How to make easy painted rainbow marshmallows, an awesome unicorn food idea.
I’m back with more marshmallow painting! This time, painted rainbow marshmallows. Painting marshmallows with food coloring is such a quick and easy way to make a bright treat to match any party theme. I’m a bigger fan of these rainbow marshmallow kabobs, because I like the extra sweet crunch of the sprinkles. But if you just want something simpler or if you’re a marshmallow purist, then this painting thing is for you.
And rainbows are pretty much good for every situation: Rainbow party, unicorn party, Pride party, leprechaun party, BBQ. You get the idea.
(If you like this idea for marshmallows, check out this fun kids’ cookie and marshmallow decorating idea: Edible marshmallow paint.)
Serving tip: Wrap Styrofoam blocks in rainbow-colored tissue paper and arrange the rainbow marshmallows propped in the blocks. If the arrangement is too top-heavy, fit the Styrofoam block tightly in a container first.
How to make painted rainbow marshmallows
To skewer marshmallows, wipe a bit of Crisco on the top half of a 12-inch lollipop stick. Slide your marshmallows on the stick. Use food coloring and a brush to paint. Here I poured a few drops each of Red Red, Orange, Egg Yellow, Electric Green and Sky Blue Americolor food coloring into my palette. I added a few drops of Bright White food coloring to each color and stirred with the back of the paint brush. I added a few drops of water to each color as well to thin slightly and make the paint more spreadable. I then I painted on the marshmallows. That’s it. Really.
If you’re on the less careful side, like me, it helps to space the marshmallows out a bit on the stick. Once each color dries, you can slide them closer to each other. But I do like skewering the marshmallows before painting so you don’t over-handle the painted marshmallow.