It comes as no surprise that everyone in the Hollis family is a big fan of Disney movies! Since I have three little boys they’re especially excited about the release of the new Disney Planes movie. As usual, if they love something, I try and figure out fun ways to weave it into their birthday parties and this time it’s with a Disney Planes Dessert… Airplane Marshmallow Pops!
You only need a few ingredients this cute Disney Planes Dessert!
Melt the candy melts in small bowls in the microwave. Nuke for in 10 second intervals, stirring between each, until completely smooth. The first step is to skewer the jumbo marshmallows. The white candy melts will act as glue between the marshmallow and straw.
While the marshmallows on the straws dry, make the propellers and nose of the planes out of the black fondant. Roll out the fondant on a surface that has been dusted with powdered sugar, that’ll prevent it from sticking. Cut out three propellers per marshmallow pop, (because Dusty has three propellers!). Allow the propellers to dry out and harden. Then dip the edge of each into the melted yellow candy melts. Rusty has those yellow tipped propellers!
To make the nose of the planes, cut a small piece of fondant and roll it between your palms to make a pointed cone. Once all of them are shaped, spray them each with some edible cake graffiti in silver. You can find this in your local craft store or online here.
To finish the pops, dip the top and edge of each marshmallow into the orange candy melts. Paint two blue stripes, on either side. The colors will make them look just like Dusty from the movie!
Attach the propellers and nose while the orange frosting is still wet.
Stand the plane pops upright in a jar or vase that has been filled with candy or cotton balls (to make it look like clouds) while they dry. Leave them in their for a cute presentation!
- 12 jumbo marshmallows
- 12 paper straws
- 1/2 cup orange candy melts, melted
- 1/2 cup blue candy melts, melted
- 1/4 cup yellow candy melts, melted
- 1/4 cup white candy melts, melted
- black fondant, or black licorice or black candy rope
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- silver cake graffiti, or silver candies
- Dip the very tip of each straw into the melted white candy melts. Then skewer with a jumbo marshmallow. Allow to sit for a few minutes to set.
- Lightly dust a work surface with powdered sugar. Roll out the fondant into a thin rectangle. Cut out the propellers, three for each plane pop. Set on a baking sheet and allow to air dry for a few minutes, until firm. Dip the edge of each propeller into the yellow candy melts, place back on the baking sheet and allow to set. To make the nose of the planes, shape small pieces of black fondant into a small cone shape. Allow to harden. Paint the noses with the silver cake graffiti.
- To finish the plane pops. Dip the top and the edge of each marshmallow into the melted orange candy melts. Plaint two blue stripes (with the melted blue candy melts) on either side of the marshmallow.
- Attach the propellers and noses to the flat edge of each pop, while the orange "icing" is still wet. Stand the pops up right in a jar filled with candy or cotton balls (to look like clouds). Enjoy!
- You can omit the black fondant and make the propellers out of black licorice or black candy rope. You can also just use silver candies to make the noses instead!