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Martian Marshmallows

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 10 min.

Makes

3 dozen

Wrap leftovers in cellophane and hand them out as favors-if they haven't all disappeared by the end of the party.—Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
Martian Marshmallows Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces white candy coating
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • Paste food coloring, optional
  • 36 lollipop sticks
  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows (about 36)
  • Colored sugar
  • Assorted toppings: candy eyes, assorted nonpareils, licorice and sour straws

Directions

  1. In a microwave, melt candy coating and shortening; stir until smooth. If desired, tint with food coloring.
  2. Insert one lollipop stick into each marshmallow. Dip marshmallows in melted candy coating, turning to coat; allow excess to drip off. Roll in colored sugar. Place a dab of melted candy coating onto assorted toppings; decorate faces as desired. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.

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