Introduction: Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Treat
Yes, it's an edible Mr Hankey. Why? It's a long story. Just... just go with it, OK?
Step 1: Materials
- Baby Ruth candy bars (Snickers, Milky Way, etc. will do in a pinch)
- Pretzel sticks
- Candy eyes
- Red fondant
- White fondant
- Rolling pin (optional)
Step 2: Arms and Face
Break the pretzel sticks down to somewhere between 1/2 and 2/3 of their length. Push the broken end into the candy bar at an angle, about 2/3 the way up.
Note: I made the mistake of doing this using a cold candy bar and the chocolate flaked off a bit. Might help to warm it up first.
Put a small blob of white fondant (dampened a bit) where each of the eyes will go.
Push a candy eye onto each blob.
Roll out some white fondant, cut out a triangle, and shape it into a mouth.
Step 3: Cold Weather Gear
Put a blob of white fondant on the end of each pretzel stick and shape into a mitten.
Roll out some red fondant, shape it into a cone and squish it onto the head, bending it to one side.
Roll some white fondant into a "snake" and wrap it around the base of the hat.
Add a blob of white fondant for a pom pom.
That's it! You're done. Now, just do that a dozen more times and you're all set.
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