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.


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.