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Hershey's Kisses were invented in 1907; how long do you think it took some bright witch to realize that the Kisses plus a cookie made the absolute easiest Halloween treat of all time?
You hardly need a recipe for these classic treats, in which chocolate cookies are transformed into witches' hats. These cookie-meets-candy cuties are perfect if you need a quick treat for a Halloween party or just something fun to do with your little kids in the days leading up to the spooky day.
These cookies are absurdly easy and cute. You just need a little "magic glue" to hold the Kiss on top of a (store-bought) cookie.
For magic glue you can use thick premade icing, or melt some white chocolate in the microwave. I like to think of melting chocolate in the microwave as an entryway to engaging young cooks in the kitchen. It takes just a few minutes to melt and color white chocolate chips, and it gives young children the satisfaction of having made something from scratch -- even when the other ingredients are store-bought cookies and chocolate Kisses.
Makes 24 hats
Prep time: 20 minutes
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 to 2 drops yellow or purple food coloring (optional)
24 chocolate covered cookies, such as Fudge Stripes Whoops
24 Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped
Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high, stirring in 30-second intervals, until melted, about 90 seconds. Add the food coloring, if using, to dye the white chocolate yellow or purple.
Arrange the chocolate cookies on a sheet of parchment paper. Dip each Hershey's Kiss in the white chocolate and attach a Kiss to each cookie. Let the hats set at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
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