These Patriotic Dipped Marshmallows are an Awesome Kid-Made July 4th Treat!

If you’re looking for a fun activity for July 4th, a treat you can make together, these patriotic dipped marshmallows are perfect for getting those kids making!

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This patriotic dipped marshmallow recipe the most easy kid-made July 4th dessert ever!

Patriotic Dipped Marshmallows

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love making our celebrations a whole day-long event. It opens the door for learning about the history of the date and why we celebrate it. Kind of fun, too. Because, at the end of the day, life is more fun when it’s a party on holidays. So, when the kiddo asked for some fun marshmallow treats we could make on July 4th, well, I came up with these awesome patriotic dipped marshmallows that we could make together!


They’re super simple, so even the smallest of kiddos could get into the mix–as long as you don’t mind a little bit of messy finger action. Plus, they’re the perfect treat for watching fireworks later. If you’re ready to make some epic patriotic dipped marshmallows, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Patriotic Marshmallows

  • Click here and grab some blue sprinkles and then click here to get some red sprinkles–that’s going to make your life so much more simple than trying to hunt some down in the grocery store.
  • When you’re allowing your candy melts to harden and set, you can place them in the freezer to set faster. But be aware that, if you leave your patriotic dipped marshmallows in the freezer for too long, you’ll get that weird film. So, just pull them out after a few mintues.
  • Set up an assembly line of sorts and you’ll have gorgeous dipped marshmallows for July 4th that are completely wow-worthy! 
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How Do I Make this Patriotic Dipped Marshmallows?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 12 Patriotic Dipped Marshmallows

Patriotic Dipped Marshmallows

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Seriously fun patriotic dipped marshmallows are so easy that the kids can definitely help to make them--and enjoy them with fireworks!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 12 Regular or jumbo size marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup Red Candy Melt Wafers
  • 1/2 cup Blue Candy Melt Wafers
  • 1/4 cup Red Sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup Blue Sprinkles


  1. Skewer each of the marshmallows on a toothpick.
  2. Melt the blue candy melts according to package directions.
  3. Dip 1/3 of each of the marshmallows into the melted blue candy coating and then immediately dip the marshmallow into blue sprinkles. 
  4. Set the marshmallows on waxed paper to let the candy melt set.
  5. Remove the toothpick from each of the marshmallows, then flip the marshmallows and press a cake pop stick into the end with the blue sprinkles.
  6. Melt the red candy melts according to package directions.
  7. Dip 1/3 of the other end of the marshmallow into the red melted candy coating and immediately dip into the red sprinkles. 
  8. Allow the marshmallows to dry completely before enjoying. photo collage tutorial of how to make red white and blue dipped marshmallows


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 0g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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More July 4th Treats You Might Like

  • July 4th Flag Donuts – The best way to start your July 4th celebrations is to start with these easy donuts that you can make in just a few minutes.
  • Patriotic Fudge – Such a ridiculously easy fudge recipe that you can make with the kids in just a few minutes in the afternoon–then enjoy with the fireworks!
  • Marshmallow Firecrackers – Amp-up your July 4th marshmallow experience and make some marshmallow firecrackers to go with your patriotic dipped marshmallows!
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