Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Funny Bones and a cute mouse

The other day I spotted this great treat idea and finally broke down and ordered the Bone Appetit set from The Angel Company. I can't wait to get started... many great sayings! There are several that would work with these bones! :)

Here's the recipe...and don't forget that this stamp is available only for a limited time!

Funny Bones Epicurious October 2009
by Sharon Bowers
Ghoulish Goodies

More fun with pretzels and melted chocolate! Like the pretzel lollipop ghosts, these are a tasty mix of sweet and salty. With the white chocolate coating on them, they are uniformly charming. For the best effect, heap and jumble the little bones in a bowl rather than laying them on a plate. (Although I call for white chips, this is one place where lower grade white "coating" chocolate or bark is so easy to work with that it might be worth the trade-off in taste.)

Yield: Makes 36 bones

1 (12-ounce) package white chocolate chips (2 cups)
36 pretzel sticks and rods of various sizes
72 mini-marshmallows (about 1 cup)

1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
2. Place the chips in a double boiler over just-simmering water and melt, stirring frequently. As soon as the chips are just melted (there may even be a few solid ones left), remove the pan from the heat and remove the top section of the double boiler so the chocolate’s temperature doesn’t keep rising.
3. Stick marshmallows onto both ends of the pretzels, with the marshmallows’ flat sides parallel to the pretzel.
4. Dip each pretzel in the chocolate and lift out with a fork, letting the excess drip back in the bowl. Lay the bones on the baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes to harden the chocolate. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at a cool room temperature.

I was tickled to get this cute card in the mail yesterday from Angela...thank you so much! I don't have this set myself (darn!) and so it's especially fun to see what others do with their stamps. I really like the fall colors. Angela paper pieced the entire outfit so it's really extra nice.

Mice Day is in the Serendipity magalogue from The Angel Company and is still available until next spring...if you want to see what other great stamps you may be missing, check them out HERE!


Laurie said...

How cute is that? What a fun little project! And you card is sooo cute! LOVE the polka dot jacket!

Kim said...

Chris OMG...I Love your Mouse Card! your color combo is great & I have to agree with Laurie on the cute polka dot jacket!

Silli said...

wow Chris, both projects aare very pretty. I love the bones... The card is beautiful... Great work ! Hugs Silke

heart2stamp said...

Love the bones! What a great idea!!! Your projects are always awesome!!

Deb (dcorder) said...

EEK! I love those bones!! :D (and so happy I got that set!)

Jovita said...

That set is wonderful, the little treat container is great.

The card Angela sent is cute, love the pierced shirt.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hey Chris. Too cute! I love the bones! Hope you are doing well! Just wanted to let you know that you are going to see me unscribe under my melisa.waldorf account. But I'm re-subscribing under I'm trying to coral all my feeds to one account.

Anonymous said...

Great bones!! Love the mouse card - great colors! rita w

Annette said...

Love the little bone bags and the stamps are awesome. What fun for a halloween party! You're mouse card is so cute, what an adorable stamp and the colors are great!

Juliet A said...

The bones are too cute - I will have to try this recipe. I don't think I need a whole stamp set to serve them, though.

Silli said...

Hello Chris, many thanks for the good wishes... This is so sweet! I wish you a happy weekend... Big hugs!