Hey friends! Can you believe Halloween is next month? I know it’s still a little bit early, but I always like to try out new recipes and ideas well in advance. This way, there are no last-minute surprises when things don’t turn out like I had planned — been there, done that. So, the kids and I spent the afternoon in the kitchen making these fun little Halloween Marshmallow Pops, and we’re thrilled with how they turned out!
Every year, my older kids have a few friends over for Halloween, and while it’s not really a party, we always like to keep it festive by serving some fun food before the kids go out hunting for treats. And yes, even the older kids go trick-or-treating around here!
So when we were talking about the menu, we first thought about trying to make Halloween cake pops. But then, we had the bright idea to use large marshmallows and decorate them instead. I still think it would be fun to try cake pops, but this just seemed like it would be a lot easier.
I bought a bunch of different candy melts in bright Halloween colors. I thought it would be fun to make a few Frankensteins, pumpkins and maybe a ghost or two. The girls also wanted to try making black cats and some plain ones with sprinkles.
We found that the easiest way to get a smooth finish was to dip the marshmallows into the candy coating and then keep them upright by placing the straws upright in a cardboard box.
We used candy for the eyes, and we drew scars and mouths with toothpicks. The black cat’s ears are actually chocolate chips dipped in the black candy coating.
We also took the easy way out dipped a few of the marshmallow pops into candy sprinkles.
Ingredients for Halloween Marshmallow Pops
- 10 large marshmallows
- Candy coating in various colors
- Candy sprinkles
- Candy eyes