Wednesday, October 28, 2009

MONSTER MOUTHS (PEANUT-FREE VERSION)


Remember these Monster Mouths from BHG made with peanut butter and candy corn? Well, Peanut and I made a peanut-free version for her preschool class today. Peanut-free means not only no peanut butter, but no candy corn as well. To replace the peanut butter, I mixed two packages of cream cheese with 1/2 cup of brown sugar. The brown sugar added the perfect amount of sweetness to the cream cheese.

For the teeth, I scoured the candy aisle, first selecting starburst to cut into teeth, the starburst were replaced by licorice, the licorice were replaced by Halloween good n' plenty. 

Until I found....gummy teeth!



Here is the finished product, with the teeth carefully placed by Peanut herself! (and I didn't even rearrange and "perfect" the placement - I think there is real growth happening here.) They turned out a little creepier than the originals. I didn't realized how realistic those gummy teeth are. Hope we don't scare the preschool set! But the big kids think they're really cool, so Peanut is thrilled with her creations.

3 comments:

Hippy Goodwife said...

cool and gross all at the same time! Well done!

Pumpkin Petunia said...

They are going to scare the 3 year olds, aren't they?

Wecare4much said...

Creepy like Gramma's teeth in a glass. Well done Peanut. Way to go Mommy keeping hands off. I know how hard that is says the woman who redecorates the Christmas tree under the cover of darkness.