DIY Halloween Candy Pops

DIY Halloween candy pops: Frankenstein marshmallow pops, Oreo pumpkin pops, Oreo mummy pops- the awesomest Halloween treats. 

Easy DIY Frankenstein, Mummy and Pumpkin pops to kick-off Halloween.

I’m usually not fond of using food coloring in desserts. However, this particular post screams spooky fall colors, edible eyes, sprinkles, chocolate and more chocolate. What more can you expect, it’s almost Halloween! While these would most likely make the day of a little kid, they’ll also draw excitement from an 18-year old boy or girl. Trust me, I know. The ones I’m sharing are:

  • Frankenstein marshmallow pops
  • Pumpkin Oreo pops
  • Mummy Oreo pops

The ingredients are fairly straightforward and the pops do not take incredibly long to put together if you have all the ingredients laid out.

Last week, I had a week off of school and I was fortunate enough to take a two-day photography course with Kinga from greenmorning.pl who happens to be the most talented food photographer I know. I took the Frankenstein pops with the hopes of learning how to photograph them properly, shown below.

Easy DIY Frankenstein, Mummy and Pumpkin pops to kick-off Halloween.

I was thrilled with the way the photos came out – I learned so much about photography and I am forever grateful to Kinga for teaching me.

photo credits: greenmorning.pl

photo credits: greenmorning.pl

You can find the recipe for each of the pops below, please let me know if you have any questions! WATCH THE VIDEO! It’ll help you visualize what the pops are supposed to look like.

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops:

Ingredients: 

  • Jumbo marshmallows
  • Green candy melts
  • Dark chocolate
  • Edible eyes
  • Pretzels for the bolts (Only the end of each pretzel, about 5 mm long. If the pretzel bits are longer, they may fall off)
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Red food coloring
  • Skewer
  • Lollipop sticks

Instructions: 

  1. Melt the green candy melts in the microwave in 15 second increments until smooth. Add 2 tsp vegetable oil if it is too thick.
  2. Stick a marshmallow on a lollipop stick. It should go through completely.
  3. Dip the Marshmallow into the green candy melts and tap the excess on the side of the bowl/container.
  4. Immediately stick on the eyes. A tweezer makes it easier.
  5. On either side of the marshmallow, stick on a pretzel bit.
  6. Let the pops harden on parchment paper.
  7. Once hard, dip the pops into the bittersweet chocolate, careful not to let it touch the edible eyes.
  8. Then dip the pops into sprinkles while the bitter chocolate is still melted.
  9. Dip a skewer into the melted chocolate and use it to make the Frankenstein’s mouth.
  10. Dip a skewer in red food coloring and use it to make scars around the pop.

 

Pumpkin Oreo pops

Ingredients:

  • Oreo cookies, or any sandwich cookie
  • Orange candy melts, melted
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Pretzels, cut into 5-10 mm bits
  • Tweezers
  • Green candy melts, melted
  • Edible Eyes
  • Skewer
  • Dark chocolate, melted

Instructions:

  1. To melt the chocolates: Place in the microwave stirring after every 15 seconds or until smooth.
  2. Separate the sandwich cookie into two portions.
  3. Dip a lollipop stick into the orange candy melts and place onto the cream-side of the cookie.
  4. Sandwich with the other half and press down firmly. If the cookie breaks, just glue it together with some of the melted candy melts.
  5. Let the cookies firm up, about 15 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, using tweezers, dip the pretzel bits into the green candy melts and set on a parchment paper sheet to firm up.
  7. Once the cookies have set, dip them into the remaining orange candy melts and place onto a parchment lined tray.
  8. Quickly place atop the edible eyes and the green-covered pretzel bits as the stem and let the chocolate harden.
  9. Next, dip the end of a skewer into the melted dark chocolate and make a zig-zag pattern on the surface of the pumpkin to form a face.
  10. Let the cookie firm up before serving.

Mummy Oreo Pops

Ingredients:

  • Oreo cookies, or any sandwich cookie
  • White chocolate, melted
  • Piping bag/ziplock bag for drizzling chocolate
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Tweezers
  • Edible Eyes

Instructions:

  1. To melt the chocolate: Place in the microwave stirring after every 15 seconds or until smooth.
  2. Separate the sandwich cookie into two portions.
  3. Dip a lollipop stick into the white chocolate and place onto the cream-side of the cookie.
  4. Sandwich with the other half and press down firmly. If the cookie breaks, just glue it together with some white chocolate. It’s actually easier to work with if the cookie breaks in half while sandwiching.
  5. Let the cookies firm up in the fridge/freezer, about 10-15 min.
  6. Once the cookies have set, dip them into the remaining white chocolate and place onto a parchment lined tray
  7. Quickly place atop the edible eyes.
  8. Next, drizzle the remaining white chocolate on all sides around the eyes to resemble a mummy.
  9. Let the cookie firm up before serving.

I tried to take my own photographs after returning home so that I could practice photography technique. While it is not nearly as good as the one I took with Kinga, I’d like to think I am making progress 🙂

Easy DIY Frankenstein, Mummy and Pumpkin pops to kick-off Halloween.