Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

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Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops Recipe

Where do I even begin with these Halloween creepers? I suppose the truth is a good place to start.

My first attempt at making Frankenstein marshmallow pops was a hot, sticky mess. Had my original goal been to create seasick, mustached, beret-wearing Frenchmen, then I totally would’ve nailed it. An A+ for sure. Don’t believe me? I don’t know why I’m about to share this, but here’s what the first batch looked like …

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops from #halloween

Are you still reading? Are we still friends? I hope so. I swear it was all a matter of practice. Luckily, I forged the messy path of trial and error so that you don’t have to. That’s right. You don’t have to spend four hours dipping marshmallows in chocolate at 3 a.m. on a Saturday only to email a photo of said marshmallow men to your family members, who then respond with “HAHAHAHA!”

These are scary marshmallows, people. SCARY. They should make you want to cry in fear … not laugh uncontrollably. My dad coined them “Frankenmallows.” I’m digging that. And I’ve loved having a dozen Frankenmallows as my roomies for the week — beady eyes, bleeding foreheads, chocolate toupées and all.

If you’re seriously crushing on these creepy Halloween marshmallow pops and want to share them with your Pinterest buddies, check out this pin featuring a step-by-step collage of the process. From marshmallows to Frankensteins, in just five sweet and seriously spooky steps.

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops from #halloween

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops from #halloween

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops from #halloween

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops from #halloween

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops from #halloween

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Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

Serve up a spooky snack on a stick with this recipe for Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops.
Author: Kelly Senyei
4.50 from 2 votes
Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops Recipe
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • Green candy melts (See Kelly's Notes)
  • Marshmallows
  • Small pretzel rods
  • Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Edible red and black markers


  • toothpicks; lollipop sticks or colorful straws


  • Melt the green candy melts in a microwave or double boiler according to package directions until they are fully melted.
  • Push the lollipop sticks into the marshmallows then dip the marshmallows into the melted candy, turning to cover them completely. Stand the marshmallows upright in a glass filled with uncooked rice or oatmeal and place the glass in the fridge until the chocolate has cooled and hardened slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler until smooth. Dip the tops of each of the coated marshmallows in the chocolate to form the hair, and using a toothpick, drag the chocolate down toward the base of the marshmallow to form spikes of hair. Return the marshmallows to the fridge until the chocolate has hardened, about 5 minutes.
  • Break the ends off of the pretzel rods to form the small (about 1/8-inch) "bolts" for Frankenstein's neck. Carefully push one piece of pretzel into each side of the marshmallow about ⅓ of the way from the bottom.
  • Using a toothpick and the remaining melted chocolate, dab two small dots of chocolate onto each marshmallow and press on the candy eyeballs.
  • Using the black edible marker, draw on a mouth, and then using the red edible marker, draw on a laceration on Frankenstein's forehead. Enjoy the marshmallow pops immediately or store them in an air-tight contained in the fridge until ready to serve.

Kelly's Notes:

  • Candy melts can be found at most bakeware stores. Do not substitute white chocolate and green food coloring for the candy melts, as most food colorings are water-based and will cause the chocolate to seize.
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Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Sodium: 37mg, Sugar: 27g, Iron: 0.1mg


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  1. I so wanted to make these for my twin girls! They are allergic to chocolate, and was fortunate enough to read your comment not to substitute white chocolate & green food coloring, I was going to use brown. Any suggestions on what I could substitute for the milk chocolate hair?

  2. Hello – I’m looking forward to making these and was wondering what brand edible marker you used. The Wilton ones unfortunately got really bad reviews so I was wondering if you had a suggestion regarding brand and tip thickness. Thanks!

    1. Hi Di! I don’t remember what brand I used specifically for this recipe but I have used the Americolor ones in the past with great success!

  3. 4 stars
    I tried to make these this evening and it did not work out at all. The candy melts were just too thick to get an even coat. I tried thinning it out but that failed miserably. How did you get the candy melts thin enough to get an even coat?

  4. 5 stars
    Just so you know, that is not Frankenstein, that is Frankenstein’s Monster. Frankenstein was the name of the doctor that created the Monster. You’re welcome :)

  5. Hello
    I would like to show your recipe in my local magazine (Clermont Ferrand France). By mentioning your site and your name on the photos. Is it possible ?
    Thank you

  6. One suggestion for others attempting – put bolts in neck while green candy is still warm and soft otherwise you’ll end up with cracks throughout the face of your Frankenstein. Thanks for the cute idea.

  7. These are so adorable! I don’t think my first attempt would turn out nearly as nice as yours!

    But do u think it would work to just dip the mashmallow in Green food coloring? I live in Switzerland that the beloved candy melts don’t exist here- but marshmallows do thank God! I know I should probably order the items on amazon, but I would like to make them today. Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Desirae! I wouldn’t recommend dipping the marshmallows directly in food coloring unless you’re OK consuming that amount of food coloring. It may soak in to the marshmallows, or it may not. I’ve never tried it so I’m not sure!

  8. Hi Kelly,
    I absolutely love these Frankenmallows! You should give your dad a pat on the back or residuals or a ton FMs. I’m sure you’ve given him quite a few. :)
    Your recipe was featured on MSN today, and I have questions. You see, I’m totally clueless in the pastry kitchen, but I’d like to be schooled.
    Where do I find edible markers, lollipop sticks, and candy eyeballs?

  9. I am looking for halloween recipe that I can make on our anual halloween party til I saw this. I am also concern if I can make these atleast 3 days prior to the party… Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Mike! These pops will definitely last if you make them three days in advance, however they are best enjoyed within a dar or two of making them to ensure the marshmallows are fresh.

  10. Quick question can i make these a day or so before taking them to a potluck for halloween and how will they keep if its going to be outside, but the time will be after 5pm in October. Thanks, i hope i hear from u

  11. These are great! I made three dozen, but Wilton markers wouldn’t work on them. What kind of markers did you use? Thanks so much. Gwen

  12. Kelly – we just discovered your blog and think these are absolutely darling! We want to feature them and you on our post of the best Halloween treats from around the web! Definitely check it out and thank you for the inspiration!! Keep it coming!

    Liz and Lo


  13. How long can they store and how to store them please. I can’t wait to make them. I’m thinking of other ones to make

  14. These are amazing! So cute and creative and your step by step photos are perfect. thank you!

  15. Kelly, these are just so cute I almost can’t stand it. I think I know what I’ll be bringing to my son’s school party!

  16. These are so frankin’ cute (hee hee). I so have to find some vegetarian marshmallows to make this happen at our house. Love it!

  17. Kelly, these Halloween Frankenstein’s Monster marshmallow pops are stinkin’ cute! Love that your dad named them Frankenmellows! Will pin to family diy boards during peak Pinterest time. Thanks for sharing!

  18. These are super cute! But not as cute as the word “frankenmallow.” That is even better!!! haha.