As much as I love making desserts for the holidays, especially Halloween, I find that there are occasions where I need something quick and easy but equally as impressive as something like the candy corn cake. For instance, on Halloween night my family always stops over for a small get together after the kids are done trick-or-treating. When I walk in the door, I’m tired, my feet hurt and the last thing I want to do is start serving guests.
That my friends, is just one of the few reasons I fell in love with the idea of making the Kooky Candy Coated Marshmallows when I saw them in the Wilton Idea Center online. They’re simple, affordable and have just as much Halloween spirit as most other desserts. Plus, you get to eat them on a stick. Who doesn’t love stick food?
- Orange Candy Melts
- Midnight Black Candy Melts
- Spooky Green Candy Melts
- Halloween Sprinkle Mix
- Large marshmallows
Simply start by placing a lollipop stick through the center of each large marshmallow. Now, if you want these to be a more interactive treat for say a kid’s party, you could set these aside in an air tight bag and let the kids dip their own.
In a microwave safe cup, melt any color of Wilton Candy Melts for 30 seconds at a time on a medium heat, stirring between each reheat. I found that 50% power for a total of 3 minutes 30 seconds worked out perfectly for about 1 cup of candy melts.
Rather than dip the marshmallows like you would a strawberry in chocolate, I found it worked best to roll the marshmallows through the candy melt, then roll the marshmallow along the inside of the cup to remove excess candy coating.
Next, sprinkle on your favorite decorations and stand them on parchment or wax paper to dry. You can even pop them straight into the fridge to chill before serving.
On the outside a smooth candy coating, on the inside, a fluffy sweet marshmallow.
If you dive into a Halloween decorating project and find yourself with leftover supplies, like the candy melts and lollipop sticks, a good place to find ways to use them up is the Wilton Idea Center. You can browse through all of the baking and decorating ideas and may end up with something even more fun to do for the holidays. A quick search led me to these fun Pumpkin Brownie Pops, Ghost Brownie Pops and Trilogy of Terror Cookie Pops,
Disclosure – As a Wilton Mom Ambassador I was provided with some of the products used in the post, some were purchased myself. Opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.