Holiday Tie Dye Marshmallows

Holiday Tie Dye Marshmallows
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If you plan on doing any holiday entertaining this year, you may be thinking about adding a chocolate fountain to your menu. And if you are going to be using a chocolate fountain, you are most definitely going to need marshmallows…lots and lots of marshmallows! This holiday season, why not add a pop of color to your marshmallows with some good old fashion tie dying? With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your ordinary marshmallows something extraordinary!




Holiday Tie Dye Marshmallows Project

Large, white marshmallows
Red and green food coloring
Small bowls
Cupcake cups

tie dyed supplies

We were able to find all of these ingredients at our local discount store, so not only is this a festive recipe, but it is a frugal one as well.

1. Begin by adding 2 drops of food coloring to individual bowls.
2. Add ¼ cup of cool water to the bowls and mix well so the food coloring disperses.

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3. Place a toothpick into each marshmallow. This is what you will hold the marshmallow by when you dip it.
4. Now it is time to start dipping. Simply place the bottom portion of the marshmallow into the mixture and hold it for 5 seconds. You don’t need to hold it long for the color to take hold. If the color is lighter than you wish, just add another drop of coloring and mix again.

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5. Set the marshmallow onto a cupcake cup so the extra liquid can be absorbed.

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6. Begin a new marshmallow. You can choose to use a different color or dip the piece in a different direction. For our sample picture, we dipped some in horizontally and some in vertically.
7. Once your marshmallow is no longer dripping extra mixture, you can dip it in a second color. Do this by moving the toothpick to the opposite end and repeating the process, this time in a new color.
8. Set the marshmallow down in a new, clean cupcake cup so it can dry without mixing colors. tie dyed 5 9. Allow a good hour for your marshmallows to dry before using them. When you are ready to use them, just place them in a bowl for display or on skewers set in a vase so guests have easy access to them.

As you can see, these tie dye marshmallows make quite a colorful statement! You can do them in any color combination you wish, at any angle you wish, allowing you to get as creative as you wish! Give this simple DIY project a try and see what you can come up with. Your guests are sure to be impressed.

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75 Responses to Holiday Tie Dye Marshmallows

  1. md kennedy says:

    So cool!  I can see doing this for other holidays as well, including July 4th, Valentines, and our upcoming Halloween.

  2. krystel says:

    thats really cool great post

  3. lisa says:

    Cute. I never would have thought to do that. It does dress them up.

  4. Erin K. says:

    These are so cute.  It would be a great project for the kids…if they wouldn't eat all the marshmallows!

  5. Marcia Lee says:

    This recipe is a God-send. Have you heard of the Wordless Book? I was going to make jello squares in the colors of the wordless book.for a training class for After-school Bilble Club. Now I think I will do Holiday Tie Dye Marshmallows and add the yellow, blue & black. Thank you!

  6. Lisa Ehrman says:

    Those are very cute, and not as hard to make as I thought they would be.  I'm always afraid to try new recipes.  So, thanks for sharing somthing easy!!!

  7. Samantha says:

    I have a 2 year old that would think this is just amazing, let's just hope he doesn't end up with green and red hands ;)

  8. Sherry J says:

    So cool.Thanks for the post.

  9. Anita L says:

    I love this idea and it's so very simple!  Not only could these be eaten, but they could be used in decorating.   Thank you!

  10. Lilly says:

    Wow cool gonna have to try this for the holidays!!! Thank you.

  11. Maria Iemma says:

    They look so festive. I know the kids will love them.  I had not thought of a chocolate fountain but it is certainly a very good idea — although I do not have one so I will have to ask my sister if I can borrow hers.

  12. This is the greatest. Everyone in my family Loves marshmellows, I have a pack of Lg. marshmellows in the cabinet now.  I am going to use this to decorate my marshmellows for Christmas. My family will Love it!!!  Thanks a lot for sharing.

  13. Linda Wheeler says:

    These are really cute, pretty! And fairly easy to do!

  14. Patricia Mohl says:

    What a simple idea and any age can participate,

  15. Carol Pyles says:

    These look so fun and easy to make, my son would ahve a blast making a mess making these LOL
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  16. Becky S says:

    This is a cute and festive idea.

  17. Charity Cram says:

    So cute and easy…and can customize for different celebrations!

  18. Marti Smith says:

    These look so amazing. I so gotta try this with the kiddos!

  19. crystle tellerday says:

    those are cute

  20. carol prince says:

    love this idea i gotta try it with my kids

  21. YVETTE NEWMAN says:


  22. Judy Thompson says:

    theses look good

  23. jessica june hughes says:

    How cool! My kids would love to try them!

  24. ellen beck says:

    Very cute idea and easy to do with children!

  25. Cara Miles says:

    These are so cool. Can't wait to make them with my grandbabies :)


  26. carol marr says:

    this would be fun with my grand daughter

  27. Rebeca K says:

    What a great idea!! My 4yr old loves to paint so this will be a fun holiday tradition to start with her :) Can't wait to try it!!

  28. mindy cole says:

    I love this idea great to do with my daughter and pretty for the Holiday we are so making these Thank you for sharing 

  29. ashlie elari says:

    How cool we are going to have to do this my girls would have so much fun and love this! Thanks for the idea

  30. Sherry Eckman says:

    These are super cool! Thank you for sharing!

  31. Anna Johnson says:

    Festive and fun!

  32. these are easy and fun me and my kids are going to make these on family night thank you

  33. Lucy Lopez says:

    These are going to be fun to make with my kids. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Lisa K says:

    This is a neat thing to do with marshmallows. I like the xmas colors and my kids will enjoy doing this.

  35. Jean Cox says:

    What a cute idea; who would have thought it would be so simple to add some festiveness (is that a word?)!

  36. Mary Mosier says:

    Nice, very nice, will have to try this for sure :D


  37. Faith says:

    This is a fantastic Idea!!! Thank you!!!!

  38. rochelle haynes says:

    great idea love to try this

  39. Carol L says:

    This is such a great craft to do with the kids. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Carol L

  40. lisa says:

    Very cute. You can decorate them as edible ornaments.

  41. This is a great ideal. My son loves marshmellows. This will be a great treat for us to do together. Thanks for sharing this awesome ideal.

  42. What a super cute idea!  I want to make these for the kids!

  43. kristen visser says:

    this is such a neat idea!! i was looking for something the kids would love for quick holidays treats. this is perfect :)

  44. Nena Sinclair says:

    These are so cool! I'm going to make these with my grandchildren! It will be so much fun!  Thanks for the great idea!

  45. Wendy T says:

    Those are so cute, and look easy enough to make – which is good for me. I can just see them as festive table adornments this year. 

  46. Vanessa Wille says:

    Whoah!  This is too cool!  I have a three year old, and I bet he would love helping me in the kitchen with these.  That is, of course, he doesn't eat them first.  : )

  47. Jen Rodrigues says:

    So cool. What a great little idea for christmas and to make with the little ones. Thanks for posting. 

  48. Diana Scholz says:

    So cute, I will definitley be doing this!!!

  49. Ashley Miller says:

    My girls are going to have so much fun making these! Saving for later! =) Thanks for sharing!!

  50. Jennifer Speed says:

    This is a very cool idea and great for little children.

  51. pam hunt says:

    Im gonna make these one year I strung mini marshamllows on the tree in lieu of popcorn!!!-

  52. Paula Weintraut says:

    What a great Idea! you've thought of everything Christmas marshmellows Having fun!

  53. Sandra McFadden says:

    What an awesome idea…………you could stack them to make a tree in just green and then use the shaped marshmallows that they put out of christmas to decorate or use the mini ones for garland.

  54. hahaha!  Awesome!  That looks so simple and kids will love it!

  55. demetria mendez says:

    what a cool idea. we do cookies every year and this is something the kids can do then put inside hot chocolate.  i know my kids love things like paint

  56. Sharon G says:

    What a great idea!  I love it, and it's something my 3 yr old granddaughter can have fun helping me do too.  Thanks for the post  :)

  57. Erin from Long Island says:

    very cut! i wonder if it would work with natural dyes?

  58. Tiffany R says:

    This is such a cute idea. It would be fun for kids parties and other holidays too!

  59. Jaafar says:

    This looks so yummy! My daughter would love this. Thanks for sharing. Hope I get it right! :)

  60. Steven Pounds says:

    This is super cute! But I think with little kids this could give me green and red counters and kids for a week!!!

  61. lisa lo says:

    This is a good idea.  I'd like to see my son's reaction when he sees these marshmallows so colorful.

  62. Toni Cosgrove says:

    These are so cool. I was thinking of  doing them and then diping one side in chocolate nd roll that in crushed peppermint candies..woud be so great for hot chocolate..ummy

  63. Dionne Dean says:

    Those look amazing! Looks like it takes a lot of patience, but well worth it!

  64. Kristelle says:

    Adorable and so easy and festive!!

  65. Christina Strapp says:

    These are really cute and very easy to do! Have to find a way to add chocolate!

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  67. kimberly bhatti says:

    oh my gosh these are just too cute!! my kids would love to make these

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  69. Shannon says:

    These are so fun! Thank you for sharing.

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  72. Shari Kalous says:

    OMG! Ive seen a lot of things but never this one! LOL This is so cool! My grand kids LOVE marshmallows! Im going to have to do this for them, TY! Always looking for grand baby pleasers!

  73. Shelby O. says:

    My nieces would love this! I’ll use this as one of our advent calendar crafts.

  74. Sarah Matos says:

    My girls would love these! Keeping this in mind for the upcoming holidays.

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