I decided to make some marshmallow pops for the kids this Halloween. I’d seen a picture somewhere of cupcakes decorated with a Frankenstein head which gave me the inspiration for these Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops. They were fun to make. Just plan on giving yourself a little time to let the corn syrup dry after you roll the sugar onto the marshmallows and to let the icing dry after you pipe on the hair and faces. If you can start making these a day or two before you want to hand them out, all the better.
Also, having the right piping tips makes easy work of piping Frank’s hair and face. I used a “grass” tip to do the hair and a fine round tip to pipe his eyes and mouth. I also found this bottle of Wilton bug sprinkles at my local grocery store which I thought would be perfect to use for Frank’s bolts. If you can’t find the same bug sprinkles, you can use candy coated licorice which will be just as cute.
FRANKENSTEIN MARSHMALLOW POPS
- 1 bag marshmallows
- ¼ cup light corn syrup
- green decorating sugar
- store bought green, black, and red icing
- Wilton bug sprinkles, for bolts (or could subsitute black candy coated licorice)
- lollipop sticks
- Lightly brush bottom and sides of a marshmallow with corn syrup. No need to brush the top of the marshmallow because it will be covered with icing “hair.”
- Press the bottom and roll the sides in green sugar until well coated.
- Set aside to dry for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
- Once dry, stab a lollipop stick into the sugar-coated bottom of each marshmallow.
- Cut some green Rips candy into small strips to use for Frankenstein’s brow.
- Glue the brow to the top of each marshmallow with green icing.
- Using a grass piping tip, pipe hair onto the top of each marshmallow by squeezing a little icing out, then stopping and pulling straight up.
- Switch to a small round decorating tip and pipe eyes and a mouth with black icing.
- Change to red icing and pipe a little scar on Frank’s cheek.
- Push a little bug sprinkle into each side of the marshmallow for bolts.