New Year’s Eve has always been one of the only big date nights my husband and I go on each year. My parents always come over to watch the kids and we go downtown all dressed up to ring in the New Year with friends. This year, at the last minute, we decided to completely change it up.
We decided to ring in 2016 at home as a family, with the kids. The last few days we have been hyping it up for the boys. That means we will be keeping busy, playing family games and eating finger foods into the late hours of the night. Which also means I needed to come up with sort of themed dessert for the boys.
Since it was last minute, I didn’t really have time to shop or plan a bunch of baking. After browsing my pantry, I came up with these marshmallow pops. I always have at least a bag of marshmallows and countless amounts of candy melts, so it seemed like the best plan. Since we will be counting down the clock tonight, I decided to make them look like clocks.
How to Make Clock Marshmallow Pops
First, I cut the large marshmallows in half. This will make them more clock-like.
Next, insert a candy stick on the bottom. You may need to shape the marshmallow once cut to get it back to a nice round shape.
Melt some white candy melts per the instructions on the packaging in a small bowl. Cover the marshmallows in the melted candy. Use a small butter knife to help cover and smooth it out.
Place them on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. I also covered a few marshmallows in black candy melts. Once they are all completely covered, place the baking sheet in the freezer for few minutes. This will help set the candy melts.
Melt a handful of yellow candy melts and put them in a freezer storage bag or icing bag. You can use an icing tip or just cut a very small corner off the freezer bag.
Slowly pipe a circle outline for the clock face on one side of each marshmallow pop.
Next, place melted black candy melts in a freezer bag and cut a very tiny corner off one side. If it is too big, too much will come out and you won’t get tiny clock hands.
Pipe on some clock hands and a 12 at the top of some. Place in the freezer for a few minutes one last time to make sure all the melted candy has set.
- Large Marshmallows
- Candy Sticks
- White Candy Melts
- Black Candy Melts
- Yellow Candy Melts
- Cut the marshmallows in half.
- Place a candy stick in the bottom of each half. When you are doing this, you may need to work the marshmallow to look more circular.
- Melt white candy melts, as directed on packaging. Dip and cover each marshmallow, using a small butter knife to help coat and smooth the melted candy.
- Place them on a baking sheet, lined with wax or parchment paper.
- Freeze for a few minutes to set the candy melts.
- Melt a handful of yellow candy melts and put them in a freezer storage bag or icing bag. Use an icing tip or just cut a very small corner off the freezer bag and pipe yellow circle on the front of each marshmallow pop.
- Melt a handful of black candy melts, place in a freezer bag and snip a very small corner off the bottom. Pipe clock hands (and the number 12, if desired) on each pop.
- Place in the freezer for a few minutes to ensure they are completely set.
Please share below some New Year’s Eve activities or treats you like to do with the family!