5 from 5 votes
close up of finished toy story alien marshmallow pops
Toy Story Alien Marshmallow Pops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Drying Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 35 mins
 
Make a bunch of these fun Toy Story alien marshmallow pops as an out of this world party snack or favor for your next Halloween or birthday party. They’ll look fabulous on your display, and the kids will blast off with excitement!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alien marshmallow pops
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 oz candy melts
  • 4 drops Green food coloring I used gel based food coloring but oil based would be easier to work with
  • 1-2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 8 + Large marshmallows
  • 8 + Mini marshmallows
  • Candy eyes
Instructions
Prepare the Candy Melts
  1. Heat the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir the candy melts and then continue to heat the candy melts in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time, stirring frequently until they are melted smooth.
  2. Add ¼ tsp vegetable oil
  3. Drop a few drops of green food coloring directly into the oil, and stir until well combined.
  4. If the candy melts get thick or start to seize, add a ¼ tsp of oil at a time and mix until smooth again.
Prepare the Marshmallow Pops
  1. Dip the end of a paper straw into the candy melt mixture and then pierce a large marshmallow all the way through, so the paper straw pokes out of the top.
  2. Add a mini marshmallow to the top of the paper straw and set aside.
  3. Repeat with remaining marshmallows and paper straws.
Coat and Decorate the Marshmallows
  1. If necessary, reheat your candy melts for 10 seconds at a time in the microwave at 50% power. You may also need to add a little bit more oil if they’re still quite thick.

  2. Once the candy melts are smooth, hold your bowl at an angle so all the candy melts puddle on one side.
  3. With your other hand, hold a marshmallow pop by the paper straw and carefully roll the marshmallows in the melted candy until they are completely covered.
  4. Using a spoon, roll the mini marshmallow inside the bowl of a small spoon to remove excess candy melts. Then use the back of the spoon to smooth the top and bottom of the large marshmallow.
  5. Next, roll the outside of the large marshmallow along the edge of an offset spatula to smooth out and remove excess candy melts. You may need to use the spoon again to smooth out the top and bottom.
  6. Finally, add three candy eyes to the marshmallow pops while the candy melts are still soft.
  7. Let air dry until candy melts are firm, about 1-2 hours
Recipe Notes

To avoid chocolate that is too thick for dipping, oil-based food coloring or pre-colored candy melts are recommended.

Don't forget to check the tips in the post for how to handle candy melts that are super thick!