Marshmallow Pops for Presidents’ Day



Yesterday morning a brilliant idea appeared in my brain … at least I thought it was brilliant!

I have been thinking about making cherry marshmallow pops for some time, but I hadn’t decided how or why I would make them … just knew that I wanted to make them.

At about 7:00am it all came together for no apparent reason … make cherries in honor of George Washington … you know, the chopping down the cherry tree story and make top hats in honor of Abraham Lincoln.  I made top hats for snowmen and pilgrims … never for a president!

Marshmallow Pops for Presidents Day

Brilliant, I tell you … brilliant!  So I thought …

I’ll try to make this a story short … I have two old friends, the three of us have old basic cell phones that don’t have large screens like smart phones.  I sent this photo …

cherry & top hat

to my friends’ phones with this message … “Can you guess what these are for?”

Friend #1 (who happens to be a big Abraham Lincoln admirer) responded with a text message … “A hat and 2 mops?  But remember my pic is very small.”

My response … “We are taking up a collection to buy you a new phone and new glasses!”   Yes, that was a sarcastic remark … she never wears her glasses anyway 😉

Friend #2 responded … “Presidents’ Day do I win a prize?”

My response … “You are correct and you do win a prize” … I didn’t tell her what the prize was because I used part of her prize in the cherry pops.  She loves cherry Tootsie Pops and cherry candy canes.  I bought the candy sticks (stems) for her and used part of them … really she get half of a prize … please don’t tell her 😉

Friend #2 then showed the photo to her hubby … he thinks that my pops look like a hat and two swollen feet!  I hope he wasn’t wearing his glasses 😉

Cherry Marshmallow Pops

This is what you will need to make Cherry Marshmallow Pops and Top Hats.  If you want to make mops or swollen feet … contact my friends that need to wear their glasses …


To make the cherries … work on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and you will need 1 or 2 paper towels …


  1. Insert a “stem” into marshmallow as shown.  Stem alternatives – peppermint reception sticks, pretzel sticks, Pocky Sticks, lollipop sticks coated in chocolate … you get the idea.  I consider the cherry sticks a lucky find … it was meant to be.  Sorry again to Friend #2 … you do get half a box 😉
  2. Dip the marshmallow in water.
  3. Pat marshmallow with a paper towel to remove excess water.
  4. Immediately roll marshmallow in sugar, pressing sugar if necessary.
  5. Tie two cherries and 1 leaf together with twine.

To make the top hats … again work on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper …


  1. Dip the tip of a stick in melted chocolate and insert in marshmallow, let chocolate harden up.
  2. Dip marshmallow in chocolate and tap to remove excess chocolate.
  3. Spoon nonpareils over sides of marshmallow and area where stick is inserted.
  4. Place marshmallow on chocolate wafer cookie, set aside and allow chocolate to harden up.

Cherries for George Washington & a Top Hat for Abraham Lincoln

I am feeling insecure … do my cherry pops look like cherries … should I buy glasses for my friends … do I make too many sarcastic remarks?

I ♥ your comments (that is not sarcastic) …




28 thoughts on “Marshmallow Pops for Presidents’ Day

  1. Very cool marshmallow pops? I like the idea of dipping the sticks into chocolate first. Were you able to watch the presidental address the other day. Living in Asia it is sometimes difficult to get access to these programs. Take Care, BAM


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  11. These were so cute! I made them with my kiddos for President’s day. I homeschool them so it went right along with our lesson. Somehow we took a detour when a pop got smushed into my carpet.. so might have to hire a carpet cleaner but other than that it was a great day with lots of learning and a yummy treat to finish. ❤️


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