Candy Corn Dipped Marshmallow Pop Treats

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If you’ve been reading my facebook lately, you’ll know that I had to put out an APB for my missing bags of candy corn. Normally, this wouldn’t be such a problem except I NEEDED them for these marshmallow pops I was making for the kids. After turning my house upside down, I’ve just had to accept the fact that someone (or a few little someones) ate them and hid the evidence. Living in a house with a cop and a mom with an eagle eye, they’re getting quite good at this.

Anyways, even with the candy corn decorations missing, these candy corn marshmallow pops are still a fun treat for Fall or Halloween.

candy corn dipped marshmallows

 

All you need to make these are orange and yellow Wilton candy melts (or white candy melts and orange/yellow candy coloring). Very important, you MUST use coloring made specifically for candy, you cannot use regular food coloring or gel. It won’t work, I’m promise, I’ve tried it. In addition to the candy melts, pick up a big bag of campfire marshmallows, some pop sticks and a few clear treat bags.

candy corn dipped marshmallow pops

 

To make these, all you do is dip 2/3 of the marshmallow in orange candy melt, let it cool, then dip the bottom 1/3 of the marshmallow in the yellow candy melt. Once wrapped, they make fun treats for holiday parties, teacher gifts or just to munch at home.

Giant Candy Corn Marshmallow Dipped Pops

 

Tips for Making Marshmallow Pops

  • add a tablespoon of Crisco to 1/2 cup of Wilton candy melts to make the candy more smooth for dipping
  • let the orange fully dry before dipping in the yellow candy
  • use GIANT campfire marshmallows, bigger is better, always
  • pop the treats in the fridge for an hour before eating
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  1. These are so cute!!!

  2. Love them Cat! I’ve tried dying melts before, too. disaster! :)

  3. Well aren’t these just the cutest things ever!!

  4. Things are constantly disappearing at my house – but these are adorable even without the decoration.

  5. Where do you find the candy melts? These are the cutest things and I really want to make them!!!

  6. These are SOOO Cute! AND LOL @ the kids taking your candy corn. Sounds like my angels..HAHA

  7. I love these! I wish I could take homemade stuff to the kids’ school. I might just have to have a Halloween party just to have an excuse to hand them out. LOL

  8. Jenefer Lynn says:

    I love these! I am going to have to make these for the kids for Halloween (not to give out to random kids, but the kids that I know well)

  9. These are adorable! I think my hubby’s co-workers will get quite the treat about a month from now! (If they’re good.)

  10. Wow! These are super cute and fun. I’m putting these on the list for Halloween treats to make this year.

  11. I love them. They look great for Halloween.

  12. These are so cute and easy Cat! Not only do a I love candy corn, but I just love the color combination for fall decorating. What kid wouldn’t love to receive one of those?

  13. I love them Cat, great job.

  14. I *love* this, and your blog:)

  15. Those look mighty delicious and cute. May have to make them with my kids soon.

  16. Brenda says:

    Thank you for your hard work at having such a GREAT website with tons of neat ideas I want to use…..I know it is a lot of work…….thanks again!

  17. These look delish! Every time I stop by your blog I find another amazing recipe!

  18. I really need to get some candy melts so I can have some real fun in the kitchen. These are outstanding Cat!

  19. These are super CUTE!

  20. These are so cute! I know they would be a big hit at any Halloween party.

  21. Now see these I could actually make! Super cute as always Cat!
    Kas

  22. How cool is that!!!

  23. Sarah Katherine Brewer says:

    Question: Does “crisco” mentioned in the recipe mean the oil or the tub of lard kind of crisco?

  24. These are adorable!

  25. so cute! i think i could actually do this LOL

  26. Ok, so I went out today to get everything I needed so I could make these with my daycare kids. I read on here that you can’t dye white chocolate, you HAVE to buy the colors, otherwise it makes a huge mess. Well, I couldn’t find any yellow. I tried 2 stores, so I just bought some white and thought I could put a drop of yellow food coloring in it once I melt it. I came home and gave it a try, making one, and it did just fine by putting food coloring in it. I also didn’t use crisco…didn’t want to add extra fat haha. And it worked out just fine. I dipped in orange, let it cool, then dipped in my “home made” yellow, let it cool and it looked great!

  27. Can’t wait to try this!

  28. These are adorable! I’m going to make them for a Halloween party we are going to. Thanks for the article!
    Annette

  29. These were a huge hit at a Halloween luncheon I went to yesterday! Thank you for sharing this super easy treat. :)

  30. These are not as easy to do until you find a small container o dip the marshmallow in so it gets 2/3th covered. I did several home tries and I found the perfect solution. For me, it was to swirl the marshmallow on the stick around the edge of a small bowl. What did anyone else do?

  31. So easy to make once I got the idea of swirling the marshmallow along the outer rim of the bowl. At first I was trying to get a depth of melted wafers for one big dip, but that did not work for me.

  32. HeatherLeah says:

    Oooohhh I like idea of swirling them around the edge of a bowl. I did a test batch over the weekend and it was kind of a pain dipping them to the right depth. It didn’t help that my yellow got WAY too hot in the microwave so it went on thin and remelted some of the orange as I dipped. I think I’ll use the double boiler method when I make them for the trick or treaters so I can control the temp a little better.

  33. I know marshmallows tend to get hard when they are left out. How far in advance can I make these and what’s the best way to store them? Thanks!

  34. Carissa says:

    These are super cute! Where did you get the bags that you put each individula marshmallow pop in?

    • Carissa, most craft stores that sell baking products should carry them. If you have a Michael’s store, I know they have them.

  35. These are so cute! I found this on Pinterest. I wonder if you used regular food coloring with white almond bark to dip? I may have to give this a try but it’s a while before candy corn season. : )

    • Hi Diane – I don’t typically use almond bark, I prefer Wilton candy melts which you can buy pre-colored or you can color them with candy dye but it has to specifically be labeled “candy coloring” because the regular Wilton gel colors will not mix with candy melts.

  36. Kim Swafford says:

    Love this idea, low cal, easy and looks great.

  37. Maribeth says:

    so cute!

  38. I am going to make these this week-end with my 7 year old Granddaughter – Thanks for such a great idea.

  39. First of all, I really appreciate Cat Davis sharing this super cool idea! I’m making a few homemade Halloween treats for my kids and this is one of them that I know they’ll be excited about.

    However, for those of you (like me) who weren’t quite on-the-ball enough to snag the Wilton ORANGE candy melts before they disappeared from the stores, I have to comment that it IS possible to dye the white candy melts using ordinary food colors. All you have to do is melt them according to the instructions on the bag (I used the microwave method) and then, once melted, add your food coloring (I had to use a combination of yellow + red until I got a nice bright orange) PLUS a little Crisco vegetable shortening and stir in quickly until you achieve a nice smooth consistency. It worked great and I applied it to the marshmallows using a tiny spatula in order to be able to make a nice straight line (although that rolling it around the side of a bowl idea below sounded good too).

    I did manage to get a bag of the yellow candy melts so that part was much easier. Oh and yes, I’m a man, and yes, I’m straight. :)

  40. These look great! I have made a smores version with mint chocolate and graham cracker crumbs before which were amazing. I look forward to making these as well!

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