Stuffed Monster Heads
Cookies and Cream Bats
This is a very simple, but oh so cute ice cream treat. There are many clever treats to make with ice cream, and a selection of them for children to choose from always goes over well. Use your imagination with these treats as I have not yet had a chance to photograph them and the instructions are very general as there are many ways to get the desired effect. It really depends on what ingredients you have to work with. Take these instructions and have fun with them. Each recipe makes one ice cream creature. All of these recipes are great for children to make (with some adult assistance.) Make sure to try the other variations, Frankenstein Heads, Witch Heads, Frosty Pumpkin Faces, and Wacky Werewolves.
2 cookie bat wings
1 scoop chocolate ice cream
assorted candy for the face and decoration
Make the cookie bat wings by either using your favorite rolled cookie recipe and cutting a few bat wings out of the dough (easy to do if you are already making cookies for Halloween). Dip the cookie in melted dark chocolate or frost with a black frosting. You can also cut a wing shape from a large soft commercial cookie and then dip that in chocolate or frost it if it is not chocolate. Place one scoop of chocolate ice cream on a serving dish. Make a slit on either side of the scoop with a butter knife. Slide the bat wings into the slits. Add candy to form the features. Some cute ideas are chocolate chips or cinnamon imperials for eyes, red fruit leather cut into triangles for red fangs, or white frosting/fondant/white chocolate for teeth. Simply form stiff frosting/fondant/chocolate into a triangle toothy shape and insert them into the ice cream. Candy corn makes cute fangs or ears. More realistic ears can be made with molded chocolate or "tootsie rolls". Serve these guys immediately, or place in the freezer for up to three hours.
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