If you’re in desperate need of a last-minute Christmas treat, this recipe is for you!!! It doesn’t get much easier. These are the way, way, way easier version of cake pops. And kids will love them!

This recipe could be more complicated, mind you. I’ve seen fabulous marshmallow pops made to look like snowmen, stacks of presents, and all sorts of adorable things. I contemplated making snowmen but then I remembered I was pregnant at the time (and therefore slightly lazy, under-motivated and severely lacking patience). So I grabbed the red and green sugar and sprinkled to my heart’s content.

Red and green sugar covers all wrongs. Remember this. That’s all you really need to know for this recipe.

Marshmallow pop #2 needed a little extra help–hence the extra sprinkles. Our little secret, okay?


White Chocolate Marshmallow Pops

These white chocolate marshmallow pops are the perfect last minute Christmas treat.


  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or candy melts
  • 1-2 teaspoons shortening
  • 14 jumbo marshmallows
  • 7 lollipop sticks
  • red and green decorating sugar


  1. Melt white chocolate and shortening in a small bowl. I did this in the microwave but be careful not to overheat! You want to do this slowly and gently. I did 20-second intervals, stirring well each time until melted and smooth. If you’re not pregnant and/or lazy like me, feel free to use a double burner!
  2. Meanwhile, stab the marshmallows with the sticks–two per stick. You’ll want the top marshmallow to be stabbed only about 3/4 of the way through, so there the stick isn’t sticking out the top of the marshmallow.
  3. When the chocolate is melted, dip the marshmallow in and turn to coat.
  4. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle generously with red and green sugar. I did this over the sink so I didn’t make tooooo big of a mess.
  5. Stick in styrofoam or a cake pop stand to dry. Or you can lie them flat on wax paper or parchment if you’re okay with one flat side.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: You know, to be honest, I thought these might be too sweet for even me. But they are surprisingly good. You get the crunch from the chocolate outside and then the soft, slightly gooey marshmallow inside. It’s really satisfying.
Husband’s take: As I’m writing this, he hasn’t tried these yet.
Changes I would make: Maybe I’ll make them into snowmen next time but probably not. Might go for some dark chocolate and toasted pecans though!
Difficulty: Easy. Remember–sprinkles. cover. all. mistakes.

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Disclosure 2: I took these photos outside and the wind was trying to blow everything over, including me. Despite that, I still wanted to share this recipe. Please keep in mind: I was pregnant. Minimal patience. Maximum “I don’t care” attitude. Plus it was COLD. I live in Michigan, people!