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!
Red, White and Blue Sanding Sugar (or sprinkles)
1 cup water
- 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!
Check out some of my other 4th of July content on my blog here!
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