A precious baby is soon to come,
soft and sweet and oh so fun!
I've been to (and had, for that matter) my fair share of baby showers. As far as favors go, if you've gotta do them, may as well make them edible. 'Cause let's be honest... who really needs another dust collector that you feel obligated to display due to the off chance that your distant cousin's wife might pop in one day for a cup of tea?! Thus, the marshmallow baby rattle pop.
Knocking out 2 dozen marshmallow pops, no problem, right? Wrong! 2 dozen became 4 due to a tempering issue with the blue melting discs, uggh. (Marshmallow pop with funky white spots anyone?)
Once I overcame the botched batch of melted candy, and adding a simple twist to the basic marshmallow pop, I created 24 adorable baby shower favors.
It's a boy!
Marshmallow Baby Rattle Pops
Cut sticks to approximately 3.5 - 4". Place one large marshmallow on the end of each lollipop stick. Melt chocolate in microwave (30 second increments on defrost setting), stirring until smooth. Dip marshmallows in melted chocolate, turning to coat. Allow excess chocolate to drip off. Sprinkle with topping of choice (sprinkles, candy, nuts, etc) Let pops dry by placing bottoms of sticks into a styrofoam block, or egg carton. Once large marshmallow is completely set, place mini marshmallow on opposite end and dip. Set rattle upside down, resting on end of large marshmallow, on a wax paper lined cookie sheet allowing minis to dry. Tie a bow under large marshmallow and package.
"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for." ~ Author unknown