Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Owly Treats

Since the name of this blog is "Wise Old Owl"....
....what better recipes to post than owly ones?!?!?
I found these on the web-site Bright Ideas
For those of you with kiddos....or grand-kiddos....or, neices, or nephews...or, if you're just like me and have a HUGE sweet tooth....there are some really neat ideas on there....great for teachers, too!!

(photo courtesy of Bright Ideas)
1 roll (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
20 whole cashews
¼ cup chocolate frosting
½ cup M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies
2 cookie sheet pans
Plastic wrap paper
Resealable plastic bag

1. Divide the sugar cookie dough in three pieces. Knead the flour into one piece of cookie dough until smooth, set aside. Combine the remaining two pieces of cookie dough and knead in the cocoa powder until smooth, set aside.

2. Roll the lighter colored cookie dough into a 1-inch round log about 10 inches long, and move it off to the side. Roll out the chocolate cookie dough on a lightly floured surface to a 10 x 4-inch rectangle. Place the light colored log of cookie dough on top of the chocolate rectangle. Wrap the chocolate cookie dough completely around the lighter colored log. Pinch edges to seal and roll the log smooth. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the cookie log into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 slices, side by side, on sheet pans. Press a cashew into cookie at the point the slices touch. Repeat with remaining cookie slices. Bake for approximately 8-11 minutes, or until cookies are just beginning to golden. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

4. Spoon the chocolate frosting into a resealable bag and snip a small corner from bag. Using the photograph as guide, pipe eyelashes and a dot to secure candies. Add the M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies for eyes.

I also came across this one...at recipe.com....but there was no picture. 

They sound yummy!!!

Owl Eyes
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup margarine
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
16 ounces chocolate chips
¼ bar paraffin wax

Mix together crumbs, sugar, margarine, peanut butter and vanilla. Form into small balls.
Melt together chocolate chips and wax.
Dip small balls in chocolate mixture, covering half. Keep chocolate warm as you do this.
Place on wax paper to cool.

Wouldn't these be neat to make for some special little trick-or-treaters....
....or....maybe their Nannie?!?!?

Whatta 'ya think?



  1. These are a great idea.. Just look like so much fun.

  2. Definitely a good treat for their nannie LOL

    I love them :)

  3. Oh Deb - these are adorable. I hope I can find the time to make some - thanks for sharing. You know - owls are making a comeback. In decorating, jewelry and now we see it - food. Yippee!!! Have a blessed day! Cathy


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