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Friday, October 14, 2011

Spookalicious Carbs

My kids have caught the Halloween spirit! They can’t wait for October 31st to arrive.
Home on fall break today, they made ghost cookies. Fun, craptacular*, spookalicious ghost cookies.
An easy, kid-friendly project, these semi-homemade cookies consist of only three ingredients.

Creepy Ingredients:
     1 package Nutter Butter cookies**
     2 packages Wilton white candy melts (Almond bark or white chocolate would work too.)
     1 tube Wilton black decorating gel

Scary directions:
     1. Melt 1 package of candy melts. (Melt 2nd package after 1st is used up.)
     2. Dip Nutter Butters into melted candy. 
     3. Place on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.
     4. Refrigerate until candy is set.
     5. Decorate with gel.

My goblins loved this project.

Look at their frightfully delightful creations!

Cute, huh? And tasty too!

According to Jack, "they're good carbs! Worthy of an insulin injection!"

I calculated that they're roughly 18g carbs each. The cookies are 9.5g each, and I added 8g for the candy coating, as my kids loaded on the coating. A thinner candy coating might result in a 15g ghost.

*Craptacular - meaning they’re pure crap. There’s nothing healthy about these cookies. But all things in moderation, right? A little artificial this and a little hydrogenated that created some serious excitement in my house today. 
**If you have nut allergies or celiac, these won’t work. But I’m guessing you could take two round, nut-free, gluten-free cookies or crackers and make a ghost shape with the candy coating.


Sarah said...

I think we may have to give this a try...another fun one around here is making witches hat cookies, the recipe is on Our Best Bites blog.

Rachael said...

These are so cute! I have been looking for a cute treat for my Halloween Luncheon at work! Thanks for sharing! :D

Diane D said...

In my opinion, everyone needs a fun craptacular snack now & then :)

Wendy said...

I love them :)

SO CUTE!!! I want one.


CRAPTACULAR delicious!

Roselady said...

So glad you caught the Halloween spirit. Very cute. We might need to duplicate.

Laura @ Houston We Have A Problem! said...

We are totally making these next week (our fall break). Yumm-o! I love Nutter Butters. Thanks for sharing!

sky0138 said...

these are so cool!! love them!

Kelly said...

I love anything that is three ingredients or less and these take the cake or should I say COOKIE! They definitely look delish!

Tracy1918 said...

Just added to the shopping list. Thank you!!

Redhead Living said...

We are giving these a Nutter Butters!

Jules said...

That's fantastic you are the funnest mum.

shannon said...

ahh fantastic, thanks for including the carb info! :)

Misty said...

Those are adorable! And look like not too much trouble. Love this idea:)