As a mom to two boys, I don’t often get to make something girly. I saw this idea for marshmallow nail polish bottles and knew it would make an adorable Valentine’s Day treat! I created a cute FREE printable for you in case you want to make this treat for the girls in your life. The best part is that if you’re not feeling up to making treats, you can still use the printable with real nail polish bottles. Read on to find out how to create Marshmallow Nail Polish with adorable Sugar and Spice printable!
- 1 bag marshmallows
- red, pink, and white melting chocolate wafers
- vegetable shortening
- 1 bag soft eating licorice (cut each licorice piece in half), tootsie rolls can also be used in place of licorice
1. Prepare your work surface with a sheet of parchment paper. Fill a mug about half-way with chocolate wafers. Melt the chocolate wafers in the microwave according to package directions with about 1 teaspoon of shortening. (The shortening thins the mixture, adds sheen, and prevents the chocolate from hardening too quickly.) You can mix different colored chips together to create various shades of color. I used red, pink, and white chocolate wafers to create various shades of “nailpolish”.
2. Place the marshmallow on a wooden skewer and dip into the chocolate. Swirl around until the marshmallow is completely covered in chocolate. Rapidly tap the excess chocolate off while turning the marshmallow. Pretend you are “roasting” the marshmallow and just keep turning and tapping until all the drips are smooth. Don’t rush this step.
3. Use another clean skewer to help gently remove the marshmallow onto the parchment paper.
Tip: Dip your wooden skewers in shortening to ensure that the marshmallow comes off the skewer easily. Clean off the skewers with paper towel after each use.
4. Dip the cut end of the licorice (or tootsie roll) into the chocolate and place on top of the marshmallow. Try and ignore the fact that I could use some real nail polish on my chipped nails. 🙂
Wait until your chocolate is completely set before touching. If your chocolate has puddled, cut off any excess with a sharp knife. Marshmallows are not all perfectly shaped and some of your marshmallows might be downright lopsided! I recommend buying two bags of marshmallows so that you can pick through for the best shaped ones. I didn’t do this and wished that I had.
So cute! But now they need a Valentine card to make them Valentiney. I created this adorable Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, Nailed It! printable to accompany your sweet treats. You can click here to download a copy, Sugar and Spice Printable.
If your treats will not be served immediately, you will need to package them in treat bags. I used Wilton cake pop treat bags and they worked perfectly! You can make these treats ahead of time. Simply store your marshmallow treats in an airtight container and they will keep for a few weeks.
I love how they turned out and hope you do too! If you are looking for some other cute Valentine’s Day ideas, you will enjoy my Valentine’s Page. You might also like related posts below.