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Inside: Simple Paw Patrol marshmallow pops that are perfect for any type of puppy party. Learn how to make these marshmallow pops for a fun birthday party treat that the kids will love. They make the perfect themed food for a Paw Patrol party.
The Paw Patrol is on a roll.
My 3 year old has been obsessed with Paw Patrol for about a year now. When he turned 3 back in February he requested a Paw Patrol party. That party was bright, fun and full of puppy power.
The themed food was pretty easy to plan, because all I had to do was base the theme around puppy’s. It didn’t have to be Paw Patrol specific, it just had to be like a puppy party. That’s exactly what happened with these marshmallow pops.
I always have marshmallow pops at a party. There are two main reasons:
- The kids ALWAYS absolutely love them and they disappear quick as a flash
- I find it hard to make cupcake pops. These look the same but are a 100% easier to make. I always go with what is easier!
For that reason, the Paw Patrol marshmallow pops were a must at the party.
Ingredients You Will Need:
Another of the things that I love about marshmallow pops is that you don’t need a whole heap of ingredients to make them.
Simply gather the following;
- Bag of marshmallows
- Packet of white chocolate OR colored red candy melts
- Red food coloring (non-water based) if using white chocolate
- Cake Pop Sticks
- White Fondant
- Small bone silicone mold
Prior to getting started on the marshmallow pops, a tiny bit of prep needs to be undertaken. This prep is what will take the marshmallow pop from an ordinary pop to an amazing Paw Patrol marshmallow pop.
What is that tiny bit of prep? It’s making the small fondant bones.
How To Make Fondant Bones
On the top of the marshmallow pops a small white fondant bone will be placed. The bones need to be prepared in advance so that they will harden.
First of all, use a small amount of CMC powder into the white fondant. This will help the bones go hard.
Use a silicone mold to create the bones. Press the fondant into the mold, and then lay the bones out on a tray until they harden.
I like to leave my fondant creations for a day, but a few hours would be alright if you are in a rush.
Once you have the bones made, you are ready to make the marshmallow pops.
Now It’s Time To Make The Marshmallow Pops
The principal of how to make marshmallow pops is really the same and oh so incredibly easy. But what I love about them is that the tiniest detail change and you can create an entirely new marshmallow pop. Each one as easy as the others.
Sounds good right?
So, with all marshmallow pops there are a few simple steps that you need to follow.
Step 1: Melt the chocolate. You can either do this in the microwave or over the stove. I personally love to melt chocolate over the stove so I can keep an eye on it. If chocolate over melts it goes clumpy and we definitely don’t want that to happen!
Also make sure that you do not allow any water or steam to come in contact with your chocolate as again that makes clumpy chocolate!
Step 2: If you have used red candy melts you can move straight onto step 3. If however you have used white chocolate melts then you will need to use some red food coloring to create the red chocolate.
NOTE: It is VERY important that you do not use water based food coloring otherwise do you know what happens? Yep, you guessed it. Clumpy chocolate!
Ensure that you use oil based food coloring to avoid any problems. If you are a bit unsure, follow these tips for how to turn white chocolate red.
Step 3: Now we get to the fun part!
Taking a cake pop stick, dip it into the chocolate, and then stick it into the top of the marshmallow.
Step 4: Now it’s time to completely cover the marshmallow with chocolate. Rather than dip the marshmallow into the chocolate, I like to use a spoon to pour the chocolate over the marshmallow, turning the cake pop stick as I do so.
This ensures that the marshmallow does not melt or fall off ht stick into the chocolate. Neither of which we want to happen!
Once the marshmallow is completely covered, gently tap the stick on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate.
Step 5: Stand the marshmallow pop onto a tray lined with baking paper and allow the chocolate to set. You should end up with a tray full with an army of red marshmallow pops.
How To Turn The Marsmallow Pop Into A Paw Patrol Marshmallow Pop
Now that we have the general principals covered, it’s time to turn our marshmallow pop into a Paw Patrol Marshmallow Pop. And this is done in ONE easy step.
Are you ready for it?
All you need to do is…….
Step 6: Add the fondant bone to the top of the marshmallow pop. That’s right. That little fondant bone that you made earlier is what will transform this marshmallow pop into a super cool Paw Patrol marshmallow pop. Who would have thought it could be so easy!
To add the bone, place a very small drop of melted chocolate onto the back and then lay the bone carefully at the top of the marshmallow pop next to the stick.
Leave the marshmallow pops to completely set on a tray.
That’s it. Your Paw Patrol marshmallow pops are ready to join the party.
They look amazing, the kids are guaranteed to absolutely love them and best of all they were easy to make.Lets stay in touch. Did you love the Paw Patrol marshmallow pops? Sign up to the weekly newsletter to be kept updated with other easy party ideas. You will also have access to the free printables in the subscriber only library. See you there!