Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Tricks for Treats

Forget to buy cupcake toppers? Can't send frosting to school but your little goblin wants to bring a snack? I came across a couple of really great ideas in Taste of Home. Something that was not part of my reading regime until recently. I like this idea as a cupcake topper. Quick, easy and has that ever popular sweet salt taste that is so trendy now.
Pretzel Pumpkin Grahams
Simple enough: Providing you have graham crackers (I now make it a staple pantry item) and small pretzel twists (another must have pantry item)
"Taste of Home" suggests you use melted white chocolate to dip the pretzels and that is cool if you have an exotic pantry. A simple fix for this is to make a simple cream cheese dip (a frosting but with waaay less sugar)
My recipe:
1 cup confectioners sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
orange colouring
Dip the pretzels and refridgerate, this makes cutesy little pumpkins.
You can cut up raisins and fruit snacks to decorate them, plunk them on a graham cracker, secured with a dollup of cream cheese frosting and there you have it. SNACK!
The little pretzels do make adorable pumpkin shapes. The photo is from Taste of Home to show you their chocolate coating.

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