How To: Make fudge-dipped marshmallow pops

Easy tips for making a favorite treat for kids.

Quick tip:

If you expect the Fudge-Dipped Marshmallow Pops to stay packaged for over a week, you should use potassium sorbate in the fudge used for dipping to inhibit the growth of mold. Potassium sorbate is available from Calico.

Leftover Fudge-Dipped Marshmallow Pops with dried out fudge can be salvaged by removing the stick and re-working the marshmallows in a fresh batch of fudge. The marshmallows will melt into the new batch of fudge.

VIDEO CREDITS: Karla Bayon, Calico's Fudge Maker shares her fudge making secrets.

Step 1.

You’ll need a Setterstix paper stick and three marshmallows for each marshmallow pop.

Step 2.

Dip the Setterstix paper stick in a cup of clean water. This helps the marshmallows slide easily onto the stick.

Step 3.

Slip three marshmallows sideways onto the stick. Make sure a quarter-inch of the stick’s end is visible.

Step 4.

Dip the stick into the fudge kettle until all the marshmallows are coated.

Tip:

If you see skin on the fudge in the kettle, run the kettle for a few seconds to blend in the skin.

Step 5.

Remove the dipped stick from the kettle, using a scraper to wipe off excess fudge.

Step 6.

Roll the fudge-dipped marshmallow pop in a tray of toppings, or drizzle with contrasting fudge and place on a pan liner to harden.

Step 7.

You can dip licorice, pretzel sticks, fruit and pecan log rolls, too.