Conversation Heart Pops

Last week my husband was on vacation from work.  We didn’t go anywhere … except shopping … Target, WinCo, Costco, etc. … and bought waaaay toooo much candy.  He has been bugging me to open and eat the conversation hearts.  I kept telling him “no” and that I was going to use them for my blog.  Now that the bag has been opened … I guess they are going to be gone shortly.  I don’t know why he likes those hard little candies … and now that he has seen my soft and chewy pops … he wants those too!  I do have to hide candy from him … I think he knows what I do :)

My conversation hearts are … guess what … marshmallows!  I’m sure you probably guessed … knowing my obsession and all.  Believe me … if I find new marshmallows … I feel compelled to buy them.

Before we start … let me say that you will see imperfections in my pops.  Just remember that these are made with marshmallows … which are not perfect … they may have little lumps or bumps.  Don’t worry about perfection … it’s only candy … have fun!

This is what you will need …

  • Jumbo HeartMallows (about 60 per bag)
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Red Edible Marker
  • Candy melts – assorted colors (3-4 pounds to do 60 pops)

I wanted light-colored candy melts … but I only had bright pink candy.  So I started with melted white chocolate (candy melts) and added pink until I got the shade I wanted.  I ended up using 4 parts white to 1 part pink …

First dip the tip of your stick in melted candy.  This will help “glue” the marshmallow to the stick …

Then insert it into the marshmallow and set aside to let the candy harden up …

Now cover the entire marshmallow with melted chocolate and tap off all excess candy …

Lay the pop on waxed paper or place in a fancy dancy homemade pop holder … then put in the fridge for a few minutes to harden up …

Use the marker to write messages on room temperature pops.  I used some of the sayings on the real conversation hearts … or be creative …

Note:  Be careful not to touch the writing, it may smudge.

Visit the “Dollhouse Bake Shoppe” for a Virtual Valentines Party … lots of fun ideas and recipes!

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