Halloween Marshmallow Pops

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by Amy on October 16, 2012 · 8 comments

Nerd alert! Remember the TV show Super Friends (adapted from the superhero Justice League comic books)? It had Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Aquaman (who nobody ever seemed to care about, but was really cool…kind of like the drummer in every rock band.)

And then there was the Super Twins; the brother was always some type of water and his sister was an animal. “Form of a rain storm!…Form of the biggest bird you can imagine!…Wonder Twin Powers, activate!” It ran from 1973–1986.

You still with me? 

My sister and I used to wake up Saturday mornings and watch Super Friends, interspersed with Schoolhouse Rock! episodes. Those were awesome mornings.

A few months ago, I made my usual and all-consuming trip to Costco, and spotted a bundle of superhero books. I wasn’t sure if the images would be too scary for my kids, or if they would even enjoy the stories – Haley still heavily into her princess and Pinkalicious love affair, and Trevor deeply transfixed with his cars and trains.

I rolled the dice, bought them, and read one of them that night. And that was that, folks. Both my kids are hooked.

Haley is going to be Super Girl for Halloween this year and Trevor has a choice since his cape is reversible; Batman on one side, Superman on the other. Mask for both. They’re so into it. As am I.

Halloween Marshmallow Pops
Makes 25
Prep time: 35 minutes

• 6 ounces of black candy melts
• 6 ounces of orange candy melts
• 25 large marshmallows
• 25 lollipop sticks (I used 4 inch)
• chocolate sprinkles
• large piece of styrofoam

Line a cookie sheet with foil; set aside. Insert a straw 3/4 deep into each marshmallow and take out again.

Melt the black candy melts according to package instructions. Dip the side of the marshmallow with the hole into the melted black candy coating. Hold marshmallow over bowl and gently wriggle it around until excess candy coating has been tapped off.

Place marshmallows on the cookie sheet with the dipped side up and insert the straws back into each hole. Place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to dry and set.

Melt the orange candy melts. Once the black coating is completely dry, hold the marshmallow by the sides (not the straw) and dip into the orange melted candy coating. Gently wriggle around to shake off excess coating.

Place the marshmallow pops (straw side down) on your styrofoam board, sprinkle with the chocolate jimmies and put back into the refrigerator for 5-10 more minutes to set completely.

(adapted from Wenderly)

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel October 17, 2012 at 4:43 am

Fun! I really need to start looking for more fun books for the kids. I just hate how expensive some of them are!


Amy October 17, 2012 at 5:34 am

Oh, I know. Last time I bought books for them at Barnes and Noble, I had a little sticker shock! We started taking them to the library more. But there’s just something about the smell and feel of a brand new book.


Joanne October 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I never really got into superheroes when I was a kid but I have to say, I love all of the movies that are coming out based on comic books now. It’s like I get to relive that era.

The kids are gonna be so cute! I want to see pictures.


the wicked noodle October 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

ps…This comment is from Kylie, my 8-yr-old…

Hi Amy, I really your Halloween Pops. I think they’re really cool. When I grow up, my website is going to be called “The Wicked Apple”.

Bye. Kylie.


Amy October 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Thanks for chiming in, Kylie! And if you’re anything like your mom, your website will be a smashing success!


the wicked noodle October 16, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I used to always say “Wonder Twin Powers, activate”!! So funny!!

And what fun little treats these are! And so easy – great for the kids to make!


Sandi Benoit October 16, 2012 at 6:07 am

WHAT…NO more Halloween recipes? It’s only the 16th of October!!! This is such a cute idea. Would be perfect to do with the grand kids! They both are marshmallow freaks!! I wonder how many we’d have left, after we started to make them…LOL


Amy October 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I know, but remember I started posting in September this year! I’m already working on Thanksgiving recipes – developing, that is. As for the eating…pass me another Marshmallow Pop ;-)


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