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Marshmallow Monsters

Marshmallow Monsters
Marshmallows are often a favorite treat of young children. They are sweet, gooey and taste delicious. They are also a fairly inexpensive item to keep on hand. If you have children, you may wish to include these Marshmallow Monsters at your next Halloween Bash. They only take minutes to make and will be the hit of the party.
To make this recipe from tasteofhome.com you will need the following:

  • 12 ounces white candy coating
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • paste food coloring
  • 36 lollipop sticks
  • 36 large marshmallows
  • colored sugar
  • candy eyeballs, sour straws, licorice, etc. Melt the candy coating with the shortening in the microwave until smooth. Once melted, add the paste food coloring. Place one lollipop stick in each marshmallow, then dip into the candy coating. Let excess drip off, then roll into colored sugar. Decorate each marshmallow with various candies/ eyeballs. Set on wax paper and allow to dry.

Pros
  • fast and easy
  • quick
  • kids can help
  • simple
  • creative
  • tasty
  • sweet
  • perfect for parties
  • great for bake sales
  • makes a nice treat for schools
  • inexpensive to make

Cons
  • marshmallows are a choking hazard
  • sticky

Supporters

sspi

marshmallows!

I think that overall these are easier to prepare and much cuter. I would rather prepare these for a halloween party. And besides i love marshmallows!
Posted by sspi on 10-17-2017
kingcool52

MM

These look so good and the fact that they are inexpensive makes it even better. I think the Halloween Chocolate Cookie Pops look quite good and I'm sure that they taste great as well but I think kids would prefer making and eating these Marshmallow Monsters because of how cute and good they look.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-16-2017
Mehano

Wow!

Now, this was a rather hard choice because both finished products look absolutely wonderful!

However, I still these Marshmallow Monsters a bit more appealing and cute that's why I vote for it. I'd love to try to make them myself and get help from my young cousins. They'd love to help me out and of course, eat them after! Very creative.

Posted by Mehano on 10-16-2017
Jonathan Solomon

Marshmallow!

Well, it's a hard choice for me. Because I can see the intricate work put in both the Marshmallow Monsters and chocolate cookie pops. I think I slightly favor the Marshmallow Monsters a bit more. To be honest, marshmallows are one of my favorite treats. Though I think both treats in this comparison can be equally tasty!
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 10-17-2017
Pixie

I love Marshmallows

I prefer marshmallows to those cookie pops. I have always loved eating marshmallows. Thank you for providing the recipe. This seems to be easier to make than the cookie pops. I am sure that the kids will prefer the marshmallows. They look cuter and are perfect to give to kids for Halloween.
Posted by Pixie on 10-16-2017
cubo

Easiest!

This candy looks easiest to make and I love marshmallows. I'll try to make these little monsters in Halloween and I hope I can do it great. It doesn't look difficult to make.
Posted by cubo on 10-16-2017
blank629

Marshmallows!!

I am so excited to taste it! It looks delicious to me. Marshmallow monster is the best for halloween. I will make my own monsters. I choose this because I love eating marshmallows. So I am glad that someone put some twist on it.
Posted by blank629 on 10-16-2017
tophew

My favorite

No wonder i will pick Marshmallows than chocolate cookie pops, Marshmallows is my favorite snacks food since childhood i like the softness when you eat it. specially this Halloween Marshmallow monsters them it sounds great i would love to give it a try. making this one at home. i am so excited!!!
Posted by tophew on 10-16-2017

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Halloween Chocolate Cookie Pops

Halloween Chocolate Cookie Pops
Cookies are a great snack anytime of the year. These Halloween Chocolate Cookie Pops are a winner at any Halloween party as who can resist a treat on a stick? This recipe from tasteofhomes.com is simple to make and will get lots of rave reviews.

To make a batch, you will need the following:

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 24 lollipop sticks
  • prepared vanilla canned frosting
  • food coloring (gel kind)
  • assorted candies (candy eyeballs, m&ms, candy corn, licorice pieces, etc) Begin by preheating oven to 350 degrees. Mix the butter and sugar until creamy then add in the eggs and vanilla. Combine all the dry ingredients into a bowl, then add to the sugar mixture. Mix well, then shape in balls that are 1 ½ inches. Place these on a greased cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Insert a lollipop stick and then flatten each ball with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool.
Once cooled, tint the prepared frosting with the gel, frost the cookies and decorate as desired with the assorted candies.

Pros
  • cute
  • kids love items on a stick
  • grab and go snack
  • perfect for Halloween parties, bake sales, bazaars, and more
  • kids can help decorate them
  • creativity comes into place
  • sweet
  • can customize
  • great chocolate flavor
  • tasty
  • easy

Cons
  • these will not last long
  • sometimes they are hard to get them to stay on the stick
  • some feel they are too sweet with all the candies

Supporters

kgord

Cookie pops

They are both cute, but I prefer cookies over marshmellows. I guess if you are making them for kids maybe the marshmellows would be good. I think that it is one of the things that you might be able to use.
Posted by kgord on 10-16-2017
peachpurple

Cookies

I am a fan of cookies, I love to eat any chocolate cookies whether with pops or not. I had baked lots of cookies but never try on cookie pops yet. Cookies are easy to bake, batter could be frozen and defrost, bake again on other days. I think children would prefer to have Chocolate cookies than marshmallows. Furthermore, you could give a small bag of cookies to excited children, perfect for school lunch box
Posted by peachpurple on 10-16-2017
Heatman

My love for cookies

Even if not for any other thing, simply my love for cookies is definitely going to push me in favor of the Halloween Chocolate Cookie Pops. Ever since my childhood and up till this moment, I have always craved for cookies. Sometimes I wonder why it's so because I do believe it's something that should be considered best for kids but I still see myself indulging in eating it. So therefore, as a result of this, I would definitely be left with no choice but choose Halloween Chocolate Cookie Pops.
Posted by Heatman on 10-16-2017
ColdFlameChris

Cookies for me!

I love cookies than marshmallows because it really packs with lots of flavors. I love the crunchiness and tastiness on a bite. I would definitely prefer Halloween chocolate cookies to kids than marshmallows. Most of my little cousins prefer cookies than marshmallows so this coming Halloween, I would love to serve this to them.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 10-23-2017

Comments

lovely
Marshmallow monsters sound simple and easy to make, I know my girls will be on standby to make and have this if they get to hear about.well, I have just bookmarked the page for this treat this weekend.Will try it out.I know its nothing expensive from the recipe will delight my kids with this weekend.I nice little treat for parties.I like this.
Posted by lovely on 10-16-2017
Rhodolite
I like both. The marshmallow ones look the best in terms of awesome factor but I know they won't have much taste to be honest. Cookie ones aren't nearly as wowing in looks but win out in taste. I say do both. One for looks, the other for taste.
Posted by Rhodolite on 10-17-2017
Sue
They are both super adorable for kids parties and children would love both of them. I do love the marshmallow monsters though. They are so sweet and they are quick and easy to make. I think they are adorable. I think that I might even attempt to make these for the children in my family. Everybody loves marshmallows. The other ones would be more work and take longer to make.
Posted by Sue on 10-17-2017
ballyhara
I stay with both of them, because I love both. Marshmallows are super soft and cheap, and easy to cook them like monsters, but they tend to be extremely sweet, and eventually I get tired of them. Cookies are usually less sweet, also the crunchy sensation, and affordable, but there's a moment they make you feel very full. I think a little bit of both would be perfect for me, to stop the super sweet flavor, mixing it with the crunchy cookie, yummy!
Posted by ballyhara on 10-17-2017