Prepare to embark on a delightful journey to a pumpkin patch like no other with our Pumpkin Marshmallows in Oreo Dirt!
These whimsical treats are a perfect fusion of creativity and deliciousness, making them an ideal addition to your Halloween or fall-themed celebrations.
Imagine plump and fluffy marshmallows transformed into charming little pumpkins, nestled in a bed of “dirt” made from crushed Oreo cookies.
Be sure to check out this spooky collection of Halloween ideas, activities and recipes for the entire family.
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These treats look like they’re fresh from the pumpkin patch.
Whether you’re crafting these with your little ones, hosting a spooky soirée or simply adding a touch of whimsy to your dessert table, our Pumpkin Patch Marshmallows in Oreo Dirt are a delightful choice.
Adorable Halloween Books
When you’re done playing, snuggle up and enjoy these Halloween Books with your child.
Or enjoy these Halloween Board Books with your toddler. It’s the perfect way to tie in the holiday to your Halloween activities!
Where Marshmallow Come From
Marshmallows are a type of confection that is made from sugar, water and gelatin. The name “marshmallow” originally referred to a plant known as the marsh mallow (Althaea officinalis), which grows in marshy areas and has roots that were historically used to make a sweet, sticky substance.
However, modern marshmallows no longer contain marsh mallow root as an ingredient. Instead, they are primarily made by mixing sugar and water to create a syrup, which is then combined with gelatin to give the marshmallows their characteristic fluffy texture.
This mixture is whipped to incorporate air, creating the light and airy consistency of marshmallows.
Flavorings and colors can also be added to give marshmallows different tastes and appearances.
Marshmallows are commonly used in a variety of sweet treats, including s’mores, hot cocoa toppings, and as ingredients in desserts like marshmallow rice cereal treats.
They are no longer directly derived from the marsh mallow plant but have become a popular and versatile candy in their own right.
How Do You Make Pumpkin Marshmallows
- orange candy melts
- small pretzel sticks
- green candy such as mike & ikes
Scroll to the bottom to find the full recipe card, including ingredient measurements.
Open Oreos and scrape 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 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.
Kid Activities with Marshmallows
Exploring the world of kid activities with marshmallows opens up a world of creativity, learning and, of course, delicious fun.
- Marshmallow Games for Kids
- Microwave Marshmallow Experiment
- Marshmallow Ghosts
- Marshmallow Shooters
- Spooky Popcorn Marshmallow Spider Web
From edible crafts to science experiments and imaginative games, marshmallows can be the key ingredient in a host of engaging and entertaining activities for children of all ages.
More Halloween Fun!
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- My Halloween Handwriting Packet
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- Halloween Handwriting Activities
- Halloween Multisensory Handwriting Activities
Gather your printers and creative spirits, and let the Halloween fun begin with our selection of printables!
Marshmallow or Marshmellow
The correct spelling is “marshmallow.”
It’s a sweet, fluffy confection typically made from sugar, water, gelatin and flavorings.
“Marshmellow” is not the standard spelling of this word.
Let’s dive into the world of culinary creativity and get ready to whip up a treat that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!
For Halloween inspiration!
The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook: 50 Bewitchingly Delicious Recipes for Fans of the Halloween ClassicThe Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook & Entertaining GuideHalloween Recipes: Frightfully Fun & Spooky CookbookTaste of Home Halloween Mini Binder: 100+ Freaky Fun Recipes & Crafts for Ghouls of All Ages
- 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 Oreos and scrape 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 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 Oreos. Roll slightly to allow some Oreo 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.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 406mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g
Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.