The thing is, I’m impressed I waited this long to share this recipe with you.
It’s simultaneously easy/creepy. It’s all things Halloween in this household, in ways I haven’t fully discovered yet. I’ve been in my blur of photo editing, lack of vitamin D (thanks, four gloomy days in a row), and staying out late last night to see A Bad Moms Christmas. Yes, I totally saw it early. It’s one of the perks of my job. Yes, it’s as good as the first one. You’ll thank me when you walk out of that one. That said, this is Halloween time! It’s on all of our brains! (BRAAAAIIIINS) I’m trying really hard not to give any spoilers away. Last time Cassidy made a super cool costume (more on that tomorrow), I had more limited media access than I do now. There was something pure in that, though. Just camera photos – and thorough ones too.
These days, I rely heavily on video and phone photos. They’re good, but they’re not real camera photos. And that said, it’s super hard to juggle two excited kids, my own propensity for dressing up, and a phone, AND a camera. I’ll see what I can do, though. It matters. A lot. And I’m super horrible at keeping secrets so I’m just going to stop talking now and share a recipe.
All good things in due time! I promise you that.
1 pkg. Rice Krispies Treats
1 can Vanilla Frosting
1 pkg. Chocolate Graham Crackers
2 — Hershey’s Cookies N Crème Candy Bars
Wilton Candy Melts, Orange
Green Candy Shreds
Black Food Coloring
1 pkg. Gummy Monsters
- Color the frosting with a few drops of black food coloring so it is a dark gray color, and then spread it on top of each of the Rice Krispies Treats.
- Place a monster on each one so it looks like it is coming up from the ground.
- Crush one package of the grahams and sprinkle over the frosting. Sprinkle some green candy shreds on to look like grass.
- Divide each candy bar into 3 sections. You can use an edible marker to write dates or funny names on the candy bar headstones.
- Melt the orange chocolate melts per package directions and put a dot on the front bottom edge of each candy bar headstone and press against the end of the krispy treat behind the zombie.
Let it forever be known, that Outshine® Bars are a favorite in our house.
Whether it’s the kids eating them, or my husband, the biggest surprise is that I like them too. Whether it’s the Fruit Bars – made with real fruit or fruit juice and NO GMO ingredients – or it’s the Yogurt Bars – made with 100% yogurt, I find that I have to buy two or three boxes at once. We all like different flavors, but we also just like them.. in general.. and for a family of four, we need backup boxes! Scarlet even goes so far as to say we all need our very own box! We’ll see about that one..
Like I said, Outshine® Bars are the only bars my whole family will happily eat. When Scarlet’s school held a school-wide Field Day last year and needed donations of popsicles, fruit bars, and other delights, I donated several boxes of Outshine® Bars. The school office was so happy. Scarlet told me they were a hit with her classmates, and most importantly, with her.
As she illustrates, when you bite into an Outshine® Bar the first things you taste are real fruit, real juice, real veggies, or real yogurt. I absolutely love the bright flavors, and so do my kids. There’s now even more fruit or fruit juice in most of their bars, than any other ingredients – which is part of their goal to give you bars in which the best ingredients come first.
That’s why I decided to let the kids make their own “Halloween Fruit Bars.”
Next time we will attempt to make jack-o-lanterns with the Tangerine flavor of Outshine Fruit Bars but since it was our first time using the Magic Shell, we settled for ghosts and monsters. That made the kids happy.
Cute, right? They’re absolutely delicious as a Halloween snack, or as a healthy snack alternative year-round. You can decorate them up for pretty much anything, but they’re also absolutely perfect as is. How would you decorate your fruit bars?
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