Pinterest Pass or Fail: Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops


Halloween is just around the corner and we were looking for a spooky treat for our next Pinterest Pass or Fail. We came across Kelly from Justataste.com's Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops and knew we had to try them. They looked adorable and sounded tasty. But would they be a pass?

Gather the Ingredients

  • 1 bag Wilton green candy melts
  • 1 bag marshmallows, regular size
  • 1 bag pretzel sticks
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Edible markers (black and red)
  • Toothpicks
  • Lollipop sticks



To Make the Marshmallow Pops

Place the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Melt for 1 minute at 50% power. Remove from microwave and stir. Place back into the microwave and melt at 30-second increments (stirring after each 30 seconds) until melted.



Place a lollipop stick into the marshmallow. Make sure to push it in firmly, but not entirely through the marshmallow. Completely dip the marshmallows into the green candy melt. Fill a bowl with raw oatmeal and place the lollipop stick in the oatmeal. Let the candy-coated marshmallow cool for 5 minutes.



Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Heat chocolate chips for 1 minute at 50% power. Stir. Place back in the microwave for 20-second increments until completely melted (stirring after every 20 seconds). Dip the tops of the marshmallow into the melted chocolate. Using a toothpick, pull some of the chocolate down to form hair. Place back into the bowl of oatmeal and chill in the fridge for 5 minutes (or until chocolate has hardened).



Using a sharp knife, cut the pretzel rods to about 1/8". This will form the "bolts" of Frankenstein's neck. Push a pretzel into each side of the marshmallow.



To make the eyes, place two dabs of melted chocolate onto the marshmallow and attach the candy eyeballs.



Use the edible markers to draw a mouth and cut onto the marshmallow.





The Results

A Pinterest Pass!
These little guys are adorable and taste fabulous! They're the perfect Halloween party favor or they'll make an adorable centerpiece. They do take a little bit of time to make, but it's well worth the effort. You don't need tons of decorating experience and everyone will be complimenting you on how adorable they are.





Test Kitchen Tips

  • The candy melts tend to be a tad thick. To thin them out a bit (like in the photos) add 1 Tbsp of oil or melted paraffin and mix. It will make coating the marshmallows a bit easier.

  • To help prevent cracking of the chocolate on Frankenstein's head, we used a toothpick to add the hole for the pretzel stick bolts. It made inserting the small pretzel easier and we didn't have to push on the marshmallow.

  • To turn these into a centerpiece (like we did), coat flower foam in tissue paper. Then insert the lollipop sticks into the foam.




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