Halloween Monster Eye Cookies

You guys…I am feeling like a crazy lady.  Halloween is not even here yet, and I am in the middle of setting up a Christmas tree for an upcoming project with Michaels.  People are really going to wonder about “that crazy neighbor” when they come Trick-or-Treating and spy the Christmas Tree in the window!  But, I will tell you what…it sure is making it fun and festive at our house.

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The kids had an activity earlier this week that we needed to bring a dessert too.  We decided to use our favorite “go to” cookie recipe (you can find the recipe here)…

{Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies}

Supply List:

Wilton Candy Eyes

Rolo Candy

Milk Glass Bottles

Striped Straws

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And since Halloween (not Christmas…hehe) is right around the corner we thought it would be fun to make them Halloween cookies by spookify-ing them a little bit.  So right after the cookies came out of the oven, we stuck some Rolo candies in the middle of the warm cookies and then stuck a candy eyeball on the top.  (We found the Wilton candy eyes in the baking section of our grocery store…I have also seen them at Walmart and Target or you can get them from Amazon here: Wilton Candy Eyes).  Interested in having your own milk bottles like the ones in the photo? You can find them here: Milk Glass Bottles.

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The warmth from the freshly baked cookie softly melts the chocolate on the Rolo which allows the Rolo to stick to the cookie and the eye to stick to the top of the Rolo without you having to do anything special to get them to stay on.

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And…who doesn’t love a little extra chocolate with your Peanut Butter?

If you can’t eat Peanut Butter…or just don’t like it…then these “monster eyes” can really be added to any other type of cookie.  So just substitute your favorite cookie recipe and suit them to your own taste!

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These cookies also make a great gift.  When they cooled, the Rolo hardened again, so it would be fine to wrap these up and give them away with a fun little note for Halloween…that is if they stick around long enough to cool…

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Monster Cookie Recipe

Have you ever had a Monster Cookie?  I am not sure why they are called Monster Cookies other than the fact that these things are loaded with goodness.  I thought it would be fun to share our little Halloween twist on our Monster Cookie Recipe

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This would be a fun door bell ditching gift for you neighbors sometime around Halloween.  Simply whip up your favorite batch of Monster Cookies and package them in this labeled jar, which is simply a cleaned out pickle jar.

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Make sure you really clean it out as you don’t want the cookies to have a pickle after taste! Then slap on one of these Monster Cookie Labels that I made from one of Love Manor’s amazing Halloween Labels.  Some of you may remember a couple of years ago when I used some of these same labels on this Halloween Apothecary.

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Monster Cookie Recipe

· ½ cup room temp. Butter

· 1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar

· 3/4 cup Sugar

· 3 Eggs

· 1/8 cup (or 2 Tablespoons) Vanilla Extract

· 1 1/2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter

· 1 tsp Baking Soda

· 4 ½ cups Oatmeal (Quick or Old Fashioned)

(I usually put my Quick Oats in the blender to chop it up)

 

Optional Add-Ins:

Wilton Candy Eyeballs

Chocolate Chips (or other flavored chips)

M&M’s

Nuts

Raisins

Craisins

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Directions:

  1. In mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars until blended. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  2. Add Peanut Butter and baking Soda and mix together.
  3. Slowly add oatmeal. Blend in as much as you can with mixer and fold in the rest by hand along with your choice of Add-ins.
  4. Drop onto greased baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven until light brown.

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Want to download a copy of the label I modified for the Monster Cookies?  Click on the image below or the link:

Monster Cookie Labels

What are your favorite Add-Ins for Monster Cookies?

Halloween Oreos—Mummy Treats

Do you need another ideas for some fun Halloween Snacks? Today I am sharing my newest version of Halloween Oreos today!  This time, I decided to make some Mummy Treats.  I actually have two more versions of these Halloween Oreos to share with you and those will be coming later this week.  It has been all about the Double Stuft Oreos around here lately.  Then I promise not to post any more…for a while that is.

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Just like the others, these are pretty simple to make and don’t require anything special. 

Just the following ingredients are needed:

Double Stuft Oreos

popsicle sticks {or sucker sticks}

white chocolate {melted}

mini chocolate chips

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Simply place the sticks in between the two layers of cookie.  Dip the Oreos into the melted chocolate.  Instead of dipping, I tend to spoon it onto the Oreos paying close attention to completely covering where the cookie and the stick come together.  This will ensure the cookies stay together and don’t fall off of the stick. 

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Lay the completely chocolate covered Oreos onto some wax paper and add some mini chocolate chips for the eyes.  I will sometimes cut the pointy tip off of the mini chocolate chips with my kitchen shears so that the eye will lay flat on the Oreos.

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Let them harden by popping them into the freezer for a few minutes.  While they are firming up, fill a small plastic baggy with some melted chocolate and cut the end of one of the bottom corners of the bag off.  Use the bag to pipe thin lines of chocolate over the mummy to give him some three dimensional bandage wraps.

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Pop them back into the freezer until ready to serve or package up for a fun little treat.

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Share with your friends or add them to your party table for your guests to enjoy.

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Need some other Oreo Pop ideas? 

Check out some of these past Idea Room ideas…

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Minnie and Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops

Frankenstein Oreo Pops

Eyeball Oreo Pops

Snowman Oreo Pops

Snowman Oreo Puddles

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Easter Bunny and Duck Oreo Pops

Graduation Oreo Pops

Apple Oreo Pops

Reindeer Pops

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Turkey Oreos

Bat Oreo Pops

Pumpkin Oreo Pops

Rice Krispie Bar—Halloween Ghosts

Do you still need a quick and easy Halloween treat for a classroom party or to give out to your friends and family? Whip up some of these super easy and super adorable Rice Krispie Bar Treats in the shapes of Halloween Ghosts.  A fun and easy twist on the ever popular Rice Krispie Treats. And…it’s on a stick!! You know how much I love that!

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Now, I wish I could take credit for these cute treats…but I can’t.  My super creative neighbor (you know who you are Smile) is my daughter’s church activity day leader and she made these for a fun Father and Daughter Halloween Party earlier this week.  Luckily I have trained my family well enough to know they can NOT eat the treats until mom gets a picture of it…sad but true!

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To make them you will just need to whip up a batch of Rice Krispie Treats.  The recipe is on the back of the box of Rice Krispies.  Or you can find the original recipe for Rice Krispie Treats on Rice Krispies.com.  Spread them out into a jelly roll pan so they are fairly flat.  You will also be able to get more ghosts this way.  Take a cookie cutter shaped like a tombstone and cut out the ghosts as close to one another as possible when the Rice Krispies have cooled a bit but are not hard.  Transfer each ghost to wax paper and insert a sucker stick into the bottom of the ghost.  Let them fully harden.

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Then dip the tops of each ghost into some melted white chocolate or almond bark and add a couple of mini chocolate chips for the eyes.  Let the chocolate harden before wrapping up or serving.  Aren’t they so much fun?  Go ahead and make some for yourself.  I think I found the perfect treat to take to my son’s class for his birthday treat next week!

Thanks H!!

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Halloween Desserts—Pumpkin Oreo Pops

Ummm…yep…another version my of Oreo Pops for some fun Halloween Snacks and party ideas.  This time we made some Halloween Pumpkin Oreo Pops.

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Here are the supplies you will need to make them:

Wilton Candy Melts in Orange and Green

Double Stuff Oreos

Black Licorice (or Pretzel Sticks)

Popsicle Sticks

Mini Chocolate Chips

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Stick the popsicle sticks in between the two cookie layers of the Oreos and set them aside on some wax paper.  Melt your orange candy melts in the microwave in 20 second intervals until it is melted to a smooth and creamy consistency. Now “dip” the Oreos into the orange candy melts. I don’t actually dip them but rather take a spoon and smooth it onto the front of the Oreos.  Then smooth the candy melt around the sides and onto the back of the Oreo. Be sure to do around the stick very well as this will be sure to hold them together when they have hardened.  Lay them onto the wax paper and add some mini chocolate chips for the eyes and the mouth.  Then to make the stem, I cut a piece of black licorice…but you could also use a pretzel stick.  Then pop in the freezer for a few minutes.

Melt the green candy melts and then take the pops out of the freezer and add some leaves onto your pumpkins.  I just drizzled a little leaf shape on the top.  Pop them back into the freezer.  After 20 minutes, they should be ready to share!

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Do you have a favorite?

Need some other ideas for fun Halloween Snacks and Oreos on a stick?  Check out these past ideas…

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Minnie and Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops

Frankenstein Oreo Pops

Eyeball Oreo Pops

Snowman Oreo Pops

Snowman Oreo Puddles

Easter Bunny and Duck Oreo Pops

Graduation Oreo Pops

Apple Oreo Pops

Reindeer Pops

Turkey Oreos

Bat Oreo Pops

Bat Oreo Pops

Hey guys!  I have been busy on a little remodel project and some bigger home décor items that I am just finishing up.  I can’t wait to share them with you.  But I have also whipped up a couple more fun Halloween Oreo Pops.  The first one that I would like to share are these Halloween Bat Oreo Pops.

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Here are the supplies you will need to make them.

Wilton Candy Melts (Midnight Black) or chocolate

Double Stuff Oreos (I need to buy some stock in that company)

Black Construction Paper

Popsicle Sticks

Red and White Sprinkles

White Heart Sprinkles

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Stick the popsicle sticks in between the two cookie layers of the Oreos and set them aside on some wax paper.  Melt your candy melts in the microwave in 20 second intervals until it is melted to a smooth and creamy consistency. Now “dip” the Oreos into the candy. Now I don’t actually dip them but rather take a spoon and smooth it onto the front of the Oreos.  Then smooth the candy melt around the sides and onto the back of the Oreo. Be sure to do around the stick very well as this will be sure to hold them together when they have hardened.

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Take some construction paper and cut out some bat wings. Stick one on each side of your bat. Take two red sprinkles and make some bat eyes. Then line up some white sprinkles for the mouth. To make the fangs I took some Heart shaped sprinkles I had left over from valentine’s day and cut them in half to make the fangs. You could also use a long cylindrical sprinkle for the fangs if you don’t have any hearts. Pop them into the freezer for 20 minutes and they should be ready to share.

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Pretty easy and makes for fun and unique Halloween party treats for the kids classroom or their friends!

Need some other ideas for Oreos on a stick?  Check out these past ideas…

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Minnie and Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops

 Frankenstein Oreo Pops

 Eyeball Oreo Pops

 Snowman Oreo Pops

 Snowman Oreo Puddles

  Easter Bunny and Duck Oreo Pops

Graduation Oreo Pops

Apple Oreo Pops

Reindeer Pops

Turkey Oreos

Pumpkin Pancakes

Who loves Pancakes?  Me!  Me!  If you have been following me for a while you know I like to experiment with different pancake recipes and fun pancake shapes.  I especially like it because my family loves to have breakfast for dinner sometimes.  So recently with the onset of some Fall like weather, we whipped up these Pumpkin Pancakes.  We even made them with pumpkin to make them more authentic and fun.

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We used a recipe from Allrecipes and it was really good!  Or you can just whip up some good old Pancake mix and make them pumpkin shaped rather than pumpkin flavored!

Pumpkin Pancakes

1 1/2 cups milk

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 egg

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons vinegar

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon salt

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Directions:
  1. In a bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Separate batter into two bowls.  Add 3/4 of the batter to one and 1/4 to the other.  Color the larger bowl orange and the smaller bowl green. 
  3. Pour or scoop the orange batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Pour into a pumpkin shape.  Then add a small bit of green batter to the top to make the stem.  Brown on both sides and then remove from pan.  Quickly add chocolate chips to make the pumpkin face.

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I served them up with some yummy Buttermilk Syrup!  So easy to make and yet so good!

Buttermilk Syrup

4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1. In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, sugar, and buttermilk. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Stir, and the mixture will become thick and bubbly.

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And…if you are looking for some more pancake fun you might want to give these other pancake recipes a try:

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Watermelon Pancakes

Aebelskivers

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Rainbow Pancakes

Fourth of July Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes


Halloween Oreo Eyeball Pops

I am headed out to The Creative Connection today and am excited for all the great classes and speakers they have lined up…but I still wanted to have something to share with you all.  Last week I was a guest over at Eighteen 25 as part of their Spooktacular series!  I shared with their readers my Eyeball version of Oreo’s on a stick.  You know…my obsession with food on a stick…in particular…Oreos?  I wanted to be able to have them here so that you guys can reference them to in case these may be something you are interested in fun Halloween Recipes.

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OREO EYEBALL POPS!!

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All you need are a few easy to find supplies:

CandiQuik (Almond Bark or White Chocolate)

Double Stuff Oreos

Gummy or Regular Life Savers (preferably in common eye colors)

Mini Chocolate Chips (not pictured)

Popsicle Sticks (can be found at most craft stores or by caramel apple supplies in grocery stores)

Wax or Parchment Paper

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Simply take your popsicle sticks and gently insert them into the middle of the Double Stuff Oreos. 

Make sure the stick is up towards the top of the Oreo so that it will stay on the stick better.

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Melt your CandiQuik  (Almond Bark or White Chocolate) in the microwave in short intervals.  I like to heat it for 20 seconds and check it each time to see if it can be stirred into a nice smooth consistency.  Otherwise you may run the risk of burning the chocolate which will make it stiff and clumpy and not the pretty and smooth finish you desire.

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Dip each Oreo into the chocolate.  I like to spoon the chocolate over the Oreo so that the black crumbs do not get mixed into your pure white chocolate.  After the entire Oreo has been dipped and you have made sure to cover the base of the Oreo (where the stick has been inserted) set the dipped Oreo onto your parchment paper.  Add a lifesaver to the middle so that the Life Saver logo is face down. This will be the iris of the eye.   As you can see…I didn’t think about doing that until I had already made a couple of them.  Then take one mini chocolate chip and place it in the center of the Life Saver.  This is the pupil.

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Pop the eyeballs into the freezer so that they will harden quickly.  After about 20 minutes you should be able to pull them out and trim off any excess chocolate from where the Oreo sat on the parchment paper.  I usually just use my clean kitchen shears for this process.  That’s it people!  Isn’t that easy?

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Now go and make some for your little goblins, dragons, or princesses…You know you want to!

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I also made some fun gift tags to go along with these if you decide that you need to share them with the kids friends or classmates.  These would be a fun take home gift as well for a Halloween or classroom treat if your schools allow that!  To get the free printable…simply follow this link:

I’ve Got My EYE on You Printable

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If you like these…you might want to check out our other version of Edible Eyeballs.

Frankenstein Oreo Pops

Apparently I have a sickness and an obsession…

and I can’t stop!

I lay awake at night, when I should be sleeping…

Dreaming up different ways to decorate Oreo’s on a Stick…

Check out the latest version of Oreo Pops…another idea to add to your collection of Halloween Snacks and Treats…

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Take some Double Stuff Oreos and put them on a popsicle stick.

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Find some “Spooky Green” candy melts and melt a few in the microwave in 20 second intervals. 

Dip the Oreos in the green candy and set to dry on parchment paper.  

Add two eyes and his head screws which are simply mini chocolate chips.

Then I pop mine into the freezer because I have no patience for things like that.

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Remove from the freezer after about 20 minutes and melt some regular milk chocolate,

in the microwave in 20 second intervals. 

Chocolate chips seem to work great.

Take a spoon and drizzle it on the top of the Oreo to make

Frank some hair!

Take an Edible Marker (Wilton sells them) and give him a mouth.

Frankenstein-treats

What did one of Frankenstein’s ears say to the other?

I didn’t know we lived on the same block.

What does Frankenstein’s monster call a screwdriver?

Daddy.

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The End!

Guest Posting at Eighteen 25

I just wanted to let you know that I am guest posting over at Eighteen 25 today as part of their month long Spooktacular party.  I know it is a little late but I headed out of town for  an overnight with my mom, sisters, aunts and cousins last night and thought I would be able to quickly post this and let you know…but we were having too much fun.

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So hurry on over to Eighteen 25 and give them some comment love!

I share how to make these OREO EYEBALL POPS!!

and a free printable to go along with them. 

Now I need to go and take a nap.  Why do we stay up so late, and I mean really late, chatting with other women? 

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