Midday Fix: Selena’s creative Halloween snacks

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Selena Kohng


The products used to make the treats are available at www.artizone.com

Macaron Jack-o-Lantern

Flur Bakery macaron
granny smith apple (stem)
fruit leather
a binder to make facial features stick, such as cream cheese, peanut butter, etc.

Cut 3 triangle shapes and a smile shape using kitchen scissors. Apply with a dab of your binder to make them stick onto the macaron. Cut a small piece of apple for the stem and stick into the macaron filling.

Cookie Bats

Flour Power Autumn Dots Cookie Tube
white chocolate chips
fruit leather
binder (cream cheese, peanut butter)

Cut bat wings using half of a heart-shaped cutter for the top arch, and the curve of the heart for the bottom two. Alternatively, use kitchen scissors to cut freehand. Using tweezers, melt a white chocolate chip one at a time, pointed side down, on a pan over lowest heat. As soon as the pointed side melts to create a level disc, transfer to the cookie; the melted chocolate will cool and stick. Repeat with a second chocolate chip for the second eye. Using a small circle fondant cutter, cut circles out of the fruit leather and stick onto white chocolate chips with your binder to finish the eyes. Alternatively, use mini chocolate chips.

Marshmallow Ghosts

Katherine Anne Confections Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
chocolate chips
hot chocolate mix

Prepare hot chocolate using package directions. Use the same chocolate chip melting method as the one for the cookie bats for the eyes and mouth of each ghost. Use "ghosts" in hot chocolate, or stick with skewers to dunk in hot chocolate or make homemade s'mores.

Haunted House

chocolate hazelnut pancake mix
sliced cheese
purple fingerling potatoes
dried mango slices

Bake potatoes at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, or steam them for a quicker cook time. Meanwhile, make two large pancakes according to package directions. Use online images as a guide to cut a haunted house silhouette with kitchen scissors. The more uneven your lines, the better! Lay the house shape on your late. Cut windows and door from dried mango slices using kitchen scissors. Use a circle cutter to cut a moon from the cheese and lay on the plate. Once the potatoes are done, slice in half, then cut 1/2" slices and add small cuts to create cloud shapes. Lay them on the plate, some overlapping the moon.

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