Halloween’n

28 Oct

Its my favorite time of the year – fall and Halloween!!

Lucky for me, two of my amazing friends decided to throw a Halloween party.  Immediately, I suggested a few things I’ve been wanting to try and they were on board.  These treats are great for kids because they are spooky and cute, but also great for adults because they are fun, creative, and easy to make.

I’ll go through a quick tutorial for the marshmallow pops, but here are the treats:

So cute, right!?  They were almost too cute to eat!

It helps to get into the spirit first!  Here are some of the decorations from the party:

 

 

Marshmallow Frankenstein Pops

1 bag white chocolate chips
Americolor gels: Black and Leaf Green
royal icing *recipe below*
1 bag large marshmallows
sticks (halve & pointy ends removed)
Styrofoam or florist block

These were my favorite treat for a few reasons: they are extremely inexpensive, they allow you to get really creative, and they are so easy!  I let my friend pipe the faces on because it was his party, after all.  He got really creative and used some of the chocolate imperfections as facial features.   They turned out cuter than I thought was possible.

Step 1:  Skewer the marshmallows with the kebobs to make them into “pops.”

Step 2:  Melt the bag of white chocolate in a double boiler.  (I used a Pyrex dish over a pot of boiling water.)  Then, add in the green Americolor gel and stir until evenly colored.

Step 3:  Dip the pops into the chocolate and coat evenly, letting the excess fall off back into the chocolate.  Stick the pops in a piece of Styrofoam to set (approximately 1 hour).

Step 4:  While the chocolate is setting, prepare some black royal icing*.

Step 5:  Dip the tips of the marshmallows into the black icing, again, allowing the excess to drip back into the icing  Return to Styrofoam until stiff (approximately 30 minutes).

Step 6: Place the remaining icing into a piping bag and with a size 3 tip, pipe on the faces and neck bolts.

Its literally that easy!  The hardest part is finding something to do in between decorating steps.  I highly recommend spending that time making ghost meringues and cupcakes!

Royal Icing With Egg Whites (from Joy of Baking)

 

 

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2 Responses to “Halloween’n”

  1. Lindsay October 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    The Frankenpops are so cute! And they seem super-easy… I might have to make those at some point!

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