MomLittr Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 7:51pm
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I was just looking in the Popcorn Factory catalogue that came in the mail. They sell snowmen marshmallow pops (3 marshmallows on a stick dipped in white chocolate and faces & arms painted on) for $9.99 (plus shipping I assume) for only three of them! Heavens, even at $1.50 each I could make a nice profit! Guess what I will be making for this year! LOL!!!

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lilladycreations Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:16pm
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I THOUGHT ABOUT MAKING THEM ALSO, I THOUGHT THE CHOCOLATE WOULD MELT THE MARSHALLOW.

MomLittr Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:19pm
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I guess you have to dip fast! LOL!!!!

tichay Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:22pm
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cool --- icon_biggrin.gif another reason to break out the chocolate fountain and play !!!!
thanks for the idea icon_cool.gif

krysoco Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:23pm
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Just wondering if you couldn't place the stick in the marshmallows, freeze, then dip in choc. Is that an idea that would work???

danny Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:24pm
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i just went and looked at them. i bet you could make them so much more cute too. icon_biggrin.gif

justfrosting Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:25pm
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Cha--CHING! cute Idea

NEWTODECORATING Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:28pm
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Why do you think I did these? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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MomLittr Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:32pm
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Those are adorable! Please tell me, how many did you get from one bag of marshmallows? I plan on using white candymelts (personally love their flavor) and figure one bag of candymelts for one bag of marshmallows. Can I be so bold as to ask what you charged for these? icon_redface.gif

heiser73 Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:33pm

Does anyone have a pic of these or know of a website I could find them on? They sound fabulous, and would love to try them out.

mjlaw78 Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:33pm

here is a link to the popcorn factory snowmen
http://www.thepopcornfactory.com/product.asp?seid=9&p=27162&sv=1508&search%5Ftype=s%5Fcollection&fc%5Ftrack1=&cur%5Findex=7&channel=

Here is another link to some different snowmen that I would like to try and make but I wonder how they get the rim on the hat?
http://www.hearthsong.com/hearthsong/product.do?section_id=0&bc=1005&pgc=2177&sv=2448&cmvalue=HS%7C0

danny Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:34pm

how cute i love the pumpkin ones icon_biggrin.gif

Flowerpot Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:36pm

Can't wait to try these.

danny Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:36pm

mjlaw78 after you dip the marshmallow into the chocolate your gonna have extra choclolate run off when you set them on wax paper or parch. paper . swirl the chocolate to make the brim. icon_biggrin.gif

mjlaw78 Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:41pm

Danny thank you very much, now I feel like I should say duh, why didn't I think of that

NEWTODECORATING Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:42pm

I got the marshmallows on sale for $1.00 a bag, and the candy melts for $1.69. There are 40 marshmallows in a bag.SO I could do 13 pops.

I used about a 1/2 a bag of melts per bag of marshmallows.

I figure packaging and all (I put them in pretzel bags with a raffia bow) they cost me 0.15 each to make. I charged $0.75 each. I see now that I underpriced myself!! They sold like hot cakes too!

NEWTODECORATING Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:47pm

Here is a pic of them packaged.
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karenm0712 Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:51pm

Very cute idea! icon_smile.gif

MomLittr Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:52pm

Newtodecorating, so appreciate the information! thumbs_up.gif I was telling co-workers (who I was showing the catalogue to) that I could charge $1.50 per pop, less than half of the catalogue, and still make a decent profit. On my way home tonite I have to stop at the store anyway, will have to buy marshmallows as I already have the candymelts at home. Wonder if the dollar store sells marshmallows?

NEWTODECORATING Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 8:54pm

Shop N Save has them in a 10 for $10.00 sale right now. Not sure if there is one in your area.

angiebee245 Posted 29 Nov 2006 , 9:13pm

Here is another idea...Get a piece of styraforam, put your mmallows in the stick and dip them in the chocolate. Poke the stick into the styrafoam, so the chocolate will run off (drip onto the stryrafoam) Then put them into the freezer for about 3 minutes. They will have a beautiful sheen. They will also be completely cool. Good Luck!

MomLittr Posted 2 Dec 2006 , 2:26pm

Here's an update on these snowmen pops. I made a few last nite, but decided to roll in coconut for a more "snowlike" look - and here is a picture taken next to the ad from the catalogue. Now, I am not entirely happy with the features, thinking of using orange to make a nose more carrot like. But besides a had (really don't want to do that), what could I put on there to look more like a snowman? Gosh, these were so easy and figure it costs only around 20 cents a piece to make. If I sell for $1.50 each, that is less than half the catalogue cost - and I don't charge shipping! LOL!!
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jen1977 Posted 2 Dec 2006 , 2:42pm

Those are cute! If you want to do the coconut, could you dip the marshmallows individually in the chocolate, then in coconut, then slide it on the stick? I think they would look more like snowmen if you could see that they were three individual sections, like snowmen are. Just an idea! I'm not sure how hard it would be to do them individually.

MomLittr Posted 2 Dec 2006 , 2:45pm

That is an interesting idea Jen....hmmmmm. Maybe too if I leave just a little space between the marshmallows so there is a slight indentatin. I will have to try that later....thanks!

krysoco Posted 2 Dec 2006 , 3:16pm

I bought some supplies to do these. However I got mini choc. chips for the eyes, mouth, buttons, etc.

missyek Posted 2 Dec 2006 , 3:27pm

That is so funny! My mom showed me these out of the catalog and I was going to make some too! Very cute and easy!

cassandrascakes Posted 2 Dec 2006 , 3:31pm

Could the brim be made with a dipped candymelt? It looks like some sort of disk and then another marshmallow on top of that.

zoraya Posted 2 Dec 2006 , 3:36pm

newtodecorating - did you dip each marshmallow seperately or all 3 on a stick at once? You can see the seperation between the 3 which is perfect for making the snowman. These are really cute - I'll have to give it a try this year for my sons classes. Thanks for sharing.

surfergina Posted 2 Dec 2006 , 3:41pm

Those are cute!!! I'm gonna try it someday! icon_smile.gif Here are some ideas I came up with:

*Three Peas In A Pod" - green marshmallow with cute faces
*Baby Peeps" - yellow baby chicks for Easter
*Scary Cats" - black cats for Halloween
*Christmas Ornaments" - blue, red, yellow ornaments

And many more that I could think of.

NEWTODECORATING Posted 2 Dec 2006 , 7:45pm

I put them all on the stick and dipped at once. Don't put too much space between them, they will slide down the stick.

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