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Choco Owls

 Choco Owls
You'll have a blast making Choco Owls to add to a Halloween treat platter. —Taste of Home Food Styling Team
12 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups Cocoa Krispies
  • 12 Popsicle sticks
  • 2 cups (12 ounces each) milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • Decorations of your choice: chocolate jimmies, halved miniature pretzels, candy corn, candy coating disks, Life Savers and Reese's pieces

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine marshmallows and butter. Cook and stir
  • over medium-low heat until melted. Stir in cereal. Press into a
  • greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Cool completely.
  • Using a 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles. Insert a
  • lollipop stick into each cutout.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until
  • smooth. Dip pops into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on
  • waxed paper.
  • Sprinkle with jimmies and add pretzels for ears. Add candy corn noses
  • and use remaining candies as desired for eyes. Let stand until set.
  • Yield: 1 dozen.