With a few simple tricks and techniques, you can make all the monsters and other Halloween creatures we made here (and lots more that you'll come up with on your own).
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You will need white and black gumdrops, a lollipop, three white spice drops, a green candy mint, black shoestring licorice, and a red sprinkle. Cut top and bottom off white gumdrop and press to top of lollipop. Cut top off black gumdrop and add for monster's hair. Cut a white spice drop in half lengthwise for arms, and cut tops off two more to use for legs; press into place. Poke holes and add mint nose, snipped licorice eyes and neck bolts, and red sprinkle mouth.
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To make a skeleton head, you'll need two regular marshmallows. With scissors, cut one marshmallow widthwise to expose stickiness and make pieces for the head and jaw. Poke holes with a toothpick to make sticky spots for eyes, teeth, and nose. Poke white candy-coated licorice pastels into jaw for teeth, and press in black licorice drops for eyes. Snip a piece of black licorice twist into a small triangle for the nose, and press into place. Poke a few times with the toothpick into marshmallows to make a large hole for a candy stick. Push candy stick into hole, through jaw, and into skull. Wrap in cellophane bag if desired.
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Not a creature but a Halloween must-have made with candy corn and cereal treats.
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You will need a red sour belt, two yellow gumdrops, black and red shoestring licorice, and a white candy cake decoration for the eyeball. Cut sour belt into a tongue. Trim gumdrops and stick them together for head and body. Snip black licorice for arms, legs, and pupil and red licorice for mouth. Poke holes for eyeball, arms, and legs, and scrape away sugar for mouth and tongue; place those pieces. Use tiny dabs of "glue" from a gumdrop to secure pupil to eyeball.
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Two black gumdrops adorned with licorice limbs, tail, and ears form a devious black cat. Two red sprinkles give him a devilish stare.
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To make this delicious devil, you'll need two red gumdrops, red licorice for his arms and tail, black licorice for ears and beard, and two black sprinkles for the eyes. A black candle serves as this trickster's flaming staff.
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Three green gumdrops stacked on top of each other form Frankenstein's face and body. You'll need black licorice for his limbs and forehead, and a black gumdrop for the hair. A small piece of red licorice forms a grim mouth. Complete your monster by giving him two black sprinkle eyes, plus a green mint nose.
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To make this candy witch, use a green gumdrop for a face, a piece of red gumdrop and a white sprinkle for the mouth, licorice for her hair and hat brim, and a black gumdrop molded into a triangle for the pointy witch's hat. Add two black sprinkles for the eyes, and a green mint for a nose.
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Assemble a festive Halloween candy cat using berry candies, licorice caramels, sunflower seeds, and licorice laces.
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These spooky marshmallow skulls top madeleines shrouded in bittersweet chocolate.
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Floating inside each fondant-cloaked apparition is one small cupcake stacked atop one large one, sandwiched around marshmallows and covered with frosting.