Halloween Marshmallow Skulls on Spikes

Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding. 

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?


  1. This is such a fantastic idea, I'll definitely be giving them a go!

  2. Brilliant, hope you enjoy them :)


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