Fun, patriotic 4th of July Marshmallow Pops!
After a camping trip last year, we had a lot of leftover marshmallows. It was several days before Independence Day, so I decided to try and use the marshmallows up for a 4th of July picnic we were attending.
Making marshmallow pops is really easy. You can customize them to any color you want, to fit any theme. If you want St. Patrick’s Day marshmallow pops, use all the colors of the rainbow. If you want marshmallow pops for a baby shower, use different pinks and reds for a girl, or green, yellow and orange for a boy.
Making marshmallow pops will stain your fingers, but it comes off after a few hours. Just take that into consideration if you have anything important going on, or wear gloves while making them.
To make marshmallow pops, dump the contents of several packages of Jello mix into separate bowls. You will also need a bowl of water.
Roll marshmallow in the bowl of water. Shake to get off the excess water.
Roll marshmallow in Jello. Make sure to cover all sides. Set aside on a cookie sheet to dry.
Once the marshmallows have dried (which takes about 15-20 minutes), use skewers to put them together into marshmallow pops. I cut skewers in half, which seemed just the right length to get a red, white, and blue marshmallow onto the skewer.
- 1 package red Jello
- 1 package blue Jello
- 1 package Marshmallows
- 3 bowls
- Empty blue Jello into one bowl, red Jello into 2nd bowl, and fill 3rd bowl halfway with water.
- Take a marshmallow and roll it in the water, shake off excess water gently, then roll in Jello of your choice.
- Repeat with marshmallows, using one color per marshmallow.
- If you want to make marshmallow pops, use skewers, and don't forget to leave some marshmallows plain for the red, white, and blue look!
The kids loved helping with these, and I loved that they were a simple but fun and patriotic snack!
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