Fun Halloween Recipes for Vampire- and Werewolf-Shaped Treats
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Wickedly Wonderful Werewolf Pops
Makes about 8 pops
Cookie pan, like the Round Cookie Pop Pan
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
2 cups miniature marshmallows
3 cups crisp chocolate-coated rice cereal
8 8-inch Cookie Sticks
Dark cocoa candy melts
Yellow candy melts
Brown candy-coated chocolates
1. Spray Round Cookie Pop Pan and spatula or wooden spoon with vegetable pan spray.
2. In large microwave-safe bowl, melt margarine and marshmallows together; stir to combine. Add cereal; stir until well coated. Press into prepared pan, leaving top edge uneven. Insert Cookie Sticks. Let cool; remove from pan. Repeat with remaining cereal mixture, reheating mixture in microwave if needed to make it easier to work with. Reserve any leftover cereal.
3. With knife, cut dark cocoa candy melts into fourths; with melted candy, attach two to the top of each pop, pointed side up, for ears. Cut 1/4 off yellow candy melts; attach two larger pieces with melted candy for eyes. Attach candy-coated chocolate pupils and nose. Cut pointed end from candy corn; attach for teeth with melted candy. Add additional small pieces of cereal mixture for eyebrows. Arrange pops in seasonal container.
Frightfully Fun Werewolf Cake
Makes about 16 servings
Pound Cake (recipe available at www.wilton.com)
Animal-themed pan set, like the 3-D Cuddly Bear Set
White rolled fondant
2 dowel rods
Chocolate Buttercream Icing (recipe available at www.wilton.com)
2 each Bright Green and Purple Sugar Sheets Edible Decorating Paper
Piping Gel (optional)
1 each Bright Yellow, Light Pink, White, and Black Sugar Sheets Edible Decorating Paper
Brown and Black Icing Color
1. Bake and cool pound cake recipe in 3-D Cuddly Bear baking pan following pan instructions. Cool completely. Roll two 3 inch x 1-1/4-inch fondant logs; insert dowel rods, leaving 2 inches of dowel rod exposed. Insert into cake for arms.
2. Spatula ice cake and arms with chocolate buttercream icing, building up ears to a point at top of head. With Rotary Cutter, cut two purple shirt shapes and two green pants shapes from Sugar Sheets! Attach to front and back of bear, wrapping around to meet, using piping gel, if desired. Cut out pink triangles for ears, yellow eyes, black circle pupils and nose, black mouth and white triangle fangs; attach.
3. Tint coconut with brown and black icing color; press into icing for fur. Tint small amount of chocolate icing black; add tip 22 pull-out star claws on ends of arms.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
Ghoulish baking pan, like the Finger Cookie Pan
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
Brown Icing Color
Black spice drops
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray Finger Cookie Pan cavities with vegetable pan spray.
2. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg and extracts; mix well. Combine flour, salt and cocoa powder; add to butter mixture. Beat until well blended. Press dough into prepared pan cavities, filling 2/3 full.
3. Bake 9-0 minutes or until light brown around edges. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn pan over; lightly tap pan to remove cookies. Cool completely on cooling grid.
4. In resealable plastic bag, place coconut with icing color; knead until color is evenly blended. Dry on parchment or waxed paper. Attach in small clumps on cooled cookies with melted candy. Roll out spice drops on surface sprinkled with granulated sugar; cut into fingernail shapes. Attach to cookies with melted candy.
For additional Halloween ideas and directions for making all your vampire and werewolf goodies, go to www.wilton.com.