Making Beautiful Chocolate & Candy Marshmallow Lollipops – A Kid Friendly Thing To Do

how to make marshmallow pops


(For 1 dozen Marshmallow Pops)

1 dozen Lollipop Sticks
12 Marshmallows – Standard Size
3 pastel colors of chocolate melts – Wilton is my preferred brand (it’s readily available at most stores and melts pretty consistently each time I use it)

*for my spring colored marshmallow pops, I used 3 colors – pastel blue, pink, and bright yellow

Floral Foam or a tall container of rice make great places to place marshmallows until chocolate has set up.  They need to be upright as they dry.

Toppings Ideas:

  • Sprinkles, M&Ms and candies for topping the marshmallows
  • For my marshmallows I used, sugar sprinkles, white nonpareils sprinkles, M&Ms, and Wilton Chocolate Melting Wafers



  • Place marshmallows on a lollipop sticks

Melting Chocolate – 

  • Use a separate bowl for each color of chocolate
  • I only used about 1/3 of the chocolate from each bag. For making more than 1 dozen pops, you’ll want to adjust the amount of chocolate melted
  • I like to pour chocolate melts into a glass microwave-proof bowl and microwave them for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. If needed, microwave an additional 30 seconds and stir until smooth

Dipping and Decorating:

  • Dip the marshmallow in the melted chocolate
  • Roll the marshmallow around until it is coated. You can either coat the entire marshmallow or just half of it, leaving some of the white marshmallow exposed
  • Hold the marshmallow over the melted chocolate until most of the excess chocolate has dripped off
  • While the chocolate is wet, place any of the candies on top of the marshmallow, carefully holding it upright so the candy doesn’t slide off
  • Place into your floral foam or rice to dry
  • That’s It – continue with each marshmallow


*chocolate melts typically come in 12 oz. bags. For 1 dozen pops, you will only need to use about 1/4 to 1/3 of each color

*store any unused chocolate melts in a zip tight bag at room temperature

Storing your pops:

  • once the chocolate has hardened, you should be able to lay the pops down to store side by side in an airtight container – at room temperature – for up to 5 days