Bring on the green! St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday so it’s time to start thinking of creative and fun ways to celebrate! When it comes to treats, I know that my kids love anything on a stick…especially when it’s dipped in chocolate. One day I wanted to make cake pops, but didn’t have the hours to spend on them. I found a bag of marshmallows in the pantry and thought, “Hey, this would be way faster! Plus, who doesn’t love marshmallows?” These marshmallow pops have become a new favorite in our house. They are so easy to make and the kids can help too. Sprinkles, chopped nuts, colored sugar, shredded coconut, mini chocolate chips. The dipping options are endless!
I wanted something quick and easy to dip the marshmallow pops into that I could also make different colors. I whipped up a simple bowl of frosting and melted it down…perfect coating for these pops! You can leave the frosting white or add any food coloring that you like. Once the frosting cools, it hardens and creates a delicious coating. I like it because it’s not overly sweet and is softer to bite into. These green marshmallow pops dipped in rainbow sprinkles that I made for St. Patrick’s Day are just too cute. Green sugar sprinkles would also be festive and fabulous. You could mix up the colors or sprinkles for any holiday. Get in the kitchen with your kids and get creative!
Dairy Free Marshmallow Pops
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated shortening
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2-3 drops green food coloring
- 24 regular marshmallows
- 24 lollipop sticks
- 2.5 ounces rainbow sprinkles
Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Prep the pops by placing a lollipop stick into each marshmallow. Place on prepared baking sheet. Pour sprinkles into small dipping bowl. Set aside. To make the frosting, mix together the powdered sugar, shortening, coconut milk, and vanilla. Add food coloring (start with 2 drops and add more until you’ve reached desired color). Microwave frosting for 20 seconds and stir. Microwave an additional 10 seconds, until smooth and semi-liquid. Stir well. Dip marshmallows in frosting and coat. Gently tap off excess on side of bowl. Dip into bottom of marshmallow into sprinkles and place on parchment paper. Repeat with remaining marshmallows. You may need to reheat the frosting as you go. Let pops set for 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator. Store in air-tight container.