Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Halloween Marshmallow Skulls on Spikes

When I made these, I took one look at them, impaled on their sticks and drippy with red jam, and thought I'd gone too far. The more I looked at them, the more I started to think they might be inappropriate for such a young age group. And then I watched my girls as they laughed at the skulls' faces and slid them off the skewers with their teeth. I wonder if there's anything that's too scary for Halloween? 

Halloween Marshmallow Skulls on Spikes

  • 6 small wooden skewers (the kind that hold burgers together)
  • 18 large marshmallows (preferably white)
  • 1 black edible ink decorating pen (available in cake decorating shops)
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry or raspberry jam


  1. Thread 3 marshmallows onto each of the wooden skewers, leaving a gap between them. With the edible ink pen, draw different expressions on each of the marshmallows.
  2. Finally, dab a little of the jam onto the base of each marshmallow. Obviously, always supervise children when they’re eating from skewers.
What Halloween treats will you be tucking into this year?