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back to school Smartie marshmallow pops (with free printable!)

 

More fun with crushed Smarties! I think this is as far as I can go with the whole “Smarties”/school thing. But methinks the kiddos will need some cheering up as school time approaches. (I’ve already declared my personal joy at the start of school when I made these Smartie pants cookies.) And as an extra bonus, I made you a printable for straw or lollipop stick flags so everyone will get the whole “Smarties”/school thing.

 

 

how to make back to school Smartie marshmallow pops

 

you will need:*

marshmallows

lollipop sticks or paper straws

candy melts (any color)

Crisco

Smarties candy

Ziploc

rolling pin, mallet or hammer

Styrofoam block

flag printable (optional)

 

*Find the lollipop sticks, candy melts and Styrofoam block in the craft store. Find paper straws at specialty stores, such as the Layer Cake Shop. If using the flag printable, you’ll also need white letter-size cardstock or heavy paper, a color printer, scissors and a glue stick.

 

 

step one: crush your candy

Place a few rolls of unwrapped Smarties candy in a Ziploc and crush with a mallet, hammer or rolling pin. I put mine on a cutting board to save my counter. Set aside.

 

step two: dip your marshmallows

In a microwave-safe container (or on the stove-top in a double boiler), melt the candy melts according to the package directions. I usually work with one cup at a time, and microwave on 50% power for 1 1/2 minutes, then 30 second intervals until just melted, stirring well. TIP: Add 2 or 3 teaspoons of Crisco to the candy melts before nuking for easier dipping. Skewer a marshmallow with a stick or straw and dip to coat in the melted candy melts. Gently tap off the excess and immediately coat with the crushed candy. Prop in a Styrofoam block until well set.

 

step three: add the flags

If desired, print out the Smartie flag printable on letter-size paper with a color printable. Cut out the flags, using the gray lines as a guide. For each flag, fold in half and cut a wedge at the end. Unfold and glue the entire underside of the flag. Wrap around the lollipop stick and press to seal.

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. enelya
    Posted August 13, 2012 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    What a cute idea. A good think I had a closer look, since here in Holland smarties are a different kind of candy. They are like M&M s without peannuts, might work as well

  2. Posted August 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    I really love smarties and all the ways you’re using them are too cute!

  3. Posted August 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    So clever and so pretty at the same time! I love the cute label too!

  4. Posted August 13, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Love these, Meaghan. Here in the UK, Smarties are exactly the same as chocolate M&M’s. It’s weird to see the difference.

    Are US Smarties those chalky yet fizzy candy that gives a sweet fizzing sensation in your tongue? But not like popping candy. If so, I should be able to re-create them here as we have the same thing just under a different name.

  5. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Ah, Lisa, those are Pop Rocks! Popular around 4th of July here. Smarties are also sort of chalky, but more like a solid chalky consistency, sweet and a little tart. But you could easily do these with any candy named “Smarties”!

  6. owensmama
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Lisa, here in Canada we have the chocolate Smarties too. I think the US Smarties are like what we call Rockets here in Canada. They are the rolls of fruit flavoured round candies that are about the circumference of a pea. They come in rolls about 5 centimetres long.

  7. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 15, 2012 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Yep, that’s the same thing, owensmama!

  8. Pointy
    Posted August 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    I’m a little confused by these Smartie posts…. I’m trying to work out what the sweeties are. Over here in the UK a Smartie doesn’t look like that. They’re like M&Ms (only nicer – no, really, nicer chocolate), but come in more colours. http://teaandsympathynewyork.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/smartie-inside.jpg

  9. Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    what are the sweets sticking on?

  10. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Hi Amber,
    I used candy melts, but you have to work quickly since they dry pretty quickly! I dip and sprinkle one at a time. (how-tos above)

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