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Frightfully Easy Ghosts and Cutie Bugs

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 32

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

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Substitute colored candy coating wafers for multicolored cutie bugs.
  • Brands of candy coating vary in degree of thickness when melted. If the mixture is too thick for dipping, stir in melted shortening, a teaspoon at a time, to thin the mixture.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
85mg
3%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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