Frankenstein Halloween Marshmallow Pops are sweet treats that are so much fun for kids of all ages (adults too)! Perfect for Halloween parties, a class party, Halloween movie night and more!
There’s nothing scarier than a difficult Halloween recipe. It takes all the fun out of it!
These Frankenstein Halloween Marshmallows are fun to make and always the hit of a Halloween celebration. Simple marshmallows come to life with just a few decorations.
They can be bagged individually and handed out as treats (great for a fall bake sale) or displayed upright for a Halloween party dessert.
These little guys are always a huge hit!
Recipe Ingredients + Notes
Regular size marshmallows. You’ll need 1 bag of regular size marshmallows (not mini) and will use 24.
Green candy melts. One 12-ounce bag of green candy melts will be used. They can be found at baking supply or party supply stores and online.
Wilton Candy melts are usually easy to find at a craft store with a baking section. Chocolate candy melts are the easiest way to make Frankenstein marshmallow pops (versus white chocolate).
Brown or black sprinkles. Jimmies type chocolate sprinkles make hair on the Halloween monster marshmallows.
Candy eyes. Two per marshmallow monster. Find these at baking or craft stores with a baking section or online.
Lollipop sticks. We use 6-inch long lollipop sticks. They can be found anywhere baking supplies are sold or online.
Cellophane bags. If you want to bag them individually after they dry use cellophane lollipop bags.
Don’t use white chocolate. White chocolate can be tricky to melt and it often will ‘seize’ which is drying up. Candy melts are the easiest coating ingredient.
Skip the stick. If you don’t want marshmallow pops, remove the stick after coating the marshmallows and allowing them to set, remove the stick and dip the bottom in the green melted candy. Allow to set and serve stick-less.
Use some extra chocolate or edible marker. To make a scar or mouth some brown chocolate melts or chocolate chips can be used with a fine piping tip or snipping off a very small amount from the corner of a Ziploc bag to use as a piping bag.
Pipe a straight, horizontal line, then several small, spaced out vertical lines from one end of the horizontal line to the other to create a “stitched” look.
And edible marker can also be used.
Three Ways to Let Marshmallow Pops set
After your little monsters are created they’ll need to set undisturbed. There are three ways to do this. The upright and unside down methods have the least risk for additional lines forming in the melted chocolate.
Lollipop stands can also be used (these are also used for cake pops). This stand is designed for decorating and there are many other options. There needs to be space between the pops so place them in every other hole if needed.
The pops can be placed on the ‘hair’ on a piece of parchment or wax paper in a baking sheet.
They can be placed with the back of the head down on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper.
How to make Frankenstein Halloween Marshmallows Pops – Step-by-Step
STEP 1. Preparation
Melt the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl per the package instructions (usually at low temperature for 15-second intervals stirring in between; each brand can differ so refer to packaging) (photo 1).
Inset a lollipop stick into the center of each marshmallow and set aside.
Pour the sprinkled in a small bowl (photo 2).
Set up the method for letting the pops set from the options above.
STEP 2. Coat the marshmallows
One by one, dip marshmallows into the melted candy to coat (at least to the bottom if not the entire marshmallow – photo 3) allowing any excess candy to drip back into the bowl (photo 4-5).
Dip the top of the marshmallow into the candy sprinkles for hair (photo 6).
Place two candy eyeballs on the face (photo 6). NOTE: craft tweezers are handy for this.
Poke a pretzel piece (two per marshmallow) on either lower side of the marshmallow for the bolts on the Frankenstein monster’s neck (photo 7).
STEP 3. Allow to set
Use one of the three methods above to allow the candy coating to set at room temperature.
Use craft tweezers. For placing the eyes craft tweezers are handy. They can place them easily and avoid getting melted candy on your hands or smearing the melted coating.
Frequently Asked Questions
If the candy melts are too thick for dipping the marshmallows either add up to a tablespoon shortening or Wilton EZ Thin (follow the package instructions). Stir into the melted candy and it will thin it out for
How to Store
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week if the weather is not hot. They can also be stored in the refrigerator; be sure the container is airtight as moisture will damage the coating.
If stacking them store in single layers with a sheet of parchment paper in between the layers to protect the marshmallows.
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Frankenstein Halloween Marshmallows Pops
- 1 bag regular size marshmallows do not use mini marshmallows
- 24 Lollipop sticks 6-inch long
- 1 12-ounce package green candy melts
- Brown or black chocolate sprinkles jimmies style
- 48 Candy eyes
- 24 Pretzel sticks regular or gluten-free; broken into ½-¾ inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening see NOTES
- Insert a lollipop stick into the center of each marshmallow and set aside.Pour the chocolate or black sprinkles into a small bowl.
- Set up the method to allow the finished marshmallows to see (see NOTES below).
Make the Halloween Marshmallows
- In a medium-sized microwaveable bowl, melt the candy melts as directed on the package.
- Working one by one, dip the prepared marshmallows into the green candy coating, making sure that the marshmallows are covered at least to the bottom edge of each one.Allow any excess green coating to drip off into the bowl.
- Dip the top of the coated marshmallow into the sprinkles to create Frankenstein’s hair.
- Place a pair of eyes on the front of each marshmallow. NOTE: using tweezers can make this easier and less messy.
- Poke pretzel sticks into the sides of the marshmallows (2 pieces for each) to mimic the bolts on the sides of Frankenstein’s neck.
- Continue decorating until all of the marshmallows are complete, placing each one in the method chosen to set.
- When the candy coating is hardened completely, serve and enjoy.