Food You can Eat: Halloween Witch’s Hats

Muhahaha Happy Halloween!

These are fun for children and adults, and fun to do as a kitchen project with the young ones. You can find this recipe anywhere online. My version requires no microwaving, and I offer adult options. These are full of processed food goodness – no health food here – but they make me smile, and I hope that they give you a smile, too. Happy Halloween!

You will need 24 Hershey’s Kisses, 24 Keebler Fudge Stripes Cookies, a tube or two of gel/regular icing; a can of chocolate frosting; chocolate sprinkles; colored decor sugar; and if making them for adults, a little liquor, vanilla frosting, and food coloring.

 Unwrap the Kisses and put the cookies bottom-up (chocolate-side) on a tray. The cookies have an uneven covering of chocolate that tales away from the “pretty”, so lightly frost each one. Lightly – just enough to create a smooth surface.

Dump your sprinkles into a shallow bowl and dip each cookie – flat, frosting side down. Or, use the shaker top to the colored sugar to cover the frosting. Put a dollop of frosting on the bottom of each Kiss, and plop one on the center of each cookie.

Pipe icing or gel around base of Kiss. If you are super on top of things, you can add a mini M&M as a hat buckle (I was not on-point, mine have no buckle). Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Now for two adult variations on the frosting:

  • Mix a tablespoon or two of crème de menthe and a few drops of green food coloring into the white frosting; use green decor sugar and a slice from a spearmint jelly candy as the buckle.
  • Mix a tablespoon or two of cinnamon schnapps and a few drops of red food coloring into the white frosting; use red decor sugar and a red hot candy as the buckle.

These are great for a Halloween party – maybe next year?

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  1. Oh yum! I’ve never thought to cook with crème de menthe. 
    [Here I go again.] I have a friend who sometimes visits me. She always has all kinds of plans and it is up to me to help her execute them. I started calling her Grasshopper, after the old Kung Fu TV series, where a decidedly non-Asian David Carradine was mentored by a Buddhist monk, I think. When she comes she brings a big bottle of crème de menthe and we drink grasshoppers. Here’s a recipe. You can add a flavorless vodka to get the job done more quickly:


    • …I think he was meant to be (or have been) a monk in that show…albeit one who’d ended up in the states?

      …I seem to remember the credits including a bit where he walked silently across a floor covered in rice paper or something that was part of his training in a temple all of which I’m fairly sure was implied to have been somewhat in advance of the events in the actual show?

      …which as somebody pointed out in a previous thread (I think it was hannibal?) was supposed to have starred bruce lee…who would have been rather less incongruous in the role than carradine but who the producers balked at casting

      • One of the lesser-emphasized character points for that show is that Kwai Chang Caine wasn’t full-blooded Chinese.  His father, I think, was American, and the whole reason why Caine was in the US was to search for his half-brother, Danny Caine.  

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