Count Chocula Treats

I haven’t made a holiday specific treat in a long time.  While perusing this twist on a Rice Krispie Treat on Sing For Your Supper’s site, I decided this was something Skylar and I should do together.  We’ve never made Rice Krispie Treats!  (I know, bad mom award!) I modified this recipe very slightly.  When I showed it to Skylar, she had one demand:  Chocolate Only!  And thus, Count Chocula Treats were born!

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To make, gather these ingredients:

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Melt 3 tablespoons of butter/margarine on low heat.  Have a small child add 4 cups of mini marshmallows (Very Carefully!!)

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and continue to stir until it’s all smooth and melty.

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Remove from heat.  Have a small child add 6 cups of cereal.

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Remind her that it gets harder to stir when she does this one small handful at a time.

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Get ignored

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Laugh at how spider-webby it looks when you stir it all up to evenly coat the cereal (and excuse poor picture quality)

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Gently press the mixture into a 13×9 baking dish (sprayed with cooking spray)

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Optional: cover with Halloween sprinkles (ours were pumpkin shaped)

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Allow time to cool, and cut into squares

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Find missing square in your daughter’s mouth.

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Enjoy the sugar buzz!

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Lizz

Muffin Tin Monday – Halloween

Happy Monday!

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This week’s Muffin Tin Monday theme, appropriately, is Halloween.  I will warn you, we went a little gory with this one, but each item was pre-approved by the boss, AKA Skylar.  She was so excited to see all of our ideas come to life.  I hope you enjoy it!

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Top Row (Left to Right): Forked Eyeballs, Noodle Brains, Worm Burgers

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Spider Web Soup, Mummy Pizza, Monster Mouth

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Whew!  I got a lot of internet browsing help with this one, so Beware!  Lots of explanations and linking below:

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Eyeballs – coat doughnut holes with melted white chocolate.  Add a milk chocolate chip for the pupil.  When cooled and hardened, use a tube of red decorating gel to create the veins.  For this, I adapted this recipe.

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Brains – These are simply Ramen Noodles.  I never make them as soup.  I drain the water, leaving just enough to keep them moist, add a little butter and the flavor packet.

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Worm Burgers – These were very simple.  Nilla Cookies, dark chocolate frosting, and gummy worms.  Got this idea from here.

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Spiderweb soup – tomato soup, right out of the can.  The web is made with sour cream.  Put the cream into a ziplock bag, and snip a very small piece of the corner.  Using the bag like a piping bag, make a very small circle, another circle around that one, and a third around that.  It should look like a bullseye.  Hold a tooth pick in the center of the bullseye, and pull outwards through all 3 circles.  Do this all the way around.  The end result will be a perfect looking spider web.  This is much easier to do than to explain.

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Mummy Pizza – Take half of an english muffin, and cover with pizza sauce.  Place olive slices (with a bit of green pepper in the center), where you want your eyes.  Use a mozzarella cheese stick to create the bandages.  Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until the cheese is nice and melty.  (Next time I would leave a little more space between the cheese strips in order to see the bandages better) Original recipe, and much better photo here.

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Monster Mouth – This is an apple quarter with the center cut out for the mouth.  The teeth are almond slivers.  Very simple with a big result! I have seen several people do this, so if you would like to, feel free to link to your own monster mouth.

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I hope you all enjoyed our muffin tin as much as we did making it.  If you would like to see some of the tins made by other amazing moms, check them out at Muffin Tin Mom’s site.

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Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

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Have a great week!

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Lizz