this is gonna be like a freakishly looooong post.
i'm sorry in advance but i do hope it will be worth your time. it's just that i went a little crazy when i made these, and wanted to show you, so you too can join the crazy train with me.
hold on tight!
what is this?!?
a trick or treater cookie mob?!
i've always loved the gazillion push up pop treats floating around the web but i never really got the idea for a push up pop treat without making a mess eating the treat inside.
i mean, one time i put trail mix in it for a camping party favor, thinking it was all cute when whoosh! went all the peanuts and raisins and m&m's all over the place when the kids opened them up. and then the kids just stared at the mess, shrugged their shoulders and ran off to some other party activity.
oh woah the pain i had!
it was then that i was bound and determined that i come up with a treat that would make eating a treat in a push up pop a little easier.
thus the birth of these crazy things.
i made 20 of them.
then i got tired and called it a day.
let's start already.
we'll talk about those trick or treat bags in a bit...
ok so now that you have that, take your push up pops and pull them apart.
you will use this part for now.
the tops and the "push" part.
1. fill push part with melted green candy melt (i use those darn candy melts way too much!)
2. make sure the candy is patted down and looks even on all sides
3.take your milano cookie and put a blob of candy on the bottom
4.then hold it for a minute with your one hand
5. while the candy is still wet, take a toothpick and make it look like grass
6. use the top of your push pop to hold the cookie while it dries
ok, so do you have a cookie like this?
darn milano cookies are not cheap and some are broken to boot! dang!
if you find some a little busted, use it anyway.
or you can eat those too and use the vienna finger cookies instead. they're not as 'delicate".
milano surfaces are smooth and viennas are bumpy so save the smooth ones for the treats that won't be entirely covered (you'll see what i mean in a bit).
oh, and don't forget to thank your frankenstein spatula for all his help.
the candy melt dries quickly, like in 5-10 minutes. or you can stick them in the fridge to set for an even quicker time.
once the cookies are set, put your push up pops back together.
you'll see a broken cookie in the next pic (bottom right corner). that's ok.
ok ready to decorate?
let's do a mummy.
then a pumpkin.
and a dracula.
drip some candy for the witch's hair & use a starburst for her hat.
i screwed up on her dress. oh well. it's supposed to be an ugly dress anyway right?
this cat's my daughter's favorite.
i used licorice for the tail.
this guy's tail is made from a starburst candy. use a toothpick to "paint" the cookie.
the one-eyed-one-horned dude.
with tiny wings.
i love the tiny bone sprinkles for this funny lookin' skeleton.
spiders on a tombstone.
so there you have it! whew!
for some, i used the milanos for the time when i didn't need to cover the front and the viennas when i did.
so how's 'bout a class pic?
for the gifted class.
and the not so gifted class.
don't think the cat should be in this class though...oh well.
my son told me his favorites were "all the ones in the front row" and "the back row too!"
huh? where are your bags kids?
oh yeah...i'll get them.
so hold the bag real tight OK?
no no no no...
looks like we'll need some twine.
ok so don't forget to get me some reese's cups! they're my favorite.
happy trick or treating!
but don't tell people to "smell my feet".
that's just plain nasty.