I've made these for different holidays before.
At Disney they sell the marshmallow pops but instead of using a stick, they put the marshmallows on a curly straw. Very cute but at Disney, very expensive! I think they were $6.95 a piece! I did them at Halloween on a purple straw dipped in milk chocolate, then just decorated with orange and purple sprinkles. They were a huge hit!
By straw you mean a regular drinking straw? (the ones that are re-usable, I guess?) Interesting!
How about making them out of mini marshmellows?? A little more time consuming but those would be an excellent size for hot chocolate!! Cute too
Yep, they are the hard plastic ones that loop around. You put the marshmallows (I did 2) on the longer straight part that would go into the cup.
I got a package of assorted colors at the dollar store.
Hi Danar217, what a great idea, thanks for sharing!
I tried putting the marshmallows on sideweays (like MJLAW78 did) then covering in white candymelts then coconut - looks alot better. Did not take a picture because I messed up the face, but will try again this weekend for pictures to show for sale. Thanks so much for the hint MJLAW78! I am figuring that at a price of $1.25-$1.50 these are stilll half of the catalogue (which I may attach to my "ad" to show mine are better and cheaper) and I won't be charging shipping!
After you did the chocolate hat how did you attach it to the two marshmallos that are on their side? Did you just use melted chocolate?
Thanks....I'm loving all these ideas, they're adorable!!
Yes I just used melted chocolate to attach the hats and stuck them in styrofoam until they were dry.
What a cute idea! I think my boys will be making these to give to their friends this year!! Thanks everyone for all the great tips! I had seen a similar idea (in Family Fun, I think) only they used just one mm, bright colored candy melts and sprinkles - cute, but I like the snowmen better!!
Those are really cute. I really like the scarfs you put on them, great job.
how did you do the hats?
Oh wow, they are too cute! If those where the "rejects" can't imagine what the others looked like! Cute cute cute! Can't wait to make this!
WOW I gotta try these I think my kids would totally love them. I also make goodie baskets for friends. I think they would be a huge hit I think I will try to make some for this next weekend for my Moms christmas get together. Bunches of KIDS
Ok, here is my second attempt at these, putting the marshmallows sideways on the stick for more rounded shape. Still not that good at making the arms on the coconut and used mini-chocolate chips for the smile. .. still not too happy wth the results; may have to scrap the coconut idea to make them easier to decorate, and want to get fruit roll-ups to use for a scarf. What do you think?
I think it's adorable. What a neat idea for the scarf!
What is everyone melting the chocolates in? I can do a double boiler but wouldn't I have to use a lot more chocolate than needed so I would have the depth to dip in? Does anyone have any ideas for a long, narrow vessel to melt the melts in?? Thanks!
I melt my chocolates in a small glass bowl in the microwave.
Diana, I used a plastic container that was almost long enough, and just sat it in a pot of barely simmering water to melt. Truthfully a drinking glass would be better as it would be longer and deeper, probably easier to use. I end up spooning the candy over the marshmallows anyway.
Thanks for the speedy replies! I suppose I'll just try a few things and see what works best!
Also, does anyone see any reason why I couldn't use royal to pipe on the details? I'm thinking I'd get a cuter carrot nose with royal
I made my 2nd attempt at these with much better results. Instead of chocolate for the details, I used antonias icing and it was much easier. I think they are adorable! I made a bunch for my sons kindergarten class and some more to sell - but I ran out of marshmallows! Need some more ..... I want to see if I can do some more with the hats to sell this week for last minute gifties and stocking stuffers. So much fun! I've never inserted a picture before, so if this doesn't work, they are in my pictures.
Have fun everyone! Thanks to CC and all the members for these awesome ideas!
How did you dip your MM to get the chocolate so smooth?? Love your Snowmen!!
thanks! i don't know that I did anything special. I put the mm on the sticks, melted the choclate (i use merkens), dipped the mms and kinda roll them around, then tap off the excess and place them on wax paper. I do marshmallow pops quite a bit and have never had a problem with the chocolate not being smooth. I swear by the merkens - i won't use the wilton candy melts anymore, or any other brand! merkens by far melts the smoothest and works the best for me. HTH
Thanks Deanna, maybe the secret is your chocolate!! Where do you get the Merkens?
I will try tomorrow and I need them to be as perfect as possible, this is my first time though! And one more question, you lay them flat on wax paper? What do you do to your "flat" side? Your pic does not show a flat side on the ones with no hat....
Oh, one more question... how did you dip your hats? From where, they look so perfect, can't tell what side you used to dip the MM or from where were you holding it. Thanks again and so sorry for picking your brain too much! You pops are just TOO cute! I hope I can get mine somewhere half as good as yours... doubt it though...
Hi - the flat side is underneath - after I bag them, I usually put my label on there. It's never been a big deal to my customers to have a flat side - they are only looking at the decorated side! this also makes it easier to decorate as the mm pops are lying flat and better to work on. i know some people use styrofoam to put their sticks into and let any excess chocolate drip down off. everyone has their own ways of doing things i guess!
I get my merkens at the party supply store here. They cost a little more than the stuff at AC Moore or Michaels, but I feel the quality is better. Especially the white and colored chocolate - they seem to melt smoother. I get coupons online at their website so I never pay full price anyway!
If I can do these pops, anyone can do these pops! I actually have more experience working with chocolate than with cakes - I wish I had half the talent most people on here do! for the hats, I put the flat side of the marshmallow on my wax paper and put a pop stick down through the top, all the way down for stability in dipping. I dipped the mm, and instead of tapping off the excess, just placed it on the wax paper immediately and let the excess chocolate run down the sides to form a 'brim' around the bottom. once the hat was dry, i used rubber gloves (didn't want fingerprints!) to pull the hat off the stick and place on top of the snowman. hope that makes sense!
Good luck!! can't wait to see the pictures!
Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!
I really appreciate you sharing this info with me! I like your idea of laying them flat, to be honest with you one of the reasons I haven't done them yet is because of the whole "how to let them dry" thing. Now I see they look perfectly fine when laid down to dry. I know... I think too much before doing things!
Thanks again, I will do my research on where to buy Merkens in my area, for now I guess I will have to try with candy melts, I got the Premium though, maybe they melt better...
Oh well, thanks again and will post pics tomorrow, hopefully!
Take care and talk soon.
Oh so cute! Great job! What did you make the scarf from? You did the whole thing - 4 marshmallows huh? They look super - you should be proud!
Thanks Deanna!! I have to say, without your help I wouldn't have done them! I made the scarf out of fondat!
Thanks again for everything!