Tonight we made Angry Bird Marshmallow Pops with giant marshmallows, colored candy melts and dollar store candy. While they are not perfect, they still taste great!
I used the items in the pictures above to make the different parts of the birds.
For the beaks, I decided to go with a 3D affect. (plus I didnt have the yellow Wilton triangle sprinkles) I used the orange slices in the Sunkist sour fruit gummies. The candy was not easy to push into the marshmellow, so I used my food shears and made a small slit. When I put the whole piece in, the beak was too long I found it worked the best when I used 2/3 of a slice.
After the beak was in place, I inserted the stick. I wish I had the bigger sticks today since I used giant marshmellows, but I only had the skinny sticks on hand. They still worked, but the marshmellows are leaning a bit. For all of the pops, I place the stick in so that the flat service of the marshmellow faced forward.
I then used the 30 second melting method on some red candy melts. I used a knife to spread the candy evenly on the marshmellow, instead of dipping it in.
The eyebrows are small sliced pieces of grapevine. I know the real brows are black, but our entire family hates black licorice. The purple was close to the color, and tastes MUCH BETTER.
The feathers on top of his head, is made a cherry from the Sunkist regular gummy fruits. I cut it with my food shears to get the right shape.
The next marshmellow pop I made was the yellow bird.
Since yellow birds eyebrows are light brown, I decided to cut an orange Good & Fruity in half.
His black (purple) feathers are a small piece of grapevine with 3 cuts to mimic his black feathers. I also used a piece for black tail feathers.
The green pig king was the next. I inserted the stick of the pigs so that the marshmellow was more wide than tall. You can gently shape it with your hands to get the oval shape.
I used a Sunkist sour apple gummy fruit for his nose. I made sure to place the eyes on the sides of the nose, instead of on top of nose like with the birds. The crown also was a Sunkist sour gummy with small triangles cut out. For the ears I used green jujubes turned on their side. Dip the jujubees and candy crown in a little bit of melted chocolate to get them to stick on the top of the marshmellow.