Recipe Name
Creepy Cookie Cauldrons

Posted by Hauntmistress
Serves: 3 Dozen
Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Occasion: Halloween
Effort: Easy

18 oz. refrigerated chocolate cookie dough

Flour, if necessary

14 oz. caramels, unwrapped

2 tbs. milk

1 cup Rice Crispies cereal

1/4 cup mini M&M's

Black licorice whips

Small gummy insects, frogs or lizards
How to Prepare:
Grease 36 (1 3/4-in.) mini muffin cups.

Remove dough from wrapper according to package directions. Sprinkle dough with flour to minimize sticking, if necessary.

Cut dough into 36 equal pieces; roll into balls. Place 1 ball in bottom of each muffin cup. Press dough on bottoms and up sides of muffin cups; chill 15 min.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake 8 to 9 min. (Cookies will be puffy.) Remove from oven; gently press down center of each cookie. Return to oven 1 min.

Cool cookies in muffin cups 5 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Melt caramels and milk in sm. saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Stir in cereal. Spoon 1 heaping tsp. caramel mixture into each cookie cup. Immediately sprinkle with mini chocolate pieces.

Cut licorice whips into 4 1/2 in. lengths. For each cookie, make small slit in side; insert end of licorice strip. Repeat on other side of cookie to make cauldron handle. Decorate with gummy creatures as desired.

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