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Halloween Pops are Perfect for a Party

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Halloween Marshmallow Pops

(Family Features) - Scare up some frightfully fun foods for your Halloween party by treating guests to bewitching Halloween Marshmallow Pops. They make a wicked centerpiece for a sweets table or a goblin' good gift for the host of your neighborhood costume party.

These spooky goodies are a snap to make and the kids will want to join in the fun of dipping and decorating. By inserting lollipop sticks into the marshmallows first, there is less mess in dipping and more fun in eating. The real trick to this treat is using creamy Candy Melts for the coating. They melt like a dream and set quickly to create a super smooth shell.

Finish with a fiendish sprinkle of colored sugar or add a haunting icing decoration before the coating sets. If you don't have a spare witch's cauldron handy, fill a bucket or jar with small candies (such as candy-coated chocolate pieces or candy corn) and stand the pops upright to display them. It makes a scary good showpiece and everyone can easily pick his or her favorite pop.

Visit www.wilton.com for additional seasonal tips, recipes and to order Candy Melts, Halloween sprinkles, icing decorations and more. For devilishly delightful party ideas year-round go to www.bakedecoratecelebrate.com.

Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Ingredients
  • 1 package (16 ounces) large marshmallows
  • White, light cocoa or dark cocoa Candy Melts
  • Assorted colored sugars
  • Assorted Halloween icing decorations

Preparation
    1. Insert lollipop sticks into marshmallows. Melt Candy Melts according to package directions. Holding marshmallows by sticks, dip into melted candy and gently tap to remove any excess. Immediately sprinkle with sugars and press icing decorations onto pops. Place on parchment- or waxed paper-covered cookie sheets; refrigerate until set, about 10 minutes.
    2. Candy Melts is a registered trademark of Wilton Enterprises, Inc.

Serves
Makes about 40 pops

SOURCE: Wilton Industries, Inc.



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