OK, this is one of my favorite book/cooking projects that we’ve done!
We all love the “Despicable Me” movies at our house and, of course, the minions. So I was excited when I found the Despicable Me: My Dad the Super Villain reader that we could pair up with these awesome minion marshmallow pops.
The book is actually a super condensed version of the original movie. It’s 32 pages, but the graphics are colorful enough that I think even two or three year olds will be interested, especially if they’ve seen the movie.
‘Despicable Me’ Minion DIY Marshmallow Treat Pops
- 24 oz bag jumbo marshmallows
- 14 oz bag [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0061TXUNS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0061TXUNS&linkCode=as2&tag=lcrb-20&linkId=BSKI2KOJJEHKZDLK” target=”_blank”]Wilton Yellow Candy Melts[/url]
- 14 oz bag [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZZQTHC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B006ZZQTHC&linkCode=as2&tag=lcrb-20&linkId=L4FH7BQ4JV4R72VU” target=”_blank”]Wilton Blue Candy Melts[/url], or White Melts with [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000CFN0Y/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0000CFN0Y&linkCode=as2&tag=lcrb-20&linkId=MHL2VCQWCWKQWX6H” target=”_blank”]Blue Wilton Coloring[/url]
- Black decorating gel
- [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W5CGR8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000W5CGR8&linkCode=as2&tag=lcrb-20&linkId=HLXJFIADKCKNDP62″ target=”_blank”]Lollipop (cake pop) Sticks[/url], or Craft Sticks
- [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BPU1P8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005BPU1P8&linkCode=as2&tag=lcrb-20&linkId=QMVQLTLXAG62ZBLC” target=”_blank”]Candy Eyes[/url]
- Cooking Spray
- Wax Paper
- In two separate crockpots or double boilers, melt the yellow chocolates in one and the white chocolates in the other.
- Place a piece of wax paper on your work area and spray lightly with cooking spray.
- Once the white chocolate is melted, add a drop of the blue candy coloring and stir. Continue to add drop by drop until you get the desired color. NOTE: Do NOT use regular food coloring. It doesn’t work well with the melted chocolate.
- Before covering with the candy melts, roll each marshmallow in your hand to reshape.
- With a butter knife or spoon, cover the top and the sides, 3/4 of the way down, with the yellow melts. Smooth the chocolate.
- Insert the stick into the top of the marshmallow, but do not punch through the bottom.
- Holding the stick, turn marshmallow over and ice the remaining part of the marshmallow (including the bottom) with the blue icing. Hold the marshmallow and let the chocolate set for a few seconds before moving on to the next step.
- Using the black gel, create a line near the top of the marshmallow for the glasses band. Place one or two eyes on the gel line, press lightly. Make a smile with the black gel.
- Place the marshmallows on the prepared wax paper and let stand until dry. Repeat until you’ve used all the chocolate.
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