Halloween is just around the corner and that means it's time to start thinking about what sweet treats you'll be making for your friends and family. These Halloween marshmallow pops are sure to please, and they're easy enough for even the novice baker to make. So gather up your ingredients and let's get started!
Ghost, Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula and Jack-o-Lantern Marshmallows pops are perfect for a Halloween party! Your Guests will be "ooooing" and "aaaahing" over these spooky yet delicious desserts. Make them all or just choose your favorites!
Ingredients Needed To Make the Halloween Marshmallow Pops
- 10-12 oz white chocolate
- Coconut oil
- Green, orange, and purple oil based food coloring
- Chocolate buttercream frosting
- White buttercream frosting
- 20-25 marshmallows
- Paper Straws
- Decorative sugar eyes - optional
How to make the Halloween Marshmallow Pops
Cut the straws in half and place one marshmallow on the cut end of each straw, set aside.
Melt the white chocolate 2 oz at a time with ¼ teaspoon of coconut oil and stir until smooth
If using color, add it now and stir until well incorporated
Dip the marshmallows into the chocolate and place them on a wax paper lined tray
Cool in the fridge or freezer until set then decorate accordingly
Ghost - dip in white chocolate, set, then use the chocolate buttercream to pipe on eyes and mouth.
Mummy - dip in white chocolate, set, place remaining melted chocolate in a piping bag with a tiny cut tip and drizzle it over the coated marshmallow then add decorator eyes or use the frosting to create eyes.
Frankenstein - dip in green chocolate, set, use chocolate frosting to pipe on hair, stitches, and mouth.
Jack O Lantern - dip in orange chocolate, set, use chocolate frosting to pipe on eyes and mouth.
Dracula - dip in purple chocolate, set, use chocolate and white frosting to pipe on hair, eyes, and fangs.
Recipe notes and tips:
While the recipe is straightforward, it is always nice to have a few different tips and suggestions to make things easier. So here are some of the recipe notes and tips to help you out:
- If you want to avoid using food coloring, you can leave the chocolate uncolored and simply decorate the marshmallows with frosting or other decorations.
- You can use any type of chocolate that you like for these pops. If you want a darker chocolate flavor, try using dark or semi-sweet chocolate. Or for a lighter flavor, try using milk chocolate.
- If you're not a fan of white chocolate, you can use candy melts instead. They come in a variety of colors and they're much easier to work with than chocolate.
- If you're having trouble getting the chocolate to coat the marshmallows evenly, try using a fork to dip them into the chocolate. Then tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate.
- If you want a really smooth coating on your marshmallows, try using a small paintbrush to brush on the chocolate. This will help to avoid any streaks or lines in the coating.
- These pops can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Variations to try:
Like with many recipes there will always be variations to try. Here are a few suggestions.
- If you want a different flavor of marshmallow, try using flavored marshmallows like strawberry or chocolate.
- If you want to add some crunch to your pops, try dipping them in chopped nuts or sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
- For a fun twist on the ghosts, try using candy eyes and black frosting to make them look like they're winking.
- You can also use different colors of chocolate and frosting to make a variety of different characters. Try using yellow chocolate and black frosting to make a minion pop or red chocolate and white frosting to make a Santa pop.
The possibilities are endless so have fun with it!
Like with any recipe, there are often questions that need answering. I thought I would share some of the common questions here, but if you have any comments or questions please don't hesitate to get in touch directly.
Can I use a different type of chocolate?
Yes, you can use any type of chocolate that you like. If you want a darker flavor, try using dark or semi-sweet chocolate. Or for a lighter flavor, try using milk chocolate.
Do I have to use food coloring?
No, you don't have to use food coloring. You can leave the chocolate uncolored and simply decorate the marshmallows with frosting or other decorations.
Can I use candy melts instead of chocolate?
Yes, you can use candy melts instead of chocolate. They come in a variety of colors and they're much easier to work with than chocolate.
My chocolate isn't coating the marshmallows evenly. What can I do?
If you're having trouble getting the chocolate to coat the marshmallows evenly, try using a fork to dip them into the chocolate. Then tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate. You can also use a small paintbrush to brush on the chocolate. This will help to avoid any streaks or lines in the coating.
Can I make these ahead of time?
Yes, these pops can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Halloween Marshmallow Pops are a fun and easy way to get into the Halloween spirit. These pops are simple to make and can be customized with any variations you like. Plus, they taste delicious and can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. So what are you waiting for? Get started on your own batch of spooky marshmallow pops today!
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