Today is National Root Beer Float Day! To celebrate I made some adorable little root beer floats in a frosty mug, out of marshmallows and chocolate!
I was inspired to make this tutorial after all the great reactions to my Green Beer Pops for St. Patrick's Day and my Mug o' Beer Pops I made for Father's Day. So here is the kid friendly version, with a straw and everything!
You will need
- Lollipop sticks
- Dark chocolate chips or candy melts
- White chocolate chips or candy melts
- Red licorice lace or Twizzlers
Push the lollipop stick through the flat side of the marshmallow (make sure not to poke it all the way through).
Prepare handles by slicing off the end of a jumbo marshmallow, cut it in half and punch out the center, creating a "C" shape.
In 2 separate bowls, melt dark chocolate and white chocolate according to package. Dip marshmallow into dark chocolate, and gently tap the stick on the side of the bowl to let any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Attach "handle" while still wet. (I stick my pops in a Styrofoam block to dry, but anything you can find to make them stand up straight will work. You can also just lay them on their side on wax paper if you don't mind the back side getting flattened.)
Once the chocolate coating has dried, dip the top of the pop into your melted white chocolate. Help it "drip" down the side of the mug to make it look more authentic.
Cut pieces of red licorice rope or Twizzlers into about 1/4" pieces and attach them to the top of the mug with melted white chocolate. Let dry and set.
Once dry, individually wrap your pops in clear plastic bags for a party favor, 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.
For a complete step-by-step picture tutorial, check out my other marshmallow mug posts below: