Easy Halloween Sweets and Snacks
Aim for the "eeeeek!" effect when you combine purchased cookies, frosting and candies to create these Halloween critters.
Reserve about 3 tablespoons of a 16-ounce can vanilla frosting. To make edible "clay," mix the rest of the frosting with 3 to 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar until combination is moderately firm. Divide into portions and add your choice of paste food coloring.
Craft your critters from "clay," cookies (try chocolate sandwich cookies, peanut butter sandwich cookies and miniature multicolor vanilla wafers) and candies (some ideas: black string licorice, jellied orange slices, sprinkles and multicolor nonpareils). Attach decorations with reserved frosting.