Frightfully Easy Ghosts and Cutie Bugs

There’s no trick to making these treats. Just dip and decorate purchased peanut butter cookies.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 32

Ingredients

8
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating, cut into pieces
8
oz chocolate-flavored candy coating, cut into pieces
1
package (1 lb) peanut-shaped peanut butter-filled sandwich cookies
32
miniature semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 teaspoons)
16
regular-size semisweet chocolate chips
32
small pretzel twists
32
miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
  • 1 Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. In 2 (1-quart) saucepans, separately melt vanilla candy coating and chocolate candy coating over low heat, stirring each constantly, until smooth.
  • 2 Ghost cookies will be dipped in vanilla coating; bug cookies will be dipped in chocolate coating. Coat and decorate a few cookies at a time as coating sets up quickly. For each ghost or bug, place cookie in coating; lift out with fork, letting excess drip off. Place cookies, coated side up, on cookie sheets.
  • 3 For each ghost, place 2 miniature chocolate chips on each coated cookie to resemble eyes and 1 regular chocolate chip for mouth. Let stand 10 minutes until set.
  • 4 For bugs, cut pretzels into curved pieces for legs. Dip one end of each curved piece in chocolate coating; place 3 legs on each side of each cookie. Cut 2 short pieces for antennae. Dip one end of each pretzel piece in coating; place 2 antennae on top of each cookie. Place 2 candy-coated baking bits near antennae for eyes. Let stand 10 minutes until set.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    160
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    85mg
    85%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    19g
    19%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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