Anybody else remember when the Kool-Aid man used to bust through walls? Does he still do that? I haven’t had the stuff since I was a kid, and I haven’t seen a commercial (thank you, Netflix) in about as long. We also had the Kool-Aid man video game for Intellivision. I don’t need to tell you the graphics were top notch. Preeetty awesome. Oh, yeah! So are Kool-Aid marshmallow pops.
Kool-Aid comes to the rescue for a quick and easy way to add a touch of flavor and color to marshmallows. Want an even cooler summer treat? Store them in the fridge. The Kool-Aid taste is not super strong on the marshmallows, but it does add a little something extra. And they are so pretty.
how to make Kool-Aid marshmallow pops
you will need:*
Kool-Aid packets in varying colors
glasses or small mason jars
*Yellow Kool-Aid is too light, so choose flavors that are red, orange, blue, purple or green. Find lollipop sticks in the craft store.
what to do:
Pour a packet of Kool-Aid (about 1 tablespoon) in a glass or small mason jar. Mix in 1/4 to 1/2 cup water, or enough so the marshmallow can be submerged. Skewer a marshmallow with a lollipop. Submerge the marshmallow in the Kool-Aid for 10 to 15 seconds. Remove and prop in a Styrofoam block. Use a paper towel to catch drips. Let the marshmallow pops dry for 15 minutes. The color will set and deepen as the marshmallow dries. If desired, store in the refrigerator.