Here’s a nice easy one for you – and could they be any cuter?
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
This delicious recipe brought to you by Donuts, Dresses and Dirt
For more ideas, check out my Halloween Pinterest board!