Sometimes things don't quite go as planned. Let me explain.
These Frankensteins have been swimming around in my head for the last month. I had a vague idea what I was going to use to make them, but it wasn't until I sat down in front of them, surrounded by marshmallows and candy, did I realize maybe I hadn't thought these little guys all the way through. After a bit of trial and error (and a dozen marshmallows tossed to the wayside), I finally figured out the trick to making them.
And make them I did. Soon I was surrounded by a small, bite-sized Frankenstein army.
It wasn't until I sat back to admire my handiwork that I noticed something was off. My Frankensteins didn't look quite right. Yet, I couldn't place my finger on what exactly was wrong. After a quick google search, I was stunned to learn my poor Frankensteins were anatomically incorrect.
For some reason, I always assumed the bolt went through Frankenstein's head. Perhaps I'm imagining that only a monster could function with a block of metal through his brain and basing my logic from there. Every time I see a picture of him with the bolt in his neck, there is shock all over again. Apparently I didn't watch enough of The Munsters growing up.
So, today I present to you an anatomically incorrect Halloween treat. I think that makes them scarier.
Or Frankensteins with pigtails. Now that's the stuff of horror films.
These Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops are easy to make and even more fun to eat. Perfect as a Halloween treat, these little monsters can be placed on top of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or left to speak for themselves. A few ingredients is all it takes to produce these marshmallow Frankensteins (plus, they taste pretty sweet, too). These would make a spooky addition to your Halloween treat bag.
Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops
Straight, thin pretzels
Green candy melts, melted
Dark chocolate, melted
White chocolate, melted
Carefully push a pretzel through a marshmallow. Trim off excess pretzel until the pretzel resembles a bolt. Stick a toothpick into the top of the marshmallow and dip into the melted green candy melts until coated (if marshmallow will not coat well, add a teaspoon or two of vegetable shortening to thin out the melts). Shake off excess and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Remove toothpick and allow candy coating to set firmly (I set mine in the freezer for 5 minutes because I can be impatient and it set them perfectly).
Once set, coat the bolt in dark chocolate (I used an off-set spatula, which seemed to do the job well). Next, dip the top of his head in the the chocolate and spread a little down his forehead to create hair.
Using white chocolate and a clean toothpick, form the eyes. Using dark chocolate, give him pupils and, with the sharp point of a toothpick, draw on the mouth. Done!
Place these on cakes, cookies, cupcakes, or let them speak for themselves.