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Oct 24

Halloween Masks

Have you ever had an epic Halloween? I’m talking before kids here, prior to when Halloween was all about princesses and trick-or-treating. Back when Halloween was all about the adults.

When you could dress however you wanted, drink as much as you wanted, and stay out as late as you wanted without the next day repercussions?

I had that sort of Halloween the year I was first married. We had a party. We dressed as…ladies of the night, shall we say.

Both of us. The husband and me.

Since he’d probably murder and/or never speak to me again if I posted the picture here, I’ll have to paint it for you.

My husband. Black pleather skirt. Red fuzzy tank top. Green Wig. And four inch platform heel knee-high boots with flames on the sides.

I’ll never forget taking him to Ross and helping him pick out his outfit and then watching him take it to the dressing room attendant so he could go try it on.

Ahhh…memories.

Now, these Masks aren’t as epic as my husband dressing in pleather…but they are pretty amazing themselves. Because they have a secret too.

{That Tiger, there in the back? He just saw his future and it spooked him.}

Nutter Butters covered in candy melts. (The black is actually milk chocolate with black candy color.) A perfect (and easy) disguise for one of the best cookies ever. I mean, cookies should be able to have epic Halloweens too, right?

Halloween Masks

Ingredients:

  • Nutter Butters
  • Red candy melts (for Devils)
  • Black candy melts (for Kitties)
  • Orange and black candy melts (for Tigers)
  • Sugar eyes or white and black candy melts

Directions:

  1. Melt red candy melts in the microwave on 50% power. (I like to keep my melts warm on an electric griddle set to 200° and covered with a kitchen towel.) Dip Nutter Butters and place on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet. Chill until hardened.
    Meanwhile, make your devil horns. Transfer the leftover red candy melts to a Ziploc sandwich bag. Snip of the corner and pipe the desired shape onto another wax-paper lined cookie sheet. Chill until hardened.
    Attach horns to the Devil mask using melted candy. Use melted white candy for the eyes and add a dab of black for the pupil (or you could use a food writer). Chill until hardened.
  2. For Kitties:
    Melt black candy melts in the microwave on 50% power. (I like to keep my melts warm on an electric griddle set to 200° and covered with a kitchen towel.) Dip Nutter Butters and place on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet. Chill until hardened.
    Meanwhile, make your ears. Transfer the leftover black candy melts to a Ziploc sandwich bag. Snip of the corner and pipe each cat ear onto another wax-paper lined cookie sheet. Chill until hardened.
    Attach ears to the kitty mask using melted candy and add some whiskers. Use melted white candy for the eyes and add a dab of black for the pupil (or you could use a food writer). Chill until hardened.
  3. For Tigers:
    Melt orange and black candy melts in the microwave on 50% power. (I like to keep my melts warm on an electric griddle set to 200° and covered with a kitchen towel.) Dip Nutter Butters and place on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet. Chill until hardened.
  4. Meanwhile, make your ears. Transfer the leftover orange candy melts to a Ziploc sandwich bag. Snip of the corner and pipe each cat ear onto another wax-paper lined cookie sheet. Chill until hardened.
    Attach ears to the Tiger mask using melted candy. Use the melted black candy to make his stripes. Use melted white candy for the eyes and add a dab of black for the pupil (or you could use a food writer). Chill until hardened.

Notes:

Note: If you can’t find colored candy melts, use white melts and color them with candy color (Wilton sells it; find it at Michaels or on Amazon). When dyeing black, use (brown) chocolate candy melts to assist in getting the dark color.

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19 Responses to “Halloween Masks”

  1. Renee posted on October 24, 2011 at 6:41 am (#)

    What a cute idea to use Nutter Butters! I kept wondering what cookie cutter you used until you revealed the cookie.

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  2. Karen - Trilogy Edibles posted on October 24, 2011 at 6:45 am (#)

    I’ve never heard of Nutter Butter before, must be an american thing, but these are too cute! Love the devil :)

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  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on October 24, 2011 at 6:52 am (#)

    @Renee
    And so much easier than baking a cookie! ;)

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  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on October 24, 2011 at 6:53 am (#)

    @Karen – Trilogy Edibles
    YOU’VE NEVER HAD A NUTTER BUTTER? OMG go to the store now and buy some. They are like Oreos, but better. Peanut butter cookie and peanut butter cream. :)

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  5. Heather posted on October 24, 2011 at 7:16 am (#)

    You are so creative! What a fun idea!

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  6. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on October 24, 2011 at 8:38 am (#)

    These are sooo clever, I love them!

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  7. Something Swanky posted on October 24, 2011 at 12:38 pm (#)

    How cute you are :)

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  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on October 24, 2011 at 6:20 pm (#)
  9. Katie Mar posted on October 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm (#)

    aw these are so stinkin’ cute!

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  10. Joy @ Joy Of Desserts posted on October 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm (#)

    Horizontal nutter butters. Great idea, Dorothy. Thank you for linking at Joy of Desserts.
    You had me laughing with this post. I saw the whole video in my mind’s eye. LOL.
    Come by and enter my giveaway if you get a chance. :-)

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  11. Jocelyn posted on October 25, 2011 at 5:08 am (#)

    Those are the cutest Nutter Butters ever!!!! What a great idea to do masks:-)

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  12. MrsFoxsSweets posted on October 25, 2011 at 5:36 am (#)

    I really didn’t even know there was a Nutter Butter inside until I read it and that makes these even better, these are awesome looking!

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  13. Sue posted on October 25, 2011 at 7:03 am (#)

    How cute and clever!

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  14. Trish - Sweetology101 posted on October 25, 2011 at 9:09 am (#)

    GENIUS!!! I want the devil one…it suits my mood today. HA!

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  15. DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO posted on October 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm (#)

    HOLY CLEVER!

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  16. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on October 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm (#)
  17. sugarswings posted on October 27, 2011 at 7:07 pm (#)

    what a unique and creative idea! great job :)

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  18. Simply Good: Cooking with Rebecca posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:32 pm (#)

    So cute! I love the idea of decorating chocolate dipped Nutter Butters.

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