Monster Mash – A Halloween Treat Recipe
Sinkology is proud to present Emily Schuermann, our food-loving guest blogger who runs Food for a Year. Emily is here to share some recipes she has created exclusively for the Sinkology blog that reflect her view of a copper sink: simple, timeless, affordable, and beautifully rustic.
Halloween is one of the best times of year to let the kiddos play with their food! There are mummy dogs and tombstone cookies, jack-o-lantern faced clementines and ghoulish party punch — but none are more adored than the treats made from halloween candy. It really is the one day of the year where candy is king! This fun treat is as much a candy recipe as it is an art project & school party activity.
This recipe starts off by gathering a small variety of holiday sprinkles, candy corn, a jumbo bag of mini-sized candy bars, some colored melting candies and the most important halloween treat accessory :: candy googley eyes. The only set-up required is melting the colored candy chips and unwrapping the mini candy bars. That is all that’s needed to awaken your “inner-Picasso”.
Setting up stations is a great way give little hands room to create the perfect candy bar monster.
Then let the fun begin! Simply dip the candy bar into the melted candy coating ((I chose purple and blue — seems like orange and black could use a little break this time of year, ha!)).
Set the dipped candy bars on a parchment-lined baking sheet and start decorating. The candy coating hardens very quickly so just dip & decorate one monster per person at a time.
Whether you are looking for a a halloween party activity or a festive treat to share with friends, this project is a sure success! The kids and I spent an hour creating more monsters than I thought possible!
((A little tip :: have some paper towels or wet wipes handy. Dipping the candy bars can get a little messy!))
I couldn’t pick a favorite if my life depended on it. Aren’t they so cute?!
No baking, no measuring, no fancy equipment and no profesional decorating skills required! Just candy and imagination.
A mash-up of candy-coated monsters may seem like an odd recipe to share on Sinkology’s blog. But these candies actually do have a lot in common with Sinkology’s copper sinks. Yes, I have been pretty outspoken about just how much I love my copper kitchen sink.
I love it’s size and shape ((it’s a gigantic, deep single-basin)). I love the cozy beauty it brings to my kitchen ((copper + farmhouse = gorgeous all.day.long.)). And I LOVE just how easy my sink is to care for & maintain ((just a simple wipe down with a damp cloth)).
Well, these tiny treats are simple to make – but more than that, they are so fun. They are eye-catching, full of unique style and sure to be the focal point of any Halloween party. These candy monsters are sure to bring smiles to every kiddo during this spooky holiday!
- 3 dozen mini candy bars ((I used a mix of Snickers, Milky Way & Twix))
- 2 c blue melting candy chips*
- 2 c purple melting candy chips*
- a variety of Halloween inspired sprinkles
- 1 c candy corn
- candy eyes ((link in the body of this post))
- Melt candy chips according to package directions. Unwrap mini candy bars and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place the Halloween sprinkles, eyes & candy corn in small bowls for easy access. Once chips are melted, allow them to cool for 30 seconds or so to prevent the chocolate candy bars from melting.
- Working with one candy bar at a time, dip the bar into the melted candy coating and then return to the parchment paper. Decorate your monster using your favorite combination of sprinkles, eyes and candy corn. Repeat until the desired number of mini candy bars are decorated.
- This recipe is a perfect opportunity for kids to help & makes are great activity for a school Halloween party or a kid's cooking craft at home!
- *or any colors of your choosing
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