Monday, October 22, 2012

Tutorials: Easy Halloween Treat

With Halloween upon us, here's a quick and easy treat that involves only THREE (count 'em, THREE) ingredients (cause that's just how I roll when it comes to culinary matters):

Ready for this highly complex recipe?  Here goes!  Take a package of Vanilla-flavored CandiQuik and melt it in its own handy microwaveable tray (side note: they're not kidding when they say to only increase the microwave time by 15 second increments until melting consistency is achieved.  I learned this the hard way one year).

Open some Oreo cookies and dip them into the melted CandiQuik.

Put the cookies down on wax paper then throw on some Halloween sprinkles before the CandiQuik dries.  That's it!  You're done!

For those of you who still may struggle like I do in the kitchen, here's an exciting action shot right after the cookies have been sprinkled.  What you're making should sort of resemble this in some way.

I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't like this treat and it's so quick and easy to do.  I went with a purple and green theme, but you could also incorporate orange and use the Halloween edition Oreo's with orange-colored creme centers.

I bought two packages of plain Oreo's (not Double Stuff) and one package of CandiQuik.  I had a little bit of CandiQuik left over after dipping all the cookies (approximately 90 cookies total).  I bought the CandiQuick and Oreo's at Target and got the sprinkles at Target, Michael's and JoAnn's.

Since the point of this post is "easy" Halloween treats, you can simply put these in cellophane bags when they're done and tie them with Halloween-colored yarn or ribbon.

If you have the time, these also look very cute in paper boxes with tissue paper, coffin boxes, upside down witch hat cones, or ceramic cauldron bowls that you can pick up at the dollar stores on occasion.  No matter how you package them, they'll get eaten up pretty quick and you'll be the hero for bringing something with sprinkles to the party!