I’m not sure if it’s the fact that Halloween decor has been on display in most major retail stores since the beginning of August, or if it’s just the change in the air that’s hinting at the arrival of Fall and all things Halloween, but I feel like I’ve had the song “The Monster Mash” stuck in my head for weeks.
Do you remember that song? It came out ages ago, but it’s always been a favorite of mine. It really has a way of getting me in the Halloween spirit more so than anything else. I finally broke down and decided to play it the other day just to see if it’d help get it unstuck from my head. In hindsight that was kind of a bad idea, because it really only made the situation worse. But myy daughter got to hear it for the first time, and she really thought it was a graveyard smash watching her Mommy do the monster mash!
And here I sit, still singing the song over and over in my head. So what’s a girl to do when she’s got monsters on the brain? I channeled my inner mad scientist and concocted the perfect little mummified treats to celebrate the season!
These candies can be made in just a few minutes, making them perfect for little kids to assist with. If you’ve got a halloween party coming up, make a batch of these chocolaty mummies and give everyone a fright! I used chocolate hazelnut piroulines because my family LOVES them, but you could just as well use pretzel stick rods if you wanted!
I always keep almond bark in my pantry. It’s perfect for making all sorts of little confections and I love that it dries so quickly. I simply heated it up in a microwave safe bowl and dipped each priouline in, making sure it was coated well. I then stuck on some candy eyeballs and drizzled a little more almond bark over them to create the mummy-wrapped look. Easy peasy!
Here’s a printable version of the recipe if you’d like to give it a try!
- 1 Package Chocolate Hazelnut Piroulines
- ⅓ Package White Almond Bark - melted
- Candy Eyes (Found in the craft/ specialty baking section)
- Melt almond bark in microwave safe bowl
- Dip piroulines into almond bark - coat thoroughly
- Allow to dry on parchment or wax paper
- Once dry, dip the back of the candy eyes in the melted chocolate and put into place on piroulines
- Using a spoon or piping bag, drizzle more white chocolate over treats to create the "mummy wrap" look
By the way, here’s the music video to The Monster Mash. Go ahead and watch – if you dare! But be warned: It will make you want to dance, it will get stuck in your head, and you will want to bake all of the cute Halloween treats you see on Pinterest. If you’re really feeling spooky, you can play this song while you’re making these mummy treats! 😉
If you like this spooky Halloween treat, be sure to checkout these Haunted Halloween Pancakes – a fantastically frightening breakfast for kids!