Halloween marshmallow treats
As most of you know by now, I love covering marshmallows in chocolate. I find it fun and yummy all at the same time. I decided that I needed to come up with some chocolate covered marshmallows for Halloween this year.
I was especially set on this idea when I found giant marshmallows in my local grocery. The one on the right is a regular large marshmallow, but look at how huge the marshmallow on the left is! It is one of the new giant roaster marshmallows and they are designed for making the best s’mores ever. I am going to try using them for s’mores at our upcoming chili party.
When I saw these, I knew I had to come up with a way to use them to create some chocolate-covered marshmallow Halloween treats. I ended up making a completely scary and adorable collection!
The basic process was pretty simple — melt chocolate and dip the marshmallows, then decorate. Here are some tips on how to make each character.
- Frankenstein’s Monster: To make the bolts on the side of his head, Little Jo suggested I dip a pretzel stick into chocolate. This worked great! Dip the tips of a pretzel stick and after it dries, break it in two and insert the non-chocolate end into your marshmallow.
- Mummy: At first, I just dipped him in white and put on the eyes and mouth. He looked like a really lame ghost at that point so I knew I needed to add bandages to complete the look. I bought some white fondant and rolled it out, then cut it into strips which I wrapped loosely around the marshmallow. After I did that, he turned out to be my favorite monster.
- Witch: All witches need hats, right? To make the brim of the hat, I puddled a circle of melted chocolate on a piece of parchment paper. Then I took a sugar cone and coated it in the same chocolate and put it in the middle of the brim, and left it to all harden together. Once hard, I affixed the hat to the witch’s head using some melted chocolate.
- Ghost: I dipped the marshmallow in chocolate, then draped a rolled out piece of fondant on the top. You can’t see the chocolate underneath, but it makes it taste better. The more chocolate you can have in life, the better it is.
- Vampire: He was fairly easy to do and I didn’t have to use any special techniques. Just draw a face with some fangs and you are in business.
These were all really simple to do and they tasted great and looked cute on the crazy straws that I used for handles. I can’t wait to make these next month for Halloween!