Monster Marshmallow Pops are so cute it’s scary! A perfect sweet treat for the little ghouls and goblins in your life.
This post and recipe was created for HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% my own.
If you haven’t noticed a trend here yet this week, I sort of like cutesy desserts. Just a little bit, maybe? And these Monster Marshmallow Pops are almost too stinkin’ cute to eat. Almost. You should have seen my little girl’s eyes light up when I showed them to her. And five seconds later the first one was gone. And she was asking for another. Because…sugar fiend. Just sayin’.
I had initially intended for us to make these together, but time go away from us over the weekend and I had to get it done during the week while she was at school. She didn’t fail to remind me that we were supposed to make them together. But I guess she forgave me when I let her eat one. Ha. I do so love my little kitchen buddy, and as she gets older she wants to (and is able to) actually do more to help. It’s very cute.
I really wanted to send these to school with her, but I took pity on the teachers that would have to deal with 10+ sugared-up 4 and 5 year olds, and did not. I instead posted them on our little community facebook page (along with a couple of other treats) and shared the love that way instead.
I’ve made other marshmallow pops using melted chocolate or almond bark, but I thought that using frosting like I did for the Halloween Marshmallow Brownies would be a nice change-up, and it worked really well!
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Monster Marshmallow Pops
- 1 can white frosting (or 2 cups homemade)
- Orange, Pink, Teal, and Purple Gel Food Colors (or whatever colors you want!)
- 24 large marshmallows
- 36 Mini M&M’s (yellow, orange, red, and blue)
- 12 Candy eyes
- 1/4 cup Black sprinkles (I used the "jimmies" kind)
- Black gel icing
- 12 White sugar pearls
- 6 Oreos or Oreo Thins – halved (or even mini Oreos!)
- 4 small bowls
- Popsicle sticks
- Wax paper
- Styrofoam block to stand pops up in
- Divide frosting between 4 small bowls – you want the bowls to be deep enough to dip the marshmallows down into.
- I recommend doing one color/set of marshmallows at a time. Heat one bowl of frosting in the microwave for 10 seconds, then stir. If you’d like it to be thinner, heat for another 5 seconds. Add your color (directions for each monster and what color to use are below.)
- Have your decorations out on a plate or other surface where they are easy to access (namely the black sprinkles as you will need to dip some of the marshmallows into those for hair!)
- For the Frankensteins: Add 4 drops of the teal color and stir to mix well. Take six popsicle sticks and 1 at a time, dip about 1/2" into the frosting bowl, then stick into a marshmallow, about 3/4 of the way through. Turn stick upside down and dip marshmallow into frosting bowl to cover marshmallow. Lift up and turn sideways and tap the stick on the bowl to shake off excess frosting and leave a smooth finish. Dip the top of the marshmallow into the black sprinkles to give Frankenstein his hair, then you will put 2 red mini M&M's on each side of the marshmallows for ears, 2 yellow or orange mini M&M's for eyes, and a black sprinkle for the mouth (if you aren't using the "jimmies" type of sprinkles, you can use the gel icing to draw a mouth), and then place a black gel icing dot in the middle of each of the eyes, then place hair side down onto the wax paper. Repeat this process with the remaining 5 sticks and marshmallows for this color.
- For the Bats: Add 4 drops of purple color and stir to mix well. Take six popsicle sticks and 1 at a time, dip about 1/2" into the frosting bowl, then stick into a marshmallow, about 3/4 of the way through. Turn stick upside down and dip marshmallow into frosting bowl to cover marshmallow. Lift up and turn sideways and tap the stick on the bowl to shake off excess frosting and leave a smooth finish. Place two Oreos halves on the back of the marshmallow to make wings. Lay down on wax paper, wing side down, then place two blue mini M&M's for the eyes, with black gel icing dots in the middle of eyes, and a black jimmies sprinkle (or black gel icing) for the mouth. REpeat this process with the remaining 5 sticks and marshmallows for this color.
- For the Monsters: Add 4 drops of pink or magenta colr and stir to mix well. Take six popsicle sticks and 1 at a time, dip about 1/2" into the frosting bowl, then stick into a marshmallow, about 3/4 of the way through. Turn stick upside down and dip marshmallow into frosting bowl to cover marshmallow. Lift up and turn sideways and tap the stick on the bowl to shake off excess frosting and leave a smooth finish. Dip the top of the marshmallow into the black sprinkles to give the Monster its hair, add either 1 or 3 candy eyes and a sprinkle or gel icing mouth, then place hair side down onto the wax paper. Repeat this process with the remaining 5 sticks and marshmallows for this color.
- For the Pumpkins: Add 4 drops of orange color and stir to mix well. Take six popsicle sticks and 1 at a time, dip about 1/2" into the frosting bowl, then stick into a marshmallow, about 3/4 of the way through. Turn stick upside down and dip marshmallow into frosting bowl to cover marshmallow. Lift up and turn sideways and tap the stick on the bowl to shake off excess frosting and leave a smooth finish. Use the gel icing to draw triangle eyes and a jagged mouth, then place a white sugar pearl in the center of each eye. You can either place upside down on wax paper, or go ahead and stick into your styrofoam block to let the frosting set.
- Once all pops are made, you can let sit out for a bit to let the frosting set, or carefully move them to the fridge. Once the frosting has hardened, you can store in an airtight container (I use a large container so that I can sort of overlap the popsicle sticks and the marshmallow monsters don’t actually touch or mess each other up) for up to a week. But they won’t last that long!
- When ready to serve you can lay flat on a serving tray or stick on your styrofoam blocks for a fun display!
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week!
Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Frosted Frankenstein Brownies from Big Bear’s Wife
Halloween Pies & Tarts:
Spider Web Chocolate Tart from The Flour Handprint
Moldy Bits of Glass Muffins (Matcha Muffins) from The Spiffy Cookie
Sweet Halloween Treats:
Halloween Pretzel Treat from Devour Dinner
Graveyard Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats from JZ Eats
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cups from Sweet ReciPEAS
Monster Marshmallow Pops from Sweet Beginnings
Wicked Witch Fudge from Take Two Tapas
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Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set
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Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish
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Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms
Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms
6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life
Young Living’s Thieves Mints ($50 Value)
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Prize #6 from Julie at Back To My Southern Roots
1 Copy of – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups
Prize #8 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS
1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”
Prize #9 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”
Prize #10 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog
1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”
ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card
Prize #12 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka
ONE (1) $25 Amazon gift card
Prize #13 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise
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ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift carda Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including: Angie of BigBearsWife , Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms, Terri of Our Good Life, Julie of Back To My Southern Roots, Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!