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Last Minute Halloween Party Treats – Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops and Skeleton Cupcakes

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From Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops to cupcakes decorated with pretzel and marshmallow Skeletons, these two last-minute Halloween party treats are frightfully fun to make and terrifyingly tasty!

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

From Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops to cupcakes decorated with pretzel and marshmallow Skeletons, these two last-minute Halloween party treats are frightfully fun to make and terrifyingly tasty!

How to Make Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

These freaky Frankenstein Halloween Marshmallow Pops feature marshmallows on a stick covered with chocolate and decorated with Halloween candy. Yummy, spooky, and so easy to make.

This no-bake Frankenstein Halloween Marshmallow Pops recipe is so easy-to-make, it’s scary! Simply dip, sprinkle, draw, and let set.

You’ll find the complete last-minute Halloween treat recipe in the free printable recipe card at the end of this post.

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Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops Ingredients

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops finished

Instructions to Make Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

Step One: Prep Work

Begin by skewering the marshmallows with the lollipop sticks, and then set them aside.

Next, pour some of the brown sprinkles into a small bowl and place it to the side.

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

Step Two: Melt Candy

Melt the candy melts them according to the directions on the package using either a microwave, double boiler, or candy melting pot. Once they are completely melted, you are ready to make your Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops!

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops melt candy

Step Three: Dip Masrhmallows

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.

Pro 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

Step Four: Add Hair

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

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

Step Five: Add Neck Bolts

The next step is to add the bolts in his neck. I used two candy Jumbo Bones Sprinkles made by Wilton that I found at Michael’s. Simply gently inset one candy bone into each side of the lower part of the marshmallow.

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops add bolts

Step Six: Allow to Set

Once the bolts are in, place the candy-covered marshmallow 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.

Step Seven: Add Facial Features

Once the pops are completely dried, it’s time to add the scar and the mouth using a black edible markers.

Then, you want to add the candy eyes by using a dab of cookie icing to hold them in place. I added some redness to mine by using the red edible marker.

frankenstein marshmallow pops add facial features

And there you have your fantastically freaky Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops!

Like these Halloween marshmallow pops? Try these One-Eyed Purple People Eater Marshmallow Pops – they are just as easy and cute!

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Scary Skeleton Cupcakes finished

Now that you know how to make the Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops, here’s how to make the next last-minute Halloween party treat, Marshmallow Skeleton Cupcakes!

How to Make Scary Skeleton Cupcakes for Halloween

Marshmallow and pretzel skeletons top these moist and delicious chocolate-frosted cupcakes in this hauntingly delicious Halloween Marshmallow Skeleton Cupcake recipe.

These last-minute Halloween treats are sure to be a screaming hit! Plus, they’re a so easy to make!

You’ll find the complete Marshmallow Skeleton Cupcakes recipe in the free printable recipe card at the end of this post.

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Ingredients for Scary Skeleton Cupcakes

Instructions for Scary Skeleton Cupcakes

It doesn’t get any easier than these spooky skeleton cupcakes! Here’s how to do it:

Step One: Make Cupcakes

Begin by preparing the cupcakes either using either a boxed mix or your own homemade cupcake recipe Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, add the frosting. Save the sprinkles for the very last step.

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats Scary Skeleton Cupcakes frost cupcakes

Step Two: Prepare Parts

For each cupcake you will need one lollipop stick, and depending on the size you may need to trim it. I had to cut off about 1.5″ off mine so they wouldn’t be too big.

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

Step Three: Make the Rib Cage

  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

Step Four: Add the Head

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

Step Five: Add the Arms

Making the arms 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 cut, simply add a dab of white frosting on one end of each arm and use it as glue to stick each arm in its place. I inserted mine in the holes on the back side of the top pretzel forming the rib cage.

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

Step Six: Draw the Facial Features

Add the nose, eyes, and mouth using a black food marker.

Step Seven: Add Sprinkles to Frosting

The final step is to add some Halloween-colored sprinkles to top off 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 that every witch, ghoul, ghost, and goblin will enjoy!

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

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Yield: 10 Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops - Last Minute Halloween Party Treat

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops recipe

These freaky Frankenstein Halloween Marshmallow Pops feature marshmallows on a stick covered with chocolate and decorated with Halloween candy. Yummy, spooky, and so easy to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • Medium size marshmallows
  • Green Candy Melts
  • Chocolate Brown Sprinkles
  • Jumbo Bone Sprinkles by Wilton
  • Small Candy Eyes
  • Black Edible Food Writer Markers 

Instructions

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

  1. Skewer the marshmallows with the lollipop sticks, and then set them aside.
  2. Pour some of the brown sprinkles into a bowl and place it to the side.
  3. Using a microwave-safe bowl, double boiler, or candy melting pot, add the candy melts and melt them according to the directions on the package.
  4. 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 (see tip below in notes)
  5. Once the marshmallow is completely covered with the green candy, dip the top part into the bowl of sprinkles to add the hair.\
  6. Next, gently inset one candy bone on each side of the marshmallow to make Frankenstein's neck bolts.
  7. Place the marshmallow pops in a holder to dry (usually about 20 to 30 minutes).
  8. Once dry, use the black marker to to add the scar and the mouth.
  9. Attach candy eyes by using a dab of frosting as the glue

Notes

Make sure you have some sort of stand for the pops to dry. A styrofoam block, sturdy cardboard box (with nail holes poked in it) or some cups filled with dry rice or oatmeal can be used.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10 marshmallow pops

Serving Size:

1 marshamllow pop

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 14Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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Yield: 12 cupcakes

Marshmallow Skeleton Cupcakes

Marshmallow Skeleton Cupcakes

Marshmallow and pretzel skeletons top these moist and delicious chocolate-frosted cupcakes in this hauntingly delicious Halloween Marshmallow Skeleton Cupcake recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Jumbo Marshmallows
  • White Chocolate Covered Pretzels (recipe)
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Halloween colored sprinkles
  • Black edible food writing marker

Instructions

Skeleton Cupcakes

  1. prepare the cupcakes according to directions on box (or your own recipe)
  2. Allow to cool before icing with the chocolate frosting.
  3. FOR THE SKELETON RIB CAGE: Insert a lollipop stick through the smallest hole on the pretzel so the rounded parts are facing forward. 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. After that add another pretzel, and then repeat for one more pretzel.
  4. Next, add the large marshmallow for the head, and then place your armless skeleton into the cupcake.
  5. FOR THE ARMS: using a sharp knife, carefully cut a pretzel in half without it breaking. Next, add a dab of white frosting on one end of each pretzel half, and stick each arm in its place.
  6. Using a black edible food marker, add the nose, eyes, and mouth.
  7. Lastly, add the Halloween sprinkles to the frosting.


Notes

I find it easiest to get a smooth working surface on the chocolate-dipped marshmallows 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. I

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 cupcakes

Serving Size:

1 cupcake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 342mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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