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Fall Marshmallow Apple Treats
Marshmallow Apple Treats
Kids will love making and eating this adorable fall edible craft! These treats are hand-held and perfect for a school Thanksgiving Day party, a family gathering or a teacher gift. These "apples" are easy to make, and almost too cute to eat!

Homemade fondant leaves decorate the tops of the apples - and you won't believe how easy they are to make!  Just pop marshmallows into a bowl in the microwave, and stir with other ingredients. After wrapping, you can let it sit in the fridge for one hour if you’re in a hurry, or let it sit on the counter for one day. These treats on a stick make it easy for little hands to pick up - no fork needed! 

 You can wrap these up in cellophane, tie with ribbon and use our free printable gift tags for a thoughtful teacher, friend or neighbor gift.  Write “I’m thankful for you” or “Here’s an apple for my teacher” as a way to show your appreciation for others this Thanksgiving holiday. 


  • 8 ounces miniature marshmallows
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 pound Imperial Sugar Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening or butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon, orange mint or any type of flavor
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • Red food coloring
  • 12 ounce bag of red chocolate candy melts
  • 12 lollipop sticks
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 12 mini pretzel sticks 


  1. Make green colored fondant:
  • Put mini marshmallows and water in a large microwaveable bowl and heat in 20 second increments. Stir in between heating sessions.
  • Heat until marshmallows have melted and mixture is smooth and resembles marshmallow fluff.
  • Continue to add powdered sugar, about a cup at a time waiting for previous added amount to be fully incorporated.
  • Reserve about 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.
  • Add shortening or butter and knead into dough. Add flavor and food color as desired. Knead in remaining powdered sugar.
  • Wrap fondant in plastic food wrap. If needing fondant quickly, place in refrigerator for about an hour. Otherwise keep at room temperature until following day(s).
  • For a firmer fondant, knead in additional powdered sugar.
  • Take a small bit of fondant and shape into small green leaves. Use a toothpick to draw veins in each leaf. Set aside.
  1. In a small bowl, mix sugar with a few drops of red food coloring. Set aside.
  2. Melt red candy melts according to package.
  3. Insert a lollipop stick into a marshmallow and dip into the candy melts until fully covered.
  4. Immediately cover marshmallow in red colored sugar.
  5. Add a piece of a pretzel stick for a stem and a fondant leaf. The melted chocolate should be enough to adhere the leaf, but if it’s already hardened, add a bit more melted chocolate.
  6. Set aside to dry. We poked ours into a piece of styrofoam so they would keep their shape until they were ready to serve.
  7. Wrap in cellophane and tie with ribbon if giving these for a gift. Use one of our printable Thanksgiving tags to put on the finishing touch. 
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