October 12, 2011

Halloween Treats - Mini Wizard Hats

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!  The spooky and silly decorations are so much fun!  The last two years, we threw a big party for our boys and their friends.  Unfortunately, due to some work we needed to do in the basement we couldn't commit to the party this year.  From what I understand, not just our boys are disappointed... so, next year will have to be "beyond fabulously spooky"!  With that in mind, I'm testing out some treats and foods that I can put in my party file for next year.

The other night, it was just me and My Youngest at home and I pulled out the supermarket mini-recipe booklet that I picked up from Pillsbury - Halloween.  Seriously, with how I love the holiday I could not avoid buying this one!

There are a ton of fun recipes in this booklet that will please the kids and even the adults who dare to join the fun.
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While this was not the easiest treat to assemble, they are pretty cute and the sweet, salty, chocolatey combo is something almost everyone will enjoy. 

You need to use a small - I mean REALLY small - spoon to get the peanut butter inside the Bugles.  Be sure to pick out the Bugles with the largest openings possible.  This will make it a bit easier. 

Once they are dipped in the melted chocolate, move quickly to sprinkle on the spooky sprinkles.  It will take a bit of time for them to set-up, but you can place them in the freezer to move them along and get to the nibbling sooner.

Overall these were a huge hit with both boys!  For more Halloween Treats - check out my previous posts.


Mini Wizard Hats
Source:  Pillsbury - Easy Halloween #349

Ingredients
  • 1 bag (7.5 oz) Bugles original flavor snacks
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Halloween sprinkles

Directions
  1. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.  Using knife, fill each Bugles snack with peanut butter.
  2. In 1-quart heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and shortening, stirring constantly.  Using a fork, dip peanut butter-filled snacks, one at a time, into chocolate mixture, letting excess drip off.  Place on waxed paper; sprinkle with candy sprinkles.  Let stand until chocolate is set.  To quickly set chocolate, refrigerate 30 minutes.  Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container at room temperature. 




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7 comments:

Ilke said...

That is a fun one! Love magician/witch hats :)

Joanne said...

Aww too bad about the party! I'm sure you'll more than make up for it next year, though! These are so much fun...love how easy they are!

Aggie said...

These are SO cute!!!

Shelby said...

These are so cute! I have to resist as much as possible those news stand buys...I have so much and Grumpy get so frustrated with me because I run out of places to store them. lol

Delishhh said...

Now that is sooo cute!

Jamie said...

What a cute idea. I was wondering what made the "hats". Bugles...who would have thought. They would be perfect for a halloween party.

Barbara Bakes said...

What a fun idea. I never would have guessed they started with a Bugle.

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