|[simply stick the marshmallow on the stick!]|
|[I use a double-boiler technique to melt the chocolate, but you can use the microwave just as well.]|
|[you can use baking trays or I just laid out some wax paper on the counter right next to the double-boiler for a really easy production line]|
I loved these pops for a few reasons:
(1) They're stupid easy to make. I, am not a baker or candy maker, and I made these very easily. They are 100% idiot proof.
(2) They are very fast, so if you're looking for party treats, school treats, bake sale item, church treat you can pull off quickly, this is your best bet.
(3) They are cheap.
(4) They feed a lot of people, so they are excellent for crowds and larger parties.
(5) They look adorable and everyone loves them.
Despite having cupcakes, candies, cake, fruit, and various other items to entice them, these were by far the biggest hit of the party among the kids (and adults!). Trajan ate 7 of them himself before we noticed. They are literally crack for kids. They are irresistible with their soft center and crunchy topping.
As for supplies, check out the links below:
For candy melts, click here. You can order them from the website or buy them at Michael's or your local craft or bakery supply store.
For candy sticks, click here. I used the 8 inch sized ones and they worked beautifully because they could stand up higher in the vase. If you're planning to display them on a platter you can use the 6 inch ones or the 8 inch ones. You can also find them at Michael's or your local bakery/craft store. They are also called "lollipop sticks" or "candy sticks."
For the blue crystals sprinkles I used Wilton brand that I purchased at my local Michael's craft supply store, in the baking section. You can use any kind of sprinkle you like, but I (and everyone else) loved the crunchy texture of using a crystal-based sprinkle rather than the softer chalkier ones.