Introduction: Ear Wax Snacks

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These ear wax snacks are a super easy and fun Halloween party snack! I've used peanut butter here, but sunflower butter tastes just as good if you've got any allergies to worry about. :D Many commenters have also mentioned subbing in caramel, which sounds perfect too!

As a bonus, they're a great busy task for tiny hands, so kids can get involved with Halloween party prepping!

Step 1: What You'll Need:

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  • smooth peanut butter
  • mini marshmallows
  • lollipop sticks
  • q-tip box for display (optional but neat!)

You should be able to find the lollipop sticks online at the link above or at your local Michael's/Joanns/etc. Most of them come quite long - the ones I had were eight inches long and I cut them into three pieces each using heavy duty kitchen shears.

Another option is to use candy cigarettes - I couldn't find them locally when I did this project, but they would work so well!

Step 2: Make the Snacks

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This is really easy! Spoon a few tablespoons of peanut butter into a small bowl and warm it up for 10-20 seconds in the microwave. You don't want it super runny, but just a little easier to spread. :)

Push a mini marshmallow onto each end of the lollipop stick and either dip them in the peanut butter or smooth it on with a butter knife.

Lay them out in a q-tip box if you have one around, or just with a sign calling out what they are so you're sure to gross people out. :D


dixiegrl made it! (author)2017-11-12

I used actual Q-Tips, just cut off the cotton tips. Also used melted milk caramels. Gross indeed but I loved them!!

dixiegrl (author)dixiegrl2017-11-12

I couldn't get enough of "gross" stuff this year!! These were just as sickening as the Q-Tips I made! Some Halloween effects have been overlaid on the hot dogs and meatloaf. Scariest stuff I've ever seen, let alone eat!! lol

random_builder (author)2017-02-14

These are great! You should somehow make them with edible sticks.

T0BY (author)2016-12-08

Ugh! :)

caitlinsdad (author)2014-10-15

Chunky peanut butter!

Chunky peanut butter and jelly!

JM1999 (author)crispernakisan2014-10-16

Chunky peanut butter and RED jelly!

caitlinsdad (author)JM19992014-10-16

Chunky peanut butter and RED jelly and cotton candy hair!

(Someone just tossed their cookies...)

jessyratfink (author)caitlinsdad2014-10-16

it was me, I lost my cookies.

You guys are gross :D

stephenmack (author)jessyratfink2015-04-20

Imagine all of these ideas lined up on one plate! Would you like some earwax and blood, or a little mold and blood? ;D

JM1999 (author)caitlinsdad2014-10-16

Chunky peanut butter and RED jelly and GREEN cotton candy mould!

stephenmack (author)2015-04-20

I would love to freak people out with these! "Hey, come grab an earwax coated Q-tip to eat!"

Electron00b made it! (author)2014-11-02

Everyone was quick to grab a Ear Wax Snack or two…after being initially sooooo grossed out. Thanks!

robert.austin made it! (author)2014-10-25

Loved your idea so much that we made them today for my 10 year old daughter's Halloween/Birthday/Sleepover. We used Popeye candy sticks (cigarettes) and melted caramels for the "ear wax". Hope we gross out a few kids tonight ;-)

Thanks for sharing the great ideas!

Gilan (author)2014-10-23

make it with pretzel sticks

inventor scout (author)2014-10-22

Where do you get lollipop sticks?

You can normally get them at craft store that have candy making and cake decorating supplies! Otherwise you can get them on amazon.

inventor scout (author)2014-10-22

Go to the dollar tree, they'll probably have candy sticks, and they will work fine.

danjinrong (author)2014-10-21

This looks delicious. I would like to try for my cute baby. Thanks for sharing/

crittercrafter (author)2014-10-21

I love this idea for lil ones. I used yogurt or white chocolate dipped pretzel sticks. A little safer than sucker sticks. They was a hit with younger kids "No Fear" to say lol! I will use at my Halloween lil1's Halloween party. Thanks much! ~@}~~^~~~

thebeatonpath (author)2014-10-20

Disgustingly awesome! May have to do this at the school Halloween parties much to the disgust of other mothers. My boys would love it!

kaymess (author)2014-10-20

Hahaha! Awesome!

thevegetarianbaker (author)2014-10-20

these are disgusting, but awesome. way to go. :D

LobosSolos (author)2014-10-19

Yeah, finding the candy cigarettes anymore can be difficult simply because many "adults" don't want their kids to have them.

ThisIsMyNameOK (author)2014-10-19

LOL So funny. I love it!

persia111 (author)2014-10-19

Is anyone actually brave enough to eat those?

persia111 (author)2014-10-19

Is anyone actually brave enough to eat those?

linrodann (author)2014-10-19

You could dip them in chocolate first, then caramel, for a truly filthy-ear look.

kibukun (author)linrodann2014-10-19

Or you could dip in caramel first and sprinkle chocolate shavings as ear hair!

afrancis20 (author)2014-10-19

cool snack but it kind of is repulsive..

linrodann (author)2014-10-19

So simple, yet so genius!

creaky (author)2014-10-19

So simple yet so awesome! BTW the comments were pretty cool too.

bbowling5 (author)2014-10-19

Cool and easy enough for a preschooler to make!

Passion Make (author)2014-10-18

Perfect for the Halloween :D

hardlydavidson (author)2014-10-18

you're on a roll it seems. ear wax, urine samples ....hahah. what a grossed out Halloween this is turning our to be. good fun though :)

SparkySolar (author)2014-10-17


micmac (author)2014-10-17

If you start saving now, you might have enough real ear wax to slip someone a mickey.

eeVee (author)2014-10-17

i honestly couldnt look at them long.....but thats why they are SO awesome!! Nicely done.

shazni (author)2014-10-16

lol...I'm amazed at what funny stuff you come up with!

-Nate125- (author)2014-10-16

vary creative and gross ( :

lime3D (author)2014-10-16

I love it.

Camodude1239 (author)2014-10-16

You can also substitute the pb for Carmel yum... CARMEL

jdwaynes1980 (author)2014-10-16

This is so gross I had to comment just to let you know how awesome it is!

brotaco (author)2014-10-16

Looks awesome!

drbolt (author)2014-10-16

This is pretty cool, but I would use an edible stick.

jessyratfink (author)drbolt2014-10-16

I wanted to, and I thought about using candy cigarettes, but couldn't find any locally. I think they'd work perfectly, though!

lreale (author)2014-10-16

Ha, I love this!

xGrape (author)2014-10-16

This is so wrong. I love it! Would swap PB for caramel though :)

jessyratfink (author)xGrape2014-10-16

Ohhhhhh good idea!!

Bhawya (author)2014-10-16

Ewwww... Nice!

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