Need an easy Valentine party idea that is fast and inexpensive? Use my go to – chocolate dipped marshmallows. These are a seasonal twist that give a nod to hearts and love. By reusing materials I have used on the blog before and purchasing a bag of heart shaped marshmallows, I made a fun and delicious party treat that is versatile (and popular)!
|Happy Valentine’s Day!|
The ingredient list is short. I will give you several different presentations depending on how you want to serve these later in the blog. Start with chocolate chips and marshmallows. I paid less than $3 for both at a discount store. I had sprinkles from Christmas and also discount store skewers and colored straws from last summer (less than $1 for both).
Start by arranging marshmallows on a piece of parchment paper for a non-stick work surface. Use either lollipop sticks, skewers, or cut drinking straws for the stick that will hold the marshmallows.
|Assemble the pops|
Melt the chocolate. I use a modified double burner aka two stacked pots. You may use the microwave, but I think the stove top melts chocolate more evenly.
Dip the marshmallows into the chocolate. You may dip the whole thing or just half. I like trying both. Place them on the parchment paper to cool and harden. If you want to add sprinkles, now is the time.
|Dip marshmallows and allow to cool|
Here are your serving choices…You may make individual pops to give at parties as party favors or Valentine’s presents. If you do this, cut the zipper from a sandwich bag and use it to wrap the individual pops. I used some left over Christmas garland for the tie. Use what you have.
|Make individual pops|
I covered it in Valentine’s red tissue paper that was left over from Christmas. It kept costs very low.
|Cover in tissue paper|
Finally, I arranged my chocolate marshmallow pops in the shape of a heart and stuck the letters in between them in various heights. Presto. I paid less than $3 for this entire project. It took about 45 minutes from start to finish. Everybody loves chocolate and marshmallows so this is going to be a big hit.
|Easy Valentine’s Party Treats!|