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Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays. Donnie & I always loved dressing up in crazy costumes in college and we’ve had pumpkin carving parties since before we had kids. Having children just makes Halloween ever MORE fun. I love taking them trick or treating and seeing all the kids dressed up. Every year I make some sort of Halloween treat to have out for the pumpkin carving party. In the past, I’ve set up a Halloween cupcake station. Last year, my chocolate covered marshmallows were a hit. (& my spooky jell-o shots was a adult fan favorite)
Since they were so easy last year, I decided to try a marshmallow dessert again. Everyone really liked them and kids of all ages could actually make them, without any help from adults. I saw the colored candy melts on sale so I figured Marshmallow Monsters would be the perfect spooky sweet treat!
You will need:
- Colored candy melts (or white chocolate chips with food coloring of your choice)
- Candy eyeballs
- Gel Frosting
- Coconut Oil
- First, melt the candy melts in separate bowls in the microwave in 30 second increments, until it is all melted. I like to use small bowls for this treat so it is deep enough for me to drop the marshmallows almost all the way in.
- Add a tiny bit of coconut oil to the chocolate to make it smooth and easy to work with. I have shared this secret many times before, but it will make any chocolate dipped experience way more pleasant!
- Dip the marshmallow into the chocolate, leaving a little bit of white at the bottom. Here’s a trick: Stick a toothpick through the bottom to make it super easy to dip the marshmallow without ruining the perfect chocolate shell with your fingers! Picking the marshmallow out of the chocolate is hard with only your hands, trust me this tip will save you a lot of aggravation.
- Sprinkle the tops with sprinkles and pop em in the fridge for 20 minutes or more.
- Once they have set, take them out of the fridge and use the gel icing to stick the eyeballs on. If you try to stick them on when the chocolate is still setting they will just slide down and look all sorts of crazy.
- Put them back in the fridge for 20 minutes to make sure the eyes are good to go and you are done!
These look awesome on a tray with other Halloween desserts and they will also be the first ones to go. Chocolate covered marshmallows are SO good and the fact that these spooky creation looks so cute is just a bonus!