I love the squeals from children when they see these Halloween Marshmallow Pops and are so excited to get their hands on them.  Believe it or not you don’t have to be 5 years old to have that same excitement with this fun Marshmallow Pops Treat, trust me.  So grab a bag of Campfire Marshmallows and follow along to make these fun Candy Corn Halloween Marshmallow Pops.

Marshmallow Pops

This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsors, Dixie Crystals, companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

October is like the gateway to so many fun holiday traditions with food and activities in the months to come.  It’s a time for family and friends to gather and make priceless memories.

I know there is a huge divide on if you love Halloween or just tolerate the antics but trust me, making these Candy Corn Marshmallow Pops are also perfect for any fall event.

Halloween Marshmallow Pops

When I first made these I thought it was going to be an all day affair, but honestly I was surprised to realize that as quickly as I was dipping one color the first ones were ready for second.

Ingredients:

Ingredients Marshmallow Pops

Your Ingredient or Supply list is pretty simple. 

  • 1 bag Wilton Yellow Candy Wafers
  • 1 Bag Wilton Orange Candy Wafers
  • 18-20 Giant Marshmallows – I used Campfire Marshmallows
  • 18-20 Sticks
  • 18-20 Bags with ties

Now, gather those little ones or even the big kids too and have them help because this is truly a recipe that they can do.  I’m all about inviting people in the kitchen with me.  Of course it’s easier to just do myself but life is meant to be shared and the memories that unfold are priceless. 

How to Melt Candy Wafer

You have a choice right about now. You can choose to melt the Candy Wafers in the Microwave or use the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.  I’ve listed both, so choose what works best for you!  Read through these instructions and make your choice.  You will start with the Orange Candy Wafer first.  No need to get both melted, let’s focus on one color at a time.

Microwave:

Add Candy Wafers to a glass bowl.  It’s best to use a dish to tall sides or even a mug works great. 

  • Step 1: Heat for 30 seconds and then stir.  At this point they won’t have melted much but you are stirring to move everything around so you don’t have hot spots
  • Step 2: Heat for 30 more seconds and then Stir Stir Stir.  As you stir more candy wafers will melt but you will still have plenty of large pieces and that’s okay.
  • Step 3: Heat for 15 seconds more.  You guested it, STIR!  You do NOT want to over heat.  It’s best to heat in 15 second intervals until mostly smooth.  The last remaining candy wafers typically melt from the heat and stirring will result in a nice smooth melt.

Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker

I personally love this method and use the Instant Pot method when I’m melting an entire bag of Candy Wafers because it’s so fast and easy.  You will need a large glass bowl.  The bowl needs to be larger than the size. Of the Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker.  The bowl will sit on top and not fit inside for reference.

How to melt candy wafers
  • Step 1: Pour 2 cups of water into Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker
  • Step 2: Place Glass Bowl on top of Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker
  • Step 3: Press Saute and allow Instant Pot to heat up.  The steam created from the boiling water will heat the glass bowl and melt the candy melts.
  • Step 4: With a silicone spatula, stir.  Stir until candy melts are melted
  • Step 5: Press Cancel and set to “Keep Warm”. This mode will give just enough warmth to keep the candy melts smooth while you are dipping.

How to make Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Step 1: Now that you know how to melt candy wafers, lets get down to business.  Poke sticks into each marshmallow.  I poke sticks in ¾ of the thickness of the marshmallow to secure.  Once you have all your sticks in place it’s time to melt the Orange Candy Wafers and begin dipping

Poke Holes in Marshmallows with Sticks

Step 2: Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.  This is important!  You need to be able to lift and peel the hardened candy wafer off of the pan easily and parchment paper is the key.

Step 3: Dip each Marshmallow one at a time.  You want to cover 75% of the marshmallow leaving the top white.  Don’t forget to allow the excess candy melt to drop off.  Shake off what you can into the bowl or mug. 

How to make Marshmallow Pops

Step 4: You do NOT want excess melted candy wafer dripping and pooling on the bottom.  Repeat the process until you have covered all the Marshmallows.

Step 5: Now it’s time to melt the Yellow Candy Wafer by your preferred method.  Again, it’s important to use a bowl with tall sides or a mug works great too.

Step 6: Start with the first marshmallow you dipped in Orange candy wafers,  It should be dry and ready for the yellow.  Dip 25% of the marshmallow into the yellow coating so you can see a nice thick ring of orange. 

How to make Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Step 7: Repeat with remaining marsh mallows and allow them all to fully harden before placing in bags.  Wilton makes a real nice bag for Cake Pops that works nicely or a Candy Apple Bag could work.  But even a Sandwich Baggie would work well.

Step 8: Wrap each marshmallow in a fun bag and tie with a ribbon.  They are ready for your next event, party or just because.  And trust me, they are super fun to “Boo” your neighbors with too!  Leaving treats on doorsteps is a fun tradition. 

Candy Corn Marshmallow Pops

Fun Fact:

Did you know that Halloween is the 2nd largest Commercial Holiday in the United States? Well it is, second only to Christmas. It’s reported that 9 Billion, with a “B”, was spent last year according to the National Retail Federation. Whoa, that’s a lot of Candy, Costumes, and parties.

Quick Tip:

When melting Candy Wafers or Chocolate it’s important no water gets added.  This will seize up the candy wafer and make it chalky.  It’s also impossible to save once this happens.  Be careful that steam does not collect on the spatula and fall into

Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Halloween Fun Treats

Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:  Halloween Cookies & Bars: Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes: Halloween Brownies: Halloween Bread: Halloween Drinks: Sweet Halloween Treats: Savory Halloween Recipes:   
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Halloween Marshmallow Pops

I love the squeals from children when they see these Halloween Marshmallow Pops and are so excited to get their hands on them. Believe it or not you don’t have to be 5 years old to have that same excitement with this fun Marshmallow PopTreat, trust me.  So grab a bag ofCampfire Marshmallows and follow along to make these fun Candy Corn Halloween Marshmallow Pops.
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candy Corn Treat, Halloween Marshmallow Pops, Marshmallow Pops
Servings: 20

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Campfire Marshmallows
  • 1 pkg Orange Candy Wafer
  • 1 pkg Yellow Candy Wafer

optional supplies

  • 1 pkg Tall Sucker Sticks
  • Plastic Bags

Instructions

Melt Candy Wafer ~ Microwave

  • Step 1: Heat for 30 seconds and then stir.  At this point they won’t have melted much but you are stirring to move everything around so you don’t have hot spots
  • Step 2: Heat for 30 more seconds and then StirStir Stir.  As you stir more candy wafers will melt but you will still have plenty of large pieces and that’s okay.
  • Step 3: Heat for 15 seconds more.  You guested it, STIR!  You do NOT want to over heat.  It’s best to heat in 15 second intervals until mostly smooth.  The last remaining candy wafers typically melt from the heat and stirring will result in a nice smooth melt.

Melt Candy Wafer – Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker

  • Step 1: Pour 2 cups of water into Instant Pot /Pressure Cooker
  • Step 2: Place Glass Bowl on top of Instant Pot /Pressure Cooker
  • Step 3: Press Saute and allow Instant Pot to heat up.  The steam created from the boiling water will heat the glass bowl and melt the candy melts.
  • Step 4:  With a silicone spatula, stir.  Stir until candy melts are melted
  • Step 5: Press Cancel and set to “Keep Warm”. This mode will give just enough warmth to keep the candy melts smooth while you are dipping.

Making Halloween Marshmallow Pops

  • Poke sticks into each marshmallow.  I poke in ¾ of the thickness of the marshmallow to secure.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.  You need to be able to lift and peel the hardened candy wafer off of the pan easily and parchment paper is the key.
  • Dip each Marshmallow one at a time.  You want to cover 75% of the marshmallow leaving the top white.  Don’t forget to allow the excess candy melt to drop off. Shake off what you can into the bowl or mug. 
  • Repeat the process until you have covered all theMarshmallows.
  • Melt the Yellow Candy Wafer by your preferred method.  Again, it’s important to use a bowl with tall sides or a mug works great too.
  • Start with the first marshmallow you dipped in Orange candy wafers,  It should be dry and ready for the yellow.  Dip 25% of the marshmallow into the yellow coating so you can see a nice thick ring of orange. 
  • Repeat with remaining marsh mallows and allow them all to fully harden
  • Tip: Wilton makes a real nice bag for Cake Pops that works nicely or a Candy Apple Bag could work.  But even aSandwich Baggie would work well.

Notes

Quick Tip:

When melting Candy Wafers or Chocolate it’s important no water gets added.  This will seize up the candy wafer and make it chalky.  It’s also impossible to save once this happens.  Be careful that steam does not collect on the spatula and fall into
Use a Mug or bowl with tall sides for dipping candy wafers.  It’s easier to cover 3/4 in Orange with a bowl or much with tall sides.
Wait until candy wafers are hardened before placing in plastic bags.  
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Happy Halloween!

Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!

Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!  

Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set

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Prize #2 from Angie at BigBearsWife 

Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish

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Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar

Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms

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Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms 

6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

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Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life

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Prize #6 from Julie  at Back To My Southern Roots

1 Copy of  – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups

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Prize #7 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS

1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”

 

Prize #8 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”

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Prize #9 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog

1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”

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Prize #10 from Michaela from An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer from Take Two Tapas and Michele from West Via Midwest

ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card$75 Amazon gift card

 

Prize #11 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka

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Prize #12 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise

1 Copy of her cookbook, ” The Serial Killer Cookbook: True Crime Trivia and Disturbingly Delicious Last Meals from Death Row’s Most Infamous Killers and Murderers”

 

Prize #13 from Amy from House of Nash Eats

ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card

ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card

  a Rafflecopter giveaway   Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including:  Angie of BigBearsWife ,  Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms,  Terri of Our Good Life,  Julie of Back To My Southern Roots,  Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!
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