Reviewed on Dec. 22, 2008 by ElizaDoc
I didn't like the animal cracker idea. In order to get the effect, you need to use animal crackers that have the animal imprint and in my area, they're either very difficult to find or the quantity I needed was cost prohibitive. The store I shopped at had a huge bag of "generic" animal cookies but you need the ones imprinted with animal (not just in the shape of the animal) for the effect. In a pinch we used pretzels and that worked fine. We did not use marshmallows. We used the squirty icing for the eyes and red hots for the nose. So we mostly followed the recipe but when certain obstacles got in the way, time, aquiring certain components, we improvised. The recipe was still a total hit.