Marshmallow Pops – 4th Of July Treats for Kids

Kids will have a fun surprise when they bite into these red, white, and blue Marshmallow Pops that are made with pop rocks. This easy red white and blue treat can be made for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day or any summer day.

4th of july marshmallow pops made with pop rocks

These marshmallow pops are packed with a flavor explosion.  Just one bite and the pop rocks will start exploding in your mouth. This is one 4th of July dessert that the kids will be talking about for days.

This fun, delicious, and easy dessert combines two things my kids love, chocolate covered marshmallow pops and pop rocks.

4th of July Marshmallow Pops

4th of July Marshmallow Pops with Pop Rocks

Make these 4th of July snacks into a party favor by placing them inside cellophane bags and adding a decorative twist tie. This dessert on a stick is also great for on the go if you’re heading to fireworks or a parade.

4th of July Marshmallow Pops

Red, White, and Blue Marshmallow Pops:

What you’ll need:

 

  • White and red candy melts. Can be found at Walmart, Michael’s Craft Stores, and JoAnn Fabrics for about $3 a bag, as well as Amazon.
  • Marshmallows
  • Styrofoam (to hold sticks) or parchment paper

 

Simple Marshmallow Pops Recipe:

First you’ll need to melt the candy melts. Melt the white candy melts in a glass microwave safe bowl on 50% power for 30 seconds, stir. Continue to microwave on 50% power in 15-second intervals until completely melted, stirring in between. Repeat with additional colors. You can also use a double boiler on the stove. My go-to is using the microwave to melt the candy melts in a coffee mug.

Place the marshmallows on a stick – Add three marshmallows to each straw or lollipop stick. If you are having a hard time placing the marshmallow on the stick, you can a metal skewer or bamboo stick dipped in hot water to pre make the holes.

*To make this dessert for younger kids, use one marshmallow instead of three.

Dip and cover the marshmallows in chocolate: Dip or use a spoon to spread the melted chocolate on each marshmallow. These patriotic pops are dipped in white chocolate and drizzled with red candy melts.

The best part, add the pop rocks! Sprinkle with pop rocks before the chocolate melts. The blue pop rocks are a perfect fit for the 4th of July theme. We also tried the strawberry flavored pop rocks, but have more of a pink color to them. You can usually find Pop Rocks at Walmart, Amazon, and convenience stores, if not you can always decorate with red, white, and blue sprinkles.

Let harden: Place the marshmallow pops on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper to allow to harden. You can also place the stick in a stryfoam block to allow the chocolate to harden. It only takes a few minutes for the candy to harden.

Make it look like a firework by adding a candy fuse. Finally, finish these cute 4th of July treats with a fuse.Use a toothpick to make a hole in the top marshmallow. Add a thin piece of black licorice for the fuse.

4th of July Marshmallow Pops with Pop Rocks

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4th of July Marshmallow Pops with Pop Rocks
4th of July Marshmallow Pops

Kids will have a fun surprise when they bite into these red, white, and blue Marshmallow Pops that are made with pop rocks. This easy red white and blue treat can be made for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day or any summer day.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July, marshmallow, Patriotic, pops, Red, White, Blue
Ingredients
  • White and red candy melts
  • 36 Regular Sized Marshmallows
  • Cookie sticks or paper straws
  • Pop rocks
  • black licorice optional
Instructions
  1. Melt candy melts in a glass microwave safe bowl on 50% power for 30 seconds and then continue to microwave on 50% power in 15-second intervals until completely melted, stirring in between. Repeat with additional colors.
  2. Add three marshmallows to each straw.
  3. Dip or use a spoon to spread the chocolate on each marshmallow.
  4. Sprinkle with pop rocks
  5. Place on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper or stick into a Styrofoam block.

  6. Use a toothpick to make a hole in the top marshmallow. Add a thin piece of black licorice for the fuse (optional)

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Comments

  1. shelly peterson says:

    My grandsons would love these. These look so festive.

  2. Elena says:

    Looks so fun and festive!

  3. Christina moore says:

    My granddaughter would love these

  4. Dana Rodriguez says:

    These are super cute and perfect for the holidays!

  5. Donna porter says:


    My nephew and his friends will love these!

  6. Amy D says:

    This is super creative. This would be a fun play date to make these with my moms club.