Valentine’s Day can be a really fun day filled with goodies and chocolate covered everything! This year I wanted to come up with something fun, tasty, and that my kids could help with. Then I came up with the perfect easy marshmallow treat that we could all enjoy. Without further ado let’s see how to make these addictive and easy Valentine’s Day marshmallow treats with sprinkles!
What you will need
For this Valentine’s Day treat you will only need a few simple items to get started. Many of these you may already have in the pantry! Let’s take a look!
- Regular Jet Puffed Marshmallows
- Candy Melts
- Pretzel Sticks
- Candy Melting Pot
- Parchment Paper
- Paper Plates
- Stirring Spoon
The set up for this addictive marshmallow treat is pretty straight forward. I wanted something that would be fun and easy so that my kids wouldn’t have to depend on me to do everything.
My daughter loves to help in the kitchen as many children do. She enjoys when she can complete a recipe all on her own so I tried to come up with something that doesn’t require a ton of technical steps and adult supervision.
Although, this treat still requires an adult simply because it CAN get messy any time that melted candy wafers are involved.
Roll Out Parchment Paper
To get started you can set up your resting area for the finished marshmallow treats. I simply rolled out a long piece of parchment paper on my countertop.
The parchment paper makes a great place to sit your finished treats so the candy coating can dry and harden to perfection. The treats won’t stick to the paper.
Heat Up The Candy Melting Pot
Simply heat up your candy melting pot to get it prepped for your candy melts. I used the high setting on my Wilton Candy Melting pot. So far it has been a great investment.
It has a silicone basket that is removable and has a pouring spout which is so helpful for drizzling. Once the pot is well heated you can add in your chocolates. I chose red and pink candy melts for nice Valentine’s Day colors.
Stir the chocolate candies to make sure they are fully melted and essentially fluid like.
Double Boiler Alternative Method
If you don’t have an electric candy melting pot you can use a traditional double boiler method. Simply take a larger sauce pan and fill it half way up with water. Let it come to a simmering boil on medium heat over the stove top.
Place the smaller sauce pan into the water and then add in your chocolate melts. Once they are melted nicely remove them from the heat.
Overcooked chocolate will go from shiny and smooth to lumpy and dull looking.
Spear The Marshmallows With Pretzel Sticks
Figure out how many Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Treats you will be wanting and begin spearing the marshmallows with the pretzel sticks.
Once they are stuck with the pretzel sticks you can stage them on a paper plate.
Dip The Marshmallows In The Melted Candy Chocolate
I preferred to do this step simply because it got a little messy otherwise. I simply rolled the end of the marshmallow into the melted chocolate.
Don’t dip the marshmallow for too long because it will melt after a little while which makes it harder for the chocolate to stick. I didn’t have much issue with this, but I imagine if your chocolate was overheated it could be a problem.
I only coated about 1/2 to 3/4 of the marshmallow before laying it on a second paper plate to add the sprinkles. We were lucky enough to snag a cool sprinkle jar with several different Valentine’s Day themed sprinkles.
Serve and Enjoy Your Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Treat!
Place the marshmallow treat onto the prepared parchment paper to dry and harden. The melted candy coating will become a nice shell coating.
Once all of your treats are dried and hardened you can serve them up as a fun snack or dessert!
My kids absolutely loved them and they looked adorable. This is such a simple treat to make and fun too! You can decorate and drizzle the chocolate in combination to come up with unique looks if you like.
I hope you enjoyed this Valentine’s Day Treat tutorial!
If you liked this treat feel free to leave a comment about how yours turned out! Feel free to send pictures to [email protected] if you like as well for a chance to be featured on my site.
I hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day! What is your favorite Valentine’s Day treat?
31 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Treats”
These are so so cute!! And look super yummy!! Can’t wait to try these with my little guy!
I hope you do get a chance. They are really fun and easy to make. It gives the kids something to do and it’s delicious! Win win!
These look SO good. My sister in law has a neighbor who does home made marshmallows. Delightful. What a soft, light texture when you make them from scratch.
Hi Ryan! Thanks for popping by to check out my post. I had never really thought about making my own marshmallows! That sounds so good! I may have to give that a try in the near future!
My kids would love the preparations… but eating it they would not eat it lol! Really fun to do with the kids though💗
Happy Valentine’s Day🌹
Do everything in love.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my post! I have a picky one who won’t eat anything even if it’s a sweet. It’s all I can do to get him to eat his healthy food! Either way, it’s still fun to create something with the kids! Happy Valentine’s Day!
That looks like a tasty Valentine’s Day treat that isn’t too complicated to make. I may have to try this next year
It’s definitely super simple and straightforward. I hope you do get to try it next year 🙂 Thanks for reading!
Oh my goodness! These are so cute and easy enough for my little guy to help! Thanks so much for sharing!
Thank you for reading! I hope you get to try these next year or even with another holiday theme!
These are so cute! I would make this for a birthday party too! I like the pretzel stick addition to balance out the sweet. Thanks for sharing xx
Yes they could make lovely decorative treats for a party platter! Great idea! Thanks for reading!
Wow these look so cute and so yummy. I ended up baking fairy cakes and decorating little harts on them yesterday! Seems like everyone got busy baking!
I always feel like Valentine’s day is the perfect holiday for baking and chocolate! Fairy cakes sound lovely too. Yum!
This is such a good idea, they look really cute and pretty! x
Thank you so much for saying so!
This is such a cute idea! I think I’m going to give it a twist with different colours/themes and make these with my nieces the next time that I’m up visiting. They love crafts and baking/cooking, so it’s the perfect combination for a fun afternoon activity. Plus, they’d make a great treat while watching a movie after lol
That is such a good idea! These really could be done up in any theme and are still a fun and simple snack either way! I am sure your nieces would love to help make them! They definitely are an awesome treat although I could only eat a couple!
These look like delicious treats and fun to make too.
Yes absolutely! They are really delightful and yummy plus super easy and fun! Thanks for commenting!
These look so adorable! It’s not longer Valentine’s but I’m still gonna try and do this with the kiddos!
You could change colors and sprinkles to match most holidays or events so it is a pretty versatile treat! I hope you get to try them! Thanks for the comment!
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Thanks so much! I appreciate it!
How clever to use pretzel sticks! I’d love to do something like this with my son when he’s older!
My daughter loves pretty much anything with pretzels and marshmallows so this was the best of both worlds and of course super easy! Hope you get to try it!
These marshmallow treats look so yummy. I can’t wait to try them at home. Thanks a ton for the recipe.
You are so welcome! They are really yummy and addictive. Plus they are incredibly simple to make!
You are so welcome! They are fun and delicious!
These are so cute and so easy to customise. I love them will definitely be making these with my nephew soon.
They are such an easy treat and kids seem to love them. Thanks for checking out my tutorial and hope you and your nephew get to try these!