These macabre treats, so sweet yet so sinister, will make even the bravest eaters tremble. The marshmallow skulls top madeleines shrouded in bittersweet chocolate.

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Ingredients

For the Madeleines
For the Glaze
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Directions

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  • Make the madeleines: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter mini-madeleine pans.

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  • Whisk cocoa powder and water in a medium bowl until smooth. Let cool slightly, then whisk in egg, yolk, and vanilla until incorporated.

  • Beat flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt with a mixer on low speed until combined. Raise speed to medium, and add butter and 1/2 the cocoa mixture. Beat for 2 minutes, then scrape sides of bowl. Beat in remaining cocoa mixture on medium speed until completely combined, scraping sides of bowl as needed.

  • Transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch round tip, and pipe into buttered pans, filling each 3/4 full. (Refrigerate batter between batches.) Bake, rotating halfway, until testers inserted in centers come out clean and madeleines spring back when pressed, 8 to 10 minutes. Unmold onto wire racks, and let cool. Unglazed madeleines can be refrigerated up to 3 days.

  • Make the glaze: Place chocolate in a food processor. Bring cream and corn syrup to a simmer in a small saucepan, whisking until combined. Pour over chocolate, and process until smooth.

  • Set racks with madeleines over parchment-lined baking sheets. Spoon some of the glaze over each madeleine to coat. Transfer to clean parchment-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until glaze is firm, 15 to 20 minutes. Push sticky side of marshmallow skulls into madeleines, and serve immediately.

Reviews (19)

56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 5
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10/23/2009
There is ablue link for the skull recipe right at the top--under "makes about 5 dozen."
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10/23/2009
How do you get a clean edge on the skulls when cutting? Using a scissors or knife, the sticky edges of the cut marshmallow cling to the utensil and make a mess.
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10/28/2008
DID I MISS THE PART WHERE YOU MAKE THE MARSHMALLOW SKULLS???
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10/14/2008
Would appreciate larger photo and more detailed instructions. Also, where do I get the recipe for the MINI SWEET POTATO DOUGHNUTS WITH BROWN BUTTER GLAZE?
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10/13/2008
Can the madeleines be piped(star tip) onto a cookie sheet instead of using a specialty pan? I already have far to many single use baking pans/sheets. Linda H.
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10/12/2008
the other treats on the table are "Almond Brownie Coffins", "Marzipan Pumpkin Petits Fours", "Mini Sweet Potato Doughnuts with Brown Butter Glaze", and "Square Pumpkin-Cake Petite Fours with Honey and Chocolate Glaze".
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10/12/2008
the other treats on the table are "Almond Brownie Coffins", "Marzipan Pumpkin Petits Fours", "Mini Sweet Potato Doughnuts with Brown Butter Glaze", and "Square Pumpkin-Cake Petite Fours with Honey and Chocolate Glaze".
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10/12/2008
The coffins are martha's "Almond Brownie Coffins" the recipe can be found if you search in the recipe search! happy haunting!
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10/12/2008
What are the cute, little other goodies that are on the table with the madeleines? I'm having a haunted house this Halloween for all the trick-or-treaters and these all would be sure to please!
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10/12/2008
The pictures are too small.
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10/12/2008
The pictures are too small.
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10/12/2008
thanks for sending me always your recipes,
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10/12/2008
I agree with 'lubamiller' step by step photos would be very helpful, or at least a bigger photo of the finished product. Please consider this Martha
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10/12/2008
Pumpkin confections? Where are they hiding? :) I would love to try the pumpkins!
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10/12/2008
What are the coffin and pumpkin confections?
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10/12/2008
Would Martha consider step by step photos of her directions. This would not only benefit the novice bakers/crafters but it would also make it easier to follow her directions.
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10/12/2008
If you click on the blue words that say Marshmallow skulls at the top it will take you to the recipe
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10/12/2008
where are directions to make the skulls?
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10/12/2008
where are directions to make the skulls?