Halloween

Monsters Are Our Friends

Hello, there! I’m determined to ensure that Baby ACD not grow up with an irrational fear of monsters she cannot see (after all, aren’t the real monsters disguised as humans?), so I buy all kinds of monster-themed paraphernalia for her – onesies, hair clips, a series of books that narrate how different monsters face their fears, and so on. So, as an ode to that, I have another super-easy monster-themed Halloween treat recipe today.

What you’ll need:

  • Rice crispy treats, packaged or make your own – 16
  • Candy eyes – 32
  • White or coloured moulding chocolate or candy melts
  • A small amount of melted dark chocolate or black piping gel for the mouths
  • Gel food colouring, optional
  • Baking sheet lined with wax paper

Steps:

1. Melt the chocolate or candy melts. (more details on melting chocolate in this post). I added gel food colouring to mine.

2. I bought packaged rice crispy treats that were rectangular in shape. I cut each in half to get squares, and then moulded them into balls using a versatile tool called my hand. (I will not lie, my palm really hurt after I had made a few).

3. Using two forks, dunk each ball into the melted chocolate, covering completely. Place on wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Immediately, place the candy eyes on the balls. Using a toothpick and some melted dark chocolate with black food colouring or black piping gel, draw on the mouths. Let set.

And that’s all there is to it! Mr ACD did the honours of drawing on the mouths because of an incident involving a screaming baby. I think they turned out quite cute… Or should I say spoopy, now that my vocabulary is that much richer?

These are extremely sweet, so I made very few. Let me know what you think of these. I have one more sweet treat coming up, then onto the savouries! If you haven’t seen it already, check out my other Halloween snack ideas under the Halloween edibles tab, or my spooky nail art under the nail art tab! Until the next post, stay spooky!

4 thoughts on “Monsters Are Our Friends

  1. Oh my goodness, those are so stinkin’ adorable! And they look delicious, too. Disney is overrun with these giant Rice Krispie treats drowning in icing – these look much more palatable.
    By the way, I think your little one may be quite a ways off from the early socialization television shows, but Disney Junior’s got a cute little program called Vampirina. It’s about a little girl vampire (she’s maybe five or six?) named Vampirina who moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania with her parents, who run a Scare B&B. It’s very much one of those shows about not being afraid of new, different, unfamiliar things or people, being accepting of others, etc. (too-important lessons, these days) but it’s got a cute little monster edge to it – Vampirina and her family may seem sort of strange, with their pet Venus Flytrap and the skeleton chef and the doorbell that lets out a shriek every time it’s rung, but they’re really just like everyone else. It’s got a great message for kids (and their parents), plus kiddy monsters and barely-spookies. One day it would probably be a pretty good proving ground to see if Baby ACD is down with the semi-spooks. 🙂

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