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It's my favorite time of year. Fall festivals, Halloween parties, sweatshirts, football games and trick-or-treating. It's also the best time of year to get really creative in the kitchen and make some fun and (kind of) scary treats. Kraft tasked me with coming up with a fun creative dessert idea for Halloween. I knew I wanted my dessert to be kid-friendly and fun so I made Monster Balls Halloween Treats.
Seriously, how can you not love these? They are so adorable and are perfect for upcoming harvest festivals and Halloween parties. In fact, while you are over there be sure to look at the recipes for Halloween Party Ideas and Halloween Recipes for Kids. I'm partial to the Spooky Eyeball Tacos.
Here are some helpful tips when making the Monster Balls Halloween Treats:
1. Make sure to have all ingredients measured out and lined up. Once the marshmallow is melted you need to work really fast. Hence, why I have no in-process photos of this recipe. I need an extra set of hands when I work on recipes like this.
2. If you can't find candy corn for the ears, you can use any fun and colorful candies. Look through the candy aisle to find something that looks fun.
3. Use cooking spray to coat your hands prior to rolling the balls.
4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the Monster Balls on there as you create them.
5. Add candy eyeballs to each ball as you go. Don't wait for all the balls to be made to add eyes. You'll need the stickiness from the JET-PUFFED Marshmallows to hold the eyes in place. Imagine how surprised the kids will be to see these at their fall party. Be sure to stop over at KraftRecipes.com to see how I created these fun Halloween treats.
Click here for the full recipe: Monster Balls Halloween Treats.
For more recipes and ideas, visit my blog at www.justshortofcrazy.com.
Our Monster Balls Halloween Treats aren't very scary looking. In fact, most kids seem to find them pretty approachable at the Halloween buffet table!
Article by Kraft TasteMaker Deb Thompson. For more recipes and ideas, visit her blog at Just Short of Crazy.
Please keep in mind that the bloggers opinions, advice and recipes are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Kraft Foods.
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