Thanksgiving Treat Snacks

1395281_677472558937450_1020748483_nYou will need Oreos, chocolate chips (for melting), Flipz chocolate covered pretzels, candy corn, royal icing and black gel food coloring

-sort pretzels to pull all the whole ones and put them in a triangle fashion just like the picture shows so they are ready to go – you will need to act fast and a second pair of hands will be very helpful because you will have to do this before the chocolate cools

-put the candy corn (or what you will use for the nose to one side to have easy access

-melt chocolate or candy melt in a candy melting pot or follow instructions for microwave. Try the richness of using real chocolate – once you are successful you will realize how easy (and better tasting) it is and will never go back to using candy melts again

-dip and roll the Oreo so all sides are covered and place one on top of each triangle of pretzels and push down

-quickly push down the candy corn

-pipe on white royal icing to form whites of eyes

-Pipe on black of eyes

Halloween Candy Corn Marshmallow

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Make a typical sugar cookie icing recipe as follows:

Mix: (add additional corn syrup to make sure it is runny)

1 cup powdered sugar – 2 teaspoons milk – 2 teaspoons light corn syrup – 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extractfood coloring (black, yellow and orange)

Dip marshmallow into orange about one third the way up from the bottom. Dry.

Dip marshmallow into yellow about one half the way up the orange. Dry

Mix the rest of your icing to make black and dot the top part of marshmallow to make eyes. This step is not necessary as they are a unique little treat or party favor either way.

Happy Halloween

Fall Colored Sugar Cookie Idea

gfdfgSo this is done so much easier than you would actually think. The picture above is done with a sugar cookie recipe – so use your favorite or you can even use store bought in a pinch. Allow dough to go to room temperature so it is easy to work with. As shown above the dough was divided into four equal parts (green, burgundy, orange, yellow). Use food coloring (paste or powder – do not use liquid it will change the recipe too much) and color each separated chunk of dough with a different color. Take chunks of dough off of each separated color and put on parchment paper covered counter with flour. Push down and put different colored chunk next to it until you get a nice array of colors. Use rolling pin and make cookies the thickness you desire. push cookie cutters down and make cookie shapes. Squeeze remaining dough together and roll out. The more you roll the more the colors will me mottled but thos can be a sweet treat just for you.

Nutter Butter Halloween Bats

1148808_397183767049694_1390882462_nDip Nutter Butters into melted chocolate or chill Nutter Butters and dip into candy shell (the stuff you buy for ice cream that goes on as a liquid but hardens as a candy shell. Drag with a toothpick little ridges at the base of the wings. Place a dot of melted chocolate at the top and stick a brown M&M onto it. Place two dots of melted chocolate at the top of the M&M and drag (with a toothpick) up to create two ears. Pipe two dots of colored icing (powdered sugar with a few drops of food coloring just to make it almost runny). Put two drops of melted chocolate for the center of eyes.

Delicious treat for a Halloween party or for an added bonus to a treat bag. If you love Nutter Butters like i do this will surely be a scary little treat you will want to make.

Colored Lemon Slices

lemon party color food dyeWhat an interesting idea for your tea, your child’s sweet drink or party. Fill a small bowl with water enough to cover the number of slices of lemon to be colored and add liquid food coloring drop until it is slightly darker than desired color. Remember the color will be mixed with the natural color of the lemon so it ill not be perfect. Place lemon slices in the bowl of colored water and make sure each slice goes in individually to ensure proper coloring. Do this for each color you water lemons to be dyed to.

You can also use Kool-Aid unsweetened packages to add color in the same way above except to make sure the Kool-Aid is completely diluted first.

Use this in punch bowls, tea, Kool-Aid, lemonade etc.