Frankenpops Recipe | PBS Food

A quick and easy marshmallow treat recipe for Halloween. Made with chocolate candy coated marshmallows, making these treats make for a great Halloween activity. Alice Currah of SavorySweetLife shares this recipe in a full post on Kitchen Explorers.


Prep time: 15 Minutes

Cook time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Yield: 36 pops

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  • 1 – 16 ounces dark green candy coating
  • 2 tablespoons white candy coating
  • 2 tablespoons black candy coating
  • 1/4 cup purple candy coating
  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • 36 lollipop sticks


  1. Melt the dark green candy coatings in the microwave in thirty second intervals, stirring after each time until the chocolate is smooth.
  2. Dip a lollipop stick ¼” in and then into a marshmallow ¾ of the way through.
  3. Dip marshmallows into the melted coating, turning the marshmallow as it coats.
  4. Tilt the marshmallow over a cup and gently tap the stick until excess coating drips off.
  5. Allow the pops to dry by sticking the end of the stick into a foam block.
  6. As the pops dry, make the eyes by piping small 1/8-1/4-inch circles of melted white coating. Finish the eyes by adding a small speck of melted black coating to the center of the white "eye balls." Allow the eyes to harden before using.
  7. Once the green coated pops are hard, dip only the top of each marshmallow in the melted purple coating. Using a toothpick, add texture to each pop's hair. Allow the hair to dry before adding facial features.
  8. Add a little dot of chocolate where the eyeballs will be placed. Using the melted coating as glue, add two eyeballs to every pop.
  9. Using an edible black ink marker or melted black coating which is in a piping bag with a tiny opening, pipe a decorate scar and mouth on each pop.
  10. Allow the pops to harden before eating.
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