October 28, 2009

Halloween Eats & Treats: Pretzel Bones and Nutter Butter Ghosts!

This week, most food bloggers are sharing their spookiest treats and I'm taking notes for next year's Halloween Party! I've got so many fun new ideas to try out on our spooky kids! I'm adding to the list in case anyone wants to save ideas for next year... or has time to get in a few more goodies before Halloween this Saturday!

Today's treats can't get any easier! Seriously, you don't need to love to cook or even know how to cook to make them! The kids can even get in on the action if you want.


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Aren't those ghosts cute? Well, all you have to do is buy a package of Nutter Butter cookies... you know the one's that are shaped like peanuts, but are peanut butter sandwich cookies? Then, you need some white candy melts (I pick up the Wilton candy melts at Michael's) and some mini chocolate chips. Melt a bag of the candy melts in the microwave - I start at 1 minute and then stir and keep going until it is nice and smooth. Then, dip a cookie into the melted candy, making sure to coat it fully. I used a pastry brush to smooth them out a bit and to cover the spot where my fingers were holding on to the cookie. Place them on wax paper, then add 2 mini chips for eyes! Ta-Da! You have little ghosts! I put mine in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes to help the candy set up faster.

The pretzel bones are equally simple. Again, using the Wilton white candy melts and a pretzel bone mold I picked up at Michael's. For this one, melt the candies in a ziploc bag (I used the quart size), but don't seal it up. Once they are melted and smooth, snip off a tiny bit from the corner of the bag and squeeze just enough candy into each mold. Then add the pretzels, turning to make sure they are covered. I left mine in the freezer for about 15 minutes to make sure they set up nicely before unmolding them.

There you have it! Two more fun AND easy ways to add spooky treats to your Halloween gathering or your kids school party.

Stay tuned... tomorrow the treat goes with this months Great Pie Bake-Off theme... Spooky Pies! Anyone can join in, head on over to the blog that has been set-up (HERE).

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6 comments:

Lynda said...

These are so cute Patsy! Can't get any easier than this and kids will love them!

Robin Sue said...

Patsy I have never seen that bone mold. What a fun idea. You know I will have to hunt that down and make them someday for my Biology students! Hehe!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Cute idea! I want to make these for when the kids come trick or treating at my office.

Christy said...

Oh Patsy-these are too cute!!

ema1987 said...

Those are too cute!! Right now I'm working with H-E=B, and there are some great (very cute and tasty looking) dessert treats that you should add to your recipe book for next year. My favorite are the Creepy Crawling Spiders! http://heb.com/mealtime/celeb-halloweenSweets.jsp

Pen said...

What a cute idea!!!

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