Marshmallow Witches Recipe
- 1/2 cup vanilla frosting, divided
- 36 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 12 large marshmallows
- 1 drop each green, red and yellow food coloring, optional
- 1/4 cup flaked coconut
- 12 chocolate wafers
- 12 miniature peanut butter cups
- 12 milk chocolate kisses
- 1. 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.
- 2. 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.
- 3. 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. Yield: 1 dozen.
1 each: 121 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Reviews for Marshmallow Witches
"I made these several years ago and they were so cute and pretty easy. My kids and their friends thought they were just bewitching. lol I think I will make them again this Halloween."
"Great recipe - kid pleaser for sure."
"These were very easy to make and looked amazing. The only thing you need to remember is use large Campfire marshmallows (3 times the size of regular mallows) @ (Walmart) then add frosting on the bottom of each item, the marshmallow, each (mini chocolate chip), for eye and nose, each wafer cookie, (you can use Oreo's, but remove the icing and only use 1 piece of cookie and put icing on the printed side of the cookie to top the mallows), each mini Reese's peanut butter cups, each Hershey kisses. If you follow this procedure you will be very happy with the outcome."
"These are so cute and it is time consuming. I added a little bit of egg white powder to the icing so that it would hold better and dry faster. For the eyes I just used. Frosting instead of the mini chocolate chips. For presentation I placed them on a cupcake liner because the marshmallows seem to fall over and not stand up. Seems to be top heavy."
"Looks and taste good"
"very nice and easy kids party pleaser :)"
"I would make this again because they are so so cute. I will need to find a way for them to stand up better. Once their hats were on...they were top heavy and fell over on the platter."
"The recipe is printed along with ingredients right below the picture!!"
"It's a cute idea for halloween, but could you please post the recipe!"
"i used a oreo cookie for the base, used a stick lighter to melt the bottom of the big marshmellow to stick to cookie. Worked out great did the same for putting the chocolate wafer on top of marshmellow. They sit flat and stay together. And Look fantastic. Ya could use black licorice around oreo to make a tie."
"A lot of trouble for unhealthy "food"."
"A bit of an assembly line but they were fun and adorable. I didn't think the combination of goodies sounded that appetizing but they went very fast. Instead of coconut I just used some canned icing to quicken the process."
"This was an adorable recipie that my 12-year-old daughter made. A few of them tipped slightly but it made it even more cute! The overall turnout was great and she will definitly be making them again!"
"These were very easy to make. I used jumbo marshmallows and that eliminated the falling over problem. I also used homemade Royal Icing instead of canned icing, that way it hardened. The only problem I had was that the wafer cookies must have absorbed the moisture from the frosting and/or marshmallows and turned the cookies so moist that if you touched them they fell apart. I guess if i made them again, I would make them right before I was going to need them instead of a few days ahead."
"it was very hard to find those thin cholcolate wafers. I had to use thicker cookies (keebler fudge covered i think), which made the marshmellows fall down. Frustrating to keep them standing!"
"I wish I would have read the reviews first. I don't know how it got so many stars. My daughter and I made them for her class treat. They kept tipping over and the frosting wasn't holding anything together. I wish we had just made brownies."
"Made these for a finger food potluck Halloween party last year. People lined up to first take pictures, then not a single one was left. They were a fantastic hit!"
"I wouldn't try this again. They don't look anything close to the picture and they are tipping over, etc. Cute idea, but it's hard to replicate!"
"Not as perfect as the picture. Really hard to make but it's a cute idea. Plus - it's a lot of sugar!!!!"
"A way to keep these from tipping over might be to use a chocolate wafer cookie as a base and stick the marshmallow to it with frosting first and let it dry."
"I haven't tried making these yet so I'm reading the comments about the tipping over. I would try either a dab of frosting on the plate before placing the marshmallow on the plate or a dab of frosting on the bottom of the marshmallow and place it on another of the chocolate wafers as it's own plate."
"Its almost impossible to find marshmallows that sit completely flat, so these tilt to the side and are hard to keep together. The FEW marshmallows that sat flat and stayed together were adorable, but over 90% of them just tilted to the side. Cute concept, just not practical to really make"
"I made this last Halloween for my daughters daycare. I wasn't happy with the results- they kept tipping over (anyone have suggestions for a different cookie to use that would not be too large?) but the kids loved them! I'll be attempting it again this year."
"I tried to make with a group of tween girls. Used canned frosting and they just slid all over the place and didn't stay together. Had a lot of laughs and fun with them anyway. Maybe they would stick better with a better frosting."
"So cute!!! I'll have to try that sometime..... :D"
"I had my boyfriend try them, and he loved them because of all the different type of flavors you get out of it. (Marshmallow, Chocolate, Coconut, Peanutbutter) When I tried the recipe i didn't have everything though...I used some glitter gel icing instead of frosting and i accidentally bought the normal size mini chocolate chips (not the super mini ones) they turned out cute but were tilting over (probably due to the big chocolate chips) hopefully when i use the right stuff they will be able to stand up.. I'll let you know. But I wish i could post a picture of mine on here cause they were so darn cute!"
"Cute but what a bunch of JUNK!"
"All of my children helped makes these darling treats for school. The younger 3 & 6 year olds took the papers off the candy. My 12 year old put orange stars around the peanut butter cup. I used a chocolate striped cookie and turned it over. The marshmallows didn't want to stay upright so we put them on sucker sticks. I used chocolate frosting for the eyes and nose instead of chocolate chips. The students at school loved the treats. We made 40 of them. This is a two or three day project if you want the frosting to dry and you want children to help."
"Crunched for time so I just made the witches hat! I used an oreo cookie with the chocolate icing inside. Big hit!!!"
"The picture is so cute, but I couldn't find those paper-thin chocolate wafers, so I used a Keebler chocolate cookie, which when placed beneath the peanute butter cup and the chocolate kiss, was too heavy. The witches kept falling over. Marshmellows don't stand well on their own to begin with. They fall when you stack them with cookies and candy. The face chips didn't stick either. Cute idea, just doesn't work."
"We made these last year for all our grandchildren(35). They loved them so much and wanted them again this year. However, I always try to make different thigs each year. I will make this again because they go over big with adults as well."
"I forgot to rate them."
"Made these with my granddaughters last week. They had a great time. Definitely use the Halloween Oreos, using the part with no frosting as a base and the part with frosting as the bottom of the hat."
"I always make my own chocolate wafers, dip Ritz crackers in melted chocolate and dry on wax or parchment paper. At Christmas time, I add peppermint extract to the chocolate and make my own "Girl Scout Thin Mints""
"i was thinking about the wafter cookies...how about just one side of an oreo? that might work & be less top heavy? i'm going to try it."
"YOU CAN'T BELIEVE HOW CUTE THESE ARE, AND REALLY GOOD. WHATS BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE AND MARSHMELLOWS"
"The chocolate wafers can be difficult to find. I live in the Atlanta area and have never found them in the cookie aisle. When I do find them in the grocery store, oddly enough, they are always on the shelf with the ice cream toppings. The cookies I use are made by Nabisco and come in a yellow-colored box labeled "Famous Chocolate Wafers." It might be worth a look!"
"Sorry this response is late, I found the chocolate wafers in the cookie isle. I'm in Canada so I know we don't have the same items, but mine are from Christie and the say Chocolate wafers on the box. cost me about $3.50 for 200g."
"I wanted to make this recipe but could not find the chocolate wafers. Looked in several stores for them."
"I made these as a surprise for my grandkids they were messy and more diffulcut than expected. I used green frosting for the hair. Putting the face on was a challenge, the chips melt fast, and they were top heavy. If I were to make them again I would freeze the chocolate chips first.I would also use a larger cookie to "glue" the marshmallow to a secure bottom with frosting.But they were cute and a hit with the kids!"
"I have to agree -- they are cute but so top heavy that they kept falling over. But my two grandsons enjoyed making and eating them. I wish I'd thought of adding another cookie wafer to the bottom to help them stand up better."
"My four year old grandson, his mom, and I made these. We did ice them onto another hocolate wafer for stability. Since no family is a lover of coconut, we used green icing for the hair. The three of us had a great time and finished in about 30 minutes."
"It took me 2 hours to make 12 of these. I found they were top heavy and believe chocolate icing would be better to attach the kiss to the peanut butter cup. Then if some of the icing seeps out, it's not as noticable. Everyone enjoyed eating them."
"My 7 year old granddaughter and I made these. The faces fell off after a day and the cookies get very soggy. They fell over alot while we were making them. Overall rating: Delicious but not worth the trouble to make them."
"We made these in our first grade class for Halloween. This was one of the centers, and there were 2 moms to help 5 kids. The kids loved making them, but I can say they didn't look as neat as yours! Instead of coconut they rolled half the marshmallows in water and then in green sugar sprinkles. The cookies kept breaking too, but they just glued them together with more frosting!"
"I made this for a group of adults and they loved them."
"These witches are so cute; however, after my first two I gave up. I had to actually throw them away because they kept falling over and coming apart. They were not worth my time!"
"I made these witches for a fall festival @ a daycare...they were a big hit. I had a great time making them...maybe I got lucky and had a good bag of marshmellows, but I did not have a problem with them standing up...I used a small knife to put icing on each side and rolled the marshmello in the coconut, it stayed on great! I will definetley make these again and again."
"All marshmallows are NOT created equal and are not perfect squares. I used a cookie on the bottom to try to stablize them. I found them messy to make resulting in too much time invested. My final result did not look near as great as the picture, but I had lots of compliments on "how cute they were"."
"These are very time consuming but really cute. I also had a problem with them not standing up. The chocolate wafers can be found in the cookie aisle."
"These were very cute but time consuming. The hats were to heavy and marshmallows are not straight so they kept tipping over. They were a hit in my sons third grade class but I don't think I will be making these again."
"The grandchildren loved them. Only problem is they don't travel well. Several cookies got broken in route."
"These were cute, but time consuming. A very cute addition to our party's appetizer table."
"I made these for my granddaughter's kindergarten class. She said they were the best thing she's ever eaten. Next time I would use choc frosting for the eyes & nose with a decorator's tip. Instead of green coconut for hair, I used green frosting and a grass tip. I did have problems with them tipping over. Maybe use a smaller cookie on the bottom for stability. But they were a lot of fun to make and they looked just like the ones in the magazine!"
"My grandaughter and I made these. I could not find the chocolate waters and used scalloped edge mint cookies instead. I made decorator icing and used for the hair, band and putting the witch together. We had a problem with the witches falling over. The marshmallows were not all straight. After they sat for a while, the hats fell off. We had a good time anyway."
"We couldn't find the wafers, so we used halloween oreos with the orange icing. We took pulled off the top of the oreo and pressed the peauntbutter cup down firmly. I had to pick through the marshmellows for the "most likely to stand up straight". They took more time to make than I had anticipated, but I also made more than the number called for."
"Had a blast making these with my kindergarten class! Had trouble getting them to stand up, but they loved them anyway. Next time I think I will use a gram cracker base for added stability."
"What a great idea this was! I made these for my grandaughters kindergarden party and they came out to rave reviews!! Suggestion: I made a small batch of Royal Icing and used it for attaching and gluing. For the "hair: I put the icing on with a spatula and rolled in the coconut. I also couldn't find the wafer cookies so I split Oreos in 1/2 and scrapped out the cream. 5 minutes at best. I'd make these again in a heartbeat!! Thanks."
"I made this for my 6-year old's class party and they were a hit. I couldn't find chocolate wafers - any ideas where to get them for next time? Also, I used cookie frosting in a tube, which seemed to work well. The coconut didn't stay on very well for me, though. And it took me 2 hours to make 25 of these so the estimated time was not correct for me."
"I made these for my daughter's party and they were a hit. I didn't use the peanut butter cups as there is a food allery and no peanut products are allowed in the school. I did use store bought icing but found it to soft to pipe around the hat. Will just whip up a batch of home-made icing next time"
"These are easy and they are really cute; however, you need to get marshmallows which are perfectly shaped to have them stand correctly. If the secret is in the cookie, please indicate whcih one was used. Everyone loved them and they were a hit with all the children."
"well hopefully the picture came up this time.... if not sorry !!"
"heres a picture of one of our versions.... using the chocolate bark helps hold them together and make them sturdy ...."
"these were so fun to make , even if they dont look just like the ones in the picture ! We made them on Halloween Eve . We made our own versions of different things from pumpkins to scarecrows. We took melted chocolate bark and covered the bottom of a marshmallow and sat it on top of a oreo cookie and made all kinds of different halloween faces . Most of all it was lots of fun in the kitchen . I took the short cut and used the ready made frosting ."
"I had trouble with them falling over even though I put one of the wafer cookies under the marshmallow to begin with to give them a sturdy base. I found them to take too much time for a very mediocre outcome."
"The top hat part was way too heavy for the marshmallows; they fell over, and the kids didn't like them much. However, it was a cute idea, that just didn't work."
"I made this recipe for the 1st time this past weekend for my niece's 8th birthday party which always has a Halloween theme. They were a big hit and everyone ooh-ed and aah-ed over them. Simple and easy to make."
"I would like to use something like this for my Christmas party's? got an idea for Santa???"
"I used an Oreo on the bottom and top for the hair I used"guittard" pure chocolate on some and turtle crunch on others. I painted the head with white kero syrup juzt where the hair would cover. everyone liked there favories, this was for an adult card party. Very easy and fun."
"they were top heavy so we put a chocolate waffer on the bottom. We made these for a community pumpkin carving party. they were a big hit.BonnieBurris"
"This recipe is so cute! They were fun to make- although a little time consuming. Instead of having to deal with the orange stars around the reese's cups- I bought the Halloween Oreos with the orange frosting and placed the Reese's cup on top and they looked the same-they worked out great and saved me some time!"
"I made this recipe but i twisted it. I melted white chocolate and dyed it with green food coloring, then i dipped the marshmallow (witch head) into it, covering it completely. I stuck the eyes and nose (chocolate chips) on before the melted chocolate dried. I then, placed the chocolate covered marshmallow on foil and then stuck a fudge stripped cookie with the chocolate side up. (i couldn't find the wafers). I used coconut for hair but i dyed it purple since the face is green. I then made the rest of the hat according to the recipe. I have a picture in my profile =). It was great fun and everyone loved them! You know you did good when you get a lot of complements!"
"I have been using the Halloween oreos with orange frosting. Looks cute and is easier to do than the piping. I think using one of the oreo tops as a base is a great idea as well. Very easy and fun. Plan to use it with my seniors as an activity."
"These were easy and fun to make - will make them for Halloween party!"
"?These are NOT Easy to make. They kept toppling over so we put half of a oreo cookie on the bottom. My Granddaughters (11 & 8) tried to maie these. Eyes kept falling off and unless you have really good frosting tools the pipping around hat doesnt look good. They gave up after making 6 of them. I would not recommend them...."
"these are very cute and have already make some for my grandson's class, they were a big hit!"
"This would also be cute for Thanksgiving -- just eliminate the choc. kisses, make hair orange and pipe on a yellow buckle to the center of the hat band."
"Very cute! But a little time consuming!"
"cute, and fun, and good tasting."
"These are adorable and easy to make. I will be making them for my granddaughters birthday. I used oreos, split them and place the one with frosting on bottom of marshmellow (add a little more frosting) to keep them from tipping, place the other half on top for hat. EASSY"
"this is a fun recipe. it has eye appeal. i found it difficult to find chocolate wafer cookies. i used chocolate sandwich cookies (i used oreo) and took them apart using the tops and bottoms minus the filling."
"I think they are really cute. I would suggest putting the marshmellow on top of anothercookie or wafer to give it a better base."
"These turned out cute, but they are really difficult to keep upright. I couldn't find the correct wafer cookie either. I was glad when these were done and at school. Not really something for kids to help with."
"If peanut butter is an issue; substitute Rolo candies for PB cups and use mini kisses"
"I am so excited to make these for my nephews and my niece. I can't wait."
"maybe skip the peanut butter cup"
"These are adorable. I can't wait to make them for my daughter's party. I'll bet a dab of frosting on the bottom of the marshmallow before you put it on the plate will keep it from tipping."
"It was difficult for us to locate the thin wafer cookies and the witches tended to be somewhat unbalanced with all the stuff on top."
"These are precious and easy, too ! Mother's know about their kids allergies, but for others GREAT TREAT>>>>>>>>>>>>>firstname.lastname@example.org"
"So are the peanut butter cups!"
"The coconut is questionable as some children are allergic to nuts and coconut is a nut."