I love Halloween for all of the creative and festive activities surrounding the holiday. And making quick and easy treats is something I love to do as often as I can. These Halloween Candy Dipped Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Marshmallows are quick to make and a great festive treat for Halloween!
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I first made Mummy Marshmallows and knew that I needed to make an entire collection because they turned out so cute! Next up were these jack-o-lantern pumpkins, a classic icon of Halloween. Finding stems for the pumpkins is proving difficult as they are so small. If you want stems, you could use chopped up Tootsie Rolls or chocolate.
Making the Halloween Candy Dipped Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Marshmallows is rather simple. First cut the marshmallows and coat them in orange candy melt.
Let them dry a few minutes and then pipe on their faces with black piping gel. The faces can be difficult to apply since the pumpkins are so small. I used a toothpick dipped in the black gel which was a little more tedious, but kept the face small. Alternatively, you could use jumbo marshmallows to make big ones, and the piping gel should be the perfect size.
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- 6 oz orange candy melts (half of one 12 oz package)
- 15 large marshmallows
- black piping gel
- Cut the marshmallows in half using scissors (or a serated knife) around the middle to make two round discs per marshmallow. Place in a small bowl.
- Put the candy melts in a medium bowl and melt as per package directions. Stir well between each microwave session until completely melted.
- Take one marshmallow half and if needed, shape them into a rounder or oblong pumpkin shape. Place it on top of the prongs of a fork.
- Using a spoon, spoon the melted orange candy over the marshmallow, while holding it over the bowl with the fork, until completely coated. Tap the fork against the side of the bowl to remove the excess candy melt.
- Push the marshmallow off the fork with your spoon and onto parchment paper. Repeat this process with the remaining marshmallows. Let the candy melts harden before piping on the faces (this only takes a few minutes, so by the time you are done covering the marshmallows in candy melts, the first pumpkins should be dry).
- Practice piping on the parchment. I have not found a piping gel with a small enough tip for piping this small face, so I use a toothpick. Holding the piping gel vertical so that the open end is facing up, squeeze out just a little of the gel. Roll or scrape the end of the toothpick in this gel to transfer it to the pumpkins.
- Carefully dab the gel onto the pumpkin where you want an eye to be and use the toothpick point to make a triangle shape. Repeat for the second eye, going back for more piping gel as needed.
- Use the toothpick to start on the jack-o-lantern mouth in one corner. The tip of the toothpick can be used to create edges and lines around teeth as desired. If you get gel where you do not want it, simply wipe it off before it dries.
- Repeat this process with each pumpkin. The gel will dry at room temperature.