Marshmallows, with their cylindrical shape and flat tops, make perfect Frankensteins. To display these at your Halloween party, prop the pops in a shallow bucket filled with bolts.
Green candy melts
Cocoa candy melts or chocolate chips
Black edible marker
Helpful Hint: Find lollipop sticks, candy melts, Styrofoam, jimmies, and candy eyes at the craft store. You will also find edible writers at the craft store.
Skewer marshmallows with the lollipop sticks and set aside.
Melt green candy melts in the microwave. If necessary, add a teaspoon or more of vegetable shortening and stir well to thin the melts to an ideal dipping consistency.
Hold a skewered marshmallow by the lollipop stick and quickly submerge the marshmallow. Remove from the candy melts, and gently tap the stick against the side of the bowl to remove excess.
Prop the marshmallow in the Styrofoam block and let dry, about 20 to 30 minutes. Reserve the remaining melted candy melts.
Melt cocoa candy melts following the same instructions as above.
Work with one marshmallow at a time, and dip just the top of a green marshmallow in the candy melts, then immediately hold the marshmallow over a bowl or plate and shake chocolate jimmies over the melted cocoa candy melts.
Prop the marshmallow back in the Styrofoam block and let dry completely.
Decorate your Frankenstein by using a toothpick to dab a bit of melted candy melts on the back of candy eyes and adhere to the marshmallow.
Use the edible marker to draw details.
Helpful Hint: Edible markers may have an adverse affect with the fats in candy melts, so make sure your Frankensteins have dried well before adding detail, and try using the tips of the markers for best results.
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