These marshmallow pops are a great snack to go alongside all of your valentine activities for preschoolers. And, not to mention, they’re easy and delicious!
This is Engineer’s first Valentine’s Day in elementary school, and he is really looking forward to the party! We spent some time this week working on the valentines for his class, his teacher, and the other school staff he sees. When I asked him what he wanted to do for valentines, he immediately said “marshmallows with chocolate and sprinkles!” Ever since we made marshmallow pops for his fifth birthday, he’s been a little obsessed. Of course, it doesn’t bother me one bit — marshmallow pops are beyond simple to make!
marshmallow pops are an easy, fun treat for Valentine’s Day
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Materials & Ingredients
small lollipop sticks
white melting chocolate
Valentine’s Day sprinkles
plastic treat bags
1. Place marshmallows on the end of the sticks.
2. Melt chocolate according to packaging’s directions (we microwaved ours).
3. Dip the top part of the marshmallows into the melted chocolate. Swirl it around a bit to prevent drips.
4. Add sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
5. Place marshmallow pops stick down in the holes of a drying rack (or on a cake pop “cooling tray”) to set.
6. When cool, place marshmallow pops into small treat bags (don’t forget to taste one yourself, too).
You can always cover the entire marshmallow in the melted chocolate, but the kiddo and I like just a bit at the top.
Colored chocolate would work well in place of the white chocolate.
While waiting for the pops to be cool enough to wrap, Engineer set about writing his valentine cards. He went with Spider-man and Transformers valentines this year. His teacher gave us name cards for all of his friends and additional teachers/staff, so he just had to glue those to the cards and then sign his name. For the majority of the time, he was excited to pick out a special card for each person, with his interest only waning with the last two.
Once everything was done, I placed the pops into treat bags and tied the valentine cards to the pops. I hope his friends and teachers enjoy the valentine marshmallow pops, and I hope his whole class has fun celebrating Valentine’s Day together!
If you’re looking for more ideas, please check out my Valentine’s Day Pinterest board!
What valentines are your children going to make this year?
Preschool Lesson Plans for Valentine’s Day
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What a. Great idea!!! My daughters milk and egg allergies keep me away from cake pops but these would be great!
Thanks! Easy, fun for the kiddos, and yummy!
Sarah @ Play 2 Learn with Sarah says
Great idea! Thanks for sharing! Maybe I’ll do green ones for St. Patrick’s Day!
Ooooh, that sounds like a great idea!
These look fantastic! I am going to have to keep these in mind for the next holiday! My kids would have a blast decorating!
Thanks! Let me know how it goes! 🙂
we didn’t do anything fun for Valentine’s Day as a family. I think I have everything to do these tonight with the kids, maybe we have different colored sprinkles though 🙂 thanks for linking up to Kids in the Kitchen
Thanks for hosting . . . looking forward to more! 🙂
Paula @ Frosted Fingers says
Those were some great Valentine’s treats! I wish we could still bring in homemade snacks to school. They did away with them a few months ago. Thanks for linking up on Kids in the Kitchen!
Thanks for stopping by! I’m rather enjoying the Kids in the Kitchen link-up, so thanks for hosting it. 🙂 So sad when you have to do away with homemade treats, isn’t it? But these did turn out yummy. I think Engineer is going to want to make them every month/holiday.
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