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Shark Week! How to make shark marshmallow pops

shark marshmallow pops

As many, many, many of you already know, SHARK WEEK kicks off today! The Discovery Channel headquarters is in Silver Spring, MD. And I live in Washington DC about a mile from Silver Spring and said Discovery Channel HQ. Every year I wonder, will Chompie return? I remember well a couple years ago when the giant, inflatable shark transformed the building for Shark Week. Click HERE to see awesome photos of Chompie from 2010. An inside source told me this year I won’t see the shark’s shadow as I drive up Georgia Avenue… but hopefully for the next big anniversary. And apparently, the day I wrote this post there was a big to-do that included popcorn and toy sharks and other fun things at the HQ for passers-by to kick off Shark Week. Shucks to have missed that.

 

shark marshmallow pops

 

These sharks are relatively simple and easy to make with only a few supplies. They aren’t too scary looking, though, huh? You could always get a red food coloring pen and add some blood in the teeth. Or a foot.

 

shark marshmallow pops

 

But I’m sticking with the Jabberjaw cute thing. Oh dear. If you weren’t born in 1972, you might not know who Jabberjaw is. And another oh dear. You might not even know what Saturday Morning Cartoons were.

 

http://www.retrojunk.com/content/child/description/page/5018/jabberjaw

 

how to make shark marshmallow pops

 

you will need:*
marshmallows
lollipop sticks
light blue candy melts
candy eyes
Styrofoam block
black edible writer

for the fin:
blue paper
glue stick
scissors

*Find the lollipop sticks, candy melts, candy eyes and Styrofoam block at the craft store. You may also find a black edible writer (or, food coloring pen) at the craft store. Though I prefer the Americolor Gourmet Writer. For tips on buying edible writers, click HERE.

shark marshmallow pops

 

what to do:

Skewer marshmallows with the lollipop sticks. In a jar or deep microwave-safe bowl, place about 1 cup of candy melts. (TIP: To make the melts easier to dip, you can also add a teaspoon of vegetable shortening.)

shark marshmallows

 

Microwave for 90 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir and continue to microwave at 15 second intervals until fully melted. Dip a marshmallow in the candy melts, but leave the space shown at the front and bottom of the marshmallow un-dipped. Gently tap the stick on the jar to shake off excess melts.

shark marshmallow

 

Prop the marshmallow in the Styrofoam block. Attach two candy eyes at either side of the marshmallow pops. Repeat with the rest of your marshmallows and let the pops dry well, at least 30 minutes.

shark marshmallow pop

 

Use the edible writer to draw teeth on the marshmallow and gill slits on the candy melts. Note edible writers often don’t write well on candy melts. It’s best to make quick, short lines using the tip of the marker.

shark marshmallow pop

 

For the fin, fold a piece of blue paper. Sketch a fin shape along the fold. Cut out and glue the fin around the stick.

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Uh oh, it’s a shark face-off. My money is on the one on the left. The one on the right just looks nervous.

shark marshmallow pops

 

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18 Comments

  1. Posted August 10, 2014 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    What a great treat for shark week. I spent many Saturday mornings watching Jabberjaw cartoons too. Don’t you miss those days?

  2. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Yep! I also loved the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon… And about a jillion others!

  3. Posted August 10, 2014 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Oh my goodness those are sooo cute!

    Blessings, Catherine

  4. Posted August 10, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Great job, Meaghan! They DO look a little bit scary to ME! Gotta try these; I think I may even have all the supplies:)

  5. Posted August 10, 2014 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    oh these are super shark clever! love them Meaghan! :)

  6. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Lisa!

  7. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Catherine!

  8. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Ha, thanks Sue! Glad at least one person got “Jaws” instead of “Jabberjaw.”

  9. Posted August 11, 2014 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Oh Meaghan! These are so cute! Adding the fin to the stick made them perfect! Pinning now!

  10. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 11, 2014 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Yay, thank you Lisa!

  11. Posted August 11, 2014 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    You’re so creative! These are adorable!

  12. Posted August 11, 2014 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Super cute!!

  13. Posted August 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    These are so adorable! I love them it’s like too good to eat, lol! So creative!

  14. mary ann hopkins
    Posted August 13, 2014 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    Love these. Any idea of how to do lobsters

  15. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Oh geez, Mary Ann, good question! Now I’m wondering… Not marshmallows, but I do have these sea creature pops. You could adapt the crab to be a lobster:
    http://thedecoratedcookie.com/2014/07/how-to-make-easy-sea-creature-candy-pops/

  16. Posted August 15, 2014 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    I am not a shark lover, in fact I’m a shark hater!!! However, your sharks … especially sweet and not too threatening ;)

  17. Posted August 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely LOVE these sharks! Who knew sharks could be so adorable!

  18. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Jenni!!

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