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!
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Step 1: What You'll Need:
- 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
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
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