Friday, October 30, 2009

Frankenstein marshmallow - because I aim to please

I once referred to a s'mores brownie recipe as a 'Frankenstein recipe'. So, lately I've been getting a lot of hits for Frankenstein marshmallows and Frankenstein graham crackers.

I hate to disappoint so I took a crack at a Frankenstein marshmallow. It wasn't easy since Wilton candy melts are made on the same machinery with peanuts and my white coating needs an oil-based coloring which I couldn't find. I used gel food coloring which was okay but the coating doesn't melt quite as well with it. I used chocolate for the hair, chocolate Twizzlers for the bolts, half a Sixlet for the nose and some icing for the eyes, mouth and scars. I didn't bother with ears.

I made one! I would never ever want to make a bunch of these. I am really not a fan of food that looks cute but doesn't taste that great. This is certainly edible but let's be honest, it's not exactly delicious. I doubt anyone is sitting around craving a Frankenstein marshmallow. My son got a kick out of it but after two small bites, he was done.

So if this is what you're looking for, there it is but there are much better examples out there.


Angie's Recipes said...

This looks cute and sweet!

Wanda said...

Awwww... that is SO cute!!! But, you are right... I wouldn't want to really make them to eat either. For a while, many, MANY years ago, I was enamored of a recipe that had me forming cubes of Velveeta cheese into 'apples', with the aid of a bit of red food color blushed on one side and ...something...(I forget what.) for the stem. They tasted like crap but were so very cute and clever. LOL! Jan, (in case you stop by here soon) do you remember them? I made them once for a tupperware (or something) party at Mother's when you were there.

Mrs. L said...

So cute!

Anonymous said...

No, Wanda, (mercifully) I don't remember them at all. They sound really cute, though. I remember when you used to make all the marzipan thingys...fruit, veggies, etc. Ugh. No way could I do something like that.

Love Frankie the marshmallow!


Heidi said...

Cute!! Happy Halloween :)