Ghost And Wizard Marshmallows

Ghost And Wizard Marshmallows
Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper
in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!”
~ Dexter Kozen.

That’s right, Halloween is finally here! Get out your candy and
costumes and prepare for the tricks and treats of quite a spooky and fun-filled
night.

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, not necessarily for
the candy (not saying that I would turn any down, though!) but for being able to
dress up however I wanted and not be judged. I still do costume design to this
day, and Halloween is a fun chance to wear what I make. Early on, though, my
costumes were store-bought or pieced together from thrift store finds (after
all, that’s what’s so fun about Halloween costumes!) My costumes when I was very
young ranged from princesses to fairies, but I went through a cat costume stage
during 4th-6th grade that involved the exact same cat ears and tail simply
paired with a different theme. One time it was all-pink kitty, another time it
was witchy black kitty, another time it was punk rock kitty.

I thankfully outgrew that stage.

Now, I make marshmallows for Halloween instead!

These guys are so fun and super easy to make,
especially with kids. I made them a little lighter by using large marshmallows
instead of jumbo (and hey, they are easier to eat my way too!) and going light
on the toppings, which some people take way overboard. Straight and simple,
these marshmallows are perfect for parties or even just to put on the counter
for some Halloween vibes.

I made two kinds: ghost marshmallows and wizard marshmallows. Each
kind is shown below with specific instructions on how to make each one. They are
so fun, colorful, cute, and easy! I adore them!

Remember everyone, stay safe tonight and enjoy the buckets of
candy to come!

“At first cock-crow the ghosts must go
Back to their quiet
graves below.”
~ Theodosia Garrison

#1: Ghost Marshmallows
These are the easiest marshmallow
critters to make, and require very little effort. The trick is an edible pen,
which is so easy to find (just look at WalMart or in most stores’ baking/cake
decorating sections)

Serves 40 Serving Size: 1 marshmallow Calories/Serving:
67

Ingredients:

1 bag white chocolate chips
40 large marshmallows
1 black
edible pen

Instructions:

Melt white chocolate in a heat-proof bowl in the
microwave (I do this by doing 30 second bursts on Medium heat, then stirring
after each burst. I usually have a to repeat 4 times. The stirring is essential
because the chips sometimes don’t look melted when really they are, and burnt
chocolate= disgusting).

Dip the end of each marshmallow in the melted white chocolate and
place chocolate-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once all
are dipped, place in fridge or other cool place to solidify.

To draw faces, use the tip of the pen to make two little black
dots for eyes (small ones tend to be cuter). Do whatever faces you want!

#2: Wizard Marshmallows
These are the same basic steps as the
ghost ones, but with little hats added on! Trust me, the hats are so easy to
make and so cute!

Serves 18 Serving Size: 1 Marshmallow
Calories/Serving: 85

Ingredients:
1/2c. dark chocolate chips
1c. white chocolate
chips
Food dye (green)
18 Hershey’s Kisses
18 large Marshmallows
2
tsp canola oil (optional—only to be used if white chocolate seizes up when dye
is added)
Edible food pen

Instructions:

To make the hats, melt the dark chocolate and dollop it by
teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread out the
chocolate with a spoon (thin) and then place a Hershey’s kiss in the middle,
pressing down gently. Place in fridge to fully set.

Next, combine melted white chocolate and green food dye until
desired color is reached. Warning: the more dye you add, the greater your risk
of the chocolate seizing up. If this happens, add canola oil and stir until it
becomes smooth again.

Dip each marshmallow halfway into the white (now green!) chocolate and place
chocolate-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once all are
dipped, place in fridge or other cool place to solidify.

To draw faces, use the tip of the pen to make two little black dots for eyes
(small ones tend to be cuter). Do whatever faces you want! To put the hats on
the marshmallows, carefully peel them off by moving the parchment paper so you
can grab an edge of the hat. Use a tiny dab of leftover melted dark chocolate to
stick the hat onto the head of the wizard.

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!

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