Looking for fun things to do with Pop Rocks for New Year's Eve or the 4th of July? Look no further than these Red White and Blue Marshmallows made with Pop Rocks. These Firecracker Marshmallow Pops are so easy and fun and kids will love them!
Firecracker Marshmallow Pops
If you're having a party and having fireworks - you need to make some of these marshmallow pops! These red white and blue treats are so much fun - the best part being that they're dipped in Pop Rocks so you get that crackle in your mouth when you eat them!
These sweet treats are easy to make and perfect for any 4th of July or New Year's Eve celebration. Get ready to impress your guests with these fun and tasty marshmallow pops!
What are Firecracker Pops?
Imagine a treat that kids will love because they're fun to look at but also mimic the popping sensation of a firecracker. That's exactly what firecracker marshmallow pops are!
These red white and blue marshmallows are dunked in vibrant red and blue sugar that is mixed with Pop Rocks for that surprising crackle. Firecracker marshmallow pops are more than just a sweet treat, they're a playful, edible homage to fireworks, making them the perfect addition to your festive menu.
- Regular Marshmallows
- Red Pop Rocks
- Blue Pop Rocks
- Blue Sugar Sprinkles
- Red Sugar Sprinkles
- Black Licorice (optional)
Other Materials Needed
You will need a few other things to successfully make this marshmallow pop recipe.
- Red, White, and Blue Paper Straws (found at a big box store or a craft store)
- Patriotic Ribbon
Substitutions & Variations
More Fun: cut a small slit in the top marshmallow and add a thin piece of black licorice as the firecracker fuse.
How to Make Marshmallow Pops
This fun recipe is really easy to put together with just a few short steps and minimal ingredients.
- In two separate small bowls, start by mixing your red sugar with your red pop rocks and your blue sugar with your blue pop rocks. Set aside.
- Put one marshmallow on the end of a toothpick and dip 3 to 4 times in your water.
- Immediately following dip the water-coated marshmallow into your red pop rocks and sugar. Make sure the entire marshmallow is coated.
- Push a straw through the center of the marshmallow.
- Add two more marshmallows to the straw, pushing them down until the straw reaches the top of the marshmallow.
- Dip the one on the end in water, followed by your blue sugar mixture.
- Repeat this process until all your marshmallows and straws are used up.
- Lay completed pops on a cookie sheet or a piece of wax paper until you're ready to serve them.
- Tie a ribbon around each straw if you wish. Serve and enjoy!
Other Fun Things to Do with Pop Rocks
- Pop Rocks Shirley Temple
- Firecracker Sugar Cookies
- Firecracker Popcorn
- Firecracker Cupcakes
- Pop Rocks Brownie Bites
These fun treats are perfect for any occasion where you would celebrate with fireworks. It would be so much fun to serve them for New Year's Eve Treats, 4th of July treats, or even Labor Day or Memorial Day treats. You could truly set out a gorgeous plate of these firecracker marshmallow pops for any patriotic gathering.
When you're ready to serve them, stand them up in a jar or vase or lay them out on a platter.
These marshmallows with popping candy should be eaten in 1-2 days. If you are going to save them or make them a day ahead, keep them in an air-tight container.
New Year's Eve Treats
As the countdown to the New Year begins this week, consider making these sparkling marshmallow pops. Not only will they add a burst of color to your spread, but they'll also be the talk of the party with their surprising pop! Pair them with some festive bubbly for a magical midnight moment. This easy treat can be put together in 30 minutes or less and it's a perfect treat!
Fourth of July Treats
These patriotic marshmallow pops are perfect for 4th of July desserts - especially if you have younger kids at your celebration! Add them to a dessert table or wrap them up in cellophane bags and give them as a party favor! The fizzy rock candy is the best part of this fun dessert and you cannot go wrong making them for your 4th of July party!