2 can apricot halves packed in light
4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
2 cups orange juice
|Place apricots in
colander and let drain. Place drained apricots in food processor,
cover, and whirl until well blended. Place gelatin in 3 quart
pan, add orange juice, and let stand for 5 minutes to soften
gelatin. Place pan on burner and bring to a boil over med/high
heat, stirring with whisk. Turn off burner and remove pan to
rack. Add apricots and mix with whisk until well blended. Pour
into baking pan, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for
about 4 hours, until set. Use butter knife to cut gelatin
crosswise into 9 inch long, 1 inch wide strips (you should
have about 13 strips). Use pancake turner to remove strips to
serving plate. Use your hands to twist strips into worm shapes.
Makes 13 worms.
7 oz sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons Light corn syrup
8 red gumdrops, cut in half crosswise
2 tubes (.68 oz) red glossy decorating gel
coconut, white chocolate and flour into the bowl of the food
processor and process until finely chopped. Add the corn syrup
and process again for about 30 seconds. Be careful not to
overprocess or the dough will become oily. Spread a sheet of wax
paper on the counter. Roll the dough into 16 balls and stick
half a gumdrop into each, the shiny cut side facing out to
create pupils for the eyeballs. Set the eyeballs on a sheet of
wax paper. Use red decorating gel to make veins so the eyeballs
will look bloodshot.
Cat Turd Treats
16 oz Hershey Chocolate bar
8 oz cool whip, thawed
1 1/4 cups finely crushed Vanilla wafer crumbs
|In heavy 2 quart
saucepan, melt chocolate bars over low heat. Stir often. Cool to
room temp. Fold in cool whip. Cover and chill 1 1/2 hours. Form
into 1" balls, roll in cookie crumbs to form cat turd shape.
Store in Refrigerator.
Note: It's better to work with a small amount of dough
and leave the rest in the refrigerator until ready to roll.
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