Sunday, September 23, 2012


So, Halloween is upon us, and it just so happens to be my favorite holiday.  So, keep checking in with us, you are sure to find many ideas for halloween decor, treats and ideas.

Cookie Monsters

As for today, it’s a simple one, but it’s fun (and delicious).  Here’s what you’ll need:

2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 package oreo cookies (I like double stuff)
1 package candy eye balls (I got mine from Orso Gygi, 50 for $1.99, but i have also seen them at Target in their Halloween treat section)
Parchment Paper

Before you start, get all of your supplies out and ready.  Chocolate can be tricky, so you don’t want to heat it and then let it sit cooling while you get your things out.  Lay out your parchment paper, cookies, eyes and sprinkles so it’s all at arms reach.

In a microwave safe bowl, heat your chocolate chips in 30 second intervals, stirring in between each 30 seconds.  When they are mostly smooth just stir until all the chocolate is melted.  You want to be careful with chocolate.  Heating it too much can ruin it and also make it too runny for dipping.

The rest is simple.  Work in groups of 10 cookies at a time.  With washed hands dip one oreo at a time completely in the chocolate.  Pull out the cookie and Let the chocolate run off and give the edge of the cookie a little scrape to remove all of the excess chocolate.  Lay it on the paper.  If you leave an empty spot where your finger was, just get a little chocolate on your finder and tap it in the empty area in a straight up and down motion.  The chocolate will cover the area and leave a pretty little design on top.

Once you’ve done one set of 10 take a moment and place the eyes on and give it a sprinkle.  Be creative, have fun, let the kid-o's help out.  Let cool completely and scare up some holiday fun!

<3, Sharla