- marshmallows (large or regular size)
- wooden sticks (I used chopsticks…only $0.99 for a bag of 50 — 100 sticks — at the 99 Cent Store)
- chocolate melts or candy melts (please don’t just use chocolate chips…they don’t work as well; you can find candy melts online; I’ve seen them at JoAnn’s and WinCo; they look like big flat chocolate chips)
- sprinkles (optional)
- microwavable glass bowl (shallow bowl works best for me)
- wax paper
Step 1 – Break apart the chopsticks and stick into the marshmallow. Set them on a piece of wax paper while melting the chocolate.
Step 2 – Take a couple of handfuls of chocolate melts and place into microwave safe glass bowl. Heat in microwave and stir every 30 seconds until melts are completely melted and the chocolate is smooth. (HIT: Do not reheat the mixture with more melts because it will be come lumpy and or burn on the bottom. You can use a double boiler if you have a lot of pops to make.)
Step 3 – Take a stick with a marshmallow and dip into the melted chocolate. I used an addition chopstick to stir the chocolate and help completely cover the marshmallow. Chocolate seems to cover the best when you twist/roll the marshmallow in the chocolate. You can tap excess chocolate off if needed. (TIP: You want to be quick, because you don’t want the chocolate to harden. So dip and move to the next step so you can dip the next marshmallow.)
Step 4 – You can add sprinkles to the end or all over…it’s your call (be creative…you can even add a M&M on top!). I decided to just add the sprinkles to the end. After you dip the marshmallow into the chocolate blow the end of the marshmallow to slightly dry the chocolate before dipping into the sprinkles (again, this is just my little extra tip…not necessary, but I found that it adds the sprinkles easier without getting chocolate everywhere). Set the marshmallow into the bowl with sprinkles, pull out and tap off excess. Set on wax paper to dry.
Step 5 – Let the chocolate dry completely before wrapping. I wrapped each on individually in a small plastic bag (purchased from JoAnn’s – 20 bags for $1.99)