For the first time in a long time, we are going on a summer family vacation. I am so excited that I am actually counting down the days. The only drawback is that we won’t be home until the day before 4th of July. I knew I needed an easy, yummy, and beautiful dessert to bring to our family picnic. Since I know I won’t feel like doing any too involved when I get home, these Patriotic Marshmallow Wands fit the bill.
How to make Patriotic Marshmallow Wands
You will need:
- Regular sized Marshmallows
- Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers or Chocolate Chips
- Wilton Candy Melts – Red
- Wilton Candy Melts – Bright White
- Wilton Candy Melts – Royal Blue
- Wilton Lollipop Sticks
Find 3 marshmallows that are approximately the same size. Cut a whole in the middle of the bottom of the marshmallows with a knife. This will make it easier to thread the lollipop stick through the marshmallows.
After getting all the marshmallows on the sticks, prepare your chocolate for melting. (Note: we tried both melting chocolate and chocolate chips to coat the marshmallows and found the melting chocolate much easier to use. It melted into a thinner consistency so covering the marshmallows was easier. The one down side of melting chocolate is that it dries very quickly so if you want to add sprinkles, or M&M’s you need to do it quickly. The chocolate chips were a little clumpy and made a much thicker coating of chocolate. As for taste, there was no difference. They were both delicious.)
We used a long shallow pan to melt the chocolate. We put about 20-25 chocolate wafers in the pan and microwaved them for 30 seconds, checked them, gave them a stir and then microwaved them for 10 seconds more. Stirred and then microwaved them for another 10 seconds. Once they were almost completely melted we took them out gave them a final stir. This amount of chocolate covered 2 to 3 wands. Then we used a spoon to help cover the marshmallows and also to smooth out the chocolate once it was on the marshmallows.
When the chocolate dries, the Patriotic Marshmallow Pop will look like this.
We drizzled colored candy melts on our Patriotic Marshmallow Wands for decoration. While the chocolate was drying, we melted 15-20 Wilton Red, Bright White and Blue Candy Melts in a Ziploc bag.
Once melted, we cut the tip off the bag and drizzled the candy over the marshmallow wands. Make sure you only cut the very very tip of the bag. You only want a small hole to give yourself more control over the drizzle. They turn out so pretty with the drizzled candy melts!
These Patriotic Marshmallow Wands are super delicious. They are a homemade candy bar on a stick and who doesn’t love marshmallow and chocolate? What a great 4th of July treat or a fun dessert for a Memorial Day barbecue or an Olympics viewing party. And did we already say how yummy they are? Give them a try, you won’t be sorry!
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