Father’s Day Ideas + HM #236

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Father’s Day Ideas + HM #236

It’s time to Let dad know just how much he means to you. The gals of Home  Matters have a fantastic Father’s  Day Ideas Roundup for you. So be inspired to make this the best and most special Father’s Day for your pops!

 

10 Best Father’s Day Grilling Recipes from Jill @ Foodtastic  Mom

 

33 Father’s Day Recipes from KevinCloset Cooking

 

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Dry Rub + Father’s Day Grilling Gift Basket from Heather @ Kitchen  Concoctions

 

Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade – Exceptional and Easy from Lorelai @ Life  With Lorelai

 

Father’s Day Ideas Blog Hop

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: Stay at Home Summer Activities

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Banana Pops – Something On A Stick Day

Banana Pops — a perfect treat for Something On A Stick Day!

 

Banana Pops

Something On A Stick Day

 

Today is Something On A Stick Day! So, in celebration, I created these super easy and super tasty little treats–on a stick of course. Banana Pops are fun and delicious. These banana pops are very similar to my Marshmallow Pops, and only take 10 to 15 minutes!

Banana Pops:

 

Gather your ingredients – Bananas, Chocolate Melting Chips, Mini Marshmallows, and Lollipop Sticks.

 

Place mini marshmallows on lollipop sticks, skewer banana piece, cover banana in melted chocolate, coat with candy sprinkles.

 

Here’s a Printable Recipe just for you!

5 from 1 reviews
Banana Pops
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Chocolate covered banana bites on a stick.
from:
Type: Dessert
Ingredients:
  • Bananas
  • Chocolate Melting Chips
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Candy Sprinkles
  • Lollipop Sticks
Directions:
  1. Peel Banana
  2. Cut tips off both ends and cop banana into four or five pieces
  3. Place banana pieces on a plate and pop them into the freezer for a couple of minutes
  4. Place Chocolate Melting Chips in the microwave and follow the directions on the container. (My directions were to heat chips on defrost for 1 minute, stir well, and heat additional 30 seconds at a time until chips are melted).
  5. Poke Lollipop Stick through a mini marshmallow, and pull it down the stick a little to make room for the banana.
  6. Take banana pieces out of the freezer
  7. Skewer one banana on a stick
  8. Dip in melted chocolate to coat the banana
  9. Shake Candy Sprinkles on the wet chocolate
  10. Let banana pops dry
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Shari’s Berries was kind enough to send me their Spring Cake Pops selection to celebrate Something On A Stick Day. They have a wonderful variety cake pops, brownie pops, strawberries and more to fit any theme — zoo, get well, spring, you name it. Be sure to stop by and check them out, they are amazing!

Will you be celebrating Something On A Stick Day?

What types of food on a stick do you like? Corndogs, shrimp, chicken, or veggie BBQ skewers? What ever it is you like, don’t forget these Banana Pops for dessert.

 

 

 

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Marshmallow Pops – Recipe For A Sweet Treat

Who doesn’t love spoiling the special people in our lives? Well, I have a quick and easy recipe that puts a little pizzazz and pop in a sweet treat. Everyone will love these Marshmallow Pops.

Marshmallow Pops

A Sweet Treat

If you are looking for something super simple to give as a Valentine treat, this Marshmallow Pops Recipe is for you. It would be fantastic for kids to share at school, as a party treat bag, or even as a cute dessert platter. Plus, they can be decorated for anytime of year, not just for Valentine’s Day.

Honestly, you can make a bunch of these marshmallow pops in 15-minutes! I was pleasantly surprised, and it takes very little by way of ingredients too.

 

 

Here’s What You Need:

Your choice of dipping mediums. I used Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate Chips, and Caramel Bits (If using caramel, you’ll want a splash of milk). Marshmallows, and Lollipop Sticks. Optional Decorating Sugars–I had pink and red. You could also use sprinkles, jimmies, nuts, crushed candies, etc.

 

How-to Make the Pops:

Pour chips or caramels into separate bowls. Heat the chocolate chips for one minute in the microwave, and then, for additional 30 seconds at a time until thoroughly melted. The caramel bits melt faster, so check them at 30 seconds, and then, go 15 seconds at a time.

 

Take a lollipop stick and dip the pointed end (if there is a pointed end) into the melted chocolate of choice. Push the covered stick down into (almost all the way through) the marshmallow. Place sticks in all of your marshmallows.

 

Dip your marshmallow pops!

I did a couple different types of dipping with my marshmallows:

  • Caramel Chocolate Double Dip
  • Chocolate Dipped and Decorated

I made a dozen marshmallows, 3 of each: caramel with white chocolate, caramel with semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate decorated, and semi-sweet chocolate decorated.

 

Starting with the caramel marshmallows, I dipped them all in the caramel, and set them aside to dry a little, Then, I worked on the decorated marshmallows–dipping them in the chocolate of choice and immediately sprinkling them with the Colored Sugars. Once those are finished, go back to the caramel marshmallows and dip them in the chocolate of choice.

You are finished. It’s as easy as that. You can eat them right away, or set them in the refrigerator for a few minutes to allow the chocolate to harden up a bit.

 

Serve these cute marshmallow pops on a plate, or package them in a cellophane bag to hand out as a special treat.

 

 

Here is a Printable Recipe just for YOU!

5 from 1 reviews
Marshmallow Pops
 
Prep time
Total time
 
from:
Type: Dessert
Ingredients:
  • Your choice of dipping mediums - here's what I used:
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Caramel Bits (If using caramel, you'll want a splash of milk).
  • Marshmallows
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Optional Decorating Sugars (I had pink and red. You could also use sprinkles, jimmies, nuts, crushed candies. etc.)
Directions:
  1. Pour chips or caramels into separate bowls.
  2. Heat the chocolate chips for one minute in the microwave, and then, for additional 30 seconds at a time until thoroughly melted.
  3. The caramel bits melt faster, so check them at 30 seconds, and then, go 15 seconds at a time.
  4. Take a lollipop stick and dip the pointed end (if there is a pointed end) into the melted chocolate of choice.
  5. Push the covered stick down into (almost all the way through) the marshmallow. Place sticks in all of your marshmallows.
    (I did a couple different types of dipping with my marshmallows: Caramel Chocolate Double Dip and Chocolate Dipped and Decorated. I made a dozen marshmallows, 3 of each: caramel with white chocolate, caramel with semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate decorated, and semi-sweet chocolate decorated.)
  6. Starting with the caramel marshmallows, dip them all in the caramel, and set them aside to dry a little,
  7. Then, work on the decorated marshmallows
  8. Dip them in the chocolate of choice and immediately sprinkle them with the Colored Sugars.
  9. Once those are finished, go back to the caramel marshmallows
  10. Dip them in the chocolate of choice.
  11. Eat them right away, or set them in the refrigerator for a few minutes to allow the chocolate to harden up a bit.
Notes
Suggestions:

Serve these cute marshmallow pops on a plate, or package them in a cellophane bag to hand out as a special treat.
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Everyone will love these tasty treats!

Can you believe how easy these Marshmallow Pops are to make?

Do you have an simple treat ideas?

You might also like my Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies.

 

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