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Last Minute Halloween Party Treats – Marshmallow Pops and Skeleton Cupcakes

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Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops and Skeleton Cupcakes

Need some last-minute Halloween party treats for tonight’s bash? Here are two quick and easy treats your ghouls, er, guests will love! Each takes no longer than 45 minutes, and they all taste great!

Two terrifyingly tasty last minute Halloween party treats are so simple to make, it's scary!

How to Make Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops Ingredients

  • Medium size marshmallows
  • Green Wilton Candy Melts
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Chocolate Brown Sprinkles
  • Jumbo Bone Sprinkles by Wilton (or whatever you want to use for the bolts in his neck
  • Small Candy Eyes
  • Edible Food Writer Markers
  • A styrofoam block, sturdy cardboard box (with nail holes poked in it) or some cups filled with dry rice or oatmeal to be used as a support while the pops dry.

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops finished

Instructions to Make Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

Begin by skewering the marshmallows with the lollipop sticks, and then set them aside. Next, pour some of the brown sprinkles into a bowl and place it to the side.

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops add candy melts to deep bowl

Using a microwave-safe bowl, add the candy melts and cook them according to the directions on the package. Once they are melted, you are ready to make your Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops!

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops melt candy

Holding a skewered marshmallow by the lollipop stick, quickly submerge it in the bowl of melted candy. Remove, and gently tap the stick against the side of the bowl to remove any excess candy.

Tip: I find it easier to get a smooth working surface by using a spatula – lightly angle the tip against the candy-coated marshmallow and spin the lollipop so the marshmallow makes one complete turn. The edge of the spatula works to smooth and remove the excess candy. It make take you a few tries, but once you get the hang of it, I think you’ll like this method.

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops dip marshmallow into melted candy

Once the marshmallow is completely covered with the green candy, dip the top part into the bowl of sprinkles to add the hair.

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops use sprinkles for hair

The next step is to add the bolts in his neck. I used two candy Jumbo Bones Sprinkles made by Wilton I had found at Michael’s.

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops add bolts

Once the bolts are in, place the pops in the block and leave until they are completely dry (about 20 to 30 minutes) – you can also place them in the refrigerator to speed up the drying process.

Once the pops are completely dried, it’s time to add the scar and the mouth using the edible markers.
Next, you want to add the candy eyes using a dab of icing to hold them in place. I added some redness to mine by using another edible marker.

And there you have your Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops! Pretty easy wasn’t it?!

Like them? How about making these One-Eyed Purple People Eater Marshmallow Pops – they are just as easy!

Scary Skeleton Cupcakes for Halloween

A second idea for simple last-minute Halloween treats is these scary skeleton cupcakes. They are sure to be a screaming hit!

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Scary Skeleton Cupcakes finished

Ingredients for Scary Skeleton Cupcakes

  • Yellow Cake Mix (or whatever flavor you want)
  • Chocolate Icing
  • Jumbo Marshmallows>
  • White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Candy Eyeballs
  • Halloween-colored Sprinkles
  • Food Writer Edible Markers
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • White Frosting

Instructions for Scary Skeleton Cupcakes

Prepare the cupcakes as directed on the box. Once completely cooled, add the frosting. I added sprinkles as well but waited until the end.

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Scary Skeleton Cupcakes frost cupcakes

For each cupcake you will need one lollipop stick – depending on the size you may need to trim it. I had to cut off about 1.5″. You will also need one large marshmallow for the head, some thin slivers of marshmallows or white frosting (to separate the ribs), three white chocolate covered pretzels for the ribs, and another pretzel cut in half for the arms.

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Scary Skeleton Cupcakes cut marshmallows

Your first step is to make the bones.

  1. Insert a lollipop stick through the smallest hole on the pretzel so the rounded parts are facing forward.
  2. Now add either a thin slice of marshmallow or a small glob of white frosting to help to keep the ribs separated just a bit.
  3. After that add another pretzel, and then repeat for one more pretzel.

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Scary Skeleton Cupcakes form rib cage

Next, add the large marshmallow for the head, and then place your armless skeleton into the cupcake.

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Scary Skeleton Cupcakes place skeleton on top of cupcake

Time to make the arms. This is actually the hardest part as you will need to cut a pretzel in half without it breaking. My advice is to use a very sharp knife and cut slowly and carefully. I had to eat a lot of mistakes!

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Scary Skeleton Cupcakes make the arms

Once you have the arms, add a dab of white frosting on one end and stick each arm in its place.

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Scary Skeleton Cupcakes use icing to attach pretzel arms

Add the nose, eyes, and mouth using a black food marker. Then add some sprinkles if you want to top of the cupcake, and you are done! Aren’t they spooktacularly cute?

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Scary Skeleton Cupcakes

So there you have it, two quick and easy last-minute Halloween party treats for tonight’s Halloween bash that every witch, ghoul, ghost, and goblin will enjoy!

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats two tasty treats that are easy to make

Do you have any favorite last minute Halloween party treats? Share with us in the comments below!

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