Wednesday, October 28, 2009


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.


Hippy Goodwife said...

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


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.