October 28, 2011 04:51:54
Posted By Erin Bolger
Nothing brings me more joy then Halloween! The costumes the candy and of course the Halloween inspired recipes!
Here is another fun recipe to do with the kiddies. You can add shoe string licorice to hang the critters or also make some on a candy stick. I tweaked a recipe in my cookbook The Happy Baker-A Dater's Guide To Emotional Baking. I used my Speed Dating Quickies recipe (an old school one my mom used to make) and I added less oatmeal and more coconut and of course eyes and legs.
CHOCOLATE QUICKIE CRITTERS
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup milk (I used 1%)
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 cups coconut (do not use finely shredded, more course coconut will give a better texture for the critters)
Pretzel sticks for critter legs
White chocolate chips for eyes
Wilton Black glitter gel icing tube for eyes
In a medium heavy bottom saucepan combine the butter, sugars and milk. Over medium heat bring to a boil; stirring often.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla
Add the chocolate chips; stir until melted. Stir in the coconut and oats.
On a lined cookie sheet break 3 pretzels in half place them in a critter leg type pattern. Spoon a tbsp. of the mixture on the pretzels. Place two white chocolate chips in as eyes and use a small amount of the black glitter gel for eyes. Let set in the fridge. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container.