Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops, allow me to introduce you to your wintery, confectionery cousin that comes complete with pretzel antlers, edible eyes and a red candy nose. Because who doesn’t love a dessert that does double duty as tabletop décor?
Chocolate Reindeer Marshmallow Pops are the ultimate adorable addition to your festive spread. Much like my favorite no-bake cookie pops, these marshmallow pops take just minutes to assemble and make for an awesomely edible gift. Put them on display around your home or package them in gift bags as a sweet parting treat for your holiday guests.
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- 2 cups chocolate chips, divided
- 12 marshmallows
- 24 small pretzels
- 24 candy eyes
- 12 cinnamon red hot candies
- Equipment: 12 lollipop sticks; pastry bag (optional)
- Add 1 ½ cups of the chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave them in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until they're melted.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Skewer a marshmallow on each lollipop stick then dip it into the melted chocolate so it's thoroughly covered. Shake off any excess then place each marshmallow pop on the baking sheet. Once the chocolate has hardened, melt the remaining ½ cup of chocolate chips and transfer it to a pastry bag or sealable plastic bag.
- Pipe chocolate onto the back of each marshmallow then attach two pretzels to form the antlers. Next, pipe two chocolate dots and attach the candy eyes, followed by piping a final chocolate dot in the center and attaching the cinnamon red hot nose. Repeat the decorating process with the remaining marshmallows. (See Kelly's Note.)
- Allow the pops to sit until fully hardened then serve.
- The easiest and fastest way to get the chocolate to dry and harden is to refrigerate the marshmallow pops between each decorative addition.
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Recipe by Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste. Please do not reprint this recipe without my permission. If you'd like to feature this recipe on your site, please rewrite the method of preparation and link to this post as the original source.