10/26/2009

Mummy Suckers

These made-in-the-microwave suckers are quick and so fun to make! An adult has to do the hot sucker part, but the kids can drizzle the white chocolate "Mummy Wraps" and add eyes! I love the fact that they're cheap--less than 50 cents per batch to make.
The Gourmet Girls did a great job with these. Here were a few things I heard while they were making them...

Oh, Gourmet Girls, you are SO FUNNY! Do you have any more jokes?
OK....that's enough....:)
Microwave Mummy Suckers
makes 12
Ingredients:

1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
Food coloring (we used orange and purple)
a few drops orange oil, if desired (or any other flavoring oil)
Sucker Sticks or Popsicle Sticks
Wax Paper
White Chocolate (candy melts, almond bark, or white chocolate chips)
Edible Eyes (or whatever you want to use for eyes--choc chips, M&M's)

Directions:
Lay out sucker sticks on a cookie sheet lined with foil (shiny side up) or lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Mix sugar and corn syrup in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap.

Microwave on high for 3 minutes 15 seconds. Remove from microwave, stir with a clean spoon, cover with a new piece of plastic wrap and microwave for another 3 minutes 15 seconds.
Remove from microwave and mix in any food coloring/flavoring oils that you want. Pour 1 tablespoon of hot mixture on top of each sucker stick. Let set completely (about 2 minutes). Remove from pan and you're ready to decorate!
Lay suckers out on wax paper. Microwave white chocolate in microwave safe bowl at 30-second intervals, stirring after each until melted. Give each child a spoon and drizzle over the suckers.

Add edible eyes (or chocolate chips, or M & M's...whatever you want to use for eyes). Remove from wax paper and set on a CLEAN sheet of wax paper (so you can get rid of the excess drizzles). Let set compeltely, about 10 minutes.
Hey, I think I found our new family portrait! Happy Halloween!