Shimmer Pops

Shimmer Pops


Theater at Epidarus


What type of snacks do you serve when you are having a party to build a scale model of the Greek Theater at Epidaurus…..

….completely from popsicle sticks?


Because those popsicle builders are a hungry bunch.

Greek Couscous?

Greek Souzoukaklia?

Greek Saganaki?

Greek salad?

As tasty and appetizing as all of the above snacks sound….I’m sure that Alexander the Great would have gone all after-school-special with…..


shimmer pop

….Shimmer Pops.

Tested and approved by famous Greek theater builders everywhere 🙂


shimmer pops

Shimmer Pops


Marshmallows (I used the oversized campfire marshmallows)

Bakers Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares

Shimmer White Sugar topping (I found it at Wal-Mart)

Glitter Gold topping

Shimmer Silver topping

Popsicles sticks (building material of the gods)

Double Boiler

Step 1:  Heat chocolate squares until they melt over low heat in a double boiler.

Stir chocolate mixture constantly with a rubber spatula.


Step 2:  Insert popsicle sticks into marshmallows.

Shimmer Pop

Step 3:  When chocolate is completely melted, dip marshmallow in your choice of shimmer mixture.

Swirl marshmallow until most of the chocolate is covered with shimmer.

Set on wax paper and let chocolate mixture harden.

popsicle sticks

Step 4:   Save the leftover popsicle sticks for building materials.

Alexander and crew need to finish the upper balcony 🙂


PS  These are so easy and look amazing.  Perfect appetizer for frozen pizza 🙂

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  1. yum!

  2. Pinned it! My kind of cooking for sure. Makes everyone think you’re super smart and have all these cute ideas, when really it’s just a marshmallow dipped in chocolate and took about 2 minutes to make. Love it!

  3. The Greek God of Marshmallows is looking down at you and saying, “Great job! the shimmers…perfect snack for watching the brave men who fight the lions in the arena”….

  4. I love Greek food, but a marshmallow dipped in chocolate is my all time favorite! Yum.

  5. This would be dangerous at my house – well, if I am home alone that is 🙂
    I love marshmallows. They are one of the only unhealthy thing I craved when I was pregnant with my daughter over 26 years ago.
    I have company coming this weekend, these look like a perfect little treat.
    Might have to pin this one!

  6. I’m thinking Popsicle is the wrong answer to what to serve huh?


  7. Yummy! What’s not to love about this? Sugar, Chocolate and Marshmallows! I think the Greek gods are smiling down on you!

  8. Looks like a winner of a snack!
    I really enjoy your fun-written posts. They always make me smile!
    Mary Alice

  9. So fancy! Have you seen the ones dipped in chocolate, then graham cracker crumbs? Instant s’mores on a stick! My fav Greek treat—Baklava. Addictive!

  10. Oh,
    PS Thanks for having button on sidebar. Easy to vote for you daily!

  11. Only you, my dear BFF, would find a way to bring a little “bling” to a Popsicle stick Greek Theatre project!
    If they had known about these “back in the day”, they probably would have served them in the lobby at intermission. Just sayin’… xo

  12. Now THIS is my kind of treat – yummy, easy and pretty to look at! I just know that my granddaughters would love them – both to make and to eat. Thanks for sharing.

  13. You are such a good mom. Have you ever heard of ripping open a bag of Chips A’hoy?! 🙂

  14. I’m thinking these will be GREAT for Christmas parties! Thanks!!!

  15. Oh yum! Perfect after school snack. I saw the same thing done with graham cracker crumbs on Pinterest the other day, like a smore. Not nearly as pretty and shimmer, but tasty still.

  16. Lets see… I’ve got “Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pop” going through my head and we watched The Road To El Dorado last night so “The GODS!” is in there too. LOL.

    These are so flipping cute Karianne! I love glitter and shimmer as much as rust and chipped paint. I’ll have to put these on my party must makes list for my next soiree 🙂

    I’ll also have to plan a soiree.

  17. 🙂 Very fun snack – for any theatrical production!

  18. Pretty and pretty amazing too! Yum.

  19. Really, KariAnne. You are becoming quite creative in that beautiful kitchen of yours. I’m impressed.

    Now, where is mine?

  20. And here I thought you only cooked Mac and cheese =) You can make me an after school snack anyday!

  21. Shimmer me timbers… Mmmmmm….

  22. oh…nummmmm. I want one right now! Marshmallows are my favorite, but add chocolate and sprinkles…game over:)

  23. Since I’ve never had the opportunity to be part of a group constructing a Greek theatre from popsicle sticks, I don’t know what I’d serve. But if dinner was tacos in front of the television these would be a perfect dessert!

  24. Looks like a winner to me..Yum

  25. Oh yes! Those sound very good, I’ve pinned it so I will have it when I need it. Thanks so much.
    Hugs, Cindy

  26. These look delish and lots of fun to make too!

  27. Hahahahha.. Oh KariAnne. You had me at marshmallow!! I am a fool for Greek food. Oh wow let’s be real, I am a fool for food period. But, yes and I say but, I go ape for some marshmallows. But marshmallows and chocolate… ** puddles on floor** . Shimmer pops are a def food for Greek Gods. And mere Floridian mortals alike. Super easy wrap up to my meal tonight. Thanks for sharing.
    I am off to pop a few marshmallows in my mouth right now.
    Cheers, Gee

  28. Great idea! What ? No gyros?;>) xo Diana

  29. Everything tastes better on a stick!

  30. I’m thinking that if I dip them in graham cracker crumbs I could call them Schmores on Sticks! Hey, I think I see a future blog post …



  31. Those are so pretty and glamorous! Maybe they could marry a S’more by hopping off the stick and squeezing between two graham crackers? {I’m always looking for ways to take unhealthy to the next level…}

  32. Never heard of Shimmer Pops but hell they look really nice and yummy and so bloody easy to make………..

  33. They look wonderful and so easy to make???!!!
    I have been voting for you every day!!!! I put a reminder on my phone, lol!
    I also loved the “Leave your mark” post, just read it!
    Gotta run to class!

  34. These are so yummy and cute! I could also see them with white chocolate and sprinkles! Festive for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Thanks Karianne for linking this up to the Holiday Heirloom collection Linky Party – they look so delish! I love shimmer and sparkle – you know me!!!! Would it be possible to hang these from my silver bling holiday garland??? haha! I could find a way!! 😉