With summer in full view (thank GOD), I’m on the hunt for some fun recipes to make for my kids. The 4th of July is a HUGE holiday for us because we celebrate in Bristol, RI where they have the oldest, continuously running parade in the country! Isn’t that amazing!? My mom and dad live right on the parade route, so we have front row seats every year to the festivities! Everyone always arrives with some 4th of July inspired party ideas, so as soon as I saw these Firecracker Marshmallow Pops, I knew these were PERFECT!
Marshmallow Pops – 4th of July Party Idea
OK, so these are the cutest ever for your 4th of July party! We like to make Marshmallow Pops all the time, but for a special occasion like the 4th of July – you can really have some fun making them very festive! You just need to have some red, white and blue fun with them! I love these because you can make these for ANY holiday, it just depends what the colors are and how you’re going to rock them for your guests!
Ingredients for the Marshmallow Pops – 4th of July Party Idea are pretty easy. You don’t need a ton of stuff, which is a score!
Red, White and Blue Sanding Sugar (or sprinkles)
1 cup water
Directions for the Firecracker marshmallow Pops are pretty straight forward. Just because they look complicated doesn’t mean that they are! Remember this fun fact about them! You will really be surprised as to how easy they are to make for you and your guests! Kids really love these so much!
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
- Skewer a marshmallow with a toothpick. Submerge the marshmallow in the cup of water and shake gently to remove any excess water.
- Immediately dip the wet marshmallow into one color of sanding sugar – coating all sides. Sprinkle on extra sanding sugar in the areas that have white showing through.
- Place the coated marshmallow on the prepared baking sheet – keeping colors separated so they do not blend together.
- Follow these steps to get an even number of red, white and blue coated marshmallows for the number of pops desired. Allow the marshmallows to dry for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove the toothpick from a blue coated marshmallow. Stick a paper straw through that marshmallow and gently slide it down the straw 1 to 2 inches – allowing room for 2 more marshmallows.
- Next do the same with the white, and then the red on top. Continue this process until all marshmallows are used.
*These can be made 1-2 days in advance – just keep them in an air-tight container until ready to serve.
How adorable are these? I love how these will definitely be a show-stopper this summer for any gathering, even if you make these just for your kids! They are so much fun, so cute and so easy to make! I can’t wait to show up this 4th of July with a gorgeous plate of these Firecracker Marshmallow Pops!
We live in the town of Bristol, RI, so for the holiday we really have some fun! They actually paint the street red, white and blue here for the 4th of July! If you’re looking to amp up your holiday, I suggest checking out Bristol, RI! It’s such a fun town and they really do it up for the holiday! We’re talking a party for a MONTH! People literally move there just to celebrate the 4th of July!
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