When my husband, Chris, and I became engaged, he let me in on a little secret… he loved my fried chicken! When I say he “loved” my fried chicken, I mean he “LOVED” my fried chicken. In his opinion, not only was it better than any restaurant chicken that he’s ever had, it was better than (gasp) HIS MOM’S!
To say that I was prideful was an understatement! I bragged to everyone I knew about my secret to frying the perfect bird. My recipe was guaranteed to be THE best fried chicken recipe, hands down!
The day after he told me his “secret,” I remember pridefully standing in my kitchen mixing my herbs and spices, preparing my flour, and getting my oil ready for frying. I was ready to prove to the world (or at least any of my hungry college friends) that I deserved an award for my recipe!
Proverbs 16:18 tells us “pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” I don’t know exactly what happened that day, or the day after, or the months after, or the years after. All I know is I have not been able to fry chicken ever since! My lesson in cooking arrogance has been learned. Now, I take a humble approach to sharing my cooking tips and recipes.
This recipe for Marshmallow Pops is a fun, simple, easy, delicious, and creative way to have fun in the kitchen. If you have children, they will love being hands on making these fun treats. I let my 3 year old, Cadence, do the messy work.
What You Need For Marshmallow Pops:
- Jumbo Marshmallows
- Almond bark (I used vanilla, but they also have chocolate almond bark)
- sprinkles, nuts, coconut, sugar crystals, or whatever topping(s) your heart desires
- peanut butter (optional)
- lolly pop sticks
- wax paper
- Insert the lolly pop stick into the center of the marshmallow, and go ALL THE WAY to the top of the marshmallow.
- Melt almond bark (peanut butter) until it is nice and creamy and stir-able.
- Dip the marshmallows into the melted bark, or peanut butter.
- Roll around the coated marshmallow in your toppings of choice (make sure you get the top of the marshmallow so that it can stand up without sticking to the wax paper)
- Stand on wax paper until the almond bark is dry or you are ready to eat, whichever is first
*For marshmallows with almond bark, I used sugar cubes, sprinkles, or coconut.
*For marshmallows with peanut butter, I used chopped pecans.