How to Dip Dye Marshmallows

Dye marshmallows instead of eggs this Easter.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

By: Heather Baird
Related To:

Ingredients

One bag (20 ounces) jumbo marshmallows
1/4 teaspoon gel food coloring in pink, teal, yellow and purple
1 2/3 cup water
edible gold or silver leaf (optional)

Yield: 20 marshmallows

Instructions

1. Place 1/4 teaspoon of each food coloring in separate cups. Add 1/3 cup water to each cup and stir until the gel food color is dissolved and a consistent color is achieved (Image 1).

2. Dip one end of a marshmallow into a cup (Image 2). Remove and gently pat away excess moisture with a paper towel. Dip the other end of the marshmallow into a different color. Remove and place on a wire rack to dry. Repeat with remaining marshmallows, experimenting with different color combos and patterns (Image 3). Note: Wear disposable gloves to avoid staining your hands.

3. Pick up a small amount of gold leaf using a skewer, tweezers or the end of a paintbrush, and gently place it on the surface of the marshmallow (Image 4). Allow the marshmallows to dry completely.

Next Up

Cherry Marshmallow Cocktail Recipe

An unexpected take on dessert cocktail, this creamy beverage is garnished with your favorite Easter treat.

How to Make a Candy Easter Basket

Make this all-edible Easter basket from chocolate-covered wafers.

How to Make Royal Icing Nests

These little nests will beautifully display candy Easter eggs and other small treats. They solidify to a hard candy finish to create a delicate, porcelain-like look.

How to Use Vegetables to Dye Eggs

Dye your Easter eggs using items from your pantry, like yellow onions, beets, turmeric and various herbs. This fun and easy egg decorating project is eco-friendly, non-toxic and creates beautiful spring pieces to display all season long.

How to Dye Marbleized Easter Eggs

Dyeing Easter eggs is a favorite holiday tradition for kids and grownups alike. Give your plain dyed eggs a kicky, multicolored twist this year: Add olive oil to the dye solution to create a swirling, mottled effect.

How to Make Festive Cascarone Confetti Eggs

Start collecting eggshells now by breaking off the tops and using the contents for baking. Rinse and dry the shells to make this fun and festive Easter craft. Fill them with confetti and crack them over your friends' heads for good luck.

How to Make Foiled Easter Eggs

Add a metallic touch to your Easter decor this year with foiling paper.

How to Make a (Cute!) Feathered Chick Easter Bucket

Just a few inexpensive craft supplies are all you need to turn a basic bucket into an adorable alternative to a traditional Easter basket.

How to Craft a Faux Bird's Nest With Robin's Eggs

Bring spring indoors with an easy-to-craft decorative bird's nest you can whip up while watching your favorite show. Fill the realistic-looking nest with painted robin's eggs, dyed eggs or Easter candy.

Kids' Craft: Dyed Easter Egg Animals

Turn dyed Easter eggs into adorable bunnies, chicks and sheep with colorful, polka-dot printables.
More from:

Easter

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.