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.