I absolutely adore baking and cooking with my kids. I love teaching them how to follow a recipe (instructions) and watching their eyes light up when they see what they have created at the end. It’s something I remember doing so vividly with my own mother and I want those same childhood memories for my three. Luckily for me, they love it as much as I do especially when it comes time to taste test things.
Valentine’s Day Baking
I have been playing around in the kitchen for a few weeks now trying to create some fun, easy, and quick Valentine’s Day recipes that you can easily do with your little ones too. I have shared my Valentine’s Day Easy Chocolate Bark already. It is so fun and festive for love’s special day and you can put anything on top of your bark. Let the kids use their imagination and go wild with it.
Since my kids both rave about marshmallows, I thought I would do some for Valentine’s Day marshmallow pops with them that wasn’t just your pinks and reds. I wanted it to be quick, cheap and easy too. Little ones don’t have the patience or the steady hands to do anything that isn’t quick and easy. This one is a great one to do for a playdate activity too. Just be sure to help out with melted the chocolate so no little ones get burnt. Making marshmallow pops is a great alternative to the usual Valentine’s Day activities for kids, and makes the preparations for the day feel extra special.
Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Pops
- 12 Large Marshmallows
- 12 pink plastic sticks
- One container of assorted Valentine’s Day sprinkles
- 1 bag of white chocolate Candy Melts
- Place sticks inside one end of marshmallows
- Have parchment paper laid down to dry dipped marshmallows on
- In a small bowl, melt candy melts in microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth
- Dip top down into the melted white chocolate until marshmallow is covered
- Quickly hold over separate plate and sprinkle on your choice of sprinkles before it dries
- Lay covered marshmallow pops down to dry on parchment paper, lifting every few minutes so it doesn’t harden with a pool of chocolate under it.
- Repeat until all marshmallows are dipped and covered in sprinkles.
- They dry quickly and ready to eat or display in minutes
So easy the kids can do it themselves – just help with the melting of the chocolate as it could be very hot.
Displaying Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Pops
The easiest way to display these lovely treats is in a heart mug or any mug for that matter. I roll up a tiny wash cloth in a circle and push it in the bottom of the mug. That way I can insert the sticks in the folds of the wash cloth and it holds it perfectly inside the mug to display them lovely. Just a little trick I used that I thought I would share.
If you want to leave them out on display for a while before you eat them – because what kid doesn’t like to admire their handiwork for a bit?! Then set them up as part of your Valentine’s Day decorations. They make a cute addition to the table if you’re doing a little party tea too!
Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Stirrers
The kids can choose whatever sprinkles they want or use milk chocolate instead of white chocolate if you prefer. It really is a quick and easy way to make a delicious treat together. You don’t just have to eat them straight off the sticks – I stir one in my coffee while the kids stir theirs in their hot chocolate. Yummy!
Why not pin this to your Valentine’s Day board or share with my your own marshmallow pop creations. I would love to see them on social media just tag me in @letstalkmommy.
Do you make anything special for Valentine’s Day with the kids? Why not get them involved this year? I love Valentine’s Day crafts with the kids – it doesn’t have to be a holiday just for the adults.