Valentine Treats! Marshmallow Pops {My Grandchildren Loved Making Them}


Valentine Marshmallow Pops 
What do you do with your grandchildren for Valentines? In the last years, one of my favorite things to do with the grandchildren around holidays or celebrations is to include them in making treats. Not only is it fun for them, they have the time of their life getting to use their creativity and imaginations, not to say their appetites too -- for all those yummy ingredients.

This year I wanted to do something that they could dip chocolate in since I had so much left over from Christmas. At first I thought of strawberries (and they love those), then I thought about cake balls (and they love those), but I saw these strawberry marshmallows at Walmart and decided that they would be fun to dip too. To add a little piazzas to them I bought some Valentines sprinkles, and as you can see in the picture also, the coconut added a nice touch also. Yummy!

My grandchildren are all different with each one using their own gifts and talents. It was no different making these chocolate dipped marshmallows. Some of them sprinkled coconut, red crystals, heart sprinkles, and some only wanted just the plain dipped chocolate. One of them formed a continuous string of dipped chocolate that hardened all together.

My grandchildren years from now may forget about what or how they dipped these strawberry marshmallows, and that is ok. What I do want them to remember is that my time is a very special gift that I have to give them because it's the most precious thing I own, it's one thing I can't buy. The most powerful influence we can have on our grandchildren is to be in their life and to pray for them, strategically, biblically, and that God would open the eyes of their understanding. They had a wonderful time making these Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Marshmallows. We want to wish everyone a Happy Valentines!





Strawberry Marshmallows Pops
{by CookingwithK.net}

Ingredients:
1 10 oz. pkg. strawberry marshmallows
1 24 oz. pkg. chocolate almond bark
24-30 craft sticks
1 2 oz. bottle confetti hearts
1 2.25 oz. decorating red crystals
1 2 oz. bottle decorating beads
oblong piece of styrofoam

Directions:
In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate almond bark in the microwave 2-4 minutes at 30 SECOND intervals until chocolate almond bark is melted; set aside.

Pour coconut, confetti hearts, decorating crystals, and beads in separate shallow bowls. (I use a muffin tin)

Place marshmallows on the end of the craft stick by pushing it just to the end.

Dip each marshmallow in the chocolate and let drip until chocolate is set (not dry).

Roll dipped chocolate in decorating pieces and set stick in the styrofoam upright to harden.




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8 comments :

  1. The kids did well for all these treats! Nice job!

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  2. Cute idea! I'll have to try it with my kids...I bet they'll love it!

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  3. What a great family get together. Nothing like sharing grandma's time and love.

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  4. Kay - what a fun fun time making memories in the kitchen with the grandkids. I love to do that too. Your creations are just beautiful!How blessed we are to have an influence in their young lives. Blessings on your day!

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  5. What a great idea - my grown-up kids would like those, lol!

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  6. K, I love that photo of your boys! Those valentine treats look great.

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  7. Love this!! As a mom of 3 girls, I know how important it is for them to spend time with the grandparents and great-grandparents. It's a win/win/win!!

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  8. These treats look wonderful. And how precious you have some adorable helpers in the kitchen!

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