how to make magic shell marshmallow pops

magic shell marshmallow pops

Oh for Pete’s sake. (No, my mom didn’t take over my blog, I actually use that phrase frequently.) Who knew making your own Magic Shell was so easy? Apparently, half of the internet. Because a lot of people make their own Magic Shell. Apparently. For those unaware of the magic that is Magic Shell–ie. those who weren’t born in 1972 and had Magic Shell sitting in their cabinet throughout the ’80s–it’s a chocolate syrup that “magically” forms a hardened shell on your ice cream in the blink of an eye. Or a few seconds.

magic shell marshmallow pops

So today we whipped some up. And by “we,” I mean me while my 18 month old spilled a box of Rice Krispies and my 6 year old watched TV on the iPad.

magic shell marshmallow pops


to make magic shell marshmallow pops

you will need:

1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet used here)
3 tablespoons coconut oil
straws or lollipop sticks*
tall, deep, microwave-safe container (a mason jar works perfectly)
Styrofoam block*

*Find these in the craft store.

magic shell marshmallow pops


what to do:

Skewer marshmallows with the straws or lollipop sticks and place in the freezer at least an hour.

magic shell marshmallow pops


Meanwhile, Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the container.

magic shell marshmallow pops


Microwave for 45 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir and continue to microwave in 15 second intervals, if necessary, until melted and smooth.

magic shell marshmallow pops


Take the marshmallows out of the freezer, dip in the chocolate, tap off the excess and prop in the Styrofoam. Watch them harden and enjoy.  Store remaining chocolate covered at room temperature. Keep the dipped marshmallow pops on a parchment paper-lined plate in the fridge.

magic shell marshmallow pops



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  1. says

    That syrup sounds pretty darn cool. I’ve used the freezer method quite a few times before. It works really well.

    The only down side is that the chocolate cools faster. Nothing a quick burst in the microwave wouldn’t fix though. :)

  2. says

    Total awesome sauce! (no my daughter is not taking over my comments ;)) This is my new favorite thing. The best part is I have all the ingredients and tools in my pantry. Coconut oil is a staple around here. Fantastic idea! :)

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