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halloween “in the house”: easy owl s’mores

Here’s a nice easy one for you – and could they be any cuter?

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I found these owls over at Living Locurto and “pinned” them immediately. Unfortunately, Amy’s method – which used the microwave – did not work for me. I couldn’t get the timing right and either the marshmallows got too puffy or the the candy melts wouldn’t soften up enough to adhere.

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Then I remembered my monster eyeballs post from a few years ago, where I used the oven instead. So I experimented a bit and came up with a foolproof recipe – that’s actually quicker and easier, because you can make a whole batch at once!

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For each owl you’ll need one half of a full-size graham cracker, 1 marshmallow (cut in half), 2 candy melts (any color), 2 chocolate chips and 1 candy corn.

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I’ll be bagging these up along with the lollipop spiders for Noah’s classmates – but these would look equally adorable all stacked up on a platter for a party too!

Now – “whoo’s” ready for Halloween?

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Owl S’mores
idea inspired by Living Locurto

candy melts (any color) – 2 per owl
chocolate chips – 2 per owl
marshmallows – 1 per owl
candy corn – 1 per owl
graham crackers, cut in half (use a serrated knife for the cleanest cuts) – one half per owl

Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees – line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Place the candy melts, flat side facing up, on one of your baking sheets. Place a chocolate chip in the center of each candy melt and carefully place in the oven. Set the timer for 2 minutes; begin watching carefully after a minute. The candy melts should start to look shiny, but still be holding their shape. Remove pan from oven and set aside.

Cut a marshmallow in half. Place the halves, cut side down, on a graham cracker square, toward one edge. Tuck a candy corn in the middle of the marshmallows, pressing down lightly to secure. Place a candy melt atop each marshmallow and transfer to your other baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients and place in the oven. Bake for about 4 minutes, till the melts start to get shiny and the marshmallows soften a bit. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Keep sealed in an airtight container for 1 – 2 days.

(print this recipe)


This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver
http://sherisilver.com/2016/10/28/halloween-in-the-house-easy-owl-smores/

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For more ideas, check out my Halloween Pinterest board!

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