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. Image for Courtenay Courtenay

    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!

  2. Image for shirley@housepitalitydesigns shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    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"....

  3. Image for jeanette from everton terrace jeanette from everton terrace

    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!

  4. Image for Betsy(@coastal-colors) Betsy(@coastal-colors)

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

  5. Image for Gina Gina

    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!

  6. Image for Shannon Fox Shannon Fox

    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.

  7. Image for Lorrie Lorrie

    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!

  8. Image for Gee Gee

    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

  9. Image for Claudine Claudine

    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! Hugs, Claudine

  10. Image for Heather Heather

    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!! ;)

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