Halloween Finger Food – Frankenstein Monster Pops!October 23, 2015
In the excitement that can only come with a Pinterest smorgasbord of Halloween eye candy, we attempted to create Frankenstein Monster marshmallow pops. What could go wrong?
We anxiously gathered together our colourful array of candy and accessories and prepared to create cutesy spooky kitchen eye candy. Our Halloween finger food would surely be the envy of every haunted house soirée. The results? Well, you know how Doctor Frankenstein used the wonders of modern technology to create an abhorrent mimicry of real life? And how his creation was hideous to behold, and filled him with fear and repulsion? Well… let’s just say our little Monster pops turned out perhaps more ghoulish than we were expecting.
Yes, we know. They’re not quite Pinterest Fail material, but they’re hardly the gorgeous versions we saw as we scrolled though pins of deliciousness. The good news? These marshmallow monster pops really deliver in terms of taste – we’re sure they’ll be a highlight of any Halloween finger food buffet you may attend, both crunchy and gooey, and satisfyingly unreal in colour. We also reckon we’re getting a pass on these, because Halloween is all about the frightening, ghoulish and downright ugly. The more grotesque the better we say!
This recipe comes courtesy of Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste. Check out her blog post for tips on how to avoid making your marshmallow pops slightly less gruesome than ours.
Just a Taste’s Frankenstein Monster Marshmallow Pops
- Green candy melts
- Small pretzel rods
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Candy eyeballs
- Edible black markers
- Lollipop sticks or colourful straws on which to mount the pops
- Melt the green candy melts in a microwave or double boiler according to package directions until they are fully melted.
- Push the lollipop sticks into the marshmallows then dip the marshmallows into the melted candy, turning to cover them completely. Stand the marshmallows upright in a glass filled with uncooked rice or oatmeal and place the glass in the fridge until the chocolate has cooled and hardened slightly (this should take about 5 minutes).
- Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler until smooth. Dip the tops of each of the coated marshmallows in the chocolate to form the hair into a spiky fringe. Return to the fridge for another 5 minutes.
- Carefully push small pretzel ‘bolts’ into the marshmallows to form the bolt’s in your monster necks.
- Use the remainder of the melted chocolate to glue on the candy eyeballs to your green marshmallow heads.
- Add mouths and any other gruesome features you’d like using edible marker.
- Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
We think Mary Shelley would be mightily impressed with our daring in bringing these creatures to life.
The key to cooking is fearlessness. There’s no time to worry about whether you’re skilled or sophisticated enough to start baking or sauteing – you just have to start! Even the best chefs have kitchen disasters, so go ahead and share with us your Halloween finger food, whether they be a masterpieces or monstrous. Better yet, let’s all get our biggest cooking fails off our chests.
Mine? Well, that’s got to be the cake made with salt instead of sugar. An innovation the world was not yet ready for, it seems.