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Halloween Marshmallow Pops are marshmallows dipped in melted candy coating and decorated as your favorite Halloween characters. This easy recipe is a fun Halloween dessert!

Mummy, black cat, pumpkin and Frankenstein Halloween marshmallow pops on lollipop sticks.

Easy Halloween Marshmallow Pops Recipe

My kids and I have been making these adorable Halloween marshmallows for years now. These easy Halloween treats are easier than Halloween cake pops but just as cute.

Plus, they taste good, and they are so much fun to make! This is a great recipe to make with the kids, and you can make as few or as many marshmallow pops as you need.

Halloween candy coated marshmallows are the perfect treats for a Halloween party or small family gathering! Try my Halloween candy bark and Halloween dirt cake and more easy homemade Halloween treats.

marshmallows, candy melts, white chocolate chips, candy eyes and lollipop sticks.

Ingredients for Halloween Marshmallows

You can find the simple ingredients for this Halloween treat in the grocery store or craft store or online.

  • Marshmallows — Look for regular large marshmallows not jumbo marshmallows. Fresh marshmallows work best.
  • Candy coating — candy melts in Halloween colors. You can sub white chocolate chips for white candy melts or chocolate chips and use food coloring if needed.
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Cake pop sticks — or lollipop sticks or popsicle sticks to hold the marshmallow. You can use a large paper straw or even a pretzel stick.

You will also need deep microwave-safe bowl, plus utensils or toothpicks for melting the candy coating and decorating.

I recommend a cake pops holder or an empty box covered with foil or plastic wrap or parchment paper for keeping the Halloween pops upright until they dry.

Alternately, you can use a wax paper lined plate or baking sheet.

candy coating dip for marshmallows

How to Make Halloween Marshmallow Pops

First, melt candy coating according to package directions. We usually melt the coating in 30-second increments, stirring after each interval.

Next, insert the lollipop stick or paper straw into the center of the marshmallow, and dip the marshmallow into the melted coating. Let excess chocolate or coating drip back into the bowl.

Allow the coating to dry slightly so that the candy eyes will stick without sliding down.

make mummy marshmallow pop with melted white chocolate.

Mummy Marshmallow Pop — Use a piping bag or ziploc bag with a small hole cut in one corner to create bandages. You can also drizzle the coating with a fork.

decorate jack-o-lantern marshmallow pop with toothpick.

Pumpkin Marshmallow Pop — Use a piping bag or a fork to make a vine using green candy coating on top of the marshmallow. You can use candy eyes or melted black candy coating or melted chocolate to make the eyes and mouth.

chocolate chip ears on cat marshmallow pop.

Black Cat Marshmallow Pop — Use candy coating to attach 2 chocolate chips to the base of the marshmallow for ears. Once they are firmly attached, dip in black candy coating. Decorate with candy eyes and use white or orange coating for the whiskers and insides of ears.

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops — Use green candy melts for the face. Swirl black candy melts on top of the pop for the hair. Use a toothpick for the scars.

frankenstein marshmallow pop on stick.

How to Store

Store marshmallow pops in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. They will start to dry out the longer they sit. You can make Halloween marshmallow treats a day ahead of time for best results.

Helpful Tips

Microwave candy coating or chocolate in short increments. Never try to melt it all at once.

Use deeper bowls or mugs to hold the melted coating for easier dipping.

Have all of your ingredients out and ready to use. This makes the process go much faster.

Attach the candy eyes or candy sprinkles after the coating starts to dry. Just don’t wait too long.

Use a cake pop stand or a diy cake pot holder to keep the dipped marshmallows upright.

You can decorate the coated marshmallows with Halloween sprinkles for a super easy treat!

Frankenstein and pumpkin and black cat dipped marshmallows for Halloween
5 from 3 votes

Halloween Marshmallow Pops

By: Dee
Halloween Marshmallow Pops are marshmallows dipped in melted candy coating and decorated as your favorite Halloween characters. This easy recipe is a fun Halloween dessert!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
decorating time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 pieces


  • 10 large marshmallows
  • Candy coating
  • Candy sprinkles
  • Small candy eyes
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  • Melt the candy coating in individual microwave-safe bowls according to package directions.
  • Insert paper straws or cake pop sticks into on end of each marshmallow, and dip into the coating.
  • Place the straws upright so that the candy coating can dry.
  • Use additional coating as a glue to affix eyes to the marshmallows, and use a piping bag or small ziploc bag and toothpick to add additional accents.


You can make as many marshmallow pops as you need.
See blog post for additional tips and details.


Calories: 22kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 0.01g, Saturated Fat: 0.004g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.003g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 0.3mg, Fiber: 0.01g, Sugar: 4g, Calcium: 0.2mg, Iron: 0.02mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. Randi says:

    Wow! These are the cutest! The kids saw these and we had to run out to get the ingredients. Simple and fun project and then they ate them! Will be making more all the way up to Halloween!5 stars

  2. Michelle Nahom says:

    This is such a fun idea! My niece and nephews would love these!

  3. Angelina B. says:

    Oh my gosh here are soooo cute!!

  4. Dee M says:

    Thanks so much! The faces were the most fun to make. 😉

  5. KC the Kitchen Chopper says:

    Adorable! I think anyone would get a kick out of these "scary" cuties!

  6. Theresa says:

    I've never made marshmallow pops but, this makes me want to with my teen. I think we'd have a blast. Hope to see you at the party again.

  7. Agy Lee says:

    These are so cute, and I bet they will be a hit with the kids.