Make chocolate covered marshmallow pumpkins for a sweet treat for Halloween and fall. These treats are simple and easy to make.
Fall is the season of vibrant leaves, cozy sweaters, and, of course, delicious treats! If you’re on the hunt for a fun and mouthwatering fall recipe, look no further. In this blog post, we’ll unveil the secrets to creating Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pumpkins that not only capture the essence of autumn but also satisfy your sweet tooth.
These delightful treats are perfect for Halloween parties, autumn gatherings, or simply as a fun family activity. So, let’s dive into this scrumptious recipe and discover how to make your very own Pumpkin Patch Marshmallow Bites in Oreo Dirt!
Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pumpkins
Why You’ll Love This Recipe:
- Simple and Quick: These Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pumpkins are incredibly easy to make, and you’ll have them ready in no time. With just a few steps, you can create a charming pumpkin patch of treats that will impress your guests.
- Deliciously Sweet and Crunchy: The combination of soft marshmallows, smooth chocolate, and crunchy Oreo cookie “dirt” is a flavor and texture sensation. Each bite is a delightful contrast of sweetness and crunch, making these treats utterly irresistible.
- Tigger Tail: For those of you Disney lovers this is the perfect properly size Tigger tail type treat.
How to Make the Recipe:
Creating your own Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pumpkins is a delightful and flexible process. Here’s a reworked version of the recipe without specific measurements or cooking times to encourage your creativity:
- Regular-size marshmallows
- Orange candy melts
- Small pretzel sticks
- Green candy (e.g., Mike & Ikes), cut in half
- Oreo cookies (cream removed) – crushed
Start by opening the Oreo cookies and scraping out the cream inside. Crush the Oreo cookies until they resemble fine “dirt.” Set this “dirt” aside for later use.
Follow the instructions on the candy melt bag to melt the chocolate. Once melted, set it aside.
Take a small pretzel stick and dip it into the melted candy. Insert the pretzel stick into a marshmallow. Repeat this step for all the marshmallows. Allow them to sit for a minute or two to ensure the pretzels are securely attached.
Dip each marshmallow, one at a time, into the melted candy. Use a spoon to help coat the marshmallow evenly with the chocolate.
Hold the coated marshmallow for a moment to let any excess chocolate drip off.
Roll the coated marshmallow in the crushed Oreo cookies. Make sure to roll it slightly to get some “dirt” on the sides of the marshmallow as well.
If needed, dip the cut halves of green candy into the melted chocolate and place them on top of the coated marshmallows to create the pumpkin stems.
Place the finished marshmallow pumpkins on wax paper to allow the chocolate to set up.
Get creative and switch things up with these variations:
- Giant Marshmallow Pumpkins: Instead of regular-size marshmallows, use giant marshmallows for jumbo-sized pumpkins.
- Try Different green candies: Try green “Leaf” M&M’s, or any other green candy you love for the leaves.
- Tigger-tastic! Disney Fan? Dip in caramel before dipping in the chocolate, for a tigger tail version!
- Flavorful Fillings: Experiment with flavored marshmallows, like strawberry or caramel, for an added twist of taste.
- Different Colors: Try using different colored candy melts to make a variety of pumpkin shades.
- Dip it Differently: Dip in colored sugar, chocolate sprinkles, anything you think would taste great!
- Custom Decorations: Get artistic with decorations, make them into jack o lanterns with sprinkles or small candies before the chocolate is set. Or try it after they are set, using edible markers to draw faces on your pumpkins too!
Chocolate Covered Marshmallow PumpkinsPrint Recipe
- 12 regular size marshmallows
- 1 bag orange candy melts
- 12 small pretzel sticks
- 6 pieces of green candy such as mike & ikes – cut in half
- 10-12 Oreo’s with the cream removed – crushed
- Open Oreo’s and scrap the inside cream out. Crush Oreo cookies until they are a fine “dirt”. Set aside.
- Melt candy melts by following directions on the bag. Set aside.
- Take 1 pretzel stick, dip into the candy melt, stick into the marshmallow. Continue until all marshmallows have a pretzel stick. Let sit for a minute or two to ensure the pretzels all marshmallows have a pretzel stick. Let sit for a minute or two to ensure the pretzels are secure for dipping.
- Dip marshmallows one at a time into the candy melt. Using a spoon to help coat the marshmallow all over.
- Hold for a moment to let excess coating chocolate drip off.
- Dip the coated marshmallow into the crushed Oreo’s. Roll slightly to allow some “dirt” to get on the sides of the marshmallow as well.
- If necessary dip the green mike & ike in the chocolate and place on the coated marshmallow.
- Place on wax paper to allow the chocolate to set up.
Can the Recipe Be Stored or Made Ahead?
Absolutely! You can store your Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pumpkins in an airtight container at room temperature for several days. If you want to make them ahead for an event, it’s best to store them in a cool, dry place to maintain their freshness and crunch.
Common Questions about Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pumpkins:
- Can I use other colors for the candy coating?
- Yes, you can use different colored candy melts to create a variety of pumpkin colors to suit your fall decor.
- Can I use flavored marshmallows for this recipe?
- Certainly! Experiment with flavored marshmallows to add unique flavors to your pumpkins.
- How long do these marshmallow pumpkins stay fresh?
- When stored in an airtight container, they can stay fresh for several days, making them great for making ahead of time.
- Can I make these with giant marshmallows?
- Absolutely! Using giant marshmallows will give you jumbo-sized pumpkin treats.
- Are there other creative decorations I can use for these pumpkins?
- You can get artistic and use anything edible to decorate the face (although I recommend candy or sprinkles so it tastes nice! Edible markers to draw faces or other designs on your marshmallow pumpkins for added flair.
In conclusion, these Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pumpkins are a delightful treat that perfectly captures the flavors and fun of the fall season. Whether you’re making them for a Halloween party or just indulging in some sweet autumn goodness, these treats are sure to put a smile on your face. So, gather your ingredients, get creative, and enjoy crafting your very own Pumpkin Patch Marshmallow Bites in Oreo Dirt!
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