Super Easy Marshmallow Pumpkins

Emily and I did some Halloween “baking” this afternoon. She thought these marshmallow pumpkins were the coolest thing, and they were super-easy to make. Each marshmallow makes two pumpkins. Very frugal! She made these with very little help from me whatsoever.

For a slightly healthier option, try slices of banana instead of marshmallows. I say, go for the marshmallows! After all, Halloween only comes but once a year.

Begin by cutting each large marshmallow in half. It is scientifically proven that when you cut sweets in half all of the calories spill right out.

Poke the marshmallow through a skewer.
Let the marshmallow go for a quick swim in a small bowl of water.
Cover with orange decorating sugar! Emily did a happy dance when we got to this step, and I think a happy dance is mandatory for this activity. It makes the marshmallows taste a little better.
Use green icing to make stems.
The taste test results….. success!! Nom nom nom!


  1. EntertainingMom says

    now that's my kind of cooking! LOVE the look on her face!

  2. Very cute =)

  3. Very cute. E would love to try one of those!

  4. So easy and yummy! We will make these tomorrow!

  5. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    Yeah, I'm just not feeling the bananas. Sugar, dipped in water, then dipped in sugar? I'm in!

  6. So cute! BTW, I made your Portuguese Chicken for dinner tonight and it was fabulous! I'm teaching a class on freezer meals in a few weeks and if it is OK with you I would like to include the recipe in my handout.

  7. @ Denise — Sure, feel free to include it in the handout and thanks for letting me know! Good luck with the class!

  8. Stephanie Griffith says

    Oh those are so cool! They're sparkly and made of marshmallows. That would be a hit over here. And not just with the kids.

  9. How adorable! I think the bananas sound pretty good too!
    Your daughter has the most beautiful eyes : )

  10. Infant Bibliophile says

    Yum! I've said it before, I know, but you always seem to come up with cute, yummy things that my son isn't allergic to, which isn't easy. 🙂

  11. Dear Valerie,

    I'm sorry that I got home late from work tonight, but did you really have to get them hopped up on sugar as revenge? 😉


  12. @ Mark — This is not a problem if you are hopped up on sugar as much as they are. Fear not! I hid some of these for you in the snack drawer. You can thank me later.

  13. Oh yeah! marshamllows dipped in sugar. They are the sweetest (in every way) looking pumpkins. Gotta love a recipe that is: quick, deosn't involve baking, no fuss and the end result looks smashing.

  14. Family Thrift Counselor says

    What a cute idea!

  15. so cute and simple I love it!!!

  16. 5orangepotatoes says

    So cute and simple. Thanks!


  17. OMG! I even love that and I don't like marshmallows. My kids would love to do this. I think this is a fun craft/recipe for anytime of yea. Oh, you gave me an idea. You could cover them with chocolate or something for another holiday. I think this would be fun to do and I think I can remember this! 🙂

  18. That was a great idea, just loved it with the bananas…

  19. Now aren't those the coolest things ever!

  20. Cute- they remind me of the Peeps brand candies. Fun for kids and can be made for Thanksgiving, too.

    Creative and Curious Kids!

  21. Like homemade peeps! I love it!

  22. Wanted to let you know I linked back to this post on my blog:

    Great idea!

  23. Those are so cute. My girls would love to make those. Thanks for the idea.

  24. Hoosier Homemade says

    What a fun and easy treat! Even though Halloween is done, you could use those for Thanksgiving.
    Thanks for sharing!