These fun St. Patrick’s Day marshmallow pops are easy to make with just a few ingredients and some sprinkles! They would make a great addition to any St. Patrick’s Day party or as a fun treat for kids, possibly left by a leprechaun himself!
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside for later.
In a microwave-safe bowl, Melt 1 - 1 1/2 cups of green candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until fully melted and smooth.
12 ounces green candy melts
Place one marshmallow on a stick and then dip it into the melted candy at a 45°angle. Turn the stick slowly until the marshmallow is completely covered.
24 regular size marshmallows
Before the candy melts harden, add confetti sprinkles in diagonal lines, green or silver sanding sugar, or a leprechaun belt to 9 marshmallows.
gold, silver, and green sanding sugar, gold confetti sprinkles
For the belt and buckle, add 3 gold confetti sprinkles on top and bottom of where black belt line would be while candy is wet. Once dry, draw the black belt line and add the remaining 2 gold sprinkles to complete.
black food sparkle gel, silver confetti sprinkles
As you finish dipping and decorating each marshmallow, gently push it off the stick onto the parchment paper, hole facing up, to dry. A clean pair of scissors works well to push the marshmallow off the stick. For a smooth top then push the stick with the marshmallow still on it into the Styrofoam block to dry.
Melt white candy melts as directed above. Once green dipped marshmallows are dry, use a small amount of the white to drizzle over the remaining three green dipped marshmallows.
12 ounces white candy melts
Dip remaining marshmallows in the white candy melts and decorate with gold confetti sprinkles, green or gold sanding sugar or a Pot of Gold.
gold confetti sprinkles, gold, silver, and green sanding sugar
To make the Pot of Gold, wait until candy melts are hardened then use black food gel to create the pot and to stick the gold confetti sprinkles to the marshmallow to make the gold in the pot.
black food sparkle gel
After all marshmallows are completely dried, push three different marshmallows onto each gold stick and serve!
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.Mix 1 tsp of coconut oil into the candy melts if they are too thick for dipping.Use plain white sticks for dipping then put them on pretty sticks for serving. The dipping sticks can get pretty messy so you may not want to use them for actual serving.Select marshmallows that are similar in size and shape to make your marshmallow pops nice and consistent for better looking marshmallow pops!Melt the candy melts in a deep cup with a wide mouth for easy dipping.Put the marshmallows in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to speed up the drying process. Just don’t leave them in there too long or the marshmallows themselves will get hard.Choose lollipop sticks that are long enough to fit 3 marshmallows and still have a handle.Rest the stick on the edge of the bowl (parallel to the bowl) and shake back and forth until the excess candy melt comes off and your marshmallows are smooth.Don’t push the stick all the way through the top marshmallow when you’re putting it on so that you have a nice clean top.