Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

Frankenstein marshmallow pops

The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska

  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Servings: 12 servings

Frankenstein pops are a monster of a good Halloween candy and they're very simple to make: store-bought marshmallows are skewered on lollipop sticks, then decorated with melted candy coating to look like the scary green monster.

They're easy enough to make with kids and fast enough to whip up a bunch for a Halloween party or as a homemade trick-or-treat candy.


  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 1 cup green candy coating
  • 1/2 cup brown or black candy coating

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for Frankenstein marshmallow pop
    ​The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska
  2. Place the green candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth.

    Place green coating in microwave safe bowl
    ​The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska
  3. Dip the tip of a wooden skewer or lollipop stick in the melted coating and push it into the marshmallow until it is more than halfway inserted. The coating will help keep the stick from pulling out of the marshmallow. Repeat until all of the marshmallows are skewered on sticks. Refrigerate the marshmallows briefly to set the coating around the stick.

    Dip skewer in
    ​The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska
  4. Once set, take a marshmallow and dip it completely in the melted green coating. If it helps, you can use a spoon to pour melted coating over the top of the marshmallow. Tap the stick vigorously against the side of the bowl so excess coating will drip back into the bowl.

    Marshmallow in coating
    ​The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska
  5. If you have a styrofoam block, insert the stick into the block so your marshmallow pop can dry upright. Otherwise, set it down on a foil-covered baking sheet. Repeat until all of your marshmallows are covered with green coating. Refrigerate them so the coating sets completely, for about 10 minutes.

    Insert stick in
    ​The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska
  6. While the pops are chilling, melt the brown or black candy coating in the microwave.

    Melt candy
    ​The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska
  7. Dip the very top of a marshmallow in the dark coating. Set it back in the styrofoam block or on the covered baking sheet to set.

    Dip in chocolate
    ​The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska
  8. Once all of the tops have been dipped, pour the remaining melted dark coating into a paper cone or a plastic bag with a small hole cut in the corner. Pipe Frankenstein features on each pop: a forehead scar, eyes, a mouth, and neck bolts on the side.

    Pipe on face
    ​The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska
  9. When all of the coating has set, your Frankenstein pops are ready to be enjoyed! They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

    Frankenstein pops in container
    ​The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska