Grinch marshmallow pops are a simple way to celebrate the classic story by Dr. Seuss. An easy, fun food idea for Christmas.
These Grinch marshmallow pops could not be simpler for Christmas. Whether you’re having a Grinch-themed party, just hanging out watching the classic show or merely want to pay homage to the great Dr. Seuss, these are your go-to treats.
No bad bananas with greasy black peels or soul-inhabiting garlic or dead tomatoes splotched with moldy purple spots or three decker saurkraut and toadstool sandwiches with arsenic sauce here. Instead, dip marshmallows in green candy melts and add a red heart.
You don’t even need any artistic skill to make these. Just a heart. (Groan.)
Hopefully you can find red heart sprinkles this time of year at the craft store. If not, I added a link below to order them online.
how to make Grinch marshmallow pops
you will need:*
1 cup green candy melts (the bright green ones)
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
10 lollipop sticks
10 red heart sprinkles
*Find the candy melts, lollipop sticks, sprinkles and Styrofoam in the craft store. Or see below for Supplies.
What to do:
In a microwave-safe container (I use a mason jar for easy dipping, a mug works well, too), place the candy melts and vegetable shortening. Microwave for 90 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir well and continue to microwave at 15 second intervals until fully melted and smooth.
Meanwhile, skewer the marshmallows with the lollipop sticks and set aside. When ready, dip a marshmallow in the melts. Tap the stick on the side of the container to remove excess candy melts and prop the pop in the Styrofoam block. Repeat with the rest of the marshmallows. Attach a heart on each while the candy melts are still wet. If they hearts start to slide, let the candy melts harden a bit first. After the hearts are attached, let the candy melts harden full, about 1 hour.