Chocolate Covered Mummies, Pumpkins and Ghosts
White chocolate covered marshmallows are great for Halloween and are very simple to make. They are also a good Halloween treat that kids can help make. Make them for an upcoming school Halloween party or for Halloween party favors. Here are some simple instructions on how to make these Halloween party treats:
1. You will need:
- Large Marshmallows
- Sucker Sticks
- Orange, Green and Black Food Coloring (oil based)
- Cake Decorating Bag and Tip
- White Chocolate (Wilton Melts work great, you can pick them up at most major craft stores)
2. Melt your white Chocolate using a microwave or mini crock pot. Mini crock pots work well, just make sure the crock pot is set on low and you stir the chocolate frequently. If you are using a microwave, heat the chocolate for 30 seconds and then stir, repeat until all your chocolate in fully melted. Be careful not to let your chocolate get too hot, or it will become thick and unusable. Be careful not to let water come in contact with your chocolate, this will also ruin your chocolate.
3. Color your white chocolate using an oil based food coloring (not water based). Be careful not to use too much coloring or your chocolate will start to become thicker and hard to work with. You will need some orange and green for your pumpkins and a little bit of black to add faces to you Halloween marshmallow treats. If you have some semi-sweet chocolate chips, these would also work well for decorating the faces and then you wouldn’t have to worry about the black food coloring.
4. Stick your sucker sticks into your marshmallows.
5. Dip your marshmallow suckers into your white chocolate. If you are making pumpkins, you will want to create a smooth finish. If you are making chocolate mummies you will want to use a spatula or other kitchen tool to make indentions throughout your chocolate. To do this all you will need to do is set the spatula’s edge slightly into the white chocolate and spin your marshmallow. For ghost marshmallow suckers, pinch and reshape the top of your marshmallow before sticking it in your chocolate. This will help create the shape of a ghost, then dip and leave a smooth surface on your marshmallow.
After you dip each of your marshmallow suckers, stick them in a heavy glass, with the chocolate covered marshmallows facing up. This way the chocolate can set, without messing up your Halloween figure.
6. Refrigerate your chocolate covered marshmallows for 10 minutes.
7. Now take out your pumpkin marshmallows and it’s time to add the stem. First, you will need to slowly push down on the top of your marshmallow, until the top of the sucker stick pops through. Cut or tear off a piece of a marshmallow (or use smaller marshmallows if you have them) to create your stem. Stick the stem onto the top of the sucker stick, pushing it down onto the pumpkin. Now, cover it in green chocolate. When all your stems are completed, stick your pumpkins back in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
8. Now you are ready to give your pumpkins, ghosts and mummies all faces. The best way to do this is by using a cake decorating bag and small tip. After your chocolate is ready to go, place it inside your bag and start to decorate.
9. Refrigerate your Halloween marshmallow suckers for 10 minutes.
10. Stick each of your Halloween marshmallow suckers into a bag and tie off with ribbon. You can buy small bags that are made for this type of project at most craft stores. Now your Halloween treats are ready to go!