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Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Mom2oddson, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Mom2oddson

    Mom2oddson Active Member

    I saw a recipe (recipe of the day on in which you make rice krispie bar mix and shape in into ghosts. You dip the bottom into coconut to make them look ghosty and attach m-n-m's for eye. Thought it would be great for my nieces and nephews but I have a nephew who is allergic to coconut.

    Any ideas what I could substitute for the coconut?
  2. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    how about just white chocolate?
  3. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    or powdered sugar
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Yep was gonna say powdered sugar........maybe some white icing? or marshmellow cream?
  5. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    Icing would be yummy!!!!!!!
  6. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    White frosting and add those sparkly sprinkles. I've seen them at Michael's.
  7. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    They make a spray on icing now which would make this easier. White would be good and if you feel a great need...they sell those little dots.
  8. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Powdered sugar will only work if you do it and then eat it right away. Powdered sugar tends to melt away....unless you make a glaze out of it. Shaved white chocolate or just white icing would work better if you make them up ahead of time.
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Get some of the white chocolate coating wafers or white choc chips. Melt them and dip the ghosties into them. If you have lollipop sticks or wooden skewers they make fun lollipop type treats. Add 1-2 tsp all vegetable shortening (Crisco or house brand, MUST be all shortening - NOT butter) as you melt the white chocolate to make it stay shiny. If you use the coating wafers you don't need the shortening.

    If you want to color the white chocolate you need to use an oil based coloring or buy precolored coating wafers. Even the small amount of water in food coloring will make the coating seize up and useless. on the other hand, if you just want to color an eye you can dip a toothpick in food color and then make a dot for the eye in the coating before it hardens on the ghost. You can also try the food coloring pens, though I don't think they would work as well.

    If you have coating left over, or want to do a ghost with less prep, cut the bottom off of a nutter butter cookie and dip that in the white chocolate. Anything not used of the chocolate can be allowed to harden for re-use later or you can mix other things into it. Crushed peppermint candies are awesome mixed into the coating and dropped onto pretzels. Both cheerios and rice krispie cereal are also good mixed into the chocolate.

    Whatever you do, use very low heat when you are working with the coating. If it is too hot for your fingers it will burn the chocolate. If you use the microwave use a low power setting (about 30% power is what I use).
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Rice Krispies are 'drizzling' chocolate on their bars now. What if you melted chocolate wafers like everyone suggested and 'drizzled' them in white? I'm thinking - less sugar - less hyperactivity....still sweet. Or better yet - find a carob alternative in white?