Valentine Marshmallow Pops

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Valentine Marshmallow Pops from Marty's Musings

I love finding new goodies to make for this most special day of the year and Valentine Marshmallow Pops are my new favorite! Ever since my daughter’s wedding I have enjoyed making these for our Christmas parties and other festive occasions.

Besides tasting great, these little bits of marshmallow goodness are also a fun addition to a holiday table. (However, I may just be a little biased about this special holiday after our 25th wedding anniversary surprise and all the fun we had celebrating with beautiful decorations and our family photo booth.

Valentine Marshmallow Pops - Marty's Musings


regular sized marshmallows

red candy melts

peppermint candies, crushed

lollipop sticks 

clear 3″ x 4″ cellophane bags 


Melt red candy melts in the microwave, according to package directions. (Just don’t overcook because then it becomes a giant blob of red chocolate. Don’t ask me how I know ~sigh~

Insert lollipop stick, dip marshmallow into melted chocolate and roll in crushed peppermints.

A close up of a cake

After marshmallows have set, insert into 3×4″ plastic bag and tie with ribbon. These marshmallow pops will stay fresh for a week or so.


Group them in a bunch and give to your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine Marshmallow Pops - Marty's Musings 

You can also use styrofoam inside a glass container to make a “bouquet.” I used a sparkly Christmas ribbon and tied it around the container.

Valentine Marshmallow Pops - Marty's Musings

I used crushed up peppermint candies from Christmas, but you can make these pops with sprinkles, mini chocolate chips or other candies.

This is a fun project to do with the kids. Give them some toppings and let them loose!

Can you think of other holidays and colors you could use?

Valentine Marshmallow Pops - Marty's Musings
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Valentine Marshmallow Pops


  • Bag of large marshmallows
  • Bag of red candy melts
  • Peppermint candies
  • 4 inch lollipop sticks
  • 3 x4" clear plastic bags


  • Crush peppermint candies in a separate plastic bag or glass bowl.
  • Melt candy melts in glass measuring cup in microwave, according to package directions.
  • Insert lollipop stick into marshmallow.
  • Dip marshmallow into melted chocolate and roll in crushed peppermints.
  • Stick marshmallow pop into styrofoam to harden.
  • Wrap in plastic bag and tie with a ribbon.


I didn't have any styrofoam so I just laid the pops out on waxed paper to harden.

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    1. Hi, Leigh Anne. Thanks for visiting Marty’s Musings. I hope you enjoy making the marshmallow pops! We love them (and devour them as well 🙂

  3. Wow! PERFECT timing! I got a couple of bags of crushed peppermint on sale and used a little on some Christmas cookies, but still had a ton left. I’m the new PTA person for my daughter’s tiny special school (19 teachers and aides), and I want to give a gift to all of them for every holiday (Thanksgiving – pumpkin pie, Christmas- cookies). I had no idea what to do for Valentine’s day, but since I’d just done cookies for Christmas (including adorable melted snowman cookies!), I wasn’t sure what to do. This is unique and pretty. Still have to think of an inexpensive way to present them, preferably part of the gift… have any suggestions?

    1. Hey, girl! Glad you liked my marshmallow pops. How sweet of you to do all that for the staff. You can get 3×4 bags to wrap them in and tie with a bow, which is what I did. Then maybe you could just group however many you want to give each teacher and tie with a larger bow? Or you could get Valentine bags at the dollar store. That might be easier. Let me know what you end up doing.

  4. These look yummy and fun to make, too. I may need to stop by the store tomorrow for candy melts and marshmallows. Maybe it can be a Friday snow-day project!

    And I laughed at your mention of the blob of red chocolate. One day recently, my parents came over for dinner. My mom brought the makings for fondue for dessert, but she didn’t realize you weren’t supposed to heat the chocolate directly in the fondue pot because it gets too hot.

    Well, the chocolate seized, and we found ourselves with fon-doo-doo for dessert instead of fondue. (Luckily I had some chocolate chips in the pantry, and we were able to do a dessert redo.) Thanks for resurrecting that memory!

      1. 5 stars
        No, it’s not. Nor is it tasty. We made these today and had a neighborhood hot chocolate party.
        They were very tasty and fun to make. Easy enough for a 6-year-old to make. And did I mention tasty?