Happiness is a 'marshmallow' pop! Nigel's class celebrated teacher's day today and I had an idea I wanted to try for awhile. It's a simple marshmallow on stick covered in chocolate and rainbow springkles! I would advise you to prepare the night before, but waking up early in the morning to prepare this was quite fun for me. Everyone was asleep - only me and a bowl of melted chocolate!!
Prepare the styrofoam base. I decorated it with a round piece of styro with ribbons and cute sticky tape. Just attach the ribbon with double sided tape all around. You prepare the cupcake paper a few days ahead. I pre-poked the mini cupcake paper with a pin first. Insert bamboo skewers and make sure the height is just right for the marshmallow to poke through without jutting out from the top. With a craft sticky tape, make a little flagline and pinch together. Cut the flagline as you will a ribbon edge. This little flagline helps stop the cupcake paper from sliding down.
I didn't know melting chocolate was so easy. All you need is a pot of hot boiling water enough to submerge the bowl with the chocolate halfway. Let it be for awhile. So while you wait for chocolate is melting (use broken pieces to speed up the process, stir with a fork ocassionaly) (I forget - I live in a tropical country, chocolate is bound to melt, but if you leave in a cold country - melting the chocolate over a double boiler or microwave is a good idea!) poke a marshmallow through all the pre-prepared bamboo skewers! When chocolate is fully melted and silky after stirring. Deep the marshmallow into the mixture. (I only dipped the top, don't want the kid's teeth to jump off their gums!) With a lift and twist motion, lift the marshmallow up and this is my favourite part...
Use a spoon and sprinkle with any topping you like. I should try white chocolate and coconut next! NEVER NEVER dip the still wet chocolate onto the sprinkles - you'll have a messy bowl of sprinkles after. AND YES, do this while the chocolate is still melted.
What I did to make the base more yummy was I added over 32 miniature cupcakes I store bought earlier in the evening. I arranged them in a tight circle and poked the marshmallows around it to fill up the base. The whole thing looks so yummilicious!
See the cupcakes.
Adding more marshmallow pops. It's a pretty arrangement.
Close up of the marshmallow pop. See the base. You can buy these colourful sticky tape everywhere now. I have quite a collection!
I printed a banner and attached it to the base with bamboo skewers.
Close up of banner.
What do you do with extra chocolate and sprinkles....MORE MARSHMALLOW POPS!
Back from school and hungry for more!