Marshmallow pops are about 10x easier to make than cake pops. Skip the hard part and get to the fun dipping part! Frankenstein, ghosts, mummies, oh my! Your kids will love this easy project!
For all Halloween Marshmallow Pops
large marshmallows, or extra large
small bucket or basket to hold pops
block of styrofoam, if available (to hold sticks in place)
black paper shred to cover styrofoam
small plastic cellophane bags and ribbons/twist ties (optional)
green candy melts
black sanding sugar
black decorating icing
small tip (#2, 3, or 4)
white decorating icing
black nonpareils for eyes
blue and/or purple candy melts
blue and/or purple sanding sugar
For Candy Corn
orange candy melts
yellow candy melts
yellow sanding sugar
orange sanding sugar
orange candy melts
green leaf candy (or M&M, Mike and Ike, etc.)
black edible marker
black edible marker or black decorating icing
To make Frankenstein: Dip the end of your lollipop stick into melted green candy melts, then gently push into the bottom of a marshmallow. Dip the mallow into the green candy and cover completed. Shake off excess as best you can, then dip the top into black sanding sugar. Press two candy eyes into the side. Use your finger to remove the excess candy on the stick. Let dry completely (you can stick it in the fridge, it will only take a few minutes.) Use black decorating icing and a small tip (I think I used tip #4) to draw the mouth.
To make Mummy: press the end of the stick into the marshmallow. Apply white decorating icing while spinning the marshmallow to go all the way around. It's okay if you have to stop and start again, mummies are the living dead, do you think their wrappings are perfect?? Add black nonpareils and let the frosting set up in the fridge. Note: The icing on the mummy is a little fragile, so it might not be the best one to do if you are planning on wrapping them individually.
To make Monsters: Dip the end of the lollipop stick into the color of candy melt that you are using. Push it gently into the marshmallow. Dip the mallow into the candy melt and cover completely. Tap off the excess and use your finger to remove the excess candy on the stick. If you are using sanding sugar, gently press the top and sides of the pop into the sanding sugar. Add candy eyes. Let dry completely.
To make Candy Corn Pops: Press the stick gently into the marshmallow. Dip the mallow 2/3 of the way into melted orange candy melts. If you are using sanding sugar, press it into the orange sanding sugar now (don't bother doing the top, just the sides.) Let dry completely. Dip the top 1/4 of the mallow into yellow candy melts. Press the top and sides into yellow sanding sugar. Let dry completely.
To make pumpkins: Dip the end of your lollipop stick into melted orange candy melts, then gently push into the bottom of a marshmallow. Dip the mallow into the orange candy and cover completely. Shake off excess as best you can. Use your finger to remove the excess candy on the stick. Top with a leaf shaped candy, or any green candy you can find that will work as a leaf. (Green M&M, green Mike and Ike cut in half, etc.)
To make Ghosts: Use a black edible marker to draw 3 ovals on a marshmallow: 2 eyes and a big mouth.
To assemble: Place a block of styrofoam in the bottom of a decorative bucket, basket, or whatever container you want to use. (A cauldron or a plastic jack-o-lantern would look cool) Cover it with paper shred or something similar. Place each marshmallow into the styrofoam so that it is firm.
To assemble as party favors: Follow the method above, but first wrap each marshmallow pop in a small treat bag and tie off with twist ties, ribbons, twine, etc.