Halloween is right around the corner and everyone is starting to plan costumes, trick or treating routes, and parties. While I think every child (and admittedly, some adults – myself included) would agree that Halloween is all about the candy, it’s also is a great time time of year for crafting and cooking with the kids. While there are tons of recipes – like our Halloween Graveyard Party Dip – and crafts to get you in the spirit, we liked the idea of crafting in the kitchen and making our own marshmallow pops. Not only are they delicious, the kids can use their imagination creating their favorite creepy creatures.
All you need is a slow cooker, candy melts, marshmallows (either store-bought or homemade) and popsicle sticks. We picked up candy melts and popsicle sticks at a craft store. We chose white, orange, green and yellow candy melts for our pops but any color would work. Black, purple, you name it.
Set your slow cooker to LOW and stir the candy melts often for about 30 minutes until they are completely melted. Candy melts can thicken easily, so add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to thin the mixture if you find it difficult to dip the marshmallows. You could also melt the candies over the stovetop and transfer them into a small slow cooker to keep warm for easy-dipping.
Once you dip the marshmallows in the candy melt color (or colors, like the cute candy corn-inspired pop) of your choice, start decorating. We dipped some in orange and black sprinkles, added googly eyes to others, and decorated some with our favorite candy.
If the kids have friends over one night or if you want a fun, festive activity that the whole family will enjoy, get the slow cooker out and make these spooky marshmallow pops.
The 3 Quart Slow Cooker is the perfect size for a 3 lb. chicken or a 2 lb. roast