Candy Corn Marshmallow People.

September 12, 2012 Post a comment

 

I made these last year and they were a total hit.  I shared the on my blog and on Facebook and they have shown up as a guest on many other blogs.  I needed to make more and take a better photo of these cuties.  I made these super-sized.  These are the jumbo marshmallows but this recipe works well with the regular size as well.

Ingredients:

1 bag of marshmallows
8 ounces of white chocolate
Vegetable/canola or coconut oil
Yellow food coloring
Orange food coloring
Black gel icing tube

OR you can use colored Wilton baking chocolate in orange and yellow.One bag each is sufficient.

 

Directions:

You have many different options for chocolate use on this recipe – please read the entire recipe before proceeding to ensure that melting is optimized and you don’t have any issues.

If using the colored Wilton chocolate melts, melt according to the package directions and then follow directions below.  Of course adding food coloring isn’t necessary.

If using melting wafter in white chocolate or chocolate in bar form – chop the chocolate into very small pieces for easier melting (melt in a double boiler or in the microwave on the defrost setting).  Set the time for small increments, like 30 seconds and remove and stir.  If using a double boiler, bring a small saucepan filled with about 1/4 way up filled with water to a boil and place an oven-safe bowl over the top.  The water below should not be touching the bowl.  Add the chocolate and melt slowly, whisking frequently. Once the chocolate is completely melted, you may add a bit of oil to the chocolate if needed to loosen it up.  I start with a small amount, 1 teaspoon and add more if necessary.

Pour the chocolate into two separate bowls and add your food coloring (if using white chocolate and not the colored Wilton chocolate).  Add the coloring and whisk.  Dip your marshmallow in the orange first about 1/3 of the way up and then set on some parchment paper.  Proceed throughout the marshmallows doing the orange.  Placing your dipped marshmallows on a platter or a table lined with parchment. Once the chocolate is set up and firm, repeat with the yellow and only coat half way up the orange color.  Again, let that set up.  Using a gel tube of black icing, gently make two eyes and let that set up before bagging (this seems to take the longest).   Avoid putting too much of a dot for the eyes or they will drip.  Enjoy!

 

{ 87 comments… read them below or add one }

Abby September 12, 2012 at 11:20 PM

SO.cute!! omg they would make a perfect candy corn colored smore!!

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robinr September 13, 2012 at 12:21 AM

That would be awesome!!!

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SJFP September 15, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Very cute idea!!!

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robinr September 16, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Thank you my friend and super easy! :)

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kristen October 31, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I tried making these and they didnt turn out… I thought they would be easy, the chocolate didnt stay melty enough to dip the marshmallow, and it was plenty hot, cause the marshmallow started to melt

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robinr November 1, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Did you add an oil to the chocolate to keep the chocolate loose enough for dipping?

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Kelly September 16, 2012 at 1:39 AM

These are so cute….would be good at school parties :)

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robinr September 16, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I know! Love them :) Thanks for popping over my friend!! oxoxo

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Debra September 16, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Those are so cute! I bet YOU could create some witches also, using purple and green chocolates and putting the chocolate wafer on top with a chocolate kiss for the hat.

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Teri S September 17, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Great idea!!!

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robinr September 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Thank you!!

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Hannah October 14, 2013 at 9:47 PM

GREAT IDEA! you should do it and post pics and directions (i know prob not necessary)

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robin September 23, 2012 at 1:36 PM

I LOVE THESE! My sister sent me your link because my son LOVES candy corn. He also can’t have regular chocolate, only white chocolate. We are always on the hunt for good treats that aren’t made with chocolate… so we are definitely making these! Quick question though: every time I melt chocolate and then try to add food coloring, my chocolate doesn’t stay smooth (actually it gets horrible!). What is the trick?
Thanks!

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robinr September 23, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Add a little bit of canola oil to your chocolate to make it loose. Then add the food coloring. If you need to loosen it further, add a tiny bit of oil and that should help :)

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Louise September 24, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Wilton makes a food coloring just for candies (or chocolate). You can find it in the cake making section at any grocery or craft store. That will keep the chocolate from seizing up. You could also use crisco to loosen the chocolate too a teaspoon or less at a time.

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robinr September 24, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Adding a bit of Canola oil works great and I use natural food coloring so I go for white chocolate straight up. Thanks for sharing your tips! :)

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Nana Susie September 28, 2012 at 9:41 AM

I would turn you heat down. Sounds like you may be overmelting your chocolate.

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robinr September 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

The food coloring tends to do this, totally normal. I’ve had it happen when you add food coloring to cooled chocolate too. Oil helps loosen it up. Thanks, Robin

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Karen September 24, 2012 at 2:05 AM

Awesome. Suggestion though, chocolate tends to seize up when food coloring is added. They make a candy coloring that won’t cause it to seize up or if you can find orange and yellow candy wafers, that would work even better. No mixing up colors.

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robinr September 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Try adding a tiny bit of canola oil to the chocolate to keep it smooth. Add additional as you need it.

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Simplee Sue September 25, 2012 at 2:58 AM

I stopped using double boilers. Now I use the microwave, much easier. Microwave your chocolate in a bowl 1 1/2 min and then 30 sec at a time until completely melted. You must stir each time before microwaving it. Hope this tip can help.

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robinr September 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I use my microwave chocolate melting setting from time to time but I rather watch it on the stove to control the melting especially with add food coloring which typically seizes up the chocolate. Whichever works for you is fantastic! oxoxo Robin

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Simplee Sue October 5, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Just a note to let you know that I’m going to feature this on my Nov. 2 blog post Pumpkin Patch Pics. Love these.
@ simpleesue.com/frivolous-friday-pumpkin-patch-pics

~we may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

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Simplee Sue October 5, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Sorry, I made a mistake. It’s on Oct. 26 post.
@www.simpleesue.com/frivolous-friday-fun-kids-costumes

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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life September 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

These are super adorable!!! I love that they are easy enough my kids can do them too!!!

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robinr September 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Jocelyn, YES the kids can totally do these!! Can’t wait to hear what they think of the recipe. Robin oxoxo

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Kayla September 28, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Thank you for this recipe… It will be perfect for my sons Kindergarten Halloween Party at the end of October :)

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robinr September 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Perfect and little ones love them!! Thanks for popping by Kayla!! oxox Robin

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cathy @ Noble Pig September 29, 2012 at 7:03 PM

These are so cute! I am going to link back to them in my upcoming Halloween Recipes post.

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robinr September 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Thanks Cathy!!! I just shared the link on my FB blog too! oxox Robin

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stephanie September 29, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Super cute! I am going to make these for our neighborhood Halloween party. Thank you so much for the idea. I would also love it if you would share it on Super Sweet Sunday at swtboutique.blogspot.com
Thanks so much
Stephanie

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robinr September 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Stephanie, So glad you love it! Would love if you shared my recipe! Thanks so much. oxoxo

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marla September 30, 2012 at 9:48 AM

These have got to be the CUTEST things I have ever seen!! Love.

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robinr September 30, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Thanks Marla!!! We love them :)

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Jodi October 1, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Love, love, love these. They are so clever and so cute. Great work!

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robinr October 1, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Thank you Jodi!! You are so sweet to pop by and say that. Robin oxox

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Heidi October 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I’m new to your site. I love this idea. What kid would not love to try this treat? My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

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robinr October 1, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Thanks Heidi, I’ll certainly check it out! Robin

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Susan @ Oh My! Creative October 1, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Love these…just adorable! Please stop by my web site and submit them – I will feature them! Pinned them too!

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Mary October 2, 2012 at 9:24 PM

These are too adorable! I just love them. So clever and cute – what a great share! Thank you! Pinned!

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robinr October 3, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Thanks Mary!!!

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Terry October 4, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Too cute!

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robinr October 4, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Thank you Terry!!

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Kimberly October 4, 2012 at 5:12 PM

white or milk chocolate?

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robinr October 4, 2012 at 6:43 PM

White. :)

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Char October 31, 2012 at 3:02 PM

I make something similar for Christmas with milk chocolate then topped with coconut or red and green sprinkles. Always a hit! Especially with some hot chocolate.

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robinr October 31, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Sound perfect!!! oxoxo

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Beth @ Hungry Happenings October 5, 2012 at 2:13 PM

So cute! I’d love for you to stop by Hungry Happenings and add it to my first ever link party, you might just win $70 in food decorating supplies just for adding your pictures. http://www.hungryhappenings.com/2012/10/share-your-fun-halloween-edible-crafts.html

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erica October 8, 2012 at 12:51 PM

how far in advance can these be made i want to make them for my sons party tomorrow could i make them today or are they better the same day

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robinr October 8, 2012 at 4:33 PM

If you store them in tupperware, I would say 5 days or so. I had them bagged in individual baggies and they were fine a week in advance. :)

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Heidi October 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I love this candy corn project! I’ll be featuring it on OneCreativeMommy.com later today. Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.

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robinr October 10, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Thanks and I will be popping over!!! oxoxo

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Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen October 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM

These are SO cute! I’m coming over from Nutri-Savvy to pin these to my Halloween board on Pinterest. Love them!

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Martha October 11, 2012 at 7:08 PM

These are so adorable! I’m always looking for cute little ideas for the holidays for my coworkers that won’t run me broke – these are perfect! I can do a platter or individually wrap them for a fun little treat. Thanks!!

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robinr October 11, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Martha, THANK YOU for the awesome comment! You rock!! I totally agree… these are perfect pint-sized treats to make everyone smile :) Robin

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Martha October 11, 2012 at 7:09 PM

PS – you’ve been pinned too :)

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robinr October 11, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I <3 being pinned! Thank you!

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Bonnie October 25, 2012 at 12:54 PM

you can solve the chocolate seize very easily by adding something called paramou t crystals. you can order from Amazon and also Wilton has candy wafers in those colors. Try Michaels or Joann Fabrics, but the last I checked they didn’t have the crystals…they must be ordered over the internet….just google for other places besides Amazon. I hope this is a solution to your problems.

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robinr October 25, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Adding oil does it too. :)

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Maddy October 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I am trying to find out how to store these and what the shelf life of them is?

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robinr October 28, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I store them in an airtight container for about 5 days and they are fine.

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Monique G October 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

You can also skip using the food colouring all together and use the coloured yellow, and orange chocolate wafers that they sell at stores like Michaels:)
It’s a bit easier I find!!!
Thanks for sharing this very CUTE idea…..:)

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robinr October 28, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I use natural food coloring but those melting chips that are colored would work. Not sure of the color intensity however.

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Terry October 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Made these for our fall festival – big hit!

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robinr October 28, 2012 at 5:36 PM

So thrilled to hear that! oxox Robin

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Jocelyn October 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM

These are so simple and clever, not to mention super cute! I added them to my Halloween dessert round up here: http://www.grandbaby-cakes.com/2012/10/halloween-everywhere.html

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robinr October 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Thank you!!!!!! oxoxo

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mori October 31, 2012 at 1:43 PM

thanks for the idea! i made them for my girls class parties today! i shared on my blog…. tundragypsy.blogspot.com

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robinr October 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!

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Eppie November 14, 2012 at 8:21 PM

It was a fail for me. I used white chocolate chips and I guess when I added the food coloring, it seized up. It was way too thick to “dip” BEFORE I added the food coloring anyway. There was nothing I could do to redeem it. So then I made regular frosting and dipped the marshmellows in that, but it was way too sweet.

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robinr November 15, 2012 at 8:11 AM

You need to add a bit of vegetable oil to the chocolate once it starts melting to help it not seize up. Try this tip :)

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Kathy August 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Love this! Can’t wait to make them. Thanks for re-posting again.

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Knead to Cook August 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM

It’s a favorite… I’ll be sharing some fun fall recipes throughout the next few months :)

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Marcy Booth September 8, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Wouldn’t you need to use paste food coloring to keep your chocolate at a good texture? I would think liquid food coloring would make your chocolate lumpy.

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Knead to Cook September 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM

No, I added a bit of oil to the chocolate and it didn’t clump up at all.

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janet September 12, 2013 at 12:48 AM

my sister says to add a layer of chocolate to look like the autumn mix.

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Knead to Cook September 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM

You can transform however you like :) enjoy! oxo

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Rachel September 16, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Those are ADORABLE! I would love to link to them in an upcoming Halloween Roundup if you didn’t mind!

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Knead to Cook September 17, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Link away! oxo

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Susie October 8, 2013 at 12:08 AM

So ADORABLE! I can’t wait to make them this year for my son’s Fall/Halloween Party. Thank you for sharing.

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Knead to Cook October 8, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Susie, I just had a request for 50 of these for Friday :) They are adorable. I hope your son loves them as much as we do.

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erin October 8, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Adorable! Can you do them with wiltons candy melts too or do I have to use white chocolate? And can you use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil?

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Knead to Cook October 8, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Yes totally use the melts or coconut oil. I need to adjust the recipe since I started using coconut oil more :) oxox

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Megan @ Our PInteresting Family October 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM

These are just too cute!

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Knead to Cook October 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Thank you my friend!

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Susan@pocacosa October 24, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Super cute!

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Knead to Cook October 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Thanks Susan!! oxo

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