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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pumpkins

At Cooper's preschool, the parent's are asked to bring treats for their Halloween parties, and the children go to the different classroom doors "trick or treating." I decided on chocolate covered marshmallows, since this is one of MY favorite treats!

Here's what I came up with:


These are super simple to make, and always a huge hit.

What You Need
Large marshmallows (I usually buy the Jet Puffed brand - the store brand ones seem to stick together more)
Melting Chocolate in your desired color (chocolate chips work well too)
Lollipop sticks
Your decorations of choice (ie. sprinkles, ribbon, etc.)

1. Stick the lollipop sticks into as many of the marshmallows as you are using, and set out on wax paper.


2. Melt your chocolate. You can use a double boiler on the stove, stirring constantly, or do it the easy way and use the microwave. Either way, the key is to stir, and not let it get too hot, as it will get thick and unmanagable. If microwaving, do so in 30 second intervals, sitrring every 30 seconds.


3. Dip your marshmallows in the chocolate, coating the marshmallow. Use a spoon to smooth, or run the sides along the side of your bowl to remove any excess.


4. If desired add sprinkes after each dip, because the chocolate hardens fairly quickly (if using chocolate chips, it takes a little longer).

That's it!


I added a green ribbon for the stem. I really like how they turned out, but I felt like they still needed something. I checked my pantry and came up with chocolate chips and toothpicks.



Adding the jack-o-lantern faces was not as easy as I thought it would be, but I'm pleased with the results. I hope the kids like them too!


Happy (almost) Halloween!

36 comments:

Adriana said...

Those are super cute, thanks for sharing! I want to make them, but I may eat them all before sharing. LOL

NorCalMom said...

The kids are going to love those! Very creative.

Noelle said...

Those are so cute! I now know what I'm going tom do with the jumbo marshmallows I have in my cupboard!

Christy said...

These just make me happy! It's one of my favorite ideas for quite some time! It's going on my list, for sure!

Stacie said...

Cute and easy! I do the same with 3 marshmallows, white chocolate and mini M&M's to make snowmen.

Jacqueline said...

These are wonderful! I am making these for my daugher in law. She loves marshmallows.

MJ said...

These looks amazing, too cute! Well done you :) Visiting from TGC Monday!

kpmattingly said...

Cute!!! And easy too! :)

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

This is a great idea, I love it! I'd love for you to link this up with our party and show it off. http://texasmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/10/all-about-you-monday-link-up.html

Ash said...

These are almost too cute to eat! I love the ribbons, what a fun touch.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

These are way too cute! I love the little green polka dot ribbon. I may have to try these for my daughter's preschool Halloween shindig.

phasejumper said...

Yum! I had seen the chocolate covered oreo pumpkins, but not marshmallows! Thanks for the post!

Kendall said...

These are ADORABLE! I have to make them!

-Kendall
{songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

Erin said...

VERY cute! I love the addition of the ribbon. it adds so much!

Rachel said...

I LOVE that idea!!! It is so awesome!! They look good!

:)
Rachel

Jenna said...

OMG that is so adorable!!! I am having a halloween party later this month and those would be perfect treats. So fun and so festive! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lorie said...

These are perfect!!

Meg said...

These are adorable. I'm going to link to you for my pumpkin roundup.

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Super cute!!! I love them! I'm going to try them for our Halloween party. Thank you for sharing!

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

Very cute idea. My youngest grandson will love them. It is so fun to try something new. Thank you for sharing.

mandasmommymayhem said...

These are so cute! What an awesome idea!

LouAnne said...

I love this idea! I'm popping over from Be Different Act Normal and I'm so glad I did! These are wonderful and definitely going to a party with me at the end of the month. :-)

Kylah Marro said...

so so cute!!!!!

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Jessica said...

Those are awesome! I'm your newest follower from FFF!

Home Hinges said...

I loved this pumpkin treat idea so much I'm featuring it on my site today. Hope you don't mind.
April @ HomeHinges.com

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Those look yummy! Cute too! Thanks for joining my Halloween Link Party!

- Megan
www.polishthestars.com

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

I just featured your project! :) http://www.polishthestars.com/2010/10/thank-yous-and-features.html

Ginger said...

Cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Stacie said...

Those are sooo cute! I think we are going to have a treat/making party tonight! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

BTW...I featured them here:

http://thecreativecrate.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-goodyness.html

Thanks again! :)

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Erick & Molly said...

These are SO DARLING!! I want to make them for my kids classes. However, I am not very good at cooking/crafting. So I do have a couple questions. Did you use white chocolate chips or the white melting chips you get in the cake section? Can you PLEASE email me at emfarabee@gmail.com with this info. I am afraid to try this without being certain!! Thanks SO MUCH!!
-Molly :)

Beth Eaton said...

These were so stinkin' cute I knew that I had to make them. Thanks for sharing so that I could "steal" your idea. Come check 'em out if you want.

http://thepatchworkchronicles.blogspot.com/2010/10/pumpkin-marshmallows.html

luna said...

These are so adorable! I would love to make some for giveaways for this Easter!
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SammySamSam said...

How many bags of marshmallows and how many bags of chocolate did you use?

Jackson Family said...

Just what I was looking for. Away to make these now. Thanks for sharing :)

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