Candy Corn Marshmallow People.


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.


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


In a double boiler, melt your chocolate and add a splash (1/2 tsp or so) of vegetable oil to help the chocolate not to seize up.  Once completely melted, pour half into one bowl and half into another.  Add food coloring to one bowl and then the other color to the other bowl. Give a good stir so the dye is throughout.  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.  Then repeat, only lower, with the yellow.  Set on parchment. Then do the eyes with the gel tube. Avoid putting too much of a dot for the eyes or they will drip.  Enjoy!



86 thoughts on “Candy Corn Marshmallow People.

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  2. 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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  6. 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?

    • 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 :)

    • 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.

      • 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

  7. 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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  9. 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

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

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  11. 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
    Thanks so much

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  13. 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 (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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  16. 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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  20. 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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  22. 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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  26. 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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