The first Saturday in October our church host's their annual Fall Festival. I have co-chaired this event for 9 years and this year finally stepped down. It was so nice to be able to enjoy the festival and not be running around like a crazy person. At our festival we have a bake sale. We have some amazing cooks in our parish and there are items on the table that people come every year just to get. This year someone donated these amazing Kit Kat Frankenstein Halloween Treats and I could not wait to make them and share them with you.
The most important thing in making these is to freeze the Kit Kat and Reese's candy first. If you don't freeze your Kit Kat and Reese's first they will disintegrate when you dip them into the green chocolate, do not skip this step. One hour is plenty of time so just throw them in the freezer when you return from the store and leave them in there while you get everything else ready.
First I set up 2 pieces of parchment paper and over one I put a cookie cooking rack. Then I melted 15-20 green Candy Quick chocolate disks in a bowl. I did mine in the microwave following the directions on the back of the package.
Set your chocolate aside for about 5-7 minutes to cool a bit. Unwrap all of your candy and break apart your Kit Kat bars. You can also use a sharp nice if you want to be neater and more accurate. Dip your Kit Kat into the green chocolate about 1/3 of the way and swirl to cover.
Take a Reeses cup and place it on the end. If you find there is not enough chocolate to hold it then dip the bottom of the peanut butter cup in the green chocolate before placing it on the end. Lay it on the wire rack. You may need to do a little adjusting to get it to lay right. Let the chocolate set a few minutes before adding the eyes or they will slide off, so make your next one the same way then go add your eyes to the previous one. Just plop them on.
Let them dry on the rack for about 5 minutes then transfer to parchment paper. If you leave them on the rack they will harden around the grates and break when you try to pull them off. (Ask me how I know this – trial and error)
Once the chocolate has hardened you can put them in a container or wrap them in cellophane bags with a ribbon to give out.
- 1 bag small Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
- 1 multi package Kit Kat candy bars
- 1 bottle of candy eyeballs
- 1 package green Candy Quick chocolate disks
Freeze peanut butter cups and Kit Kat bars for at least 1 hour.*
Melt 20-25 green chocolate disks in the microwave following the instructions on the package
Set melted chocolate aside for 5-7 minutes to cool a bit
Get 2 pieces of parchment paper and put a cookie cooling rack on one.
Dip your Kit Kat 1/3 of the way into the green chocolate
Place a peanut butter cup on the end and lay on your cookie cooling rack
Repeat with your next Kit Kat and Reeses before putting the eyes on your last one so they don't slide off.
Place your eyes on the 1st one you made.
After 5 minutes transfer to a plain piece of parchment so they do not dry and stick to the rack or they will break when you pull them off.
* If you don't freeze your Kit Kat and Reeses first they will disintegrate when you dip them into the green chocolate, do not skip this step.