• Monster Marshmallows for #HalloweenTreatsWeek

    by Dorothy Reinhold on October 6, 2019

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    Marshmallows on a straw become Halloween Monster Marshmallows with a little frosting and some sprinkles — easy to do and they make a big impression! Try making them with kids for a fun family project!

    This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

    I’m not so much a cute decorated food person as I am a person who gets a delicious, healthy meal on the table every single night. I’m proud of that!

    But Halloween time demands we step up the game a bit. We let loose, we celebrate the macabre, we practice spooky things. We’ll put sweet things on sticks, we’ll swirl some icing, we’ll toss sprinkles here and there with abandon…we’ll amuse and scare ourselves, and have fun doing it, I promise!

    4 Monster Marshmallows on ShockinglyDelicious.comLet’s begin with Monster Marshmallows, which over the year have gotten me some mommy brownie points.

    4 more Monster Marshmallows on ShockinglyDelicious.com

    The whole trick of these is to just let your freak flag fly. Once you get started, I promised you, you will feel a creative surge and just go to town with all the decorations and sprinkles.

    How to make Monster Marshmallows

    Sprinkles and decorations for Monster Marshmallows on ShockinglyDelicious.com1. Assemble your decorating items. In this case, I used decorating icing, sprinkles and various candy decorations. I used the following items from our generous sponsors:

    Orange Monster Marshmallows on ShockinglyDelicious.com2.  Go with your creative flow. Honestly, once you start, you will just experiment and know what to do.
    Play. Let the 8-year-old inside you free.

    Black Monster Marshmallow heads on ShockinglyDelicious.com3. Or go noir…dark can be good, too.

    Severed finger Monster Marshmallow on ShockinglyDelicious.com4. And then there is the wild card. Sure, it’s gross, but imagine how fun this is for a kid to chomp on! I gave this to my 8-year-old neighbor and he wasn’t allowed to eat it until his parents had the video cam turned on so they could record it. Yes, it’s epic!

    Happy Halloween! It’s October, which means it’s time for Spooky Season and this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & it is a creepy, haunting week-long event filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.

    “When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

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     But first, let’s make some Monster Marshmallows. Boo, baby.

    Monster Marshmallows

    Prep Time: 1 hour

    Yield: Makes 12 monster heads

    Monster Marshmallows

    Marshmallows on a straw become Halloween Monster Marshmallows with a little frosting and some sprinkles -- easy to do and they make a big impression! Try making them with kids for a fun family project!


    • 12 regular marshmallows (not the mini marshmallows, the regular size)
    • 12 paper straws or lollipop sticks
    • 1 tube orange decorator icing (I used Wilton brand)
    • 1 tube black decorator icing (I used Wilton brand)
    • Assorted sprinkles or other crumbled toppings (I used sprinkles from Sweets & Treats, and Wilton)
    • Candy eyeballs, gummy eyeballs and severed finger candy decorations, or any other gross things you like.


    1. Ease the straws into the marshmallows without piercing through the end.
    2. Using an offset spatula or small knife, spread 1-2 teaspoons of the icing over the mallow, covering the sides and top with a thin layer of icing. Immediately apply eyes and any sprinkles you like, and set the marshmallow on the straw, head up, in a tall glass. I sometimes add dry rice kernels to the glass, so the straws have something to grab onto and the mallow heads stay put better.
    3. As soon as you have done 4 or so, place the glass carefully in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so, so the frosting will harden up a bit. Continue working on the rest. Don't crowd your glass when you finish a mallow. It's always better to give them a lot of "head space." Repeat by putting the second glass of monster heads in the refrigerator to harden. Once they have hardened, they can be removed and kept at room temperature until served.
    4. Makes 12 Monster Marshmallows. Serves....um....that's hard to tell!


    Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

    Timing: Does it really take an hour to do this? Maybe, maybe not. Once you begin, you'll find your creativity flowing, and you won't want to rush the process. This is more about fun and less about it being an assembly line.


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    Easy Monster Marshmallows on ShockinglyDelicious.com

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    Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

    Want to make the Monster Marshmallows with chocolate outside instead of icing?

    Monster Marshmallows for Halloween! Recipe on ShockinglyDelicious.comIt’s easy to adapt them to use a chocolate exterior. Instead of the decorator icing, simply place 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips in a small glass bowl and microwave them until melted, about 30-50 seconds, stopping to stir several times so you can gauge whether they are melted. (Chocolate chips will hold their shape even when melted, unless you stir.) Carry on with the recipe as directed, dipping the mallow head into the melted chocolate or spreading the chocolate over the mallow using an offset spatula. As with the icing, immediately apply the googly eyes and sprinkles.

    Halloween hairMaybe some Halloween hair colors?

    Frankenstein headMaybe some hints o’ Frankenstein?

    Crazy hairMaybe some crazy colored hair?

    Sprinkle hairThese would be great for a classroom party because they don’t take too long to make but they make a big impression, or a neighborhood party if you are throwing one or invited to one.

    Monster Marshmallows for Halloween! Recipe here: http://www.shockinglydelicious.com/?p=10059Have fun, and Happy Halloween!

     A version of this post was published Oct. 29, 2012, Oct. 25, 2014 and Oct. 11, 2017. It has been improved, refreshed, rephotographed and rewritten for publication today.

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