Easy Halloween treats kids can make on their own or as a group party project...FUN & FOOD & FUN & FOOD!
For a tall white ghoul, use clean scissors to snip one end each from two large marshmallows. Press the cut ends together.
Roll fondant to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out a 4-1/2-inch-diameter fondant circle. Shape the fondant over the marshmallow stack.
Add eyes and a mouth with decorating gel.
To color ghouls, tint fondant with a small amount of food coloring. For the striped version, roll small ropes of different colors of the fondant. Press ropes together and roll out with a rolling pin. Finish as directed above.
If desired, use small candies for features, attaching them with decorator frosting.
Insert straws into bases of large marshmallows. Dip part or all of each marshmallow in candy coating, spooning it over if necessary and letting excess drip off into bowl.
If desired, sprinkle with orange and black nonpareils.
Lay marshmallows on waxed paper (or insert straws into florist's foam to avoid a flat side) to let harden.
For two-layer candy corn marshmallows, omit the nonpareils. After the first coating layer has firmed up, dip the marshmallow in a second color of candy coating, keeping the first layer of coating visible. Let stand on waxed paper or in florist's foam until coating is firm.
Use a clean small paintbrush and red food coloring to paint veins on the coated peanut butter balls. Pipe small dots of black icing for pupils.