Thursday, December 8, 2011

Marshmallow Gingerbread Boy (and girl) Pops

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After making my tiny little Gingerbread Kid Cakewiches I just had to re create them in pop form. My first idea was to do gingerbread cookie pops, but ended up deciding on making a no-bake alternative like most of my cute and simple pop tutorials. I still wanted the cinnamon ginger taste so I created a way to flavor, color, and assemble little gingerbread boys and girls our of some marshmallows and a sugar & spice mixture! Yup, that's all you need... well, that and some sprinkles for decorating :) They are so cute and couldn't be easier! Make a whole crew of them for your next holiday or Christmas party.



Check out my "Gingerkid Pops" idea in the December 2012 issue of Family Fun Magazine! You can find my pops, recreated by Family Fun's real live test family, on page 28 as the featured "Treat of the Month". Always so exciting to see my name published along side my ideas! I also had the honor of creating a collection of festive recipes for their Holiday Bake Shop feature on page 68.



Marshmallow Gingerbread Kid Pops

You will need
  • lollipop sticks
  • regular and mini marshmallows for each pop
  • white sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • melted white chocolate chips
  • heart and sequin confetti sprinkles


Directions

To make 2 pops: Combine about 1/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ginger in a small bowl. Set aside. Melt about 2 tablespoons white chocolate according to package and place in a plastic bag. Snip off a tiny piece of the corner of the bag.

Push 2 regular size marshmallows onto a lollipop stick, flat side facing out. Using melted chocolate, attach 2 mini marshmallows as the arms and 2 mini marshmallows as the legs, flat side facing out. Let dry.


Dip entire marshmallow pop in water, shake off, and roll in sugar & spice mixture until completely coated. Sugar mixture will stick to the wet marshmallow, coloring it brown and flavoring it with the spices.


Using your melted white chocolate, pipe on the eyes, smile, buttons, and a dot for a bow tie or hair bow.


You can individually wrap your pops in clear plastic bags tied with ribbon, or you can 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.



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5 comments:

  1. Hmmmm.... I really love this! But my boys are allergic to cinnamon... Is there anything else that you tried that worked similarly - or anything else you can think of to accomplish this otherwise?? It is really adorable :-)

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  2. Hi Heather, you can use brown sugar sprinkles (available in most arts and crafts stores). Just dip in the water then in the sugar sprinkles and they brown dye from the sprinkles will dye the marshmallows. I used this technique in a few other post like my fruit tree cupcakes (check out the tutorial here: http://blog.dollhousebakeshoppe.com/2011/04/fruit-tree-cupcakes.html). Good luck and let me know how it works!

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  3. You could also use coacoa.Happy Holidays.And I would have to put the stick through one of the legs.My girls laugh thier heads off when they get a pop or pencil eraser with the insertion at the bottom.Yeah, they are wierd.

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  4. Beth @ Hungry HappeningsJanuary 10, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    So cute. I've never had cinnamon sugar on a marshmallow, but am sure it tastes great. I'll have to try this.

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  5. Thanks Beth, I usually color marshmallows with sanding sugar but I wanted to add flavor this time so I tried the cinnamon mixture instead of brown sanding sugar. Turned out delish! Then again I love anything cinnamon sugar ;) Let me know what you think!

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