Valentines are a long-time tradition, but if you're looking for a way to sweeten them up a bit, try these Valentine Pops!
They are wonderful to give to classmates or make a small bouquet to tell a teacher, friend, or coach how special you think they are.
Kids can help with nearly all the steps (a teen or adult should handle heating the chocolate).
What You Need:
- Lollipop sticks
- Almond bark or melting chocolate in your desired flavor or color
- Sprinkles or jimmies
- Large marshmallows in your preferred flavor or color OR you can also use valentine Peeps
- Cardboard box (a recycled cereal box works great) with small poked holes or Styrofoam to keep the pops upright while the chocolate sets
- Plastic wrap
- Decorative ribbon
What You Do:
- Insert sticks into marshmallows.
- Melt the bark or chocolate according to package directions.
- Dip marshmallow into melted chocolate, rotating it, and gently scraping off any excess chocolate as you remove it from the bowl.
- Place stick upright in pre-poked holes in cardboard box or Styrofoam.
- Add sprinkles while chocolate is still wet.
- Repeat until you have the quantity you want.
- Once the chocolate sets and hardens, place in a treat bag or cover with a small amount of plastic wrap, fastening with ribbon. You can also use a hole punch to make a hole in your Valentine and slide it onto the lollipop stick before securing it with ribbon.