These came about mostly my accident. I was trying something else that didn’t work and ended up with these rays of sunshine. My daughter is into unicorns and rainbows now (ah, does a ’80s kid like me proud) so I’m hoping she still is at her next birthday.
See below for written instructions. But if you still need some more rainbow-y marshmallow ideas, use this same method to make unicorn-approved rainbow s’mores dip! It’s amazing. And grown-ups, did you know you can use vodka instead of water here? Check out these vodka-dipped rainbow marshmallow pops.
how to make sparkly rainbow marshmallow kabobs
you will need:*
- bowl of water
- sprinkles or sanding sugar, variety of colors
- wax paper
- lollipop sticks, 12-inch
- paper towels
*I used red, yellow, green, blue and purple sprinkles. In the updated version, I also use pink instead of red, and I add orange. Find 12-inch lollipop sticks in the craft store or online.
step one: add sprinkles to marshmallows
Have ready a bowl of water, a paper towel, an empty bowl or plate, an open container of any color sprinkles and a piece of wax paper. Skewer a marshmallow at one of the flat ends with a toothpick. Use the toothpick to hold the marshmallow, submerge the marshmallow fully in the water quickly, and remove. Dab the excess water on the paper towel, hold the marshmallow over the empty bowl and sprinkle generously with sprinkles to entirely coat the marshmallow. Carefully remove the marshmallow from the toothpick and set on a piece of wax paper to dry. Let dry several hours. Repeat with more marshmallows in the different colors.
Chic Cookies says
Nicole, I'd say up to 2 days uncovered. I think rather risk staler marshmallows than the effect of moisture on the sprinkles in an air-tight container. The sprinkles (well coated) create a sort of shell that helps preserve the marshmallows soft center. You can also wrap the marshmallows with cellophane favor bags, tie with ribbon at the base of the marshmallows (so the stick sticks out). Not air tight, so maybe even up to 3 days that way. Bonus, cute favor.
Ohhh. Great idea for favor and longevity. N
Too fun! Love the rainbow – totally looks like Rainbow Brite from the 80s, too cute! I'm sure you could dust them with sprinkles in other color themes too.~Brettcharmedlifediva.blogspot.com
Dawn Wilson says
These are awesome!
Victoria @ One Crafty Momma says
Made them!!! https://one-crafty-momma.blogspot.com/2011/06/pinterest-inspired-marshmallow-pops.html
These are so fun and colorful! love it!
Love it! Going to have to try my own version soon. Will link to you when I do.
Made these tonight for a bbq. Next thing I know my sisters-in-law are holding them over the hot coals. Roasted glittered marshmallows! The inside got melty while the outside stayed crunchy. Amazing!
Chic Cookies says
Ha, brilliance! So going to try if I find myself near an open flame with one of these. So cool!
awesome idea. they look so fun.
art on canvas says
"poor orange and indigo got the shaft."LOL
Wonderful idea, My son wants a candy party for his 6th birthday well at least a table set up with loads of special treats. Being a DIY person i love this idea the most kids will love the funky colors. I made one just befor using blue, green, purple and pink as thats all the sugar sand i have and it looks wonderful and a cheep idea as well
This looks like a lot of fun. We just found out that my son is allergic to wheat. I have been looking for some fun food crafts that are wheat free. Thanks so much!
These are so cute!!!!
Do you have to make these right before serving them? Don’t the marshmallows get hard otherwise?
oops I read from the bottom up and saw you answered my question!!! Can’t wait to try them!
Way ahead of me Becca! But I’ve rethought the tupperware idea since then. I’ve put them overnight in tupperware and they were totally fine the next day!
Going to try them the tupperware way! Thanks for answering!!
My daughter is having a rainbow birthday party tomorrow. I just finished step one, and they’re going to be great. Have to share, though–after following the directions exactly for the first color, I went the “shake-n-bake” route to get the sprinkles on the marshmallows for the rest. After dunking in water and dabbing dry, I dropped them into a baggie with the color sugar and shook it. It was awesome. Far less tedious and more even sugaring!
Love it… GREAT idea!!! Thanks for the tip :).
i’m having a rainbow treasure hunt party for my six year old’s bday party tomorrow — made these with her (so much fun!) and we’re going to make a “fluffy bunny” game out of them! it did take a little while to make 23 skewers. tip: if you buy sprinkles, make sure the opening is wide, it took awhile to get the sprinkles out of the jars. 🙂 and it takes A LOT of sprinkles. they’re awesome though!
Have a great party, Traci!! Yep, 23 times 5 marshmallows per kabob… go you for the patience! And yes, good tip. I’m VERY generous with my sprinkle coating! I usually just take off that plastic part and pour the sprinkle on right from the jar (though frugal me then uses a funnel to dump the leftover sprinkles back in the jar).
This are so cute… already trying to figure out how to use them for my daughter’s birthday next February. In the meantime, a friend recently asked me to do lego pops for he son’s birthday this weekend. I’m thinking just one yellow sugared marshmallow on each stick with eyes and such drawn on might just do the trick.