Marshmallow pops are showing up in bakeries, and theme parks across the US. Get the recipe for these yummy Cookies & Cream Marshmallow Pops you can make at home!
I am all for a fun treat, even if there isn't a party. Let's be real, life is a party and sometimes even the smallest moments deserve to be celebrated. Marshmallow Pops are the newest fad, and they are showing up everywhere! Disney has also gotten in on them. If it is good enough for them, it's good enough for me. Check out just how easy it is to make these INCREDIBLE Cookies & Cream Marshmallow Pops in the comfort of your own home.
What is a Marshmallow Pop?
The big question. What exactly is a marshmallow pop? Simply, it is a marshmallow or several on a stick, dipped in chocolate and coated in your favorite toppings. You can coat them in any candy, sprinkles, cookies and more. They are perfect for parties and special occasions.
Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream Marshmallow Pops
I always try to have a gluten-free substitution, and this one is easy. As always make sure your main ingredients are gluten-free. Most marshmallows and chocolate (or candy melts) are. Just use a gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookie. These can be found at most stores. You can also order them online from amazon.
Dairy-Free Marshmallow Pops
This is a little trickier, although dairy-free chocolates are becoming easier to find. You may see them marked as Vegan. When it comes to white chocolate or white candy melts we have fallen in love with these King David Vanilla Candy Melts. They are the best dairy-free white chocolate substitution we have tried.
Also, surprisingly, Oreos are dairy-free! I can't speak for other brands of chocolate sandwich cookie, so check the packaging for more info.
Marshmallow Pop Tips
We have made a marshmallow pop or two in our day. Here are some tips to help you make the best treats you can!
- Add a little chocolate to the stick or straw. This helps the marshmallows not slide off when you go to coat them in chocolate.
- Add a little coconut oil. A tsp of coconut oil in the chocolate when you are melting gives it a better texture for coating the marshmallows. It won't taste coconut-y either. Although, that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
- Prep, Prep, Prep. Have a parchment covered pan waiting, have the Oreos crushed, have everything ready to go. Once you start dipping marshmallows in chocolate, you don't want to be fumbling around for things.
Cookies & Cream Marshmallow Pops
- Straws or kebab sticks
- 24 marshmallows regular-size
- 11 oz white chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil or vegetable shortening
- 1 cup Oreo cookies Or other chocolate sandwich cookie; finely chopped
- Press four marshmallows onto a straw or treat stick with a twisting motion. Lay on waxed paper. * Use a little melted white chocolate to adhere them to the stick better.
- Melt the white chocolate in the microwave according to package directions giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 1 teaspoon of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to help thin the chocolate but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.
- Pour chocolate over the marshmallows, coating completely and allowing the excess to run back into the bowl. Roll in crushed cookies. Place on waxed paper and refrigerate until set.
- Transfer melted chocolate to a piping bag or zip-top freezer bag. Snip the corner of the bag and drizzle melted candy over the marshmallows. Sprinkle lightly with crushed cookies.
- Allow the marshmallows to rest on waxed paper until set before packaging or serving. Best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Use gluten free sandwich cookies
- Use a dairy free white chocolate chip (like King David brand - found on amazon)