Halloween is creeping closer! Did it sneak up on you too? Looking for a last minute snack for a Halloween party? Want a quick, easy recipe to make with the kids? Gluten-Free Spirited has you covered with these easy Marshmallow Monsters.
After making pumpkin cupcakes last week, I decided I wanted to make one more recipe. After searching Pinterest for ideas for something easy and using just a few ingredients (if you’ve read past posts, you know that those are our favorite recipes to make), we decided to make our version of a few marshmallow ideas we came across.
Nikki isn’t really supposed to eat marshmallows, so she wanted to use Smashmallow (these are some of her favorite). We didn’t think we could find colored icing or sprinkles that she could have so last minute, so we improvised. One of the recipes used chocolate icing, so we decided to use a pack of Enjoy Life’s Dark Chocolate Morsels Snack Pack that we already had on hand from the Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event we attended a few months ago.
This recipe is super simple, uses a few ingredients, and takes just a few minutes to make!Monster Marshmallows are a graveyard smash! Click To Tweet
1 bag Smashmallow
1 package of Enjoy Life Chocolate Morsels
1 bag of Black Forest Organic Gummy Worms
You can use any brand you want, but these three products are gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free.
-In a bowl, pour in the morsels. You can start with a small amount & add more later depending on the number of monsters you’re making. Place in the microwave to melt the morsels for about 30 seconds. Stir and place back in the microwave into 10-20 second intervals until smooth. Be careful not to burn the chocolate.
-Place parchment paper on plate.
-While chocolate is still hot, dip Smashmallow into chocolate. We found it easier to use a spoon to scoop on the chocolate to control it. Spread chocolate on the bottom half of the Smashmallow.
-Place Smashmallow on parchment paper. Tear gummy worm in half and place on sides of Smashmallow.
-Repeat the last 2 steps until you have desired amount of Marshmallow Monsters.
You can set the Marshmallow Monsters to the side to allow chocolate to cool and arms to stick into place at room temperature. If you’re pressed for time, place Marshmallow Monsters in the fridge until cooled.
We chose the Mint Chocolate Smashmallow because they’re green. The mints can also double as Marshmallow Monster eyes. One of the blogposts I read suggested using a metal skewer to make holes in the sides to place the worms inside of. Since we didn’t have any, we used the chocolate before it cooled. The arms stayed in place. Even if they fall off, they’re monsters, so it’s okay. 😀
The Marshmallow Monsters turned out well and are delicious. Nikki doesn’t like dark chocolate, but she dealt with it because we didn’t realize the chocolate morsels we had weren’t milk chocolate.
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