I’ve had this idea for marshmallow beach balls in my head all summer and I’ve been meaning to post it, but I swear this week everyone is posting back to school updates on facebook and I feel like summer just ran away from me! But, I figure all of my fans in Australia (insert crickets chirping) who are just headed into the summer will love that I’m posting this now!
These would be so cute to do for a swimming pool party or slip n’ slide party. The absolute best thing about them is that the kool-aid flavors the chocolate! Sure, you could just purchase different color candy melts, but the flavor the kool-aid gives is awesome and makes them taste as good as they look!
What you’ll need to make the best pool party treats:
Wilton Bright White Candy Melts
Marshmallows (I used the Campfire Giant Roasters Marshmallows)
A small offset spatula (used for frosting cakes) or butter knife
Sprinkles or Non Pareils in coordinating colors
Step 1: Place the marshmallows on the skewers
Step 2: Melt a few candy melts in the microwave in 20 second intervals. Stir in between each 20 seconds in the microwave and stop once they are just melted. I used about 6-7 candy melts for each color to do 3 marshmallows and had leftover chocolate.
Step 3: Once the chocolate is melted, sprinkle in a small amount of the kool-aid powder. Add a few drops of water and stir to activate the color. You will add drops of water until the chocolate is a nice smooth consistency.
Step 4: Using the offset spatula spread a small amount of chocolate on a section of the marshmallow, to resemble the section of a beach ball. It doesn’t have to look perfect because the sprinkles will cover any imperfections. If you need to, you can use your fingernail or a clean spatula/knife to scrap or push the chocolate into the shape you would like it.
Step 5: Shake sprinkles to cover the chocolate and tap them into the chocolate with your finger. Stand the marshmallow on its skewer into a tall glass while you do the other marshmallows in that color.
– Do all of the marshmallows in one color before moving onto another color.
– Use yellow and blue to make green if you can’t find the green kool-aid (I searched 3 stores).
– Add water a very small amount at a time so your chocolate doesn’t get too runny.
– Slip the bamboo skewers into a cute striped paper straw before displaying them in a beach bucket for the pool party!