Despite lamenting the rent on my small one-bedroom apartment, I do love and take pride in my little space and I love any opportunity to have friends over. With Halloween right around the corner, I was dying to make (and eat) some cute, festive treats, so I had a pumpkin carving get-together complete with Halloween-themed sweets.
My kitchen is too small for more than one or two people to move around in at once, so I made all the treats ahead of time and just invited people to eat them and carve pumpkins. In a larger space, all of these treats would be fun to make with friends or young children – they’re customizable and easy to make (and all the ingredients are pre-cooked so kids can eat as they decorate).
Once I got to looking on Pinterest I had a hard time narrowing down the treats I wanted to make, but I eventually settled on three: classic Hershey’s kiss witch hats, these white chocolate-covered pretzel pumpkins, and white chocolate-covered peanut butter cracker mummies.
I haven’t seen the white chocolate-covered peanut butter cracker cookies around on the internet but they are one of my absolute FAV treats to make. I made red, white, and blue ones for an Election Day party last year and pastel ones for Easter as a kid. They’re MUCH better than the chocolate-covered Oreos I’ve seen done so many times, but not anywhere near as popular.
So, without further ado, a how-to!
How to make white chocolate-covered peanut butter cracker mummies:
What you’ll need:
- Ritz crackers
- peanut butter
- white melting chocolate
- mini chocolate chips
Step by step:
- Make peanut butter cracker sandwiches with your peanut butter and Ritz crackers.
- Melt your white chocolate. I didn’t have melting chocolate so I used white chocolate chips with vegetable oil to thin it. When melting chocolate in the microwave, make sure to go in 20-30 second intervals, stirring between.
- When your chocolate is thin enough, cover your cracker sandwiches in it. I usually place the sandwich in the bowl, use a fork to scoop up the chocolate so it covers the sides, then flip the sandwich over and pick it up on the fork.
- Shake the fork back and forth to get rid of any excess chocolate and smooth out the top.
- Place on a sheet of parchment paper and allow to harden/cool.
- Drizzle white chocolate over the cookies to create the mummy look, and attach two mini chocolate chips as eyes.
With the treats prepared, it was time to carve some pumpkins!
I haven’t carved a Jack-o-lantern since I was a kid so I was pretty unprepared this year. I remembered to grab some newspaper to lay out all over the floor, but struggled with too-big knives and too-small scooping spoons. I remember buying kits as a kid that included a skinny serrated knife (the slimmer the knife, the easier it is to cut curves) and a nice-sized scoop. Lessons for next year, I suppose.
I enlisted the help of my trusty Helper Cat, who deemed each pumpkin delicious.
Among the things I forgot were tea lights, so I haven’t seen these lit up yet, but they look precious all lined up on the porch steps. I’m pretty proud of my first Jack-o-lanterns since childhood, and between the pumpkins and the sugar high, it’s starting to feel like Halloween!