Halloween craft week 2…not really sure it was exactly what I was thinking! I had this great idea in my head that we could dip cookie sandwiches into chocolate and decorate them for halloween…sounds easy right? The answer is yes…easy for the moms to do! We have 3 and 4 year old girls that love to do crafts and were great at last weeks witches stew, but to ask them to dip and decorate cookies while keeping all the chocolate and candies out of their mouth is not likely. They loved it!
I think they understood the idea of it, but the detail was lacking a little bit, so if you are ok with some really spooky creatures, this age group is great! If not, try ages 6 and up…you might get a great finished product. This is what I am really enjoying about craft days, it is teaching the kids to be creative and it is teaching us moms to be very patient!
So after the kitchen was all cleaned up and I got both my girls to bed, I decided to tackle these cookie critters on my own…I think it was as fun for me as it was for them. And yes, I did enjoy licking the chocolate off of my fingers as well (i guess it doesn’t matter what age you are).
Even though it might sound daunting now, it is a fairly simple project to do and I know your kids would love them. I might even use these for school halloween treats. Sophie could not keep her hands off of them this morning (see below).
This is what you will need:
1 package of cookie sandwiches (any kind you would like)
candy eye balls (I found these at Target)
black licorice wheels
Dip the popsicle stick in a little bit of chocolate and then stick into cookie sandwich
stick cookies in freezer for 5-10 minutes so the filling gets cold (so much easier to dip…I learned from experience 🙂
melt your white and dark chocolate in separate bowls (you can also use almond bark if you would like)
separate the white chocolate into three bowls, keep one white and color one green and one orange
dip each cookie into the chocolate of your choice
let dry for little bit before decorating
allow cookie critters to dry completely before eating or packaging for gifts!