to eat so i was wondering how would i carry them

  45. Jeff Moravetz June 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Looks great! But fyi: when I clicked on the link from Pinterest to get to your site–it came with a page first that said that your site has been reported as spam and/or inappropriate content. I'm glad I clicked on the go on button but I wonder how many others decided not to go on…

    • jenn s. June 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Thanks for the heads up, Jeff! I have no idea why it would say that :0 We definitely don’t allow either here! :)

  46. adriana September 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

    How pretty they look. Too nice to eat. Quick question. How many marshmallows can you dip with a bag of candy metls??

  47. Columbus Inflatables January 17, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    We made this for my little girls birthday, Thanks!

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  51. Tina Teuscher November 27, 2013 at 12:03 am

    I need to make 450 of them, can I make them a week in advance? Well at least 5 days in advance. I am thinking of making a few each night after work. Placing the marshmellows on candy canes, then dipping in almond bark, then rolling in crushed candy canes. Please let me know what the longest span of time was that you made them in advance. I would hate to make them all, then find they are no good come Saturday. Thank you.

  52. lucy January 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    How do you keep the marshmallow from sliding down the stick?

  53. Karen July 4, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    they look so festive.. can you use Hershey’s chocolates

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