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Who wants to make cute little moose cookies for your kids this Christmas? Get yourself some nutter butters and candy melts. Lately, I've been trying to squeeze in a post or two a month with mostly just decorating. I really enjoy it and we all know practice makes perfect. I want to eventually start making little short videos for Facebook. I just have to make that purchase of the iphone tripod. I'm waiting for an ingredient to come back into stock before making my purchase.
I love being able to take a cookie that's pre-made like this Nutter Butters and jazz them up for holidays especially with my son being young. This is something that would make a great little activity for a bunch of friends or parents and their kiddies. They are so simple too! You'll have to get your antlers made a little ahead of time so they have a little time to dry.
I was hanging out in the cookie aisle at Walmart like I do so often and came across the Nutter Butters. Hey, it's the aisle after the baking items. That's my accuse. Nutter Butters are such an interesting shape, tons of things can be made from them. I've spotted snowmen, turkeys, ghosts, baby chicks, carrots and reindeer. You name it, it's probably on Pinterest. Now, I can say one thing for sure. I'm adding Moose to the mix. Yayyyy!
- 16 Nutter Butter cookies
- 2 cups chocolate candy melts
- ½ cup salted caramel candy melts or butterscotch chips
- ¼ cup green candy melts
- 32 small eyes
- 1 T . multi-colored jumbo nonpareils
- ⅓ cup red candy melts
- 6 pretzels
- 3 mini marshmallows
- 2 - 3 tsp . white nonpareils
- 6 mini pretzels
- Cut the 3 marshmallows in half. Set aside.
- Melt the red candy melts in a glass bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until the candy melts are completely melted.
- Dip the 6 pretzels into the red candy melt. Tap off the extra candy melts and place on the parchment paper.
- Quickly add half of a mini marshmallow to the rounded end.
- Sprinkle a bunch of white nonpareils on the wider side of the pretzel. It will be opposite of the side that has the marshmallow top. Adjust the nonpareils as needed.
- Reheat the red candy melts for another 30 seconds. Pour into a sandwich bag or piping bag.
- Cut a very small hole in the corner of the bag. Fill in each hole of the pretzel with the remaining red candy melts. Set aside to dry completely.
- Melt chocolate candy melts in a glass bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat microwaving for 30 seconds and stirring until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Pour about half of the chocolate into a sandwich bag or disposable piping bag. Cut a very small hole in the bag that will be easy to manage while piping.
- On a piece of parchment paper, lay down a couple Nutter Butters.
- Start piping E's on the parchment paper using the Nutter Butters for guidance. That will help keep your antlers in proportion with the head.
- Once you've piped about 40 E's that you're happy with, let them dry completely. It will probably take about 15 minutes.
- Push the rest of the chocolate from the piping bag back into the glass bowl with the remaining chocolate.
- Once the antlers are dry, lay a pair out on the parchment paper. Adjust them so the ends will barely be under the head, but will still stick.
- Dip the top half of the Nutter Butter in the chocolate candy melt. You may need to slightly reheat the chocolate. (about 30 seconds)
- Tap the cookie on the side of the bowl to remove any extra melting chocolate. Make sure the back of the head has some melting chocolate on it so the antlers will stick.
- If you're adding a Santa hat, place it on the top now. You may want to do this before adding the eyes so there's room for the hat.
- Quickly add two eyes to the chocolate. Let the moose dry completely.
- Melt the salted caramel candy melts in a glass bowl the same the chocolate candy melts were melted.
- Pour into a separate sandwich bag or piping bag. Cut a very small hole for piping.
- Pipe a nose on the bottom half of the cookie. I slightly overlapped the salted caramel melting chocolate over the chocolate candy melt to give the nose a rounded look.
- Let dry for about 10 minutes. If you choose to, pipe a set of nostrils and a smile on the bottom half of the cookie. Let the melting chocolate finish drying for another 20ish minutes.
- Melt the green candy melts like you did the red, chocolate and salted caramel candy melts.
- Place into a sandwich bag or piping bag and cut a very small hole. A small hole is necessary to keep the lines more precise.
- Pipe a couple of loops of green around the antlers. Add on a couple colored jumbo nonpareils so the green If the green dries before you get to add your nonpareils, add a dot of green candy melts to the nonpareil and place it on the green. Let the moose dry completely and serve on a place for your holiday get together!
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)
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