Easy Chocolate Covered Marshmallows for Halloween


Chocolate covered marshmallows are not only a fun-to-make treat but they are also fun-to-eat. Chewy, sticky marshmallows covered in a rich, sweet white chocolate coating are perfect for Halloween or any time of year really. They look great, are easily customized and are the ideal treat to get the kids involved with.

Using white chocolate allows you to add color to make a variety of different spooky Halloween-themed pops; green for Frankenstein, orange for Jack-o-lanterns or purple for Dracula. Or keep them white and make ghosts or mummies.

finished chocolate covered marshmallows on straws

Serve these yummy marshmallows at your next Halloween celebration or kids party.

Looking for other Halloween-theme ideas? Check out this Halloween Pool Noodle Ghost, this Easy Pumpkin Scented Broom Gnome Banner or this Halloween Witch Hat.

Why You’ll Love These Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

  • Fun and simple to make.
  • Lots of variations; can easily be modified.

Equipment for Making Halloween Marshmallows

  • Paper straws
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cookie tray
  • Wax or parchment paper
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Piping bag

Ingredients Needed To Make Marshmallow Pops

  • 10-12 oz white chocolate
  • Coconut oil
  • Green, orange, and purple oil-based food coloring
  • Chocolate buttercream frosting
  • White buttercream frosting
  • 20-25 marshmallows
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Paper straws
  • Decorator sugar eyes – optional
ingredients for chocolate covered marshmallows

How To Make Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

  • Cut the straws in half.
black and white buffalo check straws
  • Place one marshmallow on the cut end of each straw and set aside.
jumbo marshmallows on straws
  • Melt the white chocolate 2 oz. at a time with ¼ teaspoon of coconut oil and stir until smooth.
stirring melted white chocolate
  • If using color, add it now and stir until well incorporated.
adding food coloring to melted white chocolate
  • Dip the marshmallows into the chocolate and place them on a wax paper-lined tray.
dipping marshmallow in white chocolate
  • Cool in the fridge or freezer until set then decorate accordingly.
  • Ghost – dip in white chocolate, set, then use the chocolate buttercream to pipe on eyes and mouth.
close up of ghost chocolate covered marshmallow

  • Mummy – dip in white chocolate, set, place remaining melted chocolate in a piping bag with a tiny cut tip and drizzle it over the coated marshmallow.
white chocolate in piping bag
stripes on mummy marshmallow
  • Add decorator eyes or use the frosting to create eyes.
close up of mummy chocolate covered marshmallow
  • Frankenstein – dip in green chocolate, set, use chocolate frosting to pipe on hair, stitches, and mouth
close up of frankenstein chocolate covered marshmallow
  • Jack O Lantern – dip in orange chocolate, set, use chocolate frosting to pipe on eyes and mouth
close up of jack o lantern chocolate covered marshmallow
  • Dracula – dip in purple chocolate, set, use chocolate and white frosting to pipe on hair, eyes, and fangs
close up of vampire chocolate covered marshmallow
  • Cool the marshmallows in the fridge to set.

Tips and Tricks

  • Have all your ingredients ready to go when you start.
  • Use separate bowls for each of the different colors.
  • Try decorative or multi-colored straws to make the marshmallow pops more festive.
final chocolate covered marshmallows on straws

Variations of Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

  • Dip chocolate covered marshmallows in decorative sprinkles, ground nuts, seeds or coconut flakes.
  • Coat marshmallows in a layer of caramel before dipping in chocolate.
  • Add chopped dried fruit to the melted chocolate.
  • Roll chocolate coated marshmallows in crushed M&Ms or Skittles.

How to Store Marshmallows

Chocolate dipped marshmallows will keep for about a week in an airtight container on the kitchen counter or in the fridge. These marshmallows can also be frozen.

FAQS

Can I make these marshmallow pops in advance?

Yes, these marshmallow pops can be made a few days in advance of serving.

Can I use mini marshmallows for this recipe?

Yes, mini marshmallows will can be used for dipping however it may be a little more time consuming to dip them all.

Can I use flavored or colored marshmallows for dipping?

Yes, flavored or colored marshmallows will work in this recipe.

Is this recipe for chocolate covered marshmallows vegan?

If you want to make this recipe vegan you can purchase vegan marshmallows. Most health food stores carry them. Make sure to read the label of the other ingredients to make sure they don’t contain any animal-based ingredients. As far as the buttercream frosting is concerned it is possible to make them non-dairy. It should also be possible to find vegan white chocolate.

How do you melt the chocolate in this recipe?

To melt the chocolate you can place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave or you can place the chocolate in a small bowl and set it over a pot of hot water. This is also called a bain-marie.

Do I have to use coconut oil?

The coconut oil in this recipe is used to thin out the chocolate so it doesn’t really matter what kind of oil you use. I suggest you choose a mild flavored oil like canola or grapeseed if you don’t have coconut oil on hand. Though coconut oil is great to have in your pantry for instances like this as it is solid at room temperature and great for thickening chocolate.

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finished chocolate covered marshmallows on straws

Easy Chocolate Covered Marshmallows for Halloween

A quick and easy Halloween treat!

Ingredients
  

  • 10-12 oz white chocolate
  • coconut oil
  • green, orange and purple food coloring oil based
  • chocolate buttercream frosting
  • white buttercream frosting
  • 20-25 marshmallows
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • paper straws
  • decorator sugar eyes optional

Instructions
 

  • Cut the straws in half and place one marshmallow on the cut end of each straw, set aside.
  • Melt the white chocolate 2 oz. at a time with ¼ teaspoon of coconut oil and stir until smooth.
  • If using color, add it now and stir until well incorporated.
  • Dip the marshmallows into the chocolate and place them on a wax paper lined tray.
  • Cool in the fridge or freezer until set then decorate accordingly.
  • Ghost – dip in white chocolate, set, then use the chocolate buttercream to pipe on eyes and mouth.
  • Mummy – dip in white chocolate, set, place remaining melted chocolate in a piping bag with a tiny cut tip and drizzle it over the coated marshmallow then add decorator eyes or use the frosting to create eyes.
  • Frankenstein – dip in green chocolate, set, use chocolate frosting to pipe on hair, stitches, and mouth.
  • Jack O Lantern – dip in orange chocolate, set, use chocolate frosting to pipe on eyes and mouth.
  • Dracula – dip in purple chocolate, set, use chocolate and white frosting to pipe on hair, eyes, and fangs.
  • Cool in fridge to set then use frosting to add eyes if not using sugar ones.
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