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Firecracker Chocolate Marshmallows {An Easy Patriotic Treat} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

You all probably know that I love a fun and done, easy treat. These Firecracker Marshmallows are so easy, yummy and simply adorable on a platter. They are the perfect Easy Patriotic Treat for your summer parties. Come on in and I’ll share my simple “how to” for these yummy sweet treats…

Firecracker Chocolate Marshmallows - An Easy Patriotic Treat

I love the chocolate running down the side of the marshmallows. It’s so pretty. These Firecracker Marshmallows would make the perfect quick and easy Fourth of July Dessert.

Here’s a quick video tutorial on this fun summer treat. 

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Let’s not forget the yummy maraschino cherry on top. So cute!


Here’s What You’ll Need for these  Firecracker Chocolate Marshmallows – An Easy Patriotic Treat

This recipe makes about 30 marshmallows

  • A Bag of Marshmallows – the bags contain around 30 marshmallows
  • 6 oz. of dark blue chocolate melts – Wilton is preferred
  • 30 cherries with stems

Extra Equipment Needed

  • wax paper
  • paper towel 
  • microwave
  • microwave proof glass bowl

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Instructions for Firecracker Chocolate Marshmallows

Bowls with marshmallows, chocolate and cherries

  • Set out your supplies
  • Melt your chocolate melts – I usually microwave them for 1 minute, stir and microwave 30 more seconds. Stir until smooth
  • Put the wax paper down on your counter
  • Grab your paper towel and have that handy

Dipping marshmallow in blue chocolate

  • When you’re all set…dip one marshmallow at a time into the melted chocolate. Only dip anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 of the marshmallow into the chocolate

Placing a chocolate covered marshmallow down

  • Set the marshmallow onto the wax paper

Placing a cherry on top of chocolate marshmallow patriotic treat

  • Pick up a cherry and dry the outside of by placing it in some paper towel and pressing to dry
  • Push the cherry into the top center of the melted chocolate
  • *If your cherries are dripping too much juice, the juice will run down the marshmallow and you’ll have a soggy treat

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  • Repeat with each marshmallow
  • Let the chocolate completely dry before moving them

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  • That’s it! 

Storing your Easy Patriotic Treats

  • These are best when they are fresh. If you plan on making them in advance…I would store these in an airtight container – at room temperature – for up to a few days. I only say a few days because of the cherry. When it dries out, it won’t be as yummy. 


Are you looking for more Red, White & Blue Snacks? Check out these fun Patriotic Treats, below:

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Happy Summer! 

~ Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do

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