Anyone else excited about Victor Frankenstein coming out next month? James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe? Sign me up. I’m pretty sure the new Frankenstein’s monster won’t look anything like these marshmallow pops, but we’re going for classic kitsch here.
These little monsters were a little more challenging than I anticipated when I saw the original recipe. I didn’t figure that candy melts would be quite so timely in their handling, but they are. Don’t let that prevent you from trying these out, though! The end results are totally worth it, especially for a Halloween party, where these will be transported this October 31st.
Plus, edible eyeballs make everything extra fun.
The trick here is to reheat the candy whenever it starts to harden even a little bit. I eventually got the hang of the smoothing process on the marshmallow, but just accepted that they may not end up perfect. No biggie since I’ll be making these in bulk anyway. Learn from me and these will be a cinch for you!
- Green and brown candy melts
- Large marshmallows
- Pretzel rods
- Candy eyeballs (I used these!)
- Lollipop sticks
- Melt the green candy melts according to package directions. Reheat throughout the process to keep the chocolate thin, if needed.
- Push the lollipop sticks into the bottom of each marshmallow.
- Coat the marshmallows with the melted chocolate, smoothing with a spoon or icing spatula.
- Stand the marshmallows upright in a glass and let them cool in the refrigerator for a few minutes until set.
- Melt the chocolate candy melts according to package directions.
- Coat the tops of each marshmallow and pull "hair" down using a toothpick or sharp knife.
- Return the marshmallows to the refrigerator until the chocolate has set.
- Break the ends off of the pretzel rods to form the "bolts" for the monster's neck.
- Carve a small hole in the place you want to push them in using a toothpick or knife, then push one piece of pretzel into each side of the marshmallow as shown.
- Using a toothpick, dab on a bit of the remaining melted chocolate onto the backs of the candy eyeballs and place them carefully onto the face of the coated marshmallows.
- Decorate as much or as little as you like with edible markers or gel frosting and store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
H/T to Just a Taste for the original recipe!