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Halloween marshmallow treats

by: Jo

Halloween marshmallow treats
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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.

Halloween marshmallow treats

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!

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6 comments so far:

  • 1
    Shauna 09/21/2010 at 1:29 pm

    Oh how funny, my Mom was just talking about making these for our Halloween Outdoor Movie Night and to post on our blog. When we post pics of hers, we’ll make sure to link back to yours too so readers can have even more ideas.

    Fun!

  • 2
    Lysana 10/26/2010 at 1:04 pm

    I just bought a bunch of marshmallows to make some marshmallow-chocolate-dipped critters (found the cutest black cat witches at Fresh Market and wanted to give it a try). THEN I found some Wilton’s candy coating chips at Wal-Mart on sale in the Halloween stuff, so I guess I am all set to give at least a few of these a try! :)

  • 3
    Jo 10/26/2010 at 3:42 pm

    Good luck! Let us know if you have any issues.

  • 4
    Kim Robb 10/02/2011 at 1:29 pm

    Love !!!! these treats. Willl be making them for the holidays for sure . Thanks for sharing!

  • 5
    Anelyse 10/06/2012 at 6:49 am

    Love your idea! Im having a halloween party this year and am definetly making these! Thank you!!!

  • 6
    Marti Will 10/11/2012 at 6:44 pm

    I made some just for fun the other day, did the orange with coconut, WAS DELISH!! I will be making more for Halloween Party

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