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Snowman marshmallow pops recipe

What could be cuter - and yummier - than these funny little snowman marshmallow pops? They’re easy for the kids to make, and will make fabulous edible Christmas gifts for all their friends.

Serving Size:




  • 375g white chocolate buttons or candy melts
  • 1-2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 250g (2 pkts) white marshmallows
  • mini M&M’s and licorice straps (to decorate)

You will also need:

  • 18 cake pop sticks or bamboo skewers


Step 1. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Once melted, stir through vegetable oil until smooth.

Step 2. Thread three marshmallows onto each cake pop stick or skewer.

Step 3. Dip marshmallows into melted chocolate to coat. Allow excess chocolate to drip away.

Step 4. Before chocolate sets completely, decorate using mini M&M’s for the eyes, nose and buttons, and slivers of licorice for the mouths. You can even add a set of earmuffs if you like.

Marshmallow pops


  • Candy melts and cake pop sticks are available from cake decorating suppliers and kitchenware stores.
  • Adding oil to the melted chocolate or candy thins it and makes it easier to dip.
  • A block of florist’s foam would be useful to stick the pops in and keep them upright while they set.
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  • This recipe was created for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.

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