Stuffed Monster Heads
This is one of those recipes that are so simple that it almost seems a shame to bother typing it up. But people will be surprised at the mixture of ingredients in these cute little guys, and the kids will love them. Chocolate covered apricots are easy to make at home if you do not want to purchase them. In order to cover them uniformly, I make them by placing a toothpick in each dried apricot. I then dip it into melted dark chocolate and thoroughly coat it. I let the excess drip off and then place the toothpick in a styrofoam block. This way the chocolate covered apricot can dry and have a smooth mar free surface.
12 chocolate covered apricots
48 pretzel sticks, broken in halves
frosting, cinnamon imperials, white chocolate, halved dried cranberries, or dragees
Take each apricot and insert eight pretzel legs all around it. Add the eyes through a variety of methods. If you are chocolate coating the apricots yourself, add them while the chocolate is still wet. Otherwise, attach them with a dab of melted chocolate or chocolate frosting. You can make great eyes from white frosting, red frosting, cinnamon imperials, piped white chocolate, white chocolate chips, dried cranberries halved through the middle, or dragees.
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