Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

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.

IMG_7174 copy.jpg

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.

IMG_7173 copy.jpg

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

You'll Need:
Large marshmallows
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.