Rocky Road Marshmallow Pops

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As a little kid, rocky road ice cream was my favorite flavor.  The anticipation of biting into either a marshmallow or nuts made eating the ice cream all the more fun.  Although I am a huge fan of cake pops, I had this picture pop into my mind of marshmallow pops dipped in dark chocolate with a light sprinkle of chopped toasted almonds.  I applied the same techniques as I do to make cake pops and as a result, these rocky road marshmallow pops were born.

I also experimented with dipping each  marshmallow half way and just the tops in chocolate.  As a result I decided these pops can be made with with just a little bit of chocolate or completely covered without compromising the cuteness factor or taste.

As for the chocolate, I decided to go with a dark chocolate with 61% cacao.  I used the microwave to heat the chocolate in 30 second intervals until it was nice and smooth.  Although I used dark chocolate, you could use whatever kind you like including chocolate coating. If for some reason you needed to thin the chocolate out, you could either use a teaspoon of shortening or food grade extra virgin coconut oil.

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After chopping the nuts, I dry toasted them in a skillet on high heat until fragrant.  I would recommend chopping them more finely than the picture below shows so that the bigger pieces do not pull the chocolate off before cooling.choppedalmonds Rocky Road Marshmallow Pops

Lollipop sticks can be purchased at craft supply stores such as Michaels or Joannes.  Cake supply stores will also carry sticks, cellophane bags, and (melting) chocolate wafers.sticks Rocky Road Marshmallow Popschocolatesticks Rocky Road Marshmallow Pops

To make these pops, you’ll want to dip the sticks in 1/4″ in chocolate and then into a marshmallow 3/4 of the way through.  This will help the marshmallows not to slide off the stick.marshmallowsticks Rocky Road Marshmallow Pops

Dip each  marshmallow into the chocolate until as coated as you want.  chocolatecip Rocky Road Marshmallow Pops

Be sure to tap the stick several times with your finger to encourage excess chocolate to “flood” off the marshmallow.  Otherwise you’ll experience chocolate dripping everywhere.tapchocolate Rocky Road Marshmallow Pops

Sprinkle each pop with chopped almonds and place them in a florist foam block.  I purchased three blocks from the Dollar Tree Store.  Worked beautifully.popblock Rocky Road Marshmallow Pops

As you can see, this is a true rocky road masterpiece.  I’ve probably eaten at least a dozen of these over the last couple days.  They are very addicting to say the least.popbite Rocky Road Marshmallow Pops

Here’s a picture of my semi-dipped pops and I love them just as much as the fully coated ones.  Aren’t they beautiful?RockyRoadPops2 Rocky Road Marshmallow PopsThese pops would be great for parties and favors.  I know many of you will want to know exactly how many these will make.  Depending on how much chocolate and nuts you  use, the amount of ingredients will vary. But you will get at least 36 fully coated pops with one bag of dark chocolate chips and more with partially dipped ones.

Before posting the recipe, I would like to ask you to keep Angie, also known as Bakerella, in your thoughts and prayers.  She’s been in the hospital and is very sick right now.  You can read her story here.  She’s the ultimate inspiration for pops on a stick and we want her to feel better soon so she can continue to inspire the world with her bite-sized treats.

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Rocky Road Marshmallow Pops
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 36
An easy and fun treat on a stick.
  • 1 - 10 oz bag dark chocolate chips/chunks
  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • ½ cup chopped toasted almonds
  • special equipment: 36 lollipop sticks
  1. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in thirty second intervals, stirring after each time until the chocolate is smooth. Dip a lollipop stick ¼" in and then into a marshmallow ¾ of the way through. Dip marshmallows into the chocolate until coated. Tap the stick until excess chocolate has dripped off. Sprinkle chopped almonds on each pop and allow them to dry by sticking the end of the stick into a foam block.


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  1. Jane says

    I recently found your site and decided to browse the vegetarian tag since I am one. I just wanted to let you know that marshmallows have gelatin and aren’t vegetarian. But I sure wish I could try these, haha.

  2. says

    These are adorable! They would be great for a kids party too. I might dip them in white chocolate and roll in pink sprinkles for a princess party. Or roll in orange sprinkles for Halloween, red and green for Christmas, or swirl white chocolate over the dark for a multi-colored look. Yum!

  3. says

    A great way to use up any leftover melted chocolate, as well. Love the florist’s foam idea! I’ll try these with the new storebought “homemade” violet marshmallows my daughter just talked me into buying.

  4. Kafi Carrasco says

    We were looking for something different than the traditional cookies and brownies and this is a GREAT idea! My son is going to make some and take to the bake sale at school.

  5. Daisy says

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to try them! By the way, I love your new banner up top. You look stunning and of course I’m loving the marshmallow pops! :)

  6. AshleeB says

    I am preparing these tonight! I think they will be a hit!

    I purchased lollipop sticks from Wal-Mart near all the wedding supplies.

  7. Jelena says

    I just got these candies as a gift with salty stick which added another level of flavor.
    Thank you for excellent pictures and explanation…I am going to do shopping right now and make them this evening….mmmmm

  8. Kate says

    This is such a cute idea im going to make them for my sister in laws wedding shower and roll the marshmellows in her favorite candy bar shes gonna love it.Thank you for the idea.

  9. test kitchen says

    Hi – thanks for sharing this recipe. One question I have is whether this recipe will stay in the hot sun. I am planning to create these treats for a picnic at my daughter’s b’day party and wanted to make sure the chocolates/marshmallows won’t melt. Do you recommend keeping them in a cooler or will they stay outdoors. Thanks!

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