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Halloween Treats even I can make, sort of


Halloween treatsAlright, I’m the first to admit it. I am a spaz when it comes to crafty holiday goodies. Just look at this sad line up. Zombie Mr. Bill’s ?? I guess baying at the moon and my attempt at a cat or a mouse?? not really sure. I’m going to say cat, because mice aren’t exactly Halloweenie. Despite the obvious design flaws, the end result according to my boys was pretty darn tasty. These little beauties are being submitted to a competition held by General Mills. (don’t laugh) I really hope they have a beginners category.

Of course, given the Mr. Bill resemblance, we had to have a little fun.

dead-treat

My 12 year old is responsible for the food coloring special affects. Oh Nooooooo!!!!

If you decide to try this recipe (I dare you) I hope you can submit some better looking creatures than this motley crew.

Ingredients

1/2 stick butter (4 Tablespoons)

4 cups mini marshmallows

2 Tablespoons peanut butter

3 cups Reeses Peanut Butter Puffs

1 bag White Chocolate Chips

Green Food Dye

For Cats:

1 bag milk chocolate morsels

Decorations:

Chocolate sprinkles (zombie hair)

Cheerios (for zombie mouths or cats eyes)

Candy corn (whole for Mr. Bill zombies, sliced yellow section for cats nose)

Grasshopper cookies (sliced into triangles for cats ears)

Pretzel pieces or halved cheerios for cat grin

DIRECTIONS:

Melt butter in sauce pan, add marshmallows and stir constantly until melted. Add cereal. Stir to coat with sticky, gooey mixture and remove from heat for 10 minutes. With hands sprayed in Pam or buttered, roll mixture into 2 inch balls. Let them rest to set up.

When balls are hardened, melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler. Add green food coloring until you reach the desired Shrek like consistency. Either dip balls or spread with spatula on to balls. While still wet apply sprinkles, eyes, nose and mouth.

For the Cat/mouse thing. Melt chocolate chips in double boiler until smooth and shiny. Dip ball and place on a Keebler Grasshopper cookie. Apply triangle ears, nose and mouth. Let harden.

If you have a favorite Halloween treat that you would like to share with the rest of us, please email me or leave a comment below. My kids will be very grateful, trust me.

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