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Strawberry Shortcake Marshmallow Wands

Strawberry Shortcake Marshmallow Wand- the tasty and fun treat from California Adventure you can now make at home!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 Marshmallow Wands
Calories 468kcal
Author Lisa


  • 10 oz marshmallows large/normal sized
  • 4 cups crushed shortbread cookies
  • ¼-1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries crumbled
  • 20 oz melting caramels
  • 5 tbs heavy cream
  • 18 Cake Pop Sticks


  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place 3 marshmallows* on each cake pop stick and place on the prepared baking sheets.
    10 oz marshmallows, 18 Cake Pop Sticks
  • Crush the shortcake cookies and mix with the freeze-dried strawberries. A little freeze-dried strawberry goes a long way so start with mixing in ¼ cup, taste, then add more if need be.
    4 cups crushed shortbread cookies, ¼-1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries crumbled
    Strawberry Shortcake mixture
  • Place the caramels in a microwave safe bowl. Add the heavy cream and microwave on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until caramel is fully melted and the heavy cream is incorporated.
    20 oz melting caramels, 5 tbs heavy cream
    melted caramel and cream in bowl
  • Dip the marshmallows on the cake pop sticks into the melted caramel.
    marshmallows on stick dipped in caramel
  • Scrape off excess caramel and roll/cover in the shortcake strawberry mixture. Set on parchment lined baking sheets and refrigerate for ~10 minutes until caramel is full set up. Keep wands refrigerated and in an airtight container/ ziploc baggie for up to a week.
    covering caramel covered marshamllows with strawberry shortcake mixture



Tips and Tricks
  • Regular marshmallows vary in size based off of the brand. I found that the Jet Puffed brand were large and perfect for 3 marshmallows per wand. If you have smaller marshmallows, place 4 per wand, however you might need another bag of marshmallows to make 18 wands.
  • I love using Werther’s soft chews caramels- like I did for the Peppermint Wands, but any caramel baking/melting caramels will work.
  • Using a food processor to crush all the cookies is super easy but be careful to not over process them into dust. I made a batch of my shortbread cookies for this recipe (it's so easy), but you can use store bought cookies as well.
  • After putting the crumb mixture on the caramel covered marshmallows feel free to redid them in the crumbs to really get a good covering.


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg