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Friday, April 8, 2011

Sweet Equations: Creepy Cheapie Sheepies

This is a repost by reader request. There are actually two posts today, and they will cover both the question 
1. What's a truly terrifying dessert I can make with the kids? and
2. How can I enjoy being a pyromaniac in plain sight with no one the wiser?
Southern Living showed up in my mailbox last week with these guys. I know. You're in love. I was too. And I thought I could pull this off.
But get the following together:
1. Mini marshmallows
2. White chocolate
3. Milano Black and White Cookies from Pepperidge Farms
4. Peanut M&M's
5. Um, zombie eye sprinkles. You don't have those? We do. The recipe actually says to put a mini chocolate chip on the end of a mini marshmallow.  If you don't have zombie eye sprinkles on hand, My God, what do YOUR gingerbread men look like??? 
By the way, do NOT expect the end result to look like this. Ours is sorta post apocalyptic. 
Be hopeful.
 Anyway, melt the white chocolate in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds at a shot. Remember, chocolate holds its shape, so check and stir it often.
 Spread some of the melted chocolate on a cookie and use mini marshmallows as fleece.


This isn't going well.
 Set the marshmallow covered cookie on four M&M's covered in white chocolate as hooves.
 Have some more wine, your sheep will start to look better.
To you.
And using more melted chocolate as the glue, make the face, and stick it to the body. Repeat. Chill.
 Zombie undead sheep.
Zombie eyes in a tube.

 That one's looking at me funny...
 Ack!!! RUN!!!
We used some sprinkles for the grass, laughed our butts off, licked our fingers a lot, and now have a strange craving for Serta mattresses...

Chef's Comments: 
I had fun creating these, It's also fun to make fun of the other people's sheep and how they are losing limbs, how they are being decapitated, and how they are shedding.  Mostly, summarizing our construction problems, but we got it right at the end.
Scroll down for your bonus treat, Mutton S'mores!


Mel said...

They are sweet and adorable. I'm glad you had so much fun making these with your family.

☆☆Mumsy said...

They look so cute, and fun to make!

Deb said...

I'm totally getting this stuff together for the girls. They can make sheep while I paint. I am laughing already thinking about how they will turn out - Ha!

Mrs BC said...

OMG thanks for the laugh! Didn't Steven King write a novel about the town of undead sheep?
Thank heavens you had zombie eyes on hand!
Also - I would totaly eat those sheep.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I eat anything chocolate, limbless or not! Love that last photo.


mississippi artist said...

Who knew you could buy zombie eyes at the store! I learn so much by blogging. I think I will have some wine and maybe your sheep will look better. Oh wait, I don't drink,o.k. maybe if I just squint my eyes a little...

Randi said...

I just made these last night for my kiddos ... saw yours on The CSI Project (when I was posting mine). Love the zombie eyes you used!

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Stopping by from Alphabe-Thursday

Cathy Kennedy said...

Oh my these are adorable and I bet yummy, too. If my kiddos were young again, then this is something I'd be making for sure with them. Thanks for sharing. Hopped over from Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday!
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Keri said...

You never cease to amaze me. Those sheep are awesome! My kids would go nuts. And I hate to ask... where do you buy zombie eyes??

Sue said...

Cutest thing ever!

And I love your..."special"...sheep.


Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I think they turned out kind of ok!

Sounds like it was a lot of fun...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think they look yummy and a little bit filled with despair. The best way to end it for them would be to eat them.

Judie said...

I'm going to try to make those, but first I need the main ingredient--WINE!! Cheers!!

Vicki aka Jake said...

Doing it together and laughting! Who cares how they look? ENJOY!

onangelwings said...

These are truly adorable.

Jenny said...

I want a tube of zombie eyes! No fair! Where in the heck did you find those?

What a fun and funny tutorial.

I really enjoyed visiting your Alphabet Soup link.

You are just a nut!