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Zomberries! (Zombie Strawberries)

These zombie strawberries are frighteningly delicious and spooky! They’re also very easy and quick to make and are kid friendly. This would be a great recipe for the family to make together!

zomberries

Ingredients

  • 8oz fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 bag of Wilton green candy melts
  • Black edible food pen (found in the cake decorating isle at Wal-mart)
  • 1 package of Wilton small candy eyeballs
  • Wax paper
  • Small glass microwave-safe bowl

Step 1: Gently wash and pat dry the strawberries. Set aside.

Step 2: Pour about 1 cup of the candy melts into the small glass micro-wave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds (no more!), and stir. Microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring in between, until all of the candies have melted. Be careful when removing the bowl from the microwave, it might be hot.

Step 3: Cut a sheet of wax paper about 9″ x 13″ and place on a flat surface. Grab a strawberry near the stem (or gently press a fork into the top of the strawberry) and dip the strawberry into the melted candy. Gently twist and swirl the strawberry in the candy to cover as much of the strawberry as you can (tilting the bowl to one side also helps), then pull the strawberry out of the candy. Wait for the excess candy to drip off of the bottom of the strawberry, then set the strawberry down on the wax paper. After you have finished the first strawberry, move onto Step 4 before coating the rest of the strawberries.

Step 4: While the candy coating is still wet, gently press 2 of the candy eyeballs into the coating to set the eyeballs. If you wait for the coating to dry, the eyeballs will not stick. Once you’ve added the eyes to the first strawberry, go back to Step 3 and repeat steps 3 and 4 for each remaining strawberry. If you run low on melted candy, repeat Step 2 with 1/2 cup of candy melts.

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Step 5: By the time you add the eyeballs to the last strawberry, the candy coating on most of the other strawberries will have dried. Now you can draw on the scary faces! Gently pick up one of the strawberries and use the edible black food pen to draw on a zombie mouth. I tried several different kinds of faces. Play around with it and see what you can come up with!

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Note: If you make these the night before and keep them in the fridge overnight, the moisture from the refrigeration will cause the black pupils of the eyeballs to bleed out and have this awesome zombie eye effect (see the below photo). So if you do not want the black pupils to bleed out, serve the zomberries fresh!

Enjoy!

zomberries

Based off of the recipe found on Parenting Chaos.
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Posted by on October 23, 2016 in Holidays!, Sweets

 

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Edible Tree Centerpiece

From now until Halloween, I’m going to try to post 1 themed recipe, edible craft, and craft each week. Needless to say, I love Halloween, and I’m getting into the holiday spirit early! I actually started working on my Halloween costume in July.

So, without further ado, Halloween edible craft #1: the (somewhat) Edible* Tree Centerpiece. Approximate time: 15-20 minutes.

Edible Tree Centerpiece

Edible Tree Centerpiece

* Note: this recipe is “somewhat” edible because the tree itself has non-edible wire inside. So DO NOT EAT THE TREE!.

This would make a great family craft for humans and pets. My cat was very helpful. And by helpful, I mean she used the bags of candy as pillows. At least she didn’t try to eat the materials.

cat helping

Ingredients

  • Black licorice Twizzlers
  • Graham crackers
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Candy corn ($1 at the Dollar Tree)
  • Candy pumpkins ($1 Harvest mix at the Dollar Tree includes pumpkins and candy corn)
  • Craft wire (I used 18 gauge wire from Michaels that I picked up for $2)

Step 1: Place two graham crackers side by side and gently spread a generous amount of chocolate frosting across both crackers.

Edible Tree Centerpiece - Step 1

Step 2: Make a fence around the outer edges of the cracker with the candy corn, pointed side up.

Edible Tree Centerpiece - Step 2

Step 3: Cut 3 Twizzlers in half, forming 6 equal parts*. Measure out the wire approximately the same length of the Twizzler halves. Using wire cutters, cut 6 pieces of wire. If you look at the cut end of the Twizzler, you’ll notice a hole. Gently feed the wire into that hole until the wire has reached the end. If you’re having trouble getting the wire all the way in, gently press the wire down onto a firm surface. If there is excess wire, use the wire cutters to clip off the ends. Repeat with remaining Twizzlers.

Edible Tree Centerpiece - Step 3

* Note: You can cut the Twizzlers to whatever length you want. I wanted a small tree, so I cut them in half. You could also cut them in varying lengths to make the tree look more realistic.

Step 4: Gently bend the tops of the Twizzlers to represent tree branches. Bend the bottom 1/2 inch of each branch to represent the roots. Cut another piece of wire about 5 inches long. Gather the tree branches together, roots facing outwards, and use the wire to secure the branches in place. Place the tree on the cracker — anywhere you want!

Edible Tree Centerpiece - Step 4

Step 5: Place the pumpkins around the cracker, however many where ever you want. I used 3. If you purchased the Harvest mix of candy from the Dollar Tree, you should also have candy corn with a brown tip. I used 2 of those to form a gate.

Edible Tree Centerpiece - Step 5

Ta-da! A beautiful, somewhat edible, centerpiece!

Based off of the craft found on Parents.com
 
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Posted by on September 13, 2014 in Holidays!

 

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