Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Reindeer Pops

These adorable red-nosed pops are a perfect afternoon activity for little elves.

All you'll need are marshmallows, some festive straws or lollipop sticks, melted chocolate, broken pretzel halves, and some decorative candies to make this festive treat. With these bright, seasonal additions, you can turn chocolate-covered marshmallows into gift-able treats. Once the chocolate has hardened on your marshmallows, you can gently wrap the individual pops in cellophane and tie with a pretty ribbon. Kids will love sharing this Christmas craft with their teachers and classmates.

Ingredients

  • Pretzel twists

  • Red candies, such as Mike & Ike's

  • Lollipop sticks

  • Large marshmallows

  • Chocolate melts

  • Pearl candies

  • Ribbon

  • Foam blocks

Directions

  1. Break pretzels in half to form antlers. Cut off the tip of red candies to form nose. Stick a lollipop stick into each marshmallow.

  2. Melt chocolate and dip marshmallows into it, coating entirely. Press pretzels into marshmallows to form antlers.

  3. Place two pearl candies onto each marshmallow while still wet with chocolate to form eyes. Press the red candy tips on for a nose.

  4. Allow chocolate to dry completely before tying a ribbon on the lollipop stick below the reindeer head.

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Tips for Making Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Reindeer Pops with Kids: To successfully make Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Reindeer Pops with kids, melt your chocolate and organize your decorations into their own bowls ahead of time. Dipping the marshmallows in chocolate can be a messy process, but you can guide the kids along by pouring the melted chocolate into a tall, clear glass. This will prevent the chocolate from splashing or spilling everywhere and still ensure that each marshmallow gets an even, complete coating.

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