Halloween is right around the corner and I am starting to get VERY excited!
This happens to be my favorite time of the year!
What can be better than a day devoted to ghosts and goblins, spooky costumes, yummy candies and cheesy horror movies?!
Let me answer that for you…. NOTHING! I swear nothing beats Halloween!!!!
This year, I am planning to put my little one down for a nap (hopefully a long one) and watch all the Harry Potter movies on a stretch…hehehe.
And while watching my favorite movie series of all time…I am gonna be snacking on these marshmallow pop cupcakes
The great thing about these treats is that you don’t need to make the cupcakes if you don’t feel like it.
You can simply make the marshmallow pops and munch on those.
And trust me, marshmallows taste sooooooo good when they are covered in chocolate!
The inspiration for the Frankenstein marshmallow pops came from my sweet friend, Meaghan, at The decorated cookie. She makes the most AMAZING marshmallow pops ever, including these Frankenstein ones. Be sure to drop by her site and browse around… I am sure you would enjoy her site just as much as I do
Anyways, let’s get started…
The first thing you need to do is make cupcakes. I made some vanilla cupcakes and some chocolate cupcakes.
While those cupcakes are baking, you can make the marshmallow pops.
Just follow these steps…
Push lollipop sticks into marshmallows until they stick into place.
Melt some white chocolate and color it orange. you can also use orange candy melts.
Dip your marshmallow pop into this chocolate until it’s fully covered.
Push these pops into a styrofoam block and wait for the chocolate to dry (it only takes a few minutes).
Use a black edible marker to make the eyes, nose and mouth of these Jack O’ Lantern pops.
To make pops that look like Frankenstein’s monster, follow step 1 and 2 again but color your chocolate green or use green candy melts.
Let the pops dry.
Then, pour a drop of melted chocolate on top of your marshmallow.
Immediately, dip it into a bowl of chocolate vermicelli sprinkles.
The sprinkles will stick to the melted chocolate.
Brush off any excess.
Use a black edible marker to make eyes on round sprinkles.
You can use store-bought sprinkles or make your own, which is much cheaper. Click HERE for my tutorial on making homemade sprinkles.
Dip a toothpick in some melted chocolate and use that to stick the eyes onto the marshmallow pop.
Use the edible marker again to drawn a mouth and stitches along the side of the face.
And you are done! You can enjoy these marshmallow pops just like that.
Or you can use tip 1A to make chocolate buttercream swirls on cupcakes, toss a few sprinkles and push your marshmallow pops in the center and you will end up with easy peezy cupcake toppers
(Note: If you want to learn how to make swirls on cupcakes, check out my video tutorial HERE)
So, which cupcake do you like best? The ones with the Jack O’ Lantern pops or the ones with the Frankenstein pops?
My favorite has to be cupcakes that have the Frankenstein marshmallow pops.
They are supposed to be scary but I find them cute…hahaha
Well, that’s all for today…I will be back again with another Halloween treat soon
Until then, happy baking and decorating!
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