How To: Stay Puft Marshmallow Pops
I don't need to tell you how great Ghostbusters is. You know how great Ghostbusters is. And while some people might argue if the sequel was really that great (I like it), or if the yet-to-be-seen reboot will be worthy of the name, there is no denying the original Ghostbusters' status as a classic of the horror-comedy genre.
Ok, maybe the broader comedy genre.
Ghostbusters may not be the scariest movie (although, admit it, you jumped at that library ghost the first time you saw it), but it is a whole lot of fun, and there are ghosts in it, so that says "Halloween Movie" to me, and that means now is the perfect time to make some Ghostbusters-themed treats!
Obviously we're going with marshmallows here, is anybody surprised by that? The giant Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man is about as iconic as the movie itself, a movie villain almost as recognizable as franchise-leading classics like Jason or Freddy Krueger, and he's only in the movie for a few minutes.
To make these marshmallow pops, you'll need both regular marshmallows and jumbo marshmallows. Note that I did not say regular marshmallows and miniature marshmallows. These marshmallow pops are big, just like Mr. Stay Puft.
Stay Puft Marshmallow Pops
semi-sweet or dark chocolate
Melt the while chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 15 second increments, stirring well each time until the chocolate chips are just melted. Dip the end of your lollipop stick into the white chocolate and spear a jumbo marshmallow through the center. Make sure the stick goes almost all the way through the marshmallow - these pops are big and heavy.
Cut the regular marshmallows at an angle, then dip the cut side into the melted white chocolate and stick on top of your jumbo marshmallow pop. This is Mr. Stay Puft's jaunty hat.
When the chocolate keeping your stick and hat secure has hardened, dip the entire pop into the white chocolate (you may need to re-melt - just do so in short increments, like before). Use a spoon to ladle the chocolate onto any areas you missed, if you're having trouble. Tap the pop against the side of the bowl to help any excess white chocolate drip off and create a more even coating. Dry on wax paper until the chocolate hardens.
I use colored cocoa butter to paint on a blue stripe around Mr. Stay Puft's sailor hat, but you could also use blue candy melts, which may be easier to find.
Peel a string of Pull n' Peel Twizzlers off and cut it into 1" strings. Dip in white chocolate and attach to the cap.
Last but not least, melt some semi-sweet or dark chocolate in the same manner as the white. Transfer to a piping bag or decorating pen to draw on Mr. Stay Puft's happy evil grin.