Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine Teddy Marshmallow Pops

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Give something sweet to your someone sweet. Made out of marshmallows, fruit chew candy and some sprinkles for decorating, these cute little teddies are so easy to make!


Valentine Teddy Marshmallow Pops

You will need
  • lollipop stick
  • Regular size marshmallows and mini marshmallows
  • heart confetti sprinkles
  • black edible marker (or black food coloring and a fine tip paintbrush/toothpick)
  • Fruit chew candy (I used "Starburst")
  • Melted white chocolate chips or candy melts

 

Directions

Push the lollipop stick all the way through the flat bottom of the first marshmallow and out the top, leaving an inch of stick above the top of the marshmallow. Take the second marshmallow and flip it on its side with the flat side facing forward. Push it through the stick on top of the first marshmallow, without piercing the stick through the top. 

Using the melted white chocolate as "glue", attach the mini marshmallows, flat side facing forward, to make ears, arms, and legs. Smash the last mini marshmallow with the flat ends between your thumb and index finger until flat, and attach it to the bottom of the face to form a snout.


Glue the heart sprinkles on the ears, feet, and snout. With the edible marker, draw on eyes and a smile.


They are adorable just like this, but I wanted to make them extra special for Valentine's Day so I made some giant conversation hearts. For the hearts, simply microwave a "Starburst" candy for 5-10 seconds until pliable, but not melted. Flatten them out with your hand, and with scissors or a cookie cutter, cut out a heart shape about 1 1/4" wide. 


Attach them to the bellies with some melted chocolate.


To personalize your pops with giant conversation hearts, take your edible marker and write your own Valentine's Day message!

 

Place a clear sandwich bag over the teddies and tie ribbon around the stick to seal. Perfect for giving away as Valentine's. Even attach a name tag to the ribbon and personalize your Valentine's!

You can even create a display for your pops. To create a display that your pops can stand upright in, take a block of Styrofoam and wrap it in festive wrapping paper or tissue paper. Push the bottom of each stick into the styrofoam for guests to easily grab and enjoy.

If you enjoyed my original marshmallow teddy pop tutorial I'd love for you to share it using the buttons below, or choose a photo to post on your blog/website with a link back to this post for the complete tutorial. Thanks so much! 


  
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12 comments:

  1. These are TO cute! I featured you on my blog!
    http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/02/marshmellow-teddy-bears.html
    I'm your newest follower!

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  2. This is so cute! If you use different cookie cutters and change the words, they will be perfect for kids party favours too.

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  3. We're one step ahead of you Elsie ;) We will be posting pictures soon of our "any occasion" teddy pops!

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  4. Can't wait to see them, I will visit regularly.

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  6. This is a really nice idea. I like the concept of using those marshmallows in giveaways!

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  7. I love this! So cute! I saw this on Skip to My Lou I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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  8. Hello

    I just wanted to let you know that I shared your fantastic idea on my blog http://www.eatcraftsow.blogspot.com.au/. Please let me know if there is anything that you would like for me to remove.

    Cheers, Jennifer

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