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Making Marshmallow Witches

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These delightful little treats are perfect for Halloween parties. Marshmallow witches don't require any baking and can be thrown together very fast. This is a guide to making marshmallow witches.


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By 6 found this helpful
October 13, 2011
This quick little Halloween dessert is easy to make so it's great for parties or just for fun. Kids and adults alike will love to munch on these sweet treats.


  • 12 regular marshmallows
  • 2 oz. shredded coconut
  • 6 oz. whipped vanilla frosting
  • 36 mini chocolate chips
  • 12 mini Reese peanut butter cups
  • 12 regular Hersey's kisses
  • 12 Nabisco famous chocolate wafers
  • green, yellow and red food coloring


First, spread a small amount of frosting on the back of the mini chocolate chips. We used a wooden coffee stir stick for applying the frosting and it worked great. Place 3 mini chocolate chips on each marshmallow, 2 for the eyes and 1 for the nose.


Next, take your shredded coconut and place it in a small ziplock bag. Put a few drops of green food coloring in the bag with the coconut. Squish the coconut around to spread the food coloring as evenly as possible. We used 3 drops so the green would be dark and vibrant. You can use more or less as you wish.

Pour the green coconut into a small dish. Then spread some more frosting around the sides and back of the marshmallows. Next, roll the marshmallows in the coconut so it will stick on and be the witch's hair.


Assemble the witches hats by spreading a little frosting on a wafer and use it to stick an upside down peanut butter cup to it. Put some frosting on the bottom of a chocolate kiss and set it on top of the peanut butter cup.

Spread a little more frosting on the bottom of the assembled hat to attach it to the top of the marshmallow. You're almost done!

Last, use the remaining frosting to make an orange band to finish the brim of you witch's hats. Mix 5 drops of yellow for every 1 drop of red food coloring. We doubled that amount (10:2) so the orange would nice and bright, not pastel.


Apply the orange frosting around the base of the peanut butter cup with a small cake decorating squeeze bottle, bag or even just a plastic sandwich bag with corner nipped off. Next time I will probably do this step while assembling the hats but this worked fine also.


Servings: 12
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

By Jess from Hillsboro, OR


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October 13, 20103 found this helpful

Great for a snack on Halloween day! Older kids love to do these for the younger ones!



For the face of each witch, place a dab of frosting on the bottom of three chocolate chips; press two for eyes and one for nose onto each marshmallow.

For hair, combine green food coloring and a drop of water in a small resealable plastic bag; add coconut and shake well. Spread a small amount of frosting on sides of marshmallows; press coconut hair into frosting. Place 3 tablespoons of frosting in a small heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; tint orange with red and yellow food coloring. Set aside.

For hats, spread some of the remaining frosting in the center of chocolate wafers; press peanut butter cups upside down into frosting. Lightly spread bottoms of chocolate kisses with frosting; place on peanut butter cups.

Cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag; insert a small star tip. Fill the bag with frosting and pipe stars around the base of each peanut butter cup. Secure a hat to each witch with a dab of frosting.

Source: I think this was from my mom.

By Jodi from Aurora, CO

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May 18, 20141 found this helpful

This quick little Halloween dessert is easy to make so it's great for parties or just for fun. Kids and adults alike will love to munch on these sweet treats. Learn how to make them with this short how-to video.

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