Yesterday we made a little snack after school with pears, vanilla almond bark and chocolate chips. I know there is something crazy about taking something so healthy and covering it with processed chemicals –but we threw caution to the wind and proceeded on…….
We stuck long Wilton cookie sticks into the pears. I can not recommend these. They are not strong enough. Popsicle sticks would have been much better! (Martha uses real sticks on her candy apples—that would be cool!)
We melted the almond bark in the microwave in a large over-sized deep coffee mug. For four medium pears we only used maybe three squares, but in order to get enough to dip we melted 3/4 of the package. Once we dipped the pears we allowed the excess to drip off and then laid them on wax paper to harden. If you were using popsicle sticks you might be able to stick them into something to harden upright.
We melted a few chocolate chips and put them into a zip-lock bag. Then we snipped off one of the bottom corners of the bag and squeezed faces on our “ghosts’
You can find other ways to celebrate the Halloween season here.