Eyeball Marshmallow Pops

Halloween just wouldn’t be complete without bloodshot eyeballs!

Today’s project is about improvising or substituting.  Sometimes we can’t find what we need … or we run out of supplies.  Why not just make do?  As the old saying goes … necessity is the mother of invention.  When I started making these eyeballs, I was going to use the large round flat sprinkles … but they are not always easy to find.  So … why not M&Ms or Skittles.  I like to dip my marshmallows in chocolate or candy melts because it seals them and keeps them fresh.  But there is no reason that you couldn’t make the eyeballs without dipping them.

This is what I used …

  • large marshmallows
  • white candy melts
  • lollipop sticks
  • black and red edible markers
  • M&Ms
  • large round flat sprinkles (candy confetti)

Dip the marshmallows in the melted chocolate and tap off the excess chocolate …

Place the marshmallows in styrofoam or a handy-dandy pop holder (that I made from a dollar store find) … and pop them in the fridge to harden up.  Did you notice that made a few with two eyeballs?

Using the red marker, make bloodshot lines (is that what they are called?)  Sometimes the markers get a coating from the chocolate … I just wipe it on a paper towel to clean it …

Use some melted chocolate to “glue” the sprinkle or M&M on the eyeball …

Use the black marker to make the pupil …  (the green ones are M&M’s)

I hope you have fun making these eyeballs!  I’ll be keeping my marshmallow eye on you … no, not really.

Tidy Mom

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Frankenstein or Hulk? … Marshmallow Pops

The lazy days of summer are over … today I decided that I had better get on the ball and start thinking about Halloween.  So … I made these Frankenstein and sons marshmallow pops.  I showed them to my hubby.  He said … oh you made The Hulk!  I’ll let you decide.

This is what you will need …

  • Jumbo marshmallows
  • Large marshmallows
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Candy melts
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Edible markers (black & red)
  • Chocolate jimmies

I did mix white chocolate with green chocolate (candy melts) to get a lighter color green.  Dip the marshmallow in the melted candy … tap off all the excess candy …

Then dip the top of the marshmallow into the chocolate jimmies to create hair …

Place the pop in styrofoam (or a fancy homemade pop holder) … put them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to harden the candy …

Next give him some eyeballs, using melted candy as glue …

Use some melted candy to make eyelids …

I used some melted dark chocolate to make the mouth on the large pops … but used the black marker on the small pops …

Use the red marker to make some scars …

So … what do think … Frankenstein or The Hulk?

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Chocolate Dipped Nutter Butter Marshmallow Pops

Nutter Butter cookies, marshmallows, chocolate, sprinkles and chopped peanuts … some of my hubby’s (The Peanut Butter Addict) favorite foods.  I think his eyes were twinkling when he saw these treats.

What should they be called?  I couldn’t come up with a name … just a description.  Oh, I did decide they are pops because the Nutter Butter cookie is the stick … an edible stick … or should it be called a handle?

The whole creation came about because I have come across so many recipes for cookies and brownies stuffed with Nutter Butters or Oreos.  I decided to stuff Nutter Butters in marshmallows … easier said than done.  I broke several Nutter Butters trying to stuff marshmallows … and finally decided a different approach was necessary.  I know that this is not a great culinary creation … just a fun little no-bake treat!

This is what you will need … about 1 pound of chocolate or candy melts, one    10 oz. bag of large marshmallows, 1 package of Nutter Butter cookies, chopped peanuts and sprinkles …

Set up an assembly line … cover a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment, cut the marshmallows in half (scissors work well), melt the chocolate … put some melted chocolate on the cut side of the marshmallow … the chocolate will act like glue …

Attach one half of the marshmallow to the Nutter Butter and then attach the other half to the other side of the cookie …

Let the chocolate harden up …

Dip the marshmallow in melted chocolate … covering the entire marshmallow … tap off the excess chocolate …

Dip in sprinkles, chopped nuts or ? … and set on waxed paper … pop them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to harden the chocolate …

  

Marshmallows for the 4th of July

Today’s 4th of July marshmallows are so simple …

I did use a different brand of marshmallows this time.  The brand name is “de la Rosa” and they are flavored vanilla and strawberry!  They are available in two sizes, large and extra giant.  Here is a photo …

You will need marshmallows, candy melts or chocolate, sprinkles and lollipop sticks.  To make the glittery star you will need Starburst (or any other candy that will work for you), “Disco Dust” (non-toxic glitter available at cake supply stores) and a star cookie cutter …

First melt your chocolate … put a stick almost all the way in a marshmallow (or 2 or 3 marshmallows) … dip it in the chocolate to coat …

Tap off the excess chocolate …

Add sprinkles …

  

Put it in a stand or styrofoam … pop it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to set the chocolate …

To make the glittery stars … flatten the Starburst candy … I used my fingers … cut out the star using the cookie cutter …

  

Now sprinkle the Disco Dust on the star … do this on a piece of parchment or wax paper so that you can reuse any excess dust … try to keep you fingers out of the dust … it flies everywhere!  The Disco Dust will stick to the candy automatically …

  

I dipped some marshmallows and did not add sprinkles before putting them in the fridge … use some melted chocolate to attach the star to the marshmallow …

  

Now use more melted chocolate (just around the edges) to add sprinkles …

Disco Dust comes in many colors … I love way it adds sparkle!

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Happy Grad Marshmallow Pops

Are all graduates happy?  I think so, especially if you give them marshmallows covered in chocolate!  Plus … school’s out for summer! 

These Happy Grad Pops would make nice little additions to any party table or individually packed as favors.  They can be made several weeks ahead of time and kept in a cool (not the refrigerator) dry place.

You will need … Jumbo marshmallows, Stackermallows (new from Kraft at Wal-Mart), AirHeads Xtremes, mini M&Ms, yellow candy melts, dark chocolate candy melts and lollipop sticks (I used 6″) …

 

Melt the yellow chocolate (see how to melt chocolate).  Cut the Jumbo Marshmallows in half (I used kitchen shears) so that you have 2 ovals/rounds … 

 

Insert the lollipop stick all the way thru the marshmallow half until it sticks out about 1/4″ on the end … keep in mind that this is the face and part of the grad cap (a long oval is better than a wide oval) …

Dip it in melted yellow chocolate … tap off excess chocolate … place StackerMallow on top, making sure that the stick is in the rectangular marshmallow … the melted chocolate will help “glue” the rectangular marshmallow …

 

Pop them in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes … melt the dark chocolate … while the lollipop is still cool … dip the rectangular marshmallow and a small portion of the oval (yellow) in the dark chocolate, forming the “cap” …

 

Let dry … I did fix that little spot on the cap with melted chocolate, oops! …

Put some of your melted dark chocolate in a squeeze bottle, disposable pastry bag or use a toothpick … use whatever works for you … draw a happy face … remember, squeeze lightly for a fine line … or squeeze harder for a thick line …

To make the tassel … using melted chocolate, attach an M&M (M down) … use a paring knife to slice the AirHeads in strips about 1-1/2″ long … attach with melted chocolate …

Congratulations … you have created Happy Grads!!!

Note :   You can use any color of chocolate … not just yellow … I must be stuck in the 70’s.

Graduation Cupcakes with Marshmallow Grad Cap Pops

It’s mid May and I just can’t believe that time is passing so quickly … it just dawned on me that school has already ended for some … and will be ending very shortly for others.  So, I hope this idea for graduation may be helpful to you. 

The graduation caps may be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for several weeks.  This is what you will need … large marshmallows, ” Stacker” marshmallows (new from Kraft – at Wall Mart), dark chocolate candy melts, 4-1/2″ lollipop sticks, Extreme AirHead Belts and mini M&M’s …

First of all, remember that marshmallows are not perfect … the new StackerMallows are rectangular (not square as I was hoping for) … round ones are sometimes are oblong … but remember – they are marshmallows … have fun with them! 

I made the caps two different ways …  For each cap you will need 1 rectangular and 1/2 of a large marshmallow.  Cut a large marshmallow in half (check out the photo) and place it on the rectangular marshmallow with a dot of melted chocolate between …

 

Dip the tip of the stick in melted chocolate … insert into the marshmallows (go thru both marshmallows) … and let it dry.  Now dip the entire marshmallow cap in melted chocolate … tap off excess chocolate …

Place the pop in holder or styrofoam and put in fridge or freezer for a few minutes to firm up.  If you get chocolate drips on the stick you can use a paring knife (smooth blade) to clean it up …

Attach a mini M&M (M down) with a dot of melted chocolate … Using a paring knife slice the AirHeads into strips … cut the lengths to about  1-1/2″ long … attach to cap with melted chocolate … you may have to hold it for a moment to prevent slipping …

 

Let’s move on to cupcakes … bake your favorite cupcakes … let them cool … make decorator icing (recipe found in the icing section above) … fill your decorator bag (I used Wilton tip #1M) with icing … working in a spiral pattern (start on the outside rim), frost cupcake … add sprinkles … insert marshmallow cap pop … 

 

 

Congratulations to all graduates!!!

COME BACK TOMORROW (May 18) FOR A NEW “HAPPY GRAD POP” !

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Lamb Marshmallow Pops

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Lambs are so fluffy on the outside … but these lambs are fluffy marshmallows on the inside.  Yes, I am still obsessed with jumbo marshmallows and that’s why I made Lamb Marshmallow Pops! It is hard to tell from the … Continue reading

Duck Marshmallow Pop

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Rubber ducks are sooo cute … but so are marshmallow ducks.  I wanted to call this little guy (my duck is a boy, I don’t know why) a rubber ducky, but would that imply that I used old rubbery marshmallows?  Of course I didn’t!  This … Continue reading

Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

Sweet sugared bunnies … inspired by Peeps.  These are sooo easy to make and would be too cute in an Easter Basket along with the Mallow Yellow Chicks (from last week).

This is what you will need … large marshmallows, pink candy melts, pink sanding sugar, just a little bit of dark chocolate for eyes,  jordan almonds (I only used white ones), and lollipop sticks …

Melt the candy (see directions under melting chocolate).  Put 2 marshmallows on a lollipop stick as shown …

Using a knife or scissors, make a slit on the top marshmallow to add the ears … then dip the tips of the jordan almonds in melted pink candy and insert into the slit … and let candy dry …

 

Cover the entire bunny in melted candy (dip it or use a spoon) and tap off excess … then sprinkle sugar all over the bunny …

 

Let the bunny dry … then add eyes and nose with melted dark chocolate …

 

Oh no, they have multiplied like rabbits!

Yellow Chick Marshmallow Pops

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Spring has sprung … finally!  The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and the yard needs weeding.   The weeds will have to wait … I have marshmallows that need to be dipped!  Yellow Chick Marshmallow Pops are more important than … Continue reading